The Art of BioShock Infinite

The Art of Bioshock Infinite - Nate Wells, Ken Levine After reading/going through this book, I want nothing more than to go play some more of the game. Yes, for those of you unaware, Bioshock: Infinite is a 2013 released video game. Both similar and yet very different from the original Bioshock games. The art here is incredible. When playing the game, it is easy to miss things are the scene is constantly changing. This give you the change to really stop and look. Especially at some of the enemies you fight. This book really breaks down how things work. Details drawings of weapon's parts, enemies, characters and more. They even show how the architecture for the game was done. I loved how we get to see all the initial drawing concepts for Elizabeth. How they toyed with various ages, clothing, hairstyles, etc. Very enjoyable to look at. Also very cool was how we get to see things that ultimately didn't make it into the game, such as extra enemies. My only real complaint is that I would have liked to see more time put to use in explained what I was sometimes looking at. Where an idea came from, etc. The books Shows so much, but Tells so little. A better blend would have nice. Not much time spent actually reading. Lots of time looking at fantastic drawings! Nicely done.