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Assassin’s Creed: Hawk

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We continue from Assassin’s Creed – The Ankh of Isis Trilogy in pursuit of the Scepter of Aset. We leave behind Desmond Miles as he is called off on an urgent mission and continue with Jonathan Hawk.  Hawk’s time in the Animus is short – he’s confined to less than 20 minutes due to the effects of the device – and it’s becoming clear that they may not be the only ones on the hunt for the Scepter. Will his time in Egypt prove fruitful and bring the Assassin’s closer to victory over the Templars?

The success I saw in The Ankh of Isis Trilogy is lost when it comes to Hawk. New characters are introduced without being introduced – There’s no connection, no order. By expanding the world writer Eric Corbeyran muddled the clarity and direction found in the previous three volumes. A new piece is being sought, moles are revealed. Why the sudden switch of relics? Why say there’s a mole who we’ve never met before. Why does he have a human eye?! There was more than once when I felt confused as to what is going on, and why. I really expected more from Corbeyran based on what I’ve already seen.

Artist Djilalli Defali made me giggle in this issue as he animated the action of phones and blade weapons in similar way. More than once I ran into a “zzznnn” or a “beeeeeeed beep!” as interconnection between cells within the Assassins organization. The art seemed to keep with what we saw in the third volume, Accipiter. With larger landscapes you can really see the potential Defali has as he continues with the second cycle of three issues in the series. It’s exciting to see where the art will go with these new characters that have no pre-existing design.

Assassin’s Creed: Hawk introduces new charters to the pre-established cannon of Ubisoft video game series. It’s an all new Assassin in a whole new era! The collection is available now at your local book retailer.

 

Published by Titan Books, pick up your copy now.

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