Book Review: The Art of Halo: Creating A Virtual World

The Art of Halo: Creating A Virtual World

The Art of Halo is an art book that collects the concepts and designs of the immensely popular game.

The main bulk of art are on characters and enemies, followed by the environment. Weapons and vehicles have a smaller portion. There are sketches, painted illustrations as well as a lot of screenshots. The problem with the screenshots is some of them aren't in high resolution, so some pixelation on the images can be seen. Not really a big concern anyway.

The text provided talks about inspiration, research, characters, sets in the game and things that happen behind the scenes during production. Captions are also provided for most of the art and credits are included. It's interesting to read all about the weapons and learn how they are suppose to work. Right at the back, the crew also talks about cinematics, audio and even animation for the cut scenes.

This book is recommended to video game artists and Halo fans.

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