I’m a massive fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, and since I love the artwork so much, I’ve done my best to pick up all Collector’s Editions of the guides from the series. I picked up the latest AC game’s CE guide last night, and I have to say, unless you are a fan of the series to the point of being a collector, I cannot recommend buying this guide over the paperback edition.
Now, the CE has plenty of things that made me happy to see. For starters, I absolutely love the Subject 16 style of the front and back covers.
The guide also has additional artwork in the back from Altair’s past, and the artwork depicts scenes that have never been disclosed in any of Altair’s games.
If you’re a multiplayer fanatic for the series, then you will like the other tangible bonus, which are individual, sturdy maps of all 9 multiplayer arenas. I only have five shown here, but there are four others on the backs of what are displayed here.
Lastly, there is a free code for Prima Games‘ interactive map, much like what they had for their Skyrim Collector’s Edition Guide. However, I have no idea where this code is. It was fairly easy to find in the Skyrim book, but I haven’t seen it in any of the usual places. I submitted a question to the publisher on Twitter, so as soon as I hear a response, I will update here. UPDATE: The good people at Prima Games pointed me toward the hidden code. If I had bothered to look at the back of every multiplayer map, I would have seen it plain as day.
So as you can see, there’s nothing really that enticing for anyone except diehard fans. After receiving the Uncharted 3 Collector’s Edition strategy guide, I’m a little disappointed in this one. I know I shouldn’t have gotten my hopes high for another OST inclusion, but I hoped since both guides were written by the same group, the bonuses would have been similar. But that’s okay. I’m still pleased with my purchase.
On a personal note, I took all of these photos with the fancy pants camera my brother-in-law loaned me to play with. Look better, yah?