The Art of The Mass Effect Universe Hardcover – Feb 7 2012
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This handsome 184-page hardcover art book covers art for Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3. Yes, you'll be able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming Mass Effect 3, that's if you don't mind a little spoiler.
The book is packed with concept art for characters, creatures, environments, props, weapons and vehicles. There are a few sketches but most are just gorgeous fully coloured designs. The art is top notch, the environment paintings are spectacular.
There's some overlap of content with the first art book that features the first game. Here, there are additional content which makes you wonder why they weren't in the earlier book. Anyway, the first art book is already out of print so it makes more sense to get just this one.
As all the designs come with insightful commentary, there will be a bit of a spoiler when you're reading the last chapter on Mass Effect 3. If you're just looking at pictures, then it should be alright and it'll give you a nice idea of what to expect visually in the next game.
Unfortunately for a book this good, the artists aren't credited, not even with a page on the list of names like they did in the first art book. In many instances, I wanted to find out who these artists are and their websites. This is a silly exclusion, a downer.
Overall. this is a great art book for fans of the game and sci-fi art. It should be one of the top art books for 2012.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Contains art from Mass Effect 3 so some spoilers until March.
has art from Characters Locations Missions and scraped projects.
One thing that could have made it better was more notes from Bioware.
If you haven't finished the Mass Effect games beware about possible spoilers in the book.
Also, book stores often have this book priced at around $40 so it would be a good idea to get this online instead of in stores.
The book is well made and well put together. The paper is nice and thick and high quality. Dark Horse usually does a good job, so it's not surprising.
Worth checking out for Mass Effect fans.
Most recent customer reviews
Being a fan of Mass Effect, it's fun to see the evolution of the characters in their design to the final in the game.Published 2 months ago by v1rus
Really good quality in general !! Super good price with amazon compare to others stores !! Very interesting book with all the ideas and different concepts from the game. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Darkprincess92
Pretty good, but it's missing too many bits of concept art. There are so many characters, locations, and other bits of the world that are really disappointingly absent. Read morePublished 13 months ago by kevin hartwig
Fantastic book. The level of detail in this Bioware epic is staggering, covering all 3 games with great illustrations, ranging from simple to complex art styles. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tyler Lawrence
It was much better than I expected. I am truly glad I purchased this book because I am a HUGE Mass Effect fan and also a fan of art in general. Great buy!Published 15 months ago by Mohamed Isaaq
The art of this game an little bits of detail this book shares is just fantastic and really gives insight into the artists point of view.Published 20 months ago by Kolby Keith
Best artbook yet. This book is so good that it inspires me to make an art/design book of my own.Published 21 months ago by Ron
I've bough many "art of" books over the years, and this is one of the best. It is gorgeous to start, and it is filled with actual content. Read morePublished 21 months ago by BK