Disclaimer: I’ve picked a side. This is not an advertisement for Assassin’s Creed Rogue, this is not a sponsored post. I am not here to convince you to avoid this game at all. I assume you’re here because you like games and at least want to like this one. Anybody who already doesn’t like a game, doesn’t care about it, doesn’t support it and still looks up news and blogs about it… is an asshole. I’m not really into Titanfall. You don’t see me in the comment section… “GAWD! This game sux! Play CoD Blops already. Geeez!” *Racial expletives aplenty* OH! And all the screenshots below are from the Playstation 3 version and are added for aesthetic purposes. I am getting my copy March 20th like everybody else.
Secret best Assassin’s Creed game… ev-er!
This is not some wishy-washy second look or some silly “how to know if this game is right for me?” nonsense. That high level journalism is left to the pros. I don’t have that kind of time. Let me knock this out for you.
If you’ve played it. Play it again. The campaign is brutally short and you are left with a seriously stupid amount of side activities. Seriously. A stupid amount. Depending on how you look at it. Aside from the main campaign you have, naval stuff like battling warships, liberating prisoners, looting abandoned ships, looting royal ships and other pirates plus a whole hunting crafting system to keep you occupied on top of upgrading your ship. On land you have a various assortment of forts to take over, villages to liberate and assassinations to intercept. Not to mention you can renovate places and take in games at a bar.
There are also several collectibles as well as a naval management system that allows you to send your fleet out to trade for more supplies as you go on doing your anti-assassin business.
Did you like Assassin’s Creed 4? This is like a really big expansion pack that encompasses an era of Assassin history with several familiar faces that span from Assassins Creed 3 to Freedom Cry to Assassin’s Creed 4 and manages to dip its fingers into Unity. The campaign, as I pointed out, is short but it flips the whole Assassin’s Creed mythology and flips it on its face and asks “Who are the good guys, really?” However, Templars are scum. We all know this. The game does a great job at painting a member of the enemy’s tribe as a hero, which is definitely how a dirty filthy rotten scoundrel would think. I kid… The protagonist is quite likable and you do root for him from time to time. Rogue does a great job of highlighting the flaws in the Brotherhood of Assassins and showing how they can turn allies into enemies who will stop at absolutely nothing for revenge.
It is actually great to see the decline of the Brotherhood which sets up the climate of their decay in Assassin’s Creed 3 and helps sew the seeds of their role in the French Revolution in Unity. The whole AC Universe is quite interesting in this era because Shay (the protagonist) Forrest Gumps his way through various timelines.
In conclusion, this was probably the better Assassin’s Creed game that came out in 2014 but only because it tried nothing new and stuck to the solid formula that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag established. This is AC4 with a brunette wig on it and a dash of Luck of The Irish.
So… If you’ve never played this entry in the series. Play this game.
If Unity let you down. Play this game.
If you hated AC4: This one is better. Play it.
If you wanted more naval combat in Thr–PLAY THIS!
There’s no excuse… if all you have a PS3 or 360, check your local bargain bin. Anybody wanting the version with a fresh coat of paint, it comes out tomorrow for your PS4 and Xbox One.
Carlos Sharkfist A.K.A The Jaded Gamer
PSN/Xbox Live: IamFN2K