This is more than a players guide, it is a work of art. Everything about this handbook, from the artwork and clay sculptures to the presentation and layout, proves how much love and respect these folks have for this game. I wish all of my video game books had this much effort put into them. Reads almost like a storybook at times. Ordered the Earthbound handbook along with this, which is also a pleasure to read through. Thanks fangamer, that's all I can say.
I was impressed with how well everything was packaged, and the poster was the book cover itself, so everything was received in perfect condition. The book binding itself isn't the issue, but the book cover itself has obvious crease issues just from opening the book. If you're going to buy this as a fan of Mother 3, in order to keep this book in good condition, I highly recommend buying the digital version as well if you plan on using this to follow along with the Mother 3 english rom hack.
I'm still giving this 5 stars because it's just one of those novel things that's nice to have and a great conversation starter.
The Binding is a little bad... However, it is still a wonderful guide.
The labor of love which launched Fangamer in 2008 is now available for purchase once again: our 272-page English language hardcover player’s guide to the world of MOTHER 3.
- Foil-stamped, synthetic cloth case binding (with a black satin bookmark built in)
- "Pork Army" dust jacket which doubles as a tall poster
- 272 glossy, full-color pages
- Thousands of custom-designed and hand-drawn maps, diagrams, and illustrations
- 35-page reference filled with strategy, enemy, item, PSI and food information
Packed with our designer Jon Kay’s incredible design/layout talent, each of the book’s 8 chapters is designed in a unique style, accented with dozens of clay models sculpted by Camille Young (one for every main character and major enemy in the game), NPC and enemy illustrations by Emilio Orsi and Marty Elmer, and item illustrations by Sebastian Hardy.
On top of all that is a team of writers and editors who scoured every corner of the game and converted their knowledge into a helpful, thorough, and enjoyable handbook which will guide you through the world of MOTHER 3 instead of simply spitting out to-do lists.
More information and a free online version at http://handbook.fangamer.com!