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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 64
  2. Negative: 5 out of 64
  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. 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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