"I was among those who watched the Lord of The Rings films before reading the novels. For me this worked very well as I could enrich what was already a very exciting movie experience with added detail, characterisation and background.
Those were movies based on books, but what of novelisations, or books based on a film (or in the case of Assassin’s Creed, a game)?...
Novelisations, like the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood book by Oliver Bowden, are different: they are meant to reflect the original film or game subject. The problem is that the books can also be too similar and end up being a travel diary of the places you’ve already seen.
So can they enrich the experience?