The Art of the Mass Effect Universe by Hudson and Watts

Fans of Mass Effect rejoice: a comprehensive, authoritative behind the scenes look at the art of this massive amazing series is finally available!

The Art of the Mass Effect Universe
By Casey Hudson, Derek Watts
Dark Horse Comics
Feburary 2012

This collection of concept art showing the steps from development to completion of all the major characters, ships, and locations is 184 pages of full color high resolution bliss. Each page includes commentary about why designs were chose, discarded or changed and how the decisions would shape the form of the game series through its conclusion in Mass Effect 3.

Aspiring artists, fans of the series and those who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes at major production companies will be enthralled by the beautiful artwork and compelling storytelling.

As I am a fan of the series, and BioWare in particular, and an artist I found this book enlightening and educational. I went page to page and before I knew it I was through and starting over. I highly recommend it.

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This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.