Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Overview (Synopsis and Features)

Gamers can experience the other side of the perpetual conflict at the core of Ubisoft’s historically themed open-world action series as they take control of Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Patrick Cormac in Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. Set in the midst of the French and Indian War, Rogue lets players control Shay as he evolves from a dedicated Assassin into a killer who hunts his former brethren, and the action moves from the crowded streets of 18th-century New York City to the river valleys of colonial America and out into the iceberg-laden waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Being both a Templar and a former Assassin means Shay has unique weapons and abilities, including a grenade launcher and an air rifle that can be used to fire off various projectiles and enhanced eagle vision that lets him detect hiding Assassins. Rogue also continues the franchise’s latter-day sailing exploits, with gamers taking the helm of the The Morrigan to fight through the frigid North Atlantic and navigate through narrow river passages. New naval options let players break through sheets of ice to find hidden areas, fend off Assassins attempting to board the ship, unleash a steady stream of bullets with the puckle gun, and drop burning oil into the water to set pursuing ships ablaze.

Features
Take control of a hero who is betrayed by his Assassin brothers and becomes a Templar
Explore the streets of colonial New York, navigate narrow river valleys, and sail in frigid seas
Use new weapons like an air rifle, a puckle gun, and flaming oil

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Overview (Synopsis and Features)

Gamers join the Caped Crusader and a host of other DC Comics superheroes and villains as they head into space to stop Braniac in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. The action finds players traveling to Lantern Worlds to smash blocks, battle foes, collect studs, and acquire Lantern Rings. There are more than 150 uniquely skilled characters available, from large figures like Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy to obscure heroes like Bat-Cow and Krypto the Superdog, and gamers will also visit familiar locations like the Hall of Justice, the Batcave, and the Justice League Watchtower.

Rating: 74/100

Features
Head into outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from shrinking and collecting worlds
Travel to various Lantern Worlds and visit locations like the Batcave and the Hall of Justice
Choose from more than 150 uniquely skilled superheroes and villains