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Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 2

(Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Explore the art and adventure of the quintessential entries in the Final Fantasy saga with this gorgeous 300-plus-page hardcover.

Collecting concept art, design notes, creator retrospectives, and more from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy IX, Dark Horse's journey through the creation of the groundbreaking role-playing masterpiece continues!

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 18th 2018 by Dark Horse Books
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Bradley Prior
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full on five stars because I'm quite in love with Final Fantasy. Considering what day it is it's wildly appropriate. Dark Horse is on a train to take advantage of major gaming IPs and sell giant encyclopedias on certain franchises. I already fell for the Legend of Zelda tome. Don't get me wrong, I love it. It's like having the gaming manuals that are tucked into said game's disk case. Alas, even that is a time past.

There's a lot of art design I have never laid eyes on before. It's both enlighte
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Allie Ryan
Dec 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Continues off of where the previous volume ends. Definitely some interesting insights into these three games, but I couldn’t help but finish wanting more, like there was something missing.

Ben Truong
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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 second volume collecting the next three games in the series (Final Fantasy VII–IX).

Full Disclosure: I am a tremendous aficionado of the Final Fantasy series since when it made it across th
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Nathan
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This wonderful collection of images, quotes, concept art, and developer retrospective's is a great collection for any Final Fantasy fan of the PlayStation era to have. The 300 plus pages are packed full of great content, and you really get the bang for your buck. However, I will say something about the breakdown, which goes something like this:

FFVII: 114 pages
FFVIII: 70 pages
FFIX: 126 pages

As you can see from the divide, Final Fantasy VIII fans (definitely including myself) may be hungering for
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Julieanne
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you are a HUGE fan of the FF franchise, this book is an absolute must for your collection. This second volume includes some rare concept art as well as information not generally known in regards to how some changes were made. This gorgeous book covers VII, VIII and IX, the only three titles FF had released on the PSX (initially of the numbered I mean, VI was originally not PSX and Tactics it not a numbered title).

The book is presented beautifully and could be great reference for anyone intere
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Brian
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just like the first book, this is a beautifully done work for a final fantasy fan. This volume covers final fantasies 7-9. I did not like & so I skimmed this section but the rest is the book is just as well done as the previous volume.
Gabe
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very cool book about a few of my favorite games in the series. I wish the design documents and concept art were full page prints though, instead of shrinking them and fitting 3-5+ on a single page.
Steve Kaylor
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Very happy this has been translated for US audiences. Fantastic artwork, wonderful developer insights, and a stellar presentation from Dark Horse make this a great buy.
Satine Dali
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
lovely art.. recommend to fans of final fantasy, gaming, and digital art ig
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Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive (3 books)
  • Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1
  • Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3