Rated 9 out of 10 by LHJustin AC: Rogue is worth playing; don't miss out.
I was skeptical of this game at first because it was presented as a quick and sloppy mod of AC IV: Black Flag made only to make a few extra bucks from those who have yet to upgrade to next-gen consoles. Thankfully I was wrong. Assassin's Creed: Rogue is a full game experience that while borrowing much of it's content from Black Flag manages to present a compelling story and improve upon the previous gameplay mechanics. The only negative is the graphical errors, but they are few and far between. It's definitely worth picking up.
Rated 8 out of 10 by SavageExcrement Fun Gameplay, Decent Story
Like most people say, this game is essentially black flag 2. Their are two ocean maps instead of one huge one like black flag had, but the two together are close to the size of the Caribbean sea from black flag. The gameplay is almost identical but I had more difficulty with the navigation glitching, mainly when climbing in trees, than I did in black flag. Shay is an awesome character, one of the best AC has ever created. Haytham Kenway from AC3 also returns. The game is worth playing just for these two characters, but the story really doesn't make sense with the rest of the AC universe. I like how it ties AC3 and AC4 together, but all it does is basically swap the assassin and templar roles from previous games. Assassin's act like thugs like the majority of the templars from other games did, robbing innocent people and commiting crimes, something they've never done, and the templars are there to stop them. In every other AC game templars are terrorizing innocent people and the assassin's stop it. Overall, the game is good, and if you enjoyed black flag, you'll enjoy this. I just have issues with some minor holes that the story presents.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DarthBarfBlood Way more than another AC 4
I've read some of the stupid bad reviews and the meh-good reviews. Although the gameplay is almost identical to Black Flag, it adds some new stuff.
Big, beautiful open world set in an awesome location. It's great to get to go back to New York from AC3, and all the new locations are pretty cool too. But some of the locations are kinda bland, like when you're sailing around on the Morigan and you see all these beautiful forests that you cant go to. But what's really awesome is going to the North Atlantic and finding shipwrecked ships on an icy glacier.....
The gameplay is almost the same as Black Flag but add new things such as new ship weapons, the grenade gun, having to use gas masks when fighting assassins, and some more things. You can kill civilians again, but really hard bounty hunters come after you. As I've already said you can fight assassins, which is a really cool new addition. When an assassin tries to air assassinate you, you have one chance to counter the attack but if you fail it's a one hit kill on you......very awesome. Sometimes the assassins will use a smoke bomb on you, causing you to need to use your gas mask (perfect grammar right there).
And finally the story. I really really liked the story of seeing how and why an assassin would leave the Brotherhood for something......I won't spoil it :) Getting to see characters from AC3 and Black flag is very cool.
I definitely recommend this game if you liked Black Flag
Rated 10 out of 10 by DommyDaGreat Awesome game!
This game is great. New weapons, ship upgrades, and more. Cool new world in NY and America's colonies. You can also finally kill civilians! recommended to all!
Rated 7 out of 10 by IrkJoh Wish it was more than a mashup of ACIII and IV
And that pretty much wraps up my feelings on this. I like the game, it's visually stunning, but like so many other things I've seen, it's far too familiar. Admittedly I'm not all the way through yet, but I feel like I've met these characters before, though Shay is growing on me. The modern day stuff - so far anyway - does absolutely nothing for me and seems tedious and again - familiar. Maybe the Ezio trilogy set the bar too high, but it seems like a game that's more to placate the people who haven't gotten a next gen system yet. It's enjoyable enough, and as a huge fan of the series I'm glad I bought but really, I would rather go back and play Black Flag again.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ThatGamerChick019 An Exciting New Open World to Explore!
When I first heard of this game, I was a little skeptical about playing as a Templar. It just didn't seem like it was going to be any fun. Man was I wrong. The story was great, although I was disappointed that it wasn't very long (6 sequences). I thought it was very neat that they had some of the characters from AC3 and AC4. The setting is beautiful! There are so many new animals to hunt/harpoon. There are also different upgrades for your ship. There are just so many new things added to this game that are different from AC4. You can spend HOURS exploring everything this game has to offer and it's amazing!
Rated 8 out of 10 by DarthMacht Fun to play, lots to find, good store
This game was really fun it did a good pick up from AC4 and its nice being able to see both sides of the story.
Rated 6 out of 10 by TJV26 Same as ac4
The game was cool for as long as the story is going but after that it becomes really boring. It wasnt worth $60 it was just like ac4 where you finish the story then all you have left to do is upgrade the characters. the kill animations are the same as ac4 so it was really disappointing. So if you guys want to get i say either rent it or buy it when the prices go down. The story mode was pretty cool though, it connected to ac3, ac4 and even ac unity.
Rated 6 out of 10 by cameron1 Just another AC4
Well if you like AC4 you will feel as if you are having deja vu. Its the same game practically with skin changes. There is less open ocean to explore and it seems as canals and rivers. The story line is not going to make you beg for more but its not awful either. Just an average game. 5-10. If they would have had the same amount of conviction for this game as they did the new xbox one release i believe it could have been awesome.
Rated 8 out of 10 by NinjaCasey AC:Blackflag II : Narwhal Hunter!
This should have probably been released as a sequel to AC4 as it has many parallels ; Ship combat/upgrading/missions, warehouse raiding, takes place less than half a century after AC4, and my favorite thing to do ... lot's and lot's of treasure hunting! You play an Irish guy who loves to fight and make bombs. He also happens to be hunting Assassins, which reminds me of the playable Templar in AC4. I recommend buying this if you absolutely loved AC4 and want to do it all over a gain with a new map, story line, and some added features. Shooting Icebergs and finding treasure under it is kind of fun. Did I mention there are Narwhal's?
Pro's: Great graphics for XBOX 360, movement/combat is smooth, music is nice (kind of reminded me of Firefly/Serenity), huge maps (you get to explore NYC). Plenty of side activities from hunting animals, to crafting, to freeing slaves from enemy boats and adding them to your crew. New equipment like the the fireworks blowgun. Also you can hunt swimming Unicorns!
Con's: Outfits do not add armor or any type of bonus like in previous games. Fast travel does not always work when it should. Restarting sometimes fixes this. Also there is a "Stalker" system where assassins try to kill you wherever you go. This sounds good, but you actually start hearing loud whispers that remind me of the show Lost every time they are near you. This happens a lot more than you wish and there does not seem to be a way to stop this from reoccurring throughout the game.