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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, High quality artwork book, 24 May 2011
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This review is from: The Art of Alice: Madness Returns (Hardcover)
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I loved the original American McGee 'Alice' game, and still play it sometimes. I bought the game soundtrack music, and play it all the time. So I was delighted to hear that there was an updated game coming - it will have a lot to live up to!

While waiting for the game's release, I bought this book, not expecting much. What a surprise! Even the weight of it surprised me. It's a heavy book, largely because it's printed on such high-quality glossy paper.

The artwork is an utter delight. Artists (and game designers, I suppose) will find inspiration, and the rest of us will just gaze at these gorgeous pictures and lose ourselves in them.

After the short intro by American McGee himself, there's a minimum of text throughout the book - just enough to set the scene for each section. If you loved the original game, or the new incarnation, or are just a fan of gothic takes on the Alice story, this is a must-have.

I've added a short video, trying to give you a virtual 'flick through' of the book. What the video can't capture is how good the book actually feels to hold and read.

Definitely recommended - I have quite a collection of 'art of' books, and very few of them are up to this standard.

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Initial post: 26 May 2011 01:16:56 BDT
Thanks for the great review. I have just ordered a copy.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2011 12:28:01 BDT
Ashtree says:
Thanks - I hope you like it as much as I do!
I'm practically counting the days until the game comes out, and hoping it won't be a disappointment!

Posted on 19 Jun 2011 21:23:58 BDT
Necromnicon says:
Superb review, the video preview was particularly helpful, ordered straight after reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2011 21:59:51 BDT
Ashtree says:
Thanks for the comment - I hope you like the book as much as I do. I'm enjoying the game too (got it yesterday, been playing it today)
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Ashtree
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