Assassin’s Creed Rogue review: More than just a consolation prize

On deck her landlubbers, we set sail! Freedom is calling, the icy wind of the North Atlantic fills the sails with air. But what does freedom and the sacrifices you have to make for them? This is the central question in Assassin's Creed Rogue whose answer is a young assassin on the track and she believes to be found in the Templar. Not the only crux, is the title but also in the shadow of his big brother Assassin's Creed Unity, which appeared simultaneously with Rogue for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Anticipation was but said: Rogue is more than just a consolation prize.

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North America in the 18th century. The Seven Years' War breaks out. The French fight against the British for control of the local colonies. In the midst of this scenario is maturing a young assassin. Shay Patrick Cormac is determined, committed and a little too self-confident. However, he never really questioned the actions of the Assassin Brotherhood, lives according to their creed and performs good their orders.

But there is an incident and Shay turns away from the Assassins. His new companion: the Templars. From then he fights on the side of Haytham Kenway and Thomas Cook to put his former brothers and masters the craft. The background story of Assassin's Creed: Rogue not only fills the gap between action Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed 3, but also completes the North American Trilogy.


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New story in ancient garb

Away from the story puts developers Ubisoft on well-tried. In full gear and well equipped it sets out to spy on targets to pursue or kill. Here weapons you help as the hidden blade, the gun or smoke bombs. The air rifle replaced immediately the blowpipe and verschießt silently sleeping and berserk arrows and firecrackers as a distraction. In addition, you get a grenade launcher, which is you in many a situation of use.

On combat system unfortunately nothing has been done differently in Unity. The K.I. continues to play to overwhelm and has partially immense dropouts. With so-called band Schleichern attacking from ambush in the style of an Assassin, is trying to force the player to sneak strengthened and impede him some missions by but that does not really succeed. The troublemakers are in fact above all: annoying. Even with the banal City walk lurk look up, and thus act as annoying barnacles on your digital cloth bag.

Enormously successful, however, are again the naval battles. Against your ship, Morrigan, the Jackdaw of Black Flag is an antique. Equipped with mortars, combustible oil and the new Puckle-Gun you are the boss at sea. The reinforced bow also ensures that their hesitation to break through the thickest ice and can carry through Rammattacken to the bottom of the sea small ships. But beware: As of now, you too can be boarded. The spices up not only the gameplay, but can be the salvation in the midst of a battle. You are victorious can repair your ship and return as strengthened into battle.

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Assassin&# 8217; s Creed Rogue review: Haytham Kenway with new signing Shay.

A dream in cold

Anyone familiar with the Assassin's Creed series, know that you can always rely on an element: A stunning game world of enormous size. This is no different at Rogue. Your area covers three zones. The River Valley with lush meadows and picturesque mountains, the revised version of New York from Assassin's Creed 3 and the icy North Atlantic. The latter is a particular challenge, because you can not sail comfortably around in the icy area and must constantly dodge icebergs or through snowstorms. You should put more heat you also, if you plan to go overboard: Are not fast enough to land her die namely an agonizing Kältetod.

In terms of graphics, the setting in Assassin's Creed makes Rogue her a lot. While it is since Black Flag no quantum leap has taken place, but it runs on my Xbox 360 but liquid and in my case, except for one or two exceptions, free of errors. Of course, the difference from the current console generation is enormous, &# 8211; However, in the realm of possibility everything was taken out what was going on &# 8211; and the like.

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Assassin&# 8217; s Creed Rogue review: With the Morrigan you break loose by any icy landscape.

We digress ...

... and we do in Assassin's Creed often deliberately. The endless choice of side missions loads a formal one to leave the path of the main story. In Rogue you can escape from the hard day's business by you complete as hunting missions, sabotaged Assassin missions or collect items. Collecting here is a good point: In addition to the old armored chests, Animus fragments, treasure maps and atmospheric shanties, their pilfered now Viking swords, totems and bright artifacts to bag some point further rewards. But that's not all.

Also, you earned it with the construction and renovation of New York and smaller settlements in passing something. The same applies to the Seekampagne where her your fleet sent to you on the prowl. Are you looking for action from, can you vacate warehouses empty, lift up band quarters and conquer the fort. The wide range makes up about two-thirds of your play time from &# 8211; if ye full use of all possibilities.

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Assassin's Creed Rogue does many things right, but unfortunately much wrong. The Templar story works only partially, because I somewhat think the motives behind the conversion spongy on the one hand and on the other a problem with that was, at one time hunting beloved characters to make like Achilles in Part 3 and Adewale from Black Flag - but this is my purely personal opinion. The battles are still not balanced correctly, the K.I. is simply too stupid and some missions have driven me because of inaccurate control when climbing into madness. In addition, I had the impression that the Abstergo story branch continues to sink into insignificance.

That sounds worse than it is, because basically Assassin's Creed: Rogue an entertaining game with teething problems that we already know from the past. The title is a solid conclusion of streaky North America series, which will surely employ me as a sympathizer of the series for a few hours.

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