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  • Summary: Within the tumult and rage of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a bold young man and part of the Assassin Brotherhood, undergoes a dark transformation that forever alters the future of the colonies. As Shay, you feel the steady transformation from Assassin to Assassin hunterWithin the tumult and rage of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a bold young man and part of the Assassin Brotherhood, undergoes a dark transformation that forever alters the future of the colonies. As Shay, you feel the steady transformation from Assassin to Assassin hunter and utilize your myriad skills to avenge those you once called brothers. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. While Rogue is overshadowed by Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s next generation marketing blitz, it’s a meaty additional chapter that provides greater depth to some fan-favourite characters.
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    82
    Assassin’s Creed Rogue delivers a unique twist on the story by putting players on the other side, for once, and offering an insight as to how the Templar Order operates.
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    80
    In many ways, Rogue feels like the perfect closing chapter to the generation of consoles that gave the series their start, while also shining a light on some of the areas that need to improve going forward.
  4. Nov 25, 2014
    76
    With that said, the primary flaw in Assassin's Creed Rogue is the plot. Conrad, in Heart of Darkness, wrote "showing in this remark the weakness of many tellers of tales who seem so often unaware of what their audience would best like to hear." And Ubisoft Sofia has succumbed to these weaknesses. Rogue does not tell the story players want to hear.
  5. Nov 24, 2014
    70
    Even though Unity arguably is the braver game of the two, Rogue might just be the better one.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Feb 15, 2015
    60
    Far more gripping than its Xbox One counterpart. [Issue#119, p.66]
  7. Nov 21, 2014
    40
    I disliked Assassin's Creed Rogue on almost every level, from its numerous game-breaking bugs, to its terrible free-running, and (worst of all) its ruined assassination system. Not even the plot, which fills in the gap between Black Flag and Assassin's Creed 3 while recounting the fall of the North American Brotherhood, is very satisfying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    AC Rogue is a best assassins creed of the last 5 years, after brotherhood, of course. Аpplause, ladies and gentlemens. Game was much moreAC Rogue is a best assassins creed of the last 5 years, after brotherhood, of course. Аpplause, ladies and gentlemens. Game was much more interesting and atmospheric than advertised "Unity" that did not upset, and I hope to catch ubisoft ponder this "lesson" Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2018
    10
    Great characters, great story. Great open world, tons of stuff to do. Highly recommend.
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When i SAW the first gameplay footages of this game, i lost my hope in a good game for the current gen of consoles in the AC franchise. But when i first PLAYED the game, i had a different feeling. There are ofcourse some problems and glitches with the parkour mechanics. I love the soundtrack which is just great, you can even hear some parts of "Ezio's family" and "Connor theme" in the menu music. The naval combat is much more improved since Black Flag. You have a sort of Gatling gun on your ship which looks and feels like the old swivel gun.
    The graphics, level design and character design are great in addition to the X360 and PS3.
    The best thing in the game is the story. We get a great protagonist, Shay Cormac, who starts as an assassin but because of a failed mission, he turns his back at the assassins because he "slaughtered" innocents. This mission was retrieving an artifact in Lisbon. It caused an earthquake and everyone who had no luck died. Shay doesn't immediately joined the templars but worked with some templars for a short time. We get some old characters such as Haytham Kenway, Achilles Davenport, Adéwalé,... and all of these characters have one of the best voice acting i have ever heard in gaming (i haven't played The Last of Us but that is one of those good games with voice acting). The ending is very good and if you would play the last 3 games in order (AC4 - ACR - AC3), you will get a great story and no mistakes made by the developers. This game has been made by Ubisoft Sofia which isn't that big as Ubi Montréal or Quebec. I have also played ACU and its great that you'll know that Shay is the killer of Arno his father. If you still have a X360 or a PS3, i highly recommend this game because it is worth playing.
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  4. Nov 13, 2018
    8
    Es una excelente entrega y síntesis de todo el avance que se presentó para la generación del PS3 y para XBOX 360. La presentación desde unaEs una excelente entrega y síntesis de todo el avance que se presentó para la generación del PS3 y para XBOX 360. La presentación desde una perspectiva de un asesino que se vuelve templario es un punto a favor. La historia pudo ser mejor, con una argumentación más profunda, dramática y sentimental para que llegase a conocerse por un asesino emblemático de la talla de Altair o de Ezio Auditore. En resumen, está aceptable, pero le faltó un ¡BOOM! a la historia para que Shay Patrick Cormac fuera un personaje entrañable. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have mixed feelings about this game, and was only tipped towards rating it positively because of the main character. The protagonist, Shay Cormac, is my favorite player controlled character after Ezio Auditore. I also found the world expansive and beautifully designed. However, the collection quests reached the point of tedium and the ship play and development took away greatly from the Assassin aspects of Assassin's Creed. I also found it sad that this was for a time period prior to Connor's exploits, as you know that all of his work is effectively undone. However, the character development and design gives me great hope for future games. If they can return back to the story-driven focus, bring the collection quests back down to a 'fun' amount, and remove distractions like ship control/battles, I think AC can return to being a truly exceptional game. Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2015
    7
    Probably the last we’ll see of Assassins Creed for the last gen consoles, Rogue finally allows you to experience the game as a Templar, theProbably the last we’ll see of Assassins Creed for the last gen consoles, Rogue finally allows you to experience the game as a Templar, the major antagonists of the series. Said to be created to meet the requests of the fans I was pessimistic the game would be worthy, I didn’t think this would be the ‘out with a bang’ the game needed to be.

    I am a massive, and proud, fan boy of Assassins creed. Personally I don’t think the game has been as fun to play since Brotherhood, but no one should argue that any of the 7 games released for last gen consoles and other formats are anything less that top quality games. Visuals, gameplay, plot and story cannot be questioned, though many, me included, agree Ezio’s titles are still the best.

    Assassins Creed Rogue is a prequel to AC3, sequel to AC4 BF, and ends at the start the recently launched next gen AC Unity. You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking this title is just something to keep those without next gen console feeling left out and lose touch with the franchise. Rogue doesn’t seem detrimental to following the plot at this stage but is certainly something all fans should experience to getting a fuller picture of the AC universe. Set in the mid-18th century during the French and Indian War around North America, you play as Shay Patrick Cormac, a recent addition to the assassins Brotherhood that find himself questioning the brotherhoods motives and eventually escapes the organization after stealing a guide that supposedly teaches the reader how to decipher another artefact, which could lead to catastrophes around the world. He is then taken in unknowingly by Templars and is soon enough fighting the assassins using the very skills they gave him. You realise the change of team before the character does, suddenly your enemies are laying in wait, in haystacks and on rooftops, ready to jump out and attempt to assassinate you, your new attire displays the Templar cross as if it a brands logo, and if all of that wasn’t a big enough clue your new allies are very clearly British, very well spoken tea and crumpets British. Characters from previous games have secondary roles,  Haytham Kenway the playable characters from AC3s father, Achilles Davenport the same characters mentor, and  Adéwalé from AC4 BF, all come into the plot suitably, the fan service here is well tucked away. The story does its best to slowly slide you into the role of a Templar and before long I started to question who the antagonists truly are, the assassins are the ones digging up ancient artefacts, that seem to do nothing but bring disaster, the Templars are just trying to stop them by any means necessary. This made me consider if I wasn’t being prompted to dislike the Templars by previous games in the series would I have seen them as the baddies? If I had experienced both sides of the war from an uninvolved perspective would I have seen the Assassins as the heroes?

    You play in and explore locations in the north Atlantic, New York and the river valleys which is a luscious inviting setting that feels almost tropical after spending massive portions of the game in the frosty north Atlantic. There are countless different land locations you sail between on the ship you acquired early in the game, the Morrigan. You sail to one of the countless undiscovered locations, discover it, board the Morrigan at the location and go searching for collectables, completing missions, freeing hostages, raiding supply camps among a variety of other activities. The smaller locations have a unique charm and can tell their own story if you look for it; Sometimes you’ll come across only a few enemy troops with a few ladies, all drunk dancing, has they fled the armed forces? Sometimes the ground is littered with the bodies of troops clearly, you’ve arrived not long after a battle. As you sail between these locations on missions or simply searching for collectables or discovering new locations to use in the fast travel feature, you will encounter enemy ships and have naval battles. The game almost turns into a 3rd person shooter at these parts; you get into position, aim and shoot. Knock the enemy ships health down low enough and you have the option to board it, and the usual combat style comes back for you to take out an indicated number of the crew and take the rival ship. You earn resources, new crew members, and money as well as the option to either repair the Morrigan or add the captured ship to your fleet to use in naval campaign. Naval campaign is side game playable from certain locations within the main game, think of the assassin’s side game in Brotherhood, but with ships. Send the ships you capture in the main game on missions to earn money. Playing this part of the game is not essential but it’s an effective way to keep money coming in for use elsewhere.

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  7. Apr 2, 2015
    0
    I hear Black Flag is prettyI hear Black Flag is pretty good................................................................................................................................................................................. Expand

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