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The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in the indispensable role-playing franchise, collected in a beautifully printed 300-plus-page hardcover. Foray into one of gaming's most iconic properties, exploring beautiful art and incisive commentary behind five of the most memorable entries in the Final Fantasy saga. Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3 authentically translates original Japanese source material to present unparalleled access for a Western audience. This incredible tome is a must-have addition to any Final Fantasy enthusiast's collection.


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The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in the indispensable role-playing franchise, collected in a beautifully printed 300-plus-page hardcover. Foray into one of gaming's most iconic properties, exploring beautiful art and incisive commentary behind five of the most memorable entries in the Final Fantasy saga. Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3 authentically translates original Japanese source material to present unparalleled access for a Western audience. This incredible tome is a must-have addition to any Final Fantasy enthusiast's collection.

30 review for Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ben Truong

    To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Final Fantasy (2012), Square Enix in conjecture with Dark Horse had released the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive, a three-volume set, chronicling all the main titles of Final Fantasy to date (Final Fantasy I–XIV). It has finally been translated into English with the third volume collecting the last five games covers in the series (Final Fantasy X–XIV). Full Disclosure: I am a tremendous aficionado of the Final Fantasy series since when it made it acros To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Final Fantasy (2012), Square Enix in conjecture with Dark Horse had released the Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive, a three-volume set, chronicling all the main titles of Final Fantasy to date (Final Fantasy I–XIV). It has finally been translated into English with the third volume collecting the last five games covers in the series (Final Fantasy X–XIV). Full Disclosure: I am a tremendous aficionado of the Final Fantasy series since when it made it across the shores to North America in 1990. I have been a major fan ever since and each successive Final Fantasy was an instabuy for me – it even determined which console I would buy would eventually buy so I could play the game. Therefore, this review would have that fanboy bias, but just because it is severely biased, it does not mean that the review is not true. Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive, Volume 3 is a collection of original concept art, process pieces, and notes from the original artists and designers chronicling the last five installments in such a timeless and beloved franchised. It has an overview of the plot for each series archived with useful character bios and other lore that is essential to Final Fantasy – in short, it is an excellent reference book for any Final Fantasy fanatic. All in all, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive, Volume 3 is a beautiful tome of art, lore, and history that is the wonderful franchise of Final Fantasy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    This is the current final installment of the Final Fantasy beautifully made guide. My three stars is not for the presentation, this is a BEAUTIFUL book with wonderful artwork and tons of information. It contains Final Fantasy 10, a game I enjoy, Final Fantasy 11, an MMORPG I've never played, Final Fantasy 12, a game I like, 13, a game I never finished and 14, a game I also never have played. So thus, I can't give this too high of a rating. This is the current final installment of the Final Fantasy beautifully made guide. My three stars is not for the presentation, this is a BEAUTIFUL book with wonderful artwork and tons of information. It contains Final Fantasy 10, a game I enjoy, Final Fantasy 11, an MMORPG I've never played, Final Fantasy 12, a game I like, 13, a game I never finished and 14, a game I also never have played. So thus, I can't give this too high of a rating.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Persephonie

    This was cool to look at for sure, but not my favorite art book. There isn’t any behind the scenes commentary, it’s mostly just character stills (which are gorgeous) with little blurbs about them and small sections devoted to scenery and such. Pretty, but as a die hard Final Fantasy fan I don’t think it necessarily added anything to my being.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Ginn

    I really loved this whole series. Getting to read about the behind the scenes making of the games was so nostalgic and fun! I wish they would come out with a volume for the sequel and prequel games as well. Reading about the games back to back really showed me just how weak of a storyline 13 has. Its still one of my favorites to play so I'm not complaining. I really loved this whole series. Getting to read about the behind the scenes making of the games was so nostalgic and fun! I wish they would come out with a volume for the sequel and prequel games as well. Reading about the games back to back really showed me just how weak of a storyline 13 has. Its still one of my favorites to play so I'm not complaining.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dev

    FFVIX only got a total of 12 pages! Would have been a five star if they had taken the time to showcase the colossal amount of art that exists for Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XI. The no love for the online games results in the no love for the book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Victor

    12 pages of FFXIV...it just seems lazy. Everything else is amazing

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    Hannah Shingles

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    Jania Shaw

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    Michael Thompson

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    Darren Sorensen

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    Jason

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