Now i got a bone to pick with Ubisoft for this collectors edition and believe me, i can justify it.
I dont know their internal problems with the art department but when i pay these extra dollars, i expect some kind of serious artbook.
This "artbook" was first and foremost DIGITAL. Type-o-thing even I wouldnt burn and pass out at a con.
And then the kick in the balls is that this "artbook" is on a BIG ASS BLUE RAY DVD. WHAT THE HELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So there is absolutely no ways to keep theses pieces if work on my pc or IN MY HANDS, no, blue ray DVD, 6-7 pages, have a nice day.
Suikoden 4 gave me an artbook even if the game was a pile of crap.
God of war 1 and 2 had artbooks either with the game or strategy guide.
FALLOUT 3 even had a small artbook with their uber packaging.
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS DIGITAL ARTBOOK PILE OF SHIT!
UBISOFT HAS SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED ARTIST CREATING SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED PIECES OF ART IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY WHY CANT THE FUCKING MARKETTING GET IT IN THEIR PUNY LITTLE HEAD THAT THESE PIECES OF ART ARE BEST SEEN ON HIGH RESOLUTION IN OUR FREAKING HAAAAAANDS. PRINCE OF PERSIA 1-2-3 HAS SOME FUCKING GREAT ARTWORK BUT WE NEVER EEEEEVER GOT TO COLLECT THEM CAUSE NO ARTBOOK WAS RELEASED.
Now i got a few theories on how this can possibly be explained:
1-The marketing pulled this as a last minute plan.
2-The marketing had no clue what a collectors edition really is.
3-The marketing doesnt want to have outsiders learn art techniques that could rival their team's skills so they held them back.
All 3 reasons extreme exaggerations but im starting to think their are all true.
Now it aint all that bad, i mean, that behind the scene was funny, yet the box coulda been kicked to another level and the CD slip,............yep number 2 seems to be the valid reason for this.
ANYWAY, ill be playing the game little by little.