- 出版社: Bloomsbury USA (2017年9月5日)
- 精装: 96页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 1681196638
- 条形码: 9781681196633
- 商品尺寸: 27.2 x 1.4 x 35.3 cm
- 商品重量: 1.17 Kg
- ASIN: 1681196638
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Halo Warfleet (英语) 精装 – 2017年9月5日
About the Halo Franchise:
Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties, more than $5 billion in worldwide sales to date, that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001) to the record-breaking launch of “Halo 5: Guardians” (2015), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.
The Halo franchise of games have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide, driving nearly more than 6 billion hours of gameplay by fans connected to Xbox Live.
About 343 Industries:
343 Industries is the developer of the blockbuster “Halo” series of video games and, as part of Microsoft Studios, oversees the “Halo” franchise, including games, original programming, novels, comics, licensed collectibles, apparel and more.
About the Illustrators:
Hans Jenssen was born in Copenhagen and currently resides in Devon, England, with his partner, son, and various other mammals, poultry, and fish. In the intervening time, he learned to draw and paint with an obsessive attention to detail which clearly shows in a body of work which includes everything from cutting edge green technology to a certain well-known far away galaxy and most recently the HALO universe. He is an enthusiastic eater, drinker, and glider pilot but rarely does all three at the same time.
Back in 1999, John R. Mullaney had just returned from a summer working in Teletubbyland's art department when the phone rang inviting him to contribute additional artworks to Lucasbooks' Star Wars Incredible Cutaways series. A longtime fan of Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore's work in these books, John couldn't have been happier to oblige and contributed several pieces to the series. Since then he has been lucky enough to indulge his love of science-fiction cinema by producing studio-licensed cutaway art for franchises such as Alien, Firefly/Serenity, and Batman. He lives in Reading with his wife and two sons, who sometimes tolerate his loud music and bad puns.
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The good: This is a large book with massive images and illustrations, as well as loads of technical information about ships and technology. The cross sections that are here are well-drawn and reveal interesting information. There are also loads of ships not shown in-game before, like the ORS Heavy Cruiser from Halo Fleet Battles. The book contains fun background information on ship development as well as the history and technology of the various factions of the Halo universe. Every major ship or station is on display, from the Pillar of Autum and In Amber Clad to High Charity and the Forerunner Keyship.
The bad: There are fewer cross-sections than I would have liked. Less than half the book contain actual cross-sections: most pages contain obviously computer rendered models of ships with little surface detail, no cross-section, and less information about them. I was a little disappointed by these pages in comparison to what I got from the cross-sections. I would have loved to see every ship in cross-section rather than just main ships. The cross-sections themselves also have a bit less information compared to most of the Star Wars Incredible Cross Sections books, although what is there is still cool and this is a minor complaint. Finally, I would have expected all major vehicles usable in Halo to appear in detailed cross-section at a minimum, but we are lacking things like the Pelican, Warthog, or Banshee in cross-section.
Conclusion: I do feel the good much outweighs the disappointments, and the content in this book is very interesting to any Halo or sci-fi fan. I would still recommend it. What you get is great. But when compared to some other Cross Section books, there's a little disappointment over what you don't get. Even so, I enjoyed this book plenty, especially for the price I paid (Around $15 USD), and hope more science fiction brands follow suit. We need more books in this style out there!
I was honestly expecting a type of Halo Technical Manual the way they use to make for Star Trek ships. Dorsal view, ventral view, fore and aft, port and starboard, with measurements, and lots of arrows pointing to stuff and information about that stuff. NOPE! You get the gray bar of soap, two or three arrows and some really lame information. Plus, so many missing ships and vehicles.
Hey HALO, you could have done much better.
I really wish they would have put more in, and done it all in cross sections or painted work, not used the 3D models. But for what's there, it's totally worth the money for what it contains. The Pillar of Autumn cross section is stunning.