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OK, so this book is gorgious, it's got loads of extras and feels great, it arrived safe and sound and well packaged so there's no dings or dents, the book itself is also fantastic, a good dive into the world of CYBERPUNK 2077, I absolutely love it, a must for any hard core fan, and a great addition to any video game collection, this is highly recommended by me, I think it's a great book, comes with art cards, stickers, and a johnny silver hand poster.
Please refer to my review of "The World Of Cyberpunk 2077" for a more in depth analysis of the content. So, my initial impression of the book was I personally think this is the new standard of computer game merchandise, It's practically flawless. I was so impressed I went and pre-ordered the Collectors Edition of the game and then I ordered the Deluxe Edition of the book.
Now, the Deluxe Edition. The case the book comes in is probably the best bit with the graffiti on it from the various factions in the game. The Hardback is nice and the black-tinged pages are cool. The poster is ok as are the post-cards. Honestly, it's alright but for the ££££'s I would get the "normal" version. There isn't enough content to justify the price. The book and its content/information is 5 star plus, this edition of the book, meh.
Edit 23.10.20 I paid £68 the other week and now its £58, that kind of thing really annoys me.
This was quite expensive but I am glad I purchased it as it is fantastic quality. The book itself is big and heavy, and it contains beautiful images surrounded by information on politics, lore, weapons, vehicles etc. Poster, stickers and postcards are also included and everything fits neatly into a product sleeve (pictured). I can't wait for the game to be released in November!
It's a nice book but most of the pages in my copy we're stuck together along the edges once separated they were fine it was just time-consuming I don't know if this is a problem when they were cutting or if the ink wasn't driving book was pressed
This is one of the WORST art of books I've ever seen.
I was hoping that after all the years of pre production and all the talented artists involved, this was going to rival any book out there for quantity of concept art and unique character/vehicle/weapon exploration.
Its barely got any concept art with tons of text and huge photos taken directly from the launch trailer spread out over many pages. Even if they wanted to avoid spoilers, its an open world game! Im sure they could've dropped hundreds of concept art pieces in the book without spoiling stuff, no problem.
What little is there is terribly laid out on top of everything. What few characters are shown, are severely cropped off, with text box overlays cutting off designs and a lot of it is badly pixelated.
So dispointing. You are basically paying for the interesting packaging, and it is so not worth it.
in summation: WASTE OF TIME, MONEY AND SHELF SPACE.
Received the package really fast. The package itself is in great condition. The book cover is real nice with a nice texture to touch which makes you feel the quality put in the book.
Alas, I don't know if it's the printing process, ink quality or maybe the heat wave we're experiencing here ever since the summer's beginning but many pages are all "glued-sticky" to each other and trying to open a page tears the others.
That is very unfortunate and I'm gonna ask for a replacement.
[UPDATE] 2020/07/30 Just received the replacement today. Packaging and content in perfect condition. The book pages were mostly all in good condition. A few of the last pages were a bit sticky but I could still open the pages without having any tear. Great and fast support from Amazon. I'll update the score to 5 stars.
Just be warned if you receive the book with sticky pages. Be ready to ask for a replacement.