The Magnum Opus book now in your mother tongue. - Printable Version

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The Magnum Opus book now in your mother tongue. - jdnation - 12-12-2017 01:45 PM

In the last couple of years, French publisher Third Edition Books released a couple of well received books on famous video game franchises. The books were originally only in French, but after a successful Kickstarter campaign, they were translated into English for an international audience. Among them is a Metal Gear book, titled Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima’s Magnum Opus. There were two versions available: a regular one and a collector’s edition, which is the one featured in this article. It comes in a dust jacket featuring an alternative art of Snake’s bionic arm from MGSV. The normal version of the book has this artwork on the cover, while the collector’s edition has an artwork of Venom Snake.

In its most simple terms, this book can be described as an Metal Gear encyclopedia. It looks at the series from all angles, talking about the games in the context of the game industry at the time, Kojima’s personal drives and ambitions, diving deeply into the games themselves and its various aspects and broader meanings. It’s a very complete overview that spans from the formation of Konami to the recent events of Kojima’s new game Death Stranding. It not only talks about the main canon games but also its various spin off and adaptations into other media. And it contains some more subjective interpretations and reflections.

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