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Re(1):Dragon's Crown artbook full report
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[QUOTE] Come one, come all, to the Dragonís Crown artbook-fest! In my quest to make everyone buy everything Vanillaware makes, hereís some notes on the artbook. Letís say that the pictures are of low quality to encourage you to buy the real thing, and not because I just took them with a phone! (Prof: even so, if the images cause problems, let me know and Iíll nix them.) [b]Overall[/b]: This is an extremely high-quality production, with vibrant colors, high-quality printing, and a treasure trove of art truly worthy of Vanillawareís craftsmanship. Itís 208 pages, softback, long horizontally, and 2800 yen. There are a few unfortunate editorial mistakes that should keep you from throwing away your pre-order artbook, but itís still outstanding. As Prof noted, the new artwork for the soundtrack booklet is not included, ensuring the reflexive need to create a new artbook in order to include the new artwork that came out at the time of the...new artbook. [b]Main character artwork[/b] (p. 3-16): Oddly enough, this is the weakest section. As Prof mentioned, unlike the pre-order book, not all in-game model art is reproduced here, [URL=http://www.mmcafe.com/cgi-bin/imageboard/file/1.jpg]even though some frames selected are larger[/URL]. Crucially, the [URL=http://www.mmcafe.com/cgi-bin/imageboard/file/1a.JPG]tentacle/snake squeeze frame[/URL] is missing. [b]Story artwork[/b] (p. 18-39, 90-102): Iíd read that we were getting the art for the A/B path fork in the dungeons, but I was [/URL][/b][/s][/i][color=660000]-- Message too long, Autoquote has been Snipped --[/color][/QUOTE] Holy cow, thanks for this great writeup! I'm kind of baffled at the lack of production art and the prioritization of background art over character art. Still I'm really looking forward to this book (mine hasn't shipped yet). With it's unexpected success, I hope they put out more comprehensive books for their other titles too.
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