Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

Assassin's Creed: Renaissance

by Oliver Bowden
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Assassin's Creed: Renaissance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
SpeedVX More than 1 year ago
The Assassin's Creed saga is a story with impressive scope and depth and I have enjoyed playing the games as much for the story as the gameplay. I was hoping in this book to re-live a little of the fun of the game and pick up on aspects of the story that moved by quickly during the course of the game. Unfortunately the writing itself got in the way of the story. Let's start with the formatting of the book. Instead of the familiar practice of indenting paragraphs and quotations, everything starts evenly at the left margin. This makes for a confusing reading experience if you're expecting the indentations. The author also has problems with delivering dialogue that is believable and has a real problem with the sheer amount of material. The book comes in at over 300 pages, yet feels rushed throughout. Portions that cry for detailed exchanges are instead told quickly in an effort just to get from point a to point b. There is the proverbial 10 pounds of dirt in a 5 pound bag in this book -- there is simply too much source material for a book this size. Perhaps if the book had been another hundred or so pages longer it would have given the author the space needed to fully realize the story in an emgaging manner. But then we also might have another hundred pages of so-so dialogue. For players of the game, be warned that all of the story surrounding the present day aspect of Assassin's Creed is completely ignored except for a tiny part near the end. Instead this focuses solely on the exploits of Ezio. This is not a bad thing, but jist a bit of fair warning. All in all, I had hoped for a better book. The visuals of the game are so lush, the action so intense, the in-game dialogue so fitting and the story so riveting that I thought a novelization would be a perfect complement. Instead we have a book that races through much of it in order just to get to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Follows the story of game one and has the cladia flash backs from the 3rd game/brotherhood and really go's into deatail of EZIO'S story i personally love this book and am a big fan of the story and game
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of blood action packed book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the video game, this book was perfect
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Which of these Assassin's Creed books is about Altair?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like the game you'll find the book follows the game, with some added detail, but not much more.
Pieces_of_Hope More than 1 year ago
Even though this rewiew is comming from a diehard fan this book is very well written. I like this book very much and recommend this book to any one that wants a good read.
insanepoet65 More than 1 year ago
I am a gamer as well as reader. Assassin’s Creed is one of my all-time favorite gaming franchises. As I have played the game I thought “This would make a great book!” Well, apparently Oliver Bowden can read minds! Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance tells the Ezio Auditore da Firenze story from the game Assassin’s Creed II. From the betrayal of his family to his vengeance upon those behind the betrayal. If you are familiar with the game, there are no surprises. The book does not vary from the story in the game except for the fact that it does not tell the Desmond Miles story. (Desmond Miles is the man whose memories are being plundered in the game through the ANIMUS.) One of the great aspects of the game is meeting historical figures. In this game, you meet, and get help from, Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli. The same is said for the book. Again, no great surprise for fans of the game. I will say that this is a fun read. Give it a shot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read if you play!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing
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Great tale audio book was fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iliked it very much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in with a modernday assassins outfit like desmend and a smirk on my face "can i join?" Looks at the guy with the grey assassins hood "hi im jacob..." pause " im Desmends son"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
F
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She backs away. Jaida dont tk to jake like that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She prob got locked out
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How many pages r there in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice
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I think
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