The Legend Of Zelda – An Artbook Review

The Legend Of Zelda – An Artbook Review

When the official announcement for the 25th anniversary release of the Legend of Zelda was made, most followers of the book series had made their minds to get the latest release. The book is very popular and it is evident by the fact that it is one of the bestselling books on Amazon.co.jp.

The book is loaded with text and pages, and might take some time to get through completely. The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Hystoria is a 240-page hardcover book, which was released in December, 2011. The book begins with the Skyward Sword, which are the initial stages of the Zelda timeline.

The section on Hyrule’s Complete History gives a very detailed account of everything that occurred in the world of Zelda. This portion of the book is pretty heavy with text, but it also has fair amount of pictures to illustrate events and happenings.

’25 Years of Documented Artwork’ is probably the most popular section of the book, as it is a great assortment of design and art synonymous with the Zelda games. If the reader is not familiar with Zelda games artwork, then they are definitely in for a treat with this book. The book even has level design sketches of the first Zelda game. Some of the artwork that would capture the attention of the reader can be found in “Oracle of Ages” and “Oracle of Seasons” section.

In short, the book is almost like a nostalgic trip for ardent fans of Zelda.


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