Ubisoft, the world-renowned game developer behind franchises like Prince of Persia, Rayman, and Far Cry, gifted the gaming world another riveting title in their popular action-adventure series – Assassin’s Creed: Rogue. The game was a global project involving Ubisoft’s teams from Sofia, Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan, and Bucharest, providing another thrilling chapter to their rich anthology.
A STROLL THROUGH HISTORY
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue escorts us to the heart of the 18th century during the tumultuous period of the Seven Year’s War. The protagonist is Shay Patrick Cormac, a former member of the Assassin Brotherhood. Following a deep-seated betrayal, Cormac becomes a formidable Templar, hunting down his erstwhile brethren. The narrative weaves an intricate web of loyalty, betrayal, and revenge across three prominent locales – New York, the Appalachian Mountains, and the chilly northern Atlantic Ocean. This narrative progression brings an exciting climax to the Kenways saga introduced in previous entries, Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
GAMEPLAY: A FAMILIAR DANCE WITH A NEW BEAT
While the gameplay for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue retains its core mechanics, it offers a fresh twist. The classic blend of primary and side missions that require utilizing the protagonist’s extraordinary agility and fighting skills is a staple. However, the game’s enemies now present a broader challenge as they inherit assassin-like attributes. Their ability to conduct aerial attacks or use their surroundings to their advantage adds a layer of thrill to the gaming experience. In essence, your foes are no longer sitting ducks; they’re hunting hawks.
NAVAL WARFARE: A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME
Like its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue boasts naval gameplay. Commandeer the Morrigan, a swift ship equipped with advanced weaponry, superior to Edward Kenway’s Jackdaw from the previous installment. Among the ship’s advanced armament arsenal, the Puckle gun is a standout, representing the technological prowess of the period and providing players with an edge in those riveting naval battles.
LONE WOLF: A SOLO ADVENTURE
Interestingly, Ubisoft decided to exclude the multiplayer mode from Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, a consistent feature since the 2010 installment, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. This decision compels players to delve deeper into the single-player narrative and focus on the protagonist’s journey, creating a more immersive and personalized gaming experience.
VISUALS: CONTINUING THE LEGACY
Visually, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue mirrors the graphic quality of its predecessor for seventh-generation consoles, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. It keeps the bar high by providing engaging visual aesthetics that enhance the authenticity of the historical period and the game’s immersive nature. The picturesque locales and meticulously designed characters ensure a cinematic experience that holds players captive to their screens. It’s the cherry on top of this action-packed adventure.