Promo!

Tactics Ogre Art Works

August 12th, 2011, 8:01PM by nat | 2 comments

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 2

Tactics Ogre Arts Works is a nicely presented and very well-made art book. Content-wise though, it quickly feels repetitive, with page after page of character art works on white backgrounds. To be fair, this is the norm for game art books, and I've just probably been away from them for too long ^^;

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 1 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 3 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 4

The art book is hard cover, with a frosted plastic slip cover that includes the title text etched in gold lettering. The actual cover art work is printed onto the book itself, and is also repeated inside in full. Tactics Ogre Arts Works is a thick, 232-pages, A4 in size, and entirely in color. Along with the art works, there are also a few interviews.

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 5 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 6 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 7

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 8 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 9 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 10

The first few pages include the Main Visual Images by Akihiko Yoshida. This section runs through page 23, and includes the illustrations from the tarot cards that were given away with pre-orders of the game (in Japan). The Character Illustrations section by Tsubasa Masao goes from pages 26 through 65, and can pretty much be summarized by the pictures above. All the named characters are included in this section, and receive a full page each.

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 14 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 15

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 16 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 18

Class Images is the next part of the gallery, from pages 68 through 107, and includes the designs of the designated classes like archers, lichs, rogues, ninjas and so on. The presentation style is the same as it was for the Character Illustrations, which has male and female classes (when applicable) receiving a full page illustration.

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 19 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 20 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 21

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 22 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 23 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 24

From pages 110 through 183 are the Character Design Works which include illustrations by both Akihiko Yoshida and Tsubasa Masao. The art works in this section are mainly rough works, often looking much like their finished counterparts earlier in the book. But the games sprites are also include, which is kind of fun. There are artist comments on the designs for each character as well, though mostly from Masao.

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 26 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 27 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 28

Tactics Ogre Art Works - 29 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 30 Tactics Ogre Art Works - 31

The rest of Tactics Ogre Arts Works includes World Setting & Scenery Works (14 pages), and Let Us Cling Together Archives & Creators Interviews (30 pages). The Let Us Cling Together Archives features about 22 pages of the older Tactics Ogre art works, though the characters are grouped together and overlapping. It's not the main focus of the book either way. Tsubasa Masao and Akihiko Yoshida are both interviewed on the final pages, and each have a fan message illustration. Tactics Ogre Arts Works is a really well-made book for its price, but you'd probably have to be more of a fan than I am to really appreciate it ^^;


  • Title: Tactics Ogre (Unmei no Wa) Art Works
  • タイトル: タクティクスオウガ 運命の輪 Art Works
  • Pages: 232
  • Release date: 05/19/2011
  • Buy: Amazon Japan, eBay
Promo!

Comments

Already signed up? Login.
  •  
guest avatar
twig

2 years, 11 months ago

 

Thanks for scanning this. I bought it based on your scans. I love this blog. So does my credit card company ^^

Avatar for nat
nat

2 years, 11 months ago

 

Lol, you're welcome. You too, credit card companies ;D