The second volume of The Anatomy of Metroid looks in-depth at the design (both mechanical and narrative) of one of the greatest video games ever made, Super Metroid. In total, it's 66 pages of content devoted to a single masterpiece, including revised text from anatomyofgames.com as well as new supplemental material.
The site currently hosted at GameSpite.net has been online in various incarnations since 1996, although it's only in the past few years that it's become a home to smart, incisive critiques by a loosely-associated team of writers.
Game Boy World: 1989 Hardcover Edition Published April 10, 2015
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GameSpite Presents: The Anatomy of Metroid Vol. I Published January 11, 2014
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GameSpite Presents: The Anatomy of Zelda Vol. I (Hardcover) Published May 12, 2013
The Anatomy of Castlevania Hardback Published February 18, 2013
GameSpite Journal 12 Published August 12, 2012
GameSpite Journal 11 | Color Hardcover Published April 14, 2012