playstation Anthology – classic edition
This is a pure exercise in fan service and nostalgia baiting. Geeks-line’s latest in its popular anthology series is dedicated to the original Playstation, and it’s really something. The oversized hardcover collection is
458 pages of love, dedicated to one of the greatest videogame systems of all time; packed with interviews, history lessons, and information that have been pulled from the vaults.
it’s a total celebration of the console, the era, and the visionaries that made it what it is today. 26 interviews with the creative minds behind some of Playstation’s biggest and most important games feature, giving insight into how development teams were grappling with new hardware and new ideas. While the access is indeed fantastic, the best part of the anthology comes in the form of the archive material; photography of all of the weird and wonderful collectibles, special editions and peripherals transforms this book into something of a delightful time machine.
Of course, with over 100 pages dedicated to the history of the console, how it came into being, and the mark it left on the industry, you’ll also find plenty to be learned in these glossy pages. Honestly, for the Playstation fan it doesn’t get much better than this. Sure, the design could be a little tighter and perhaps, yes, the typeface is a little large for our liking, but that’s nitpicking for the sake of it. The Playstation Anthology is a compact and detailed history lesson of an important console and an important time for the industry. geeksline-publishing.com 8/10 Verdict