Assassin's Creed Rogue
A must own for any fan
This game is amazing, plain and simple. It tells the story of Shay Cormac, on his journey from an adventurous Assassin, to a cruel and dedicated Templar, and the way Ubisoft Sofia tells it is so realistic, there is no points where it seems predictable. The combat has been beefed up from say Black Flag, due to you facing off against your once comrades, the Assassins. The naval gameplay is very well executed. Since your ship, the Morrigan, is much smaller than the Jackdaw from Black Flag, it is much easier o turn and face off against enemy ships. All in all, this game is fantastic so far, I can wait o dive deeper into the dark story of Shay Cormac
Refreshing new story! A must own for AC fans
Now this is better than Unity, it may not be as good looking but that's not what makes a game. The story is great! Finally a unique story for the franchise. Although it is quite short. The locations are very interesting and if you've played AC3, AC4 or even unity, you will see characters and information connected between them all. Rendering isn't the best while on a rooftop looking at far away buildings but it is an old gen game. The combat is still bland for me tho, its too easy and the animations are from Edward in AC4. Naval is expanded just a little bit and the characters are very good even if they are on screen for a limited time. I felt connected to Shay more than Arno. His voice actor did a fantastic job and the writters did a great job with a story that ties into previous and this years games.
A bad guy worth playing as, must have!
If there's anyone out there who is looking to play a game that pins you as the bad guy but doesn't make you be a completely heartless jerk to do so, then this is the game for you! This game truly sets out what it advertised: Showing the age old war of Assassins and Templars through the other side of the battlefield. The gameplay is very similar to Assassin's Creed Black Flag with a large nod to Assassin's Creed III as far as environment is concerned. Any Assassin's Creed fan definitely needs this and, without spoiling, really gets you geared up for the next game in the series (Unity). Additionally, anyone who wants to play the series in order, this game is between Freedom Cry and Unity.
I have played every Assassin Creed game that has been available for PS3, PSP, AND THE VITA. This game has great graphics and good game play. The story is different from your normal assassin creed game. There is so many new places you get to visit in the ancient times during the late 1700.
Its the same old play. I really like the AC series have them all. By far the best ones are the 3rd one and black flag. It seems to me its the same old play. I found this game short compared to the 3rd and black flag games. It wasn't worth $60 but its at $39 its fine. I would like to see if they can take a new AC into maybe the ww1/ww2 or maybe the Korean war type era( not to many games if any that have explored this era) . I like the story lines. Just felt unfulfilled after I finished this one. I do play the games twice to see lasting appeal. Just found this one not that appealing for a second play through. Ubisoft debacle they had with black flag was frustrating. Over all I like the series.
Same old Same Old
If you liked black flag you'll this is a cheap spin off from that. It's ok just nothing really all that great. It is a solid game good story, but really fails to impress. You can tell this is just a filler game.
Better Than AC: Unity
My biggest reason for buying this game, not just because it's part of the Assassin's Creed story, but because you get to play a part of a story as a Templar. Being able to visually see what there are some Templar with Assassin training was an eye opener. If you truly enjoy the story of this game, you should buy this game. You find that there are other aspects to enjoy, such as having a ship having, but you will also have something new. Having to watch out for other assassins and different strategies to achieve your objectives was great. The only downfall to this game was how short it was. I was able to complete this game within a few days, where most take a few weeks, at the minimum. I also miss riding a horse.
Time will tell.
So far has been everything that I expected from this game.Having played all of the Assasins games so far .This is definitely better than Black Flag.I am glad that they have finally starting showing the other side of the coin.Need to continue down this path.Gameplay is smoother and seems to be overall better.Much more detail than previous games.Thank you hope more to follow on down this line.
For Hardcore fans only...
I've been a big AC fan for a while now and I love the tension between the Assassin's and Templars, but prior to Rogue we've always seen it from an assassin's perspective. Assassin's Creed Rogue puts you in the shoes of Templar Shay Patrick Cormac and lets you see the war from a Templar's side. Story (9/10) The story is excellent and really interesting. (Without spoiling too much) The story takes place after IV and before and during III. The story really connects the two, and shows you where certain elements of AC III come from. Graphics (7/10) The graphics are nice, but look dated unlike AC IV running on PS4 sometimes the textures of the faces of people and the graphics of the environments looked a bit weird. Gameplay (8.5/10) The game mechanics work very similar to AC IV, and so many things you come to love are back like Shanties and a huge map. However, the gameplay may distract you from playing the story. Lasting Impact (8/10) Just like AC IV you can explore islands, look for maps, and other things. However, there are Assassin Interceptions where you need to protect a target from falling to the blade of the Assassins. Overall, AC Rogue is a good game with an excellent story for hardcore fans that will leave you wondering "Are the Templars really the bad guys?" and with the fun of elements from AC IV this game will not disappoint.
everything you know of the creed in a "new" game
Being a fan whose mastered all the core assassins creed games. I was very disappointed in Rogue, it's black flag with icebergs. The story opens the lamest way to date and it gets boring after only a few hours as you start notice you've done EVER SINGLE THING in this game a thousand times already. Ben Franklin makes the only engaging and enjoyable missions in the story which is sad because the assassin turned Templar idea was genius but it becomes painfully obvious early on that ubisoft focused entirely on unity and got lazy with rogue throwing out an old game with ONE new interesting character (not shay) and a new coat of paint...