Asa 15 year old, i dont actually have any other artbooks, so i wasnt entirely sure what to expect. i mainly bought this because well, the game is AMAZING, and having the Joel Edition, i saw a glimpse of artwork and decided to buy the full thing - im also considering things like character design/illustration as perhaps a future career, being somwthing of interest and desire.
This artbook really helps you to appreciate the little details in last of us more than you would already, things like lighting (obviously) and those extra little unrequired details that hint to you the lifestyles of hunters and fireflies - right down to the basic clothing. its also quite amazing how initial infected designs changed so much to what they are now. Although, i wish there was a little more on the character development for David than just 1 or 2 pages.
and to those wondering, this does have more than mini artbooks that came with Joel/Ellie Edition and it also includes some more things that arent included in the in-game concept art bonuses.