- Oct 25, 2017
Do I really wanna spend an extra £40 for a lithograph...
If you want a REAL lito, save on the artbook and spend at C&B :
Funnily enough I went there just after seeing the book... I wonder if more will release around the games launch.If you want a REAL lito, save on the artbook and spend at C&B :
edit: crap, 3 of 4 are already sold out TT
Is this worth getting if I already own all three books of the Untold History of Japanese Game Developers, which this seems based on?
Thanks. I'm hoping it's not one of those mini art books they usually include in collectors editions. Hopefully they announce a stand alone book later. I feels like nowadays art books are being pushed back further from game/movie release.
I wanted to update this. First, thanks for the great replies stating that the extra charge of $80 wasn't normal. Though I didn't get any help from UPS or CBP, Deep Silver provided excellent customer service. They first asked that I refuse delivery and they'd send out another one without the charge. Unfortunately, I had already paid the $80 so took delivery. Deep Silver had me take pictures of the labels, packing slip, etc. and the only irregularities were two stickers, each saying "1 of 3", as well as the contents listed as "CD ROM" and not books, neither of which definitively pointed to the extra $80. Regardless, they refunded the charge to my PayPal. Anyway, wanted to update and throw some praise Deep Silver's way. The book is beautiful, by the way. =)Was wondering if I could pick your brains a moment... I ordered the Kingdom Come: Deliverance Art Book from Deepsilver UK for $40 + $31 shipping. While I understood that there may be duty and taxes on this item when shipping it to the USA I was notified by UPS that it came to $80! I've ordered tons of stuff from overseas over the years (Kickstarter goods, Bitmap Books books, etc.) and never seen a fee like that. Anyone have any insight into how this came to be? I contacted Deepsilver but I doubt they know anything (I did ask them how they declared the good). Likewise with UPS, they just said it is what Customs decided. I haven't contacted them but I'm guessing that'd be pointless. I guess just suck it up and pay it? I'm done ordering overseas, I guess, that is ridiculous.
I posted a few before photos here: https://www.resetera.com/threads/artbooks-gaming-books-ot-a-new-era-a-new-shelf.1086/page-58#post-22834737I figured this would probably be the best place to ask, but how is the Fire Emblem If/Fates Visual Reference book? Reviews on Amazon.jp are pretty mixed but google translate obviously isn’t the best to know why. Anyone with the book that could attest to its quality?
Whoa, how did you get those shikishi? They're very detailed.I posted a few before photos here: https://www.resetera.com/threads/artbooks-gaming-books-ot-a-new-era-a-new-shelf.1086/page-58#post-22834737
Using google translate here as well, but it looks like most people are complaining that besides the main cast, there aren't full artworks for the characters and it basically only has their in game images and a few sketches. So compared to the awakening and echoes art books, it's pretty disappointing for them.
How have the other retailers handled shipping? One of my favorite things about bitmap stuff is how well packaged things from them are, with full corner protection.Atari Visual Compendium pre-orders are up, link is in my previous post. Hardcover is £29.99 (~$40), softcover is £24.99 (~$33ish), and the collector's edition is £49.99 ($65.75ish). Bare in mind shipping to the US is like $10-$15.
Considering the others have been made available through other retailers, I may wait. I'll grab the softcover soon enough.
I wanna say I ordered two of them from Book Depository since they were the cheapest and possibly the only place back in the day and they arrived undamaged. Amazon tends to be alright for the most part as well, but depending on the size, it may just be a normal or slightly bigger bubble envelope/package.
So overall impressions are good? I'm hovering over the buy button right nowThere are about 50 pages in the Art of Death Stranding about the creatures and my god, its the best Bloodborne artbook you can get lol
From the exploration and concepts to the unused stuff, its a perfect nightmare fuel. You can feel the frustrating of not working on Silent Hills and you bet they are ready to make a true cosmic / body horror game with Junji ito.
85 pages of Shinkawa character designs, then 50 pages of bloodborne stuff, then vehicules and environements (not the most interesting if you ask me, as DS is a post apo world and all the art in there is mostly about the remaining cities that you barely see anyway)
The Japanese Capcom Masterworks usually had that stuff, nothing was officially done in English.
Edit: lol, it's the most expensive by far, almost 93 euros!85 pages of Shinkawa character designs, then 50 pages of bloodborne stuff, then vehicules and environements (not the most interesting if you ask me, as DS is a post apo world and all the art in there is mostly about the remaining cities that you barely see anyway)
so it all depends on your love for Shinkawa and monster design, the best part of this book imo
you tried amazon.es ? Maybe for it being closer to you it will show cheaper.
i hope in the future they use someone like Dark Horse instead, should be getting my copy this week but i'm having to hold fire because of the limited editions which they haven't even announced yet but i swear to god if it's just a different dust cover i'll be pretty angry
https://www.fukkan.com/fk/CartSearchDetail?i_no=68327900New picture book "EMMA Girl's Dream" (with Yoshitaka Amano, autographed):
A4 size / hard cover / cloth cloth / foil stamped cover / all color / 32P planned
◇ Separate volume sketchbook "EMMA BIS": A4 size / horizontal binding / soft cover / 40p planned
◇ "EMMA" newly drawn original picture: B4 size / color
◇ Inner case (decorative box): B4 size
◇ Outer case (transportation box): B4 variant
Yeah, signed books are usually around that price secondhand. I'll update the thread if they announce a standard edition.