on 10 March 2014
I've never played the first Bayonetta game (but I've pre-ordered the sequel on the Wii U), so I decided on buying the art book of the game to find out more.
Though I had to collect it from the post office (as it was deemed too big to go through the letter box), it was worth it! The art work within is absolutely astounding! Sketches (finished and WIPs) and even unused ideas for costumes for the main character, gun designs, boss designs and the list goes on...
There's even a DVD at the back of the book which gives more details and information about the making of the game I believe (I have yet to watch it)
I bought this book not only to read and understand more about the game, the characters and the concept designs, I bought it because It'll help me to become more creative and help me come out from my comfort zone (my art work is somewhat tame and tasteful, some of the unused designs are a little raunchy)
For any Bayonetta fan out there, I recommend this book to you.
on 3 August 2014
I'm about to finish this book and I cannot believe how great it is. If you're into the behind-the-scenes of games this is THE book for you.
Bayonetta is a fantastic game, it was such a breath of fresh air with crazy-ass ideas and action and reading this art book only made me appreciate Platinum Games even more. These guys love what they do and they've thought about every single tiny detail in the game, even things that me and you wouldn't notice whilst playing.
The quality of the book itself is perfect, glossy ,sturdy pages and a hardcover. HQ images of initial designs and final designs and comments of the staff explaining their thought processes or telling little anecdotes are spread all over the book, but not so much that it becomes boring.
You also get back stories of characters and accessories which you don't get to see in the game.
Summary: This books will expand on the world of Bayonetta and it will be a great addition to your library, there is no way you will regret buying it . I know the price is a bit steep... But it's worth every penny.