Okay, before you read anything else from me, know that I am not a HUGE fan of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, but I do like it plenty. That said, I feel that this book is, without a doubt, my favorite of the 'splat' offerings from the entire line!
Is it because of the comprehensive nature of the book? Well, not really... As some reviewers have pointed out, there are many holes in here, but I don't believe that it's anything that ruins the book as a whole. What you find here fills in much more than could ever have been shoehorned into the W20 core. So what if the werebats and the weretortises don't have every little Trait to make them the centre of a chronicle? They're lost lines, and the game's not named after them, after all.
So, am I enamoured by the art? Sorta, sure... It's a lovely book, don't get me wrong. Yeah, the Apis are gnarly, there's any number of 'WTF?' sorts of images, and every single Bastet line doesn't get its own gorgeous image, but overall, the presentation remains a strong point.
In the end, I'm pleased most with two things. First, I'm blown away by the ambitions of the book; that is, we're given a peak into a part of the game that has been spread all over many different places up until now. That helps me put it all into some kind of context, and the team who made this book really did their homework, which leads to the second thing I like. The book is a testament to the passion around this game. You don't have to agree with me, but know that for all of its imperfections (and there are plenty), the W20 Changing Breeds delivers where it counts!
[5 of 5 Stars!]