Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Published:  January 1st, 2013
The History of Sonic the Hedgehog
By: William Audureau
Udon Entertainment

Celebrating over 20 years as SEGA's official mascot, The History of Sonic the Hedgehog is the ultimate guide to SEGA's spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page hardcover volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You'll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the "Blue Blur".

If you are a fan of Sega, or Sonic the Hedgehog (their most popular creation) at all this is definitely an interesting history of the development and evolution of Sonic over the years since his birth. I loved all the full color illustrations and diagrams, with the art from each respective video game that he was a character in. It managed to show just how much he really has changed since he began his journey as an just an idea. The scope of this book was impressive to say the least and very detailed, which was nice for a change.  I was disappointed with Netgalley not having this available to be sent to my Kindle and having to download it for Adobe on my computer. This format doesn't really allow for me to actually read most of the text of the book, as I can't make it large enough to be visible. So I got the general idea, but was left with mostly only being able to see the pictures. And speaking as someone who LOVES trivia or knowledged related to the entertainment industry, or the arts this was a disappointment. Overall though, it was an enjoyable and well thought out celebration of one of my favorite video game characters ever. Well done Diamond Books, for this awesome coffee table tome! :)

VERDICT:  3.5/5  Stars

**I received an Advanced Reading E-book Copy from the publisher, via NetGalley. No money or favors were exchanged for this review. This book was published January 1st, 2013.*

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