The Art of Fallout 4
Of all of my collections, my cumulation of “The Art of. . .” books is the smallest and yet, to me, the most interesting.
While items like figures and pins are usually mass produced and inexpensive, and comics are purchased over many issues or trades, books of this nature tend to be single edition, can be moderately expensive, and are packed full of details and information unique to its subject that give a behind-the-scenes experience that can’t be matched.
The first one of these books that I ever got was The Art of Fallout 4.
With its retro-futuristic aesthetic, post-apocalyptic theme, and adorable canine companion, the Fallout franchise has always held a special place in my heart. When the announcement trailer for Fallout 4 first launched I showed everyone I possibly could and couldn’t stop watching it over and over again myself, simply out of excitement. Everything about it was everything I could ever ask for in a game, and the game itself did not disappoint.
Just a few months after the game released, I was browsing the aisles of my local Barnes & Noble and found a single copy of the book, wrapped in cellophane, tucked away on a shelf of game guides. I was just skimming through that side of the row on my way to the comic trades, and would have overlooked it entirely if it wasn’t for the unmistakable Fallout logo stamped on the spine that caught my eye.
Thankfully, my husband believed me when I said that I absolutely had to have it despite having no idea what it actually contained, and gave it to me as one of my Valentine’s Day gifts that year.
This book captures the crisp, intricate, and breathtaking illustrations of the Fallout 4 game in a way that had me flipping through its pages for hours on end, wanting to soak in every tiny detail. So much can get lost in the movements and moments of excitement in the game play, so having these gorgeous stills and a behind-the-scenes look at the vision behind the game gives such a deeper appreciation for both the game and the team of artists and developers behind it.
From the wild creatures, to the different characters, or even to the innovative weapons, this book is filled to the brim with exciting and interesting elements. I still find myself reaching for it when I’m feeling a certain pang of nostalgia for an alternate era I’ve never lived in and a world I’ve never roamed.
To those who just can’t seem to have enough collections, or someone who is enthralled by art and illustrations, or if you just really liked the game itself, I highly suggest The Art of Fallout 4!
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// GEEK :
(noun) obsessive enthusiast, or (verb) be or become extremely excited or enthusiastic about a subject
// ABOUT :
Morgan of House Geek, First of Her Name, Mother of a Ton of Funkos, Collector of Things, Writer of Stories, Designer of Websites, Watcher of Films, and Player of Games.
INTJ. Libra-Scorpio Cusp. Slytherin.
Jack of all trades, master of none.
// FUN FACT :
I prefer purchasing trades & volumes more than single issues. I find them to be more durable, so I can enjoy them more and they can easily stand on my display shelves without boards.