on 23 February 2010
Having only started learning C++ and already read a hefty 600 page book on C++ i was looking for something that was more game orientated especially in regards to graphics (2D or 3D) and the processes around making games. The book was a grat introduction and refreshed many topics and was very concise. Good if you want to experiment as no example programs combining different programming problems/objectives/topics.
The only thing was that it shows you how to use 3rd party libraries to implement the graphics and sound. Which is good if you want to program that way. I wanted to be able to create my own graphics and move on from console c++ programs which this does not show.
All in all I wish i read this first as a very good concise introduction to C++ and concepts. Very much for the begginer as some very good points and ideas for progression. If you are past this level then I would go for a more in-depth book or if you want more examples or refernece material. As myself, I found it a good read but lacking adding anything substantial for the price unless it had been my first book on C++.