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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: 40 out of 72
  2. Negative: 6 out of 72
  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. Feb 6, 2017
    10
    An underrated gem in this long running franchise, Assassin's Creed Rogue is sure to be one hell of a good time for new comers and old fansAn underrated gem in this long running franchise, Assassin's Creed Rogue is sure to be one hell of a good time for new comers and old fans alike! The game continues in the present day after the events of Black Flag where new unnamned protagonist who works for Abstergo is looking into the memories of a former Irish Assassin named Shay Cormac during his time in the French and Indian War. Our unnamed protagonist then comes across a hidden memory that then corrupts servers in Abstergo, leaving the building under lockdown. But, luckily that's just the icing on this sweet and bloody cake. We now go into why we come to the Assassin's Creed games in the first place; the assassins and templar feuds in these historically important timelines. We go back to Shay Cormac who is currently working for the Brotherhood of Assassins. His story starts with him learning from the best of best practicing stealth, hunting, and shooting skills. He then goes on a few missions but goes into another that leads to unfavorable results. He attempts to retrieve an important artifact but upon touching it, it triggers a giant Earthquake around the whole city killing innocent lives in the process. He then confronts his mentors and grand mentor about this horrible event and is unfortunate to realize that they still intend to find the remaining pieces. So Shay forms and executes a plan to prevent his brothers of the creed on finding the remaining pieces by stealing and escaping with the manuscript. Not without a little parting gift. That is if you count a bullet as a parting gift, This then brands Shay as a traitor to the Creed. The game then brings you up to when Shay gets rescued and repays his saviors' kindness by getting rid of a local gang that have been harming the area, which these gangs happen to be consisting of assassins, and then begin your new life as a Templar. The game heavily borrows from the elements of Naval battles, looting ships, and upgrading your own from Black Flag but then borrows the hunting of Norther colonial animals from the Assassin's Creed 3. Which makes sense since the game takes years prior to the revolutionary war and certain characters also make a return in this game but younger then when we last saw them. The game is so addicting with the possibilities different types of assassinations, the introduction to a air sniper dart that contains different effects and even grenades that can affect more than one enemy, unlike the sniper dart gun I mentioned just now. What also sets the game apart and personally makes it to me as the best is due to the inclusion of adding the new enemies which are your former brethren, the assassins. The things you do usually in the previous games, they do to. Air assassinations? Check. Hide in plain sight? Check. Hide in special areas to keep them conceived? Check. And when you get stabbed, it does a tremendous amount of damage. You also have to deal with those who love smoke bombs like you too. Of course, they are also difficult to catch due to the insane parkour skills like yours too. Plus, taking down gang leaders are the hardest for they may contain all of those qualities and then some. It isn't for those who just want to perform easy stealth kills. The good news is that your eagle vision acts as a compass to help point out where potential stalkers, the assassins that hide, lurk. Plus you also have creepy heavy breathing that gets louder as you get closer to a stalker. So thank god you can rely on those and counter would be stabbings. The game also adds more with very cold areas involving icebergs, freezing water that can actually make you freeze to death by taking bits of health away, and other goodies. You can also craft upgrades for yourself in terms of carrying more ammo, health upgrades, and more with the help of a combination of animal skins you have with you from kills or when you go to a general store. You can also craft and buy certain outfits or earn others from doing certain special missions. The game i fueled with content, great and memorable characters, and a new look into what the other side is like. It's like looking into the perspective of the Sith from Star Wars except Shay is intact while Vader is uh. Not so much in more ways than one. The game is definitely an underrated gem that actually makes you question why something like this, that is so polished, more historically accurate, and has great dialogue, got pushed to the 7th gen systems and a mess like Assassin's Creed Unity got the green light to be released. Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    9
    While a good majority of gamers say that sequels are required to be better in every way (even if its not possible) than their predecessor, IWhile a good majority of gamers say that sequels are required to be better in every way (even if its not possible) than their predecessor, I don't entirely agree with that notion. Assassin's Creed Rogue may be using the same technology used for Black Flag, but it has significant improvements that makes it better than Black Flag. For Example, I was really annoyed in Black Flag that I could upgrade my ship from Captain's Quarters but have to drop anchor at the nearest City to go to a shop to buy weapons and outfits for myself. I didn't like the whole Naval Fleet part of the game that required me to be signed in to Xbox Live to play. Thankfully, its all available offline as well. Puckle Gun and focused ramming is a major improvement as far as Naval Gameplay is concerned. Whaling (although controversial) is made a bit challenging and you don't look like a totally different character while doing it. Taking fortresses doesn't look repetitive anymore. These are just some of the improvements.

    While the gameplay has improved, so has the story. This is the first time after Ezio, I actually invested in a character in AC Titles. The story builds up Shay Cormac's fallout with the Assassin's brilliantly with a very impressive sequence. His motivations are also very clear unlike Edward's. Rogue tries to tie all the loose ends from the previous entries, but you can't keep everyone happy so without putting up any spoilers, I would say this was a very decent attempt at that.

    I was sold on this game at the Main Menu. Mashup of many memorable soundtracks of the previous games mainly, Ezio's Family. That is a +1 for me.

    I would rate this behind AC: Brotherhood and AC2 at 9
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  4. Aug 13, 2015
    8
    Much better than the reviews give it credit for and also a lot better than AC Unity, which is a shame. Rogue is a direct sequel toy AC IV:Much better than the reviews give it credit for and also a lot better than AC Unity, which is a shame. Rogue is a direct sequel toy AC IV: Black Flag in every possible way. Which is a good thing. Really enjoyed this game and gathering all the collectibles. The Templar point of view is also intriguing. Great locations for exploring, improved naval combat. Only thing I didn't like was the annoying protagist. Definitely one of the better AC games. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2020
    7
    TL;DR spoiler-free Review.

    The story’s perspective change is interesting, but not good enough. Overall: 71
  6. Feb 17, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Assassin’s Creed Rogue: Review

    Assassin’s Creed Rogue is based during the 7 year’s war in the mid-18th century with 3 maps to explore consisting of North Atlantic, New York and River Valley.
    The main protagonist in this latest instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series is an Irish Assassin turned Templar by the name of Shay Patrick Cormac. After being sent on a Mission by his Assassin Mentors ending with Catastrophic Results, Shay questions the Creed’s methods and motives and ultimately joins the Templars in stopping the Assassin’s plans. Along the way you will take a few periodic breaks outside of the Animus in Abstergo to complete tasks to gain further information to complete Shay’s Story.
    Rogue also ties up loose ends by re-introducing the likes of Hatham Kenway and Achilles Davenport from Creed III and Adewale from Black Flag.

    The handling of your ship (The Morrigan) is the same and the usual arsenal of Round Shot, Heavy Shot, Mortars and Puckle Guns are still available with new added weapons such as an Oil Slick released from the rear of the ship which can be ignited and the Ram at the front of the ship to destroy Ice Sheets in the Atlantic.
    Ship battles of varying scales are still fun and boarding vessels is also still available with the added twist that hunter ships can now also board The Morrigan.
    Also the usual side activities of harpooning sea creatures, looting convoys and attacking forts are still there. Control of Kenway’s Fleet is continued on from Black Flag and the Legendary Battles are still there to test your skill and stupidity if you didn’t upgrade The Morrigan.

    The main land based missions are focused in New York with its farms and buildings no taller than 2 storeys high and various ports and islands in the North Atlantic and River Valley maps. You still need to talk to your mentors in order to obtain your next mission, the only difference is they are assigned by a Templar rather than an assassin. You can attack camps and loot warehouses as before. A new feature is using eagle vision to listen for whispers that indicate the locations of hidden Assassin’s sent to kill you.
    A new side mission called ‘Assassination Interception’ has been introduced where Shay has to identify the Assassin’s target and then intercept numerous assassins nearby before the time limit expires. Shay has the usual Arsenal at his disposal which has been expanded to include the Air Rifle, Grenade Launcher and various projectiles including sleep darts, berserker darts and Poison Gas which shay has a mask which he can equip to manoeuvre without the gas effecting him.

    Graphics
    I personally encountered a couple of major glitches where I destroyed a Hunter ship just as it boarded me and the result was the hunter ship melded into The Morrigan and a boarding battle ensued. Also there was an incident where I sailed The Morrigan to the Dock and let go of the wheel before docking which resulted in The Morrigan being able to sail through the island and any other islands. Other than these minor errors (cough cough) the Graphics are as superb as they always are in the Creed Franchise, especially the Naval Campaign.
    Sound
    The sound effects of Naval / Land battles are well timed and appropriate, the conversations (albeit boring) are clear and precise and the Shanties sung on The Morrigan whilst sailing are catchy enough to keep one occupied while sailing across to the other side of the map. To be fair a lot of the time I have to subtitle the game as my Wife doesn’t want to hear ‘Fire’ and ‘Captain’s in the drink’ whilst she’s watching Emmerdale.
    Gameplay
    Apart from the role reversal, the new weapons for ship and character and some new side missions and collectibles, gameplay remains the same which is OK but variety is the spice of life and perhaps some advancement in landscape and character ability is needed in further instalments. A majority of the game is still going everywhere collecting various items and completing various side missions.
    Overall
    Enjoyable but lacking that Wow factor with something new being brought to the game like the previous instalments. Graphics and Sound remain good and the gameplay had some new features to keep us entertained but overall nothing to get me on the red bulls and playing days on end but also not bad enough to make my wife slap me to keep me interested.
    Scores
    Graphics – 7/10 – Would be a 9 but those 2 huge graphical errors ruined it.
    Sound – 9/10 – The sound is fine as usual, room for improvement maybe.
    Gameplay – 7/10 – Needs more than new weapons and side missions.
    Overall – 7/10 – Basically an extension to Black Flag to tie up loose ends, still enjoyable.

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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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