Book Review: The Art of Ghost of Tsushima

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The Art of Ghost of Tsushima is a 208-page hardcover artbook that comes with a slip case. The hardcover itself has exposed stitch binding that allows the pages to open completely flat.

This book is filled with amazing concept art for the characters, weapons, locations and scenes. All the artworks are extremely detailed and you can tell the artists have incredible artistic finesse. What I like are the environment or scene paintings with fantastic composition/framing, and there are a lot in this book. The landscapes are breathtaking.

Downside of the book is the type of paper that's used. The paper is the white non-glossy type. Most of the artworks have lots of black, and the paper is just not able to show off the details within dark areas. Much of the shadow details are crushed to just black, and not in a good way. There are supposed to be details in the shadows that you should be able to see but you can't because of the paper or the printing. This book is also available in Kindle format and the artworks certainly look better digitally with the extra contrast and details.

The beautiful artworks in this book are let down by the printing quality. Publisher Dark Horse should have gone with safer choice: glossy paper.

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

Thanks for this review and the note about the printing. The art direction in the game was incredible and am enjoying the kindle version of this book!

Yeah, I bought and feel just a little bit disappointed of the paper but realise what concept they are headed, like an old book.

Yeah agree with the low quality of paper. I don't know why the publisher decided to use that paper instead of glossy one. feel disappointed.

btw The artworks are all awesome and amazing! and the concept of the book is great by their packaging

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