Please welcome to Farsight Blogger guest blogger Richard Williams, a fellow gamer, weird stuff enthusiast, writer and a really good friend of mine. Richard has a passion for art books and for a few weeks he'll be sharing his thoughts on some of his favourites.
Titan continue their streak of outstanding art books with The Art of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The quality of the art is exceptional and the design and layout of the book shows the content in its best light. A good number of the pictures are full page and those that aren't are accompanied by commentary from the artists and designers.
Titan have stood out from the crowd in the field of making art books for some time and this one lives up to all that has come before. This book is without question worth the cost. Fans of the games would no doubt be delighted with this book and even pirate fans would give this title a place of honour on their bookshelf.
When trying to find any faults with this book (aside from my usual gripe of wishing there was more) I draw a blank. It's the kind of book you can flick through time and again and just get lost in the pictures. Looking through its pages has made me more and more certain that I want to buy the game.
What happens when you pair a world class art team with a first rate book publisher? A-plus full marks, that's what. If you're a fan of the games, concept art, pirates or just amazing art in general then buy and be happy.