Assassin's Creed Rogue
Interesting new twist.
When I first heard about Rogue it intrigued me. An Assassin's Creed game where you're a templar who hunts assassins? That's very interesting can't wait til midnight to pick this up.
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.
While it doesn't add much new to the gameplay of the previous iteration of the series, the story is what makes the game worth playing. It connects the story plot points well, returning characters from Black Flag and III into the mix. Very unique main character. Overall, a very good game.
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.
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.
I find this game very boring and the gameplay wasn't any better.The game I really wanted to get was Assassin's creed unity but no I have to pay $400 dollars for the xbox one for just a $60 dollar game in the end I was stuck with assassin's creed rouge.
I must say they announced the game 3 months before it was released and the story was really good. the gameplay is the same but its the last time we'll see it. A huge new open world to explore. Overall really good game if you like this series or want to get into it I highly recommend this game
Looking good, Templar . . .
The cinematic showed that your character was once an Assassin but defected to being a Templar. I for one have been waiting ages to play as a Templar in an AC game. I only wish it was for Xbox One and PS4 as well, just to get the best out of my systems. But, if it is only on Xbox 360 and PS3, I'll still trust Ubisoft to create a magnificent game for all of us to play. If only it didn't come out in Brokevember, when I pre-order this, I'll have 5 games pre-ordered, two games come out the same day, twice! If this is the case with any other player like myself . . . Good luck.
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!
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.