- Go Cashless with BHIM UPI: Get 10% cashback up to Rs. 100 if you pay with BHIM UPI. Minimum Order Value has to be Rs.100. Offer applicable once per customer during the offer period Jun 1st to Jun 21st. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
- Go Cashless with Visa Debit / Credit Cards: Get 10% back up to Rs.100 if you pay with a Visa Card. Offer valid for your first two cashless transactions ever on Amazon. Offer Period: 5th Jun to 30th Jun. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
The Art of Bioshock Infinite Hardcover – 26 Mar 2013
Special offers and product promotions
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter mobile phone number.
|5 star (0%)|
|4 star (0%)|
|3 star (0%)|
|2 star (0%)|
|1 star (0%)|
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
A lot of games these days have pretty weird characters. BioShock is one of them with its own kind of weirdness, especially the characters.
This is a large 184-page hardcover concept artbook published by Dark Horse.
The concept art features the environment, characters, weapons and other props such as propaganda posters. I like the environment art for the floating city of Columbia. It's beautiful yet mysterious.
There's plenty of character art, that of Elizabeth, Booker, Songbird and many of the grotesque and mechanical enemies, Heavy Hitters. It makes you wonder about the twisted minds of those in Columbia who created these monstrous beings. They have included quite a bit of discarded art that couldn't make it to the game as well.
The art is accompanied by some commentary and annotated handwritten text. No much. If you've not played the game, it's quite impossible to know what the game is about by looking at the art.
It's a nice companion video game artbook, but overall, I felt the art is not as refine as Deco Devolution: The Art of BioShock 2, but this is also sort of a different title.
A Kindle edition for this is also available. You can check out the preview pages on Amazon.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
That said, I think that the finished game made all the right choices...but if you're like me and want to see the genesis of everything that goes into a game down to the littlest details (such as apparel), then this is a must-buy.
Also, I'm not sure how Amazon is able to sell it at such a low price compared to the retail value that you would have to pay in a bookstore, but the prices is well worth it. The page quality is great and the book itself is quite sturdy. Personally, I always get antsy about the dust jacket, but to each their own.
The quality on this book completely blew me away when I took it out of the box and removed the plastic wrap. The sleeve is a piece of art itself (literally). The cover of the book is a very unique take on art books and I think it gives it that much more character. All the pages were thicker and heavier in quality. It's a real treat to be able to see a lot of the sketches that went into designing characters and enemies.
My favorite chapters were probably the ones on Columbia's production and finished style. The chapter on Vigors was a lot of fun too, to see how much the artist team put into each bottle's design. If you are a fan of Bioshock: Infinite, or just art books in general, I would definitely recommend ordering this product. Especially with the insanely good deal Amazon has going on right now. You don't want to miss out on this one!