Assassin’s Creed Rogue is the last installment to the three-game Kenway saga. Assassin’s Creed Rogue truly takes advantage of its hardware, and despite being last gen, the game is beautiful. The textures are fantastic and the game runs smoothly with little to no hiccups in the frame rate. Rogue is a game very similar to is predecessor, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Having played Black Flag for an extensive
amount of time myself, I could tell you that the games are very similar in terms of controls and game play. It seems that Ubisoft just copied the game engine from the previous version to this one. So it basically all plays the same aside from minor changes.
Although, not all similarities are bad. Rogue incorporates some of the best elements from Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed lll. You get the swashbuckling pirates of Black Flag along with the revamped iconic locations of Assassin’s Creed lll. It even melded in some of the soundtrack from my favorite game of the series, Assassins Creed ll, which gives the game a classic, nostalgic feel.
It’s not all about things from previous titles, however. Rogue brings its own unique things to the table: a new perspective and a fresh story. Rogue’s story breaks the mold and gives you something different that shows a different side of the tale. In Assassin’s Creed games, players always tend to assume the role of an assassin, which is exactly where Rogue starts off. You soon see that this completely flip-flops as you carry out Shay Cormac’s story. Shay started off an assassin – disrespectful and never on time, but his mentors recognized his potential. So they sent him on a mission only he could carry out. After an unexpected turn of events collapses the city where the mission took place, Shay becomes fueled by rage and returns to his mentors. After they throw him out, he plots to steal key objects of the order. While doing this, his mentor returns, which causes Shay to run. In the process, he is shot in the back and falls off a cliff into the ocean.
This is where Shay’s journey with the opposing side, the Templars, begins. After he is saved, Shay begins to try and make amends to the world with the Templars. He works against the Assassins in his journey to save the world.
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is worth the money because of its replayability and twisting storyline. If your in the mood to feel some Assassins Creed nostalgia, or you’d ever wondered how the antagonist of the games work this is definitely worth your time and money. This is not a game I would regret buying.
– OLD GAMEPLAY + GREAT STORY
+ NOSTALGIC FEEL
+ REVAMPED LOCATIONS
7.8 out of 10