Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered
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An adventure worthy of the Assassin's Creed faithful, particularly those seeking a down-to-earth story that fills in the backstory of the North American brotherhood.
Shay-Shay's maritime tale is still worth experiencing if you have need for the Assassin's Creed brand of piracy. On-land though, it shows its outdated mechanics.
Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered is a decent port of the original, with a major upgrade to framerate, textures and resolution on this generation's consoles, but is outshined by the latest entry in the franchise. It's still a good opportunity for those that never played this episode to try it out, but will feel outdated for some after having played Assassin's Creed Origins.
In this Remastered version of Rogue, although not much of the activities have changed and yes, in some parts, it looks exactly as how it did — but the game now runs smoothly to adapt to its wide environment. The visuals are more beautiful and stunning without the large amounts of bugs that had made the game only tolerable in the past.
Rogue could have been an essential game in the franchise, if only for the story and the rare chance to see inside the world of the Templars. Instead, we barely get any story development except for cameos and knowing references to other games. The missions are tedious and the lack of interesting locations is a step back from previous entries. Rogue might have scraped a three out of five if I’d reviewed it back in 2014, but in 2018 it doesn’t even deserve that.
Four years have passed since the release of Assassin's Creed Rogue for the last-gen-consoles. Back then a lot of people missed out on this game due to the near simultaneous release of AC Unity. With AC Rogue: Remastered these people now get their chance to relive the adventures of the Assassin-turned-Templer Shay Cormack during the Seven Year War. With 4K-support and sharper graphics the game looks better than ever, even though you can't ignore the age. The fighting system and the animations just feel old and if you have had enough of the old Assassin's Creed formula you should skip this remaster. Likewise, if you already have played the original. If you can overlook these points, you will have a jolly good time.
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’s initial release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 was significantly overshadowed by the simultaneous release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity as naturally, the greater part of players turned to the game released on next gen consoles (at the time). That said, many never embarked upon Shay’s journey, including myself making the remastering of this title a divine opportunity to fill in some blanks for presumably, a vast portion of Assassin’s Creed players.
If newcomers can look past some of the games dated flaws, there is a lot to still appreciate here.
Assassin's Creed Rogue was tones of fun and I personally am glad it got the remaster so that I had the chance to play it on current gen consoles. It was a nice chance to get to see Shay story in the whole series as well as a nice twist to play as a Templar.
It’s my favourite Assassin’s Creed of the last-generation and it’s now very close to the best one of this generation too.