Assassin’s Creed Rogue Review and more

GameInfo: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is a 2014 historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game developed by Ubisoft Sofia and published by Ubisoft. It is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and acts as a sequel to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and a prequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III with its final mission being the prologue to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Review: This game is definitely a must play for any Assassin’s Creed fan who enjoys both it’s rich narrative and insanely addicting gameplay. I think it’s best to compare to AC Liberation. Liberation introduced a character tied to Connor Kenway in AC3, much like this game introduces a character connecting to Haytham Kenway, Adewale, and Achillies Davenport. I feel that, in terms of lore, this game holds a lot more weight than Liberation and is overall a more polished and envigorating experience. It returns to the excellent naval gameplay of AC4 whilst bringing back some favorite characters from AC3. In addition, Shay Cormac allows us to experience the Templar Order in a new light. When we got to play as Haytham Kenway in AC3 we got a glimpse at what the Order was really about and how their goals aren’t so different from the assassins. Shay offers this same opportunity – as players used to fighting for the assassin cause, Shay enables us to question their true motives, making for a really interesting story.

This game was really overshadowed by Unity in many ways. With Unity being the ‘bigger’ title of the year, Rogue was out on it’s own plane. As one who has finished both games, I can honestly say that Rogue is better in almost every way and it’s seriously underrated. I hope that this game gets more attention because people deserve to know that this game carries great weight in the AC universe and it’s concepts could and should be given the opportunity to return later on in other games to continue to delve into the understanding of the ideological war between Assassin and Templar.

Verdict: 70/100

Genre: Action, Adventure
Developer: Ubisoft Sofia , Ubisoft Kiev
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: 9 Mar, 2015

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