Assassin’s Creed Rogue – game review

18th century, North America. Amidst the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Brotherhood of Assassins, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the American colonies. After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins.

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is the darkest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise yet. Follow your own creed and set off on an extraordinary journey through New York City, the wild river valley, and far away to the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic in pursuit of your ultimate goal — bringing down the Assassins for good. For the first time ever, experience the Assassin’s Creed universe from the perspective of a Templar. The acclaimed naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games have been enhanced in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game also gives players new weapons to use on both land and sea in pursuit of taking down the Assassins, including a new ship called the Morrigan.


Some significant time of playing you will spend on Shay’s ship – Morrigan. Morrigan now has some new features –  New features include new ship-based weapons such as releasing an oil slick which can then be ignited, Puckle guns, and the ability for enemies to board Morrígan during ship-to-ship combat.  The arctic environment also features into naval gameplay and exploration, as certain icebergs can be rammed with an icebreaker. Also, swimming causes the player’s health to rapidly deplete due to the frigid waters of North Atlantic.

For combat, the game introduces an air rifle, which allows the player to silently take out enemies at a distance. The air rifle can be outfitted with a variety of different projectiles, such as firecrackers. The player can also use a grenade launcher, which fires off shrapnel grenades and other loads. Enemy Assassins feature archetypes similar to previous games, using skills that players have been using since the original game; they can hide in bushes, blend in with crowds, and perform air attacks against the player.


The main character of the game is Shay Patrick Cormac, a twenty-one year-old recruit to the Brotherhood of Assassins who grows disillusioned with their methods and their cause just as his career as an Assassin begins. He eventually betrays and abandons the Assassins after an assignment ends in disaster, and is later accepted into the Templar Order, offering his services as an Assassin Hunter after seeing some of the Assassins groups used as allies have taken to terrorizing New York. Given access to near-limitless resources, Cormac sets out against his former companions, with his actions having dire consequences for the future of the Brotherhood.Cormac has ties to the events that occur in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Appearances from previous Assassin’s Creed characters include: Haytham Kenway, the secondary antagonist of Assassin’s Creed III; Achilles Davenport, Ratonhnhaké:ton‘s mentor; and Adéwalé



While Rogue advances the naval combat,Unity y goes back to the more traditional gameplay of the Assassin’s Creed series and the added ability to customize your assassin something like you do in RPG’s. The main character now uses a Phantom Blade, which is essentially a hidden blade mixed with a crossbow. This provides a long-range combat aspect similar to the air rifle, but with a completely new parkour system, movement around the city is considerably different compared to the more traditional wall-scaling methods present in Rogue.

Rogue takes place in the North Atlantic. You’ll travel between destinations similar to Black Flag. There are multiple locations as you travel the North Atlantic in search for assassins to hunt down. However, the underwater diving missions from Black Flag are not featured here due to the frigid temperatures of the water. In fact, your character rapidly loses health when you dive into the water.

Unity goes back to the roots of the Assassin’s Creed series by retaining the entirety of the game within the confines of Paris. The game takes place on the eve of the French Revolution, making tensions high within the city. You will also have access to the catacombs below the city, and with the raw size of Paris and the new parkour system, you won’t feel limited by only being able to visit a single environment.

Assassins Creed Rogue doesn offer multiplayer,while Unity gives you opportunity to play mulitplayer in co-operation mode.

Unity will release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows, while Rogue will be available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. With the two games releasing on November 11th, it can be a difficult choice for gamers who own current generation and previous generation consoles.

Both games are made in a such a manner that you’ll want to buy both of them, because each one gives you something different.Such a thing is expected from Ubisoft,isn’t it! But we shouldn’t complain. Of course these are mainstream games, which can have well known flaws, but it is good to have it so you can choose what to play.