Review: The Art Of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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The curtain is raised on the biggest and best TRANSFORMERS game in history! See never-before-revealed art from the genre-smashing TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON! Watch as OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK, BUMBLEBEE, and SHOCKWAVE grow from conceptual sketches into finished, fully-realized characters; witness the development of CYBERTRON into the most detailed renderings of the planet that have ever existed; learn the behind-the-scenes secrets from the visionary artists at Activision and High Moon Studios! THE ART OF TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON is a must-have for any fan of Transformers, gaming, or great art!

The Art of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a collection of concept art and sketches for the video game Fall of Cyberton, a follow-up to War of Cyberton by High Moon Studios and Activision. It gives readers a great look at how each and every Autobot, Decepticon, and Dinobot made the jump from sketch to video game. Clocking in at 200 pages and retailing for $40, the question is whether this is a book for Transformers fans new and old?

The collection offers an introduction and a few words from the concept artists that worked on the game. There are 14 chapters that section off different parts of the game and character groups. While this is mainly an art book, there are descriptions and notes about environments and how the artists set about redesigning and tweaking the characters in the game. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron could alternatively serve as a Transformers history book. There are detailed accounts of the war, Cybertron , and the Autobots/Decepticons taken from both the generation 1 show, comics, video games, and even parts from the movie. From Optimus to Megatron, all the Dinobots and everyone in between, the reader is given information about the characters history and what went in to making them sleeker for the finished game. The sketches and concept art give an incredibly detailed look at the world building the artists had to undertake.

Bottom Line: The Art of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is a must have for any Transformers fan. Whether you’re a new or casual fan or have been with the Autobots since the beginning, this book offers up a wealth of information and art that should grace any fans bookshelf. Though it is a companion piece to the recently released video game, the collection goes beyond the confines of one particular focus and gives readers a great look and overview of the entire history of Transformers. Way more than an art book, Transformers: Art of Fall of Cyberton is more than meets the eyes 4.5/5

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