My 5-star rating is for the book content and design itself. If I wanted to rate the problems I had, it would get negative 20 stars.
I wasn't sure what to expect, as some reviews on Amazon and others elsewhere kind of contradict each other. If you're not a hardcore fan like I am, you probably won't appreciate this nearly as much. It's kind of hard to describe...Depending on which side you open it from, this is basically a mix of a what might be a booklet sent to students interested in applying to BlackHELL, a diary filled with many unique pictures from and about the first 2 games, a yearbook, and something that might be given to students on their first day at the academy to give them current and historical backgrounds of Arcadia Bay. All of them contain scribbles and comments from Chloe, Max, Rachel, and others, some making fun of students and teachers and the such. The rubbing and stains on the pages are all supposed to be there, to make it look like it's been abused, so don't worry about that.
And now to the problems I had - This is my second copy, as I had to replace the original one the day I got it. As you can see from my pictures, the first one I received was EXTREMELY damaged, with both covers almost ripped off at the spines and the edges were extremely warped. Also, it was obviously pre-owned (even though I ordered a new one), because the white strap going around the book had been cut. Worst of all, someone tried to rewrap it and failed. The shrink wrap didn't go all the way around it, the book was well protected during shipping, and the shipping package itself wasn't damaged at all, so that put a nail in it.
This isn't the only time this has happened with this book. An earlier post here shows how theirs had been dumped in water before shipping, and other sites have reported similar problems. Whoever is in charge of quality control should be fired.
Despite the problems I had, it's still a truly unique book, and very well priced for a hardcover! If you're crazy about Life Is Strange, then you will LOVE this!!!
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Titan Publishing Group (1 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781785659355
- ISBN-13: 978-1785659355
- ASIN: 1785659359
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 1.9 x 28.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 975 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)