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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 3rd to 9th April

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11 Apr 2023

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

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


Every week 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.  


Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter.

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games.


Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.


This week’s theme: Assassin’s Creed


 

Assassin


Game: Assassin’s Creed III


VP Artist: @Virtualtourism



We begin the week with a trip down memory lane as Connor looks down on the snow covered streets below. I admire the wintery feel to this capture along with the excellent positioning of Connor. I must say I am impressed with the quality of this shot considering the games age. I would love for Connor to be the blueprint for Basim’s gameplay, but it might be a wish too far though.


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Caribbean


Game: Assassin’s Creed Black Flag


VP Artist: @G_Assassin90



Sticking with the classic Assassin’s Creed games, we have a wonderful set from Black Flag. This capture is so perfectly lined up. I love how the Assassin symbol has been added to the stone with the foliage marking the outline. Performing the leap of faith never gets old and makes for some cracking photos. One of my favourite things about Black Flag were the rich colours and this captures showcases that.


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The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week: Judge - Michael Doyle


My favourite image this week has to be the Black Flag leap of faith. The symmetry of the shot with the perfect alignment of the creed symbol is something straight out of a promotional trailer. The random orb shaped object (possibly a coconut or turtle, we may never know…) at the base of the symbol also has a striking resemblance to the Apple of Eden. Finally, the way that the foliage has crept across the structure gives a striking visual indication of ancient history and ancestral wisdom.

 

Big Head


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @m_nt_13



Ubisoft really caused a stir with the Valhalla April fools update. Two big heads added to your inventory for a limited time. I have to say it is quite funny, and reminds me of the Goldeneye multiplayer mode. This set of shots showcasing the update are fantastic, and I particularly like this one as Eivor’s eyes look so good through the grass. The details on that helmet are fantastic, and the saturation of the capture is just perfect. 


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In The Shadows


Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla


VP Artist: @NovA1990



I am enjoying selecting a Valhalla shot from #Thorsday, and this week it had to be this splendid black and white portrait of Eivor. I love the way the shot connects Eivor to her Viking heritage and the creed. The shadow work here is exceptional, as the light is just hitting all the right areas. I am impressed that this shot was achieved in game without additional photo editing tools.


 

From the Light


Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins


VP Artist: @Birgamerinalbu1



We end this week with a sensational edit of Bayek and the pyramids. I could not help but feature this shot. For me it mirrors the Mirage trailer……………….from the light, you will return to the dark. The orange sand signifying Bayek’s happy times as a father and husband. However he must journey into the darkness of Egypt, a place filled with corruption and greed, for vengeance is required.  

 

 

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


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

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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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