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This Black Friday I bought a couple gaming related items and one such thing was The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts for $11 on Amazon which is an incredible steal of a deal. At 427 pages and weighing in at 6 pounds this book is a beastly tome that will take you quite some time to finish. Firstly it's a very rich sampler of the art of each Zelda game starting with the original Legend of Zelda on NES and finishing up with Skyward Sword. It drops a couple of pages to the latest Zelda Breath of the Wild but you can sort of tell that the game wasn't quite released when the book was being made because the Breath of the Wild coverage isn't more than a couple pages. That said the books covers nearly every Zelda game (The CDi games are not featured) and even the HD re-releases such as Twilight Princess HD and even notes the difference between Link to the Past and the later release on Gameboy Advance.

If you are considering picking this up I don't want to spoil some of the more fun elements in the book I didn't quite expect. And if I was thinking of potential negatives I suppose the heft of the book is something to consider. This is perfect coffee table material but this book is so large it's not super easy to hold in your lap to read. If you have a firm grip, love of Zelda history and the time to leaf through 427 pages of Zelda art this book is something you absolutely need to get.

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