Book Review: FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD | The Art of Ishgard - Stone and Steel

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This is the second Final Fantasy XIV artbook. It features artworks from Heavensward, FFIV's first expansion pack and includes patches 2.4 and 2.5.

This artbook has the same presentation style as the first artbook. It's equally as thick at 304. Still a paperback and it's packed with lots of art. Unlike the earlier artbook, the transparent dust jacket is gone and replaced by textured dust jacket.

The concept art consist of the characters, weapons, enemies, creatures and environment. The art looks great. There's a good mixture of coloured illustrations and sketches. Strange thing is when I see the creature designs, they actually remind me of those from Lord of Vermilion because of the look and feel.

I love the costume designs, and also the chibi versions of the characters. The artworks are quite detailed. There are schematics for some ships too, and also props.

It's a great book for fans of the game and also concept art artists. Also check out the page previews in the earlier artbook review to get a better idea of what the books are like.

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This book was borrowed from Basheer Graphic Books for review purposes. You can order the book from them. Check with Basheer on Facebook.

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