Sunday, 22 December 2013

VIDEO GAME TIE IN: The ARt of Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag - Paul Davies

Release Date: 29/10/13
Publisher:  Titan


The recently announced Assassin's Creed[registered] IV Black Flag[trademark] sees a sea change for the game franchise with a harsh new setting in the Golden Age of pirates. With intricately detailed environments and finely honed and evocative historical re-imaginings, The Art of Assassin's Creed[registered] IV Black Flag[trademark] includes the game's vast nautical gameplay, and its amazing range of locations, characters and action.


Yep it goes without saying that with perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year out, additional items are going to appear for your hard earned money. So what makes this so different.

Firstly, whilst gamers love what they get, a lot of the content is written off in a few words, for example the scenery was beautiful and that’s about it. Many don’t appreciate all the months of work that have gone into creating such a thing let alone all the pre-game art that has inspired the programmers and helped to drive the tale forward.

That’s where this cracking book comes in. Not only does it give the artists the chance to shine but with the written commentary within, it will help the reader/gamer get the most from their experience. As can be expected the pieces are breath taking and when you add a breakdown of the various locations into this, it really does give the title a new dimension.

All in a wonderful addition and definitely a title that I’ve spent a lot of time pouring over and will reference again when I go through a replay to see what other gems I missed.

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