Assassin’s Creed is one of the biggest entertainment properties in the world. A sweeping and visually rich narrative covering the Crusades in medieval Jerusalem, the pirate-infested oceans of the Caribbean, the height of the French Revolution, and more, Assassin’s Creed immerses fans in the most dramatic periods in human history and brings to life some of its most intriguing and influential characters.
The Assassin’s Creed series has one consistency throughout each title that I always indulge in right from the get go. The artwork. Since Assassin’s Creed, the colourful, masterful and detailed art that is produced as assets to each game are some of the best I’ve seen.
These drawings tell a story all on their own and serve just as much purpose as the in-game cinematics do, painting a picture all on their own, telling us about the characters, their goals and so much more.
The Complete Visual History starts with the Middle Ages and goes well beyond The Industrial Revolution, covering the comics, the Chronicles series and even Those Who Came Before.
There is never before seen concept art of characters we’ve grown to love and unlike what we ended up getting to know – showing just how much thought is put into the process of creating loveable and believable characters.
The quality of the paper used helps bring out each picture and making the artist’s work come to life. Each page has informative information and comes across as engrossing, allowing for a pleasurable experience as you thumb through the pages and discovering things you maybe didn’t know.
I would say a quarter of the book is text adding a ton of insightful quips and notes about the processes used to create these renditions of our beloved characters.
If you’re a fan of the series, or someone who loves art, discovering the process of creation of assets, well then, this compendium of work is a must-have for your coffee table when your friends come over.
If you’re interested in purchasing Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History, it is available on Amazon.