VS: Warriors Hardcover – Illustrated, Unabridged
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A brand-new battle-game experience: ten legendary warriors, five incredible battles, one ultimate champion!
About the Author
Steve Stone is an accomplished illustrator. He has worked on hundreds of book covers, most notably Stephen King’s DARK TOWER series and Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy saga SHANNARA. He has produced many commissions in the advertising sector for clients as diverse as General Electric, Sony and Mars.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is nicely presented; the hardback cover's a little different and is split down the middle, opening both ways, as if opening up (I imagine) to represent something like a gladiatorial arena, of sorts, which is a nice touch. There is a little historical, nutritional and weapon info on each competitor, but overall I feel it's rather lacking. Perhaps it's having seen the TV show that makes this compare unfavourably, but if you too have seen it then I'm sure you're quite likely to feel short-changed by this book, you might as well just make up your own match-ups and decide for yourself who wins.
I'd pretty much say that if you've seen `Deadliest Warrior' then don't bother with this book as it'll be a disappointment, if you haven't seen DW then by all means, pick this up and if at least the concept whets your appetite then go and watch the TV show and see it done properly.
The "fights" work thusly: there's an information spread for each fighter that catalogues their weaponry, strengths, and weaknesses. This is informative and generally accurate, and it's fun to read. Then the book does something strange: it chooses the winner for you, often on completely arbitrary grounds. Granted, such hypothetical duels are silly by their very nature, yet I was hoping for a "top trumps" style confrontation where we could take turns choosing a facet of the warrior and see who would win. The game later encourages players to decide for themselves, which is what it should have done in the first place.
We soon realised that it would be just as easy to "play" the game by looking up articles about the warriors online and comparing them that way.
The upshot is, if you want a short lived book/game, this is ok.
On the whole a good compromise between a factual history book and an exciting adventure story. My only comment was that there wasn't as much content as I had expected.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves both this and the Pirates vs book, such a shame there are no
More in the series. Great books and at a great price
I ordered this through Vine for my older son who is at the age when ninjas, Romans, knights, Vikings etc are the most fascinating topics in the world. Read morePublished on 25 April 2010 by A. Taylor
This book is apparently pretty good, my nephew liked it, (I got it for his birthday, he's 8).
The book looks great, lovely artwork, well presented, hard back, and good... Read more
Got this book expecting it to be full of facts and figures about warriors. It seems to be based on a video game but I really couldn't make head nor tail of it. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2010 by Doglatin
I got this for my teenage son. His main comment was "why would I bother?" and I can see his point. When there are many many far better games than this available on his computer,... Read morePublished on 21 Jan. 2010 by Danny
Before reading this I thought it was an interesting premise. They basically take key historical warrior classes and judge how they would fare if confronted with one another. Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2010 by Ash
This is grea fun, and I would have loved a copy when I was a lad! This is an impressively produced gatefold book that describes great warriors and fighters from a variety of... Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2010 by Withnail67
I could give a personal review of this title, but I think it would be more pertinent to say what my ten-year-old son thinks of the book. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2010 by Captain Pike
This book does everything it can to look as unlike a book as possible. It is packaged and presented as a computer game, with the pages acting as screen shots complete with notes on... Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2010 by Rotgut