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Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 15th to 26th January

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5 Jan 2024

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the biweekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from the AC Partnership Program.


Every two weeks we will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.


This theme has been run alongside @UnfazedVP aka Julio “Lion Heart”. Julio has been a member of our community for quite some time now and recently joined @CreedScholars as a video editor. In addition, Julio is a member of @vpgamers_ where he continues to support virtual photography.


Keep an eye on the site as more shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to #ACFirstCivVP for a chance to be featured.


This week’s theme: Assassin’s Creed Combat


 


The 300


Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


VP Artist: @Lvl_hed



The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week


Judge: @UnfazedVP


This shot is very representative of the hashtag, the pose of the first line attack is amazing, and the atmosphere compliments the perfect battleground.


Aaron


“This is where we hold them”.


I believe that one of the reasons the Assassin’s Creed series has done so well is its ability to recreate history/popular culture. Being able to play as a Spartan on the battlefield is so cool and something I could only dream of as a kid. This cinematic shot has the wow factor for sure. I love the action pose with the spear about to be thrown, the lighting is very nice illuminating the arrows wedged into the floor. Fantastic use of the depth of field to focus on Leonidas with his warriors deep in battle behind. I must credit the colours too, impressive how the background is so cold, but you have that orange glow on Leonidas. A glorious shot to kick start the theme.


 

Leaping


Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


VP Artist: @AkiraAoyama_VP



“You would fight me?”


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features epic conquest battles where you can side with the Spartans or the Athenians to gain control of that region. It’s a cool idea and certainly allows for some awesome virtual photography. I just wish they didn’t reset after a short time. This capture looks like it is straight from one of those battles. Fantastic timing to get Kassandra mid jump, I really like how the Spartan is on his knees about to face death. The lighting is nice, with the sunrays bursting in from the left. A very cinematic shot that captures the grandeur of these huge battles.


 

Flaming Sword


Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey


VP Artist: @m_nt_13



“I am your monster no longer”.


The Assassin’s Creed RPG games have brought a more diverse array of weapons and action to the old stealth/counter gameplay. This has led to characters that resemble warriors more than assassins. It’s not been to everyone’s liking but I have enjoyed the change of pace. I must say this shot is giving me strong God of War vibes, especially with the multiple weapons and chained arms. This is a great combat shot with the blood and sparks flying everywhere. I am enjoying the pose too with Kassandra reaching for the spear. The flaming sword must be the standout, love how it is on fire at the business end, wouldn’t want to be on the other end of it.

 

Streets of Baghdad


Game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage


VP Artist: @PodToGo



“What was it like, the first time you took a life.”


Assassin’s Creed Mirage doesn’t have the depth of combat its predecessor did, but the attempt to balance the old and the new led to some excellent finishers. I just wish we had a bit more variety. I really enjoyed the sword and dagger gameplay, plus it makes sense that combat is the last resort for Basim. Pod’s capture has Basim mid fight with one of the guards, the composition is on point and showcases them excellently. I adore the details on both outfits and the poses are great. The colours are so bold and inviting, with the warm sun-drenched background. The blooded dagger suggests this encounter is almost over.

 

An Axe to Grind


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @secondcapture



“Always remember to finish off your opponents.”


The Wolf-Kissed one is the ultimate warrior, her skills with the axe are unrivalled. I did really enjoy the special moves in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but one of my favourites has the be throwing axes. This capture is perfectly timed, with Eivor mid throw. The depth of field has been implemented perfectly, allowing full focus on Eivor. She definitely has a Viking/assassin look here, I love the mix of cloak and Basim outfit. The mound of bodies in front of her is not a good sign for the Saxon in the background, he is going to need that shield.


 

Here is our January showcase video containing captures submitted via #ACFirstCivVP and #ACCombatVP!


Created by Turið Torkilsdóttir from TOWCB Virtual Photography Team!



Show some love for the artists:

@RossHiroAsmara

@SubspaceNinja_

@UnfazedVP

@CrimsonLenz

@cop_filip

@PodToGo

@m_nt_13

@secondcapture

@AkiraAoyama_VP

@lvl_hed

 

And that sums it up for this Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!


Thank you for checking out the photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next time keep those shots coming in!




Comments (1)

Guest
Feb 06

Hello ! Thank you so much for this wonderful article. You were able to perfectly describe each part with a nice capture and it's an honour for me do be amongst such talented VPhotographers!


You so much for this detailed and beautifully written article Aaron Young!


AkiraAoyama_VP

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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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