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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Book Review: Shigeru Miyamoto - The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia


My son and I have been gamers since he was very small. It all started with Mario 64. From there The Legend of Zelda was a given.

My reviews are normally of Christian books, but when I saw a book on the History of Zelda, I had to take a look.

This book is a somewhat chronological history of the Zelda universe. Because the games were mostly created for the game-play itself, the creators focused more on the gaming aspect than the story. That is why there are many twists in the story line of the Zelda series.

Fans have wanted a timeline for a while  and the creators of the series have tried their best to provide one. 

The book has four parts. The first shows the making of Skyward Sword and how it was conceived. Then the timeline (History of Hyrule), Third is a list of main characters and how they have changed through the years and last but not least, a comic. 

This book is packed full of pictures - hundreds of them. There is a lot of information. The comic was a great addition.

I enjoyed reading it and give it a 5 out of 5 stars.

* I received this book free of charge from Diamond Book Distributors, Dark Horse Books, and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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