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Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered review
by bgsmith3

Assassin's Creed Rogue is a prequel to Assassin's Creed 3, a sequel to the modern day events of Assassin's Creed Black Flag and the adventures of Edward Edward Kenway. Assassin's Creed Rogue takes place in the American colonies before the events of Assassin's Creed 3 and the arrival of Haythem Kenway. So this game provides incredibly vital information in regards to the colonial Assassins and the Templar threat in North America. The game is set during the Seven Years War and the game primarily focuses on the North Atlantic and the northern parts of the American colonies. The story is good. But a little too short for my tastes. There are plenty of twists and turns and the decisions made by many of these characters are logical, but the story doesn't build up to those major moments as it should. The modern day story outside of the Animus is still trash. There is no central character (besides "yourself") and you are still working in that stupid meta Abstergo game studio. As I may have mentioned before, this was not and still is not clever. Continually Ubisoft keeps focusing their attention on the Animus and genetic/ historical memories narrative. This is their strength. But if they want to have a gripping modern day narrative, they need to go back and look to see what made Desmond's story so interesting and try to add and further what they did there. But I'll come out and say it, the modern setting story (even in Origins and Odyssey is absolutely terrible).There is a vast open world free to explore. The sailing and exploration that was introduced in Black Flag returns with some minor additions for the North Atlantic setting. Most of the gameplay and mechanics from Black Flag seem to have been imported over to this game. So it's not necessarily the most inspired gameplay. The graphics and visuals are okay. Even on the remaster there seems to be some polish and updated visuals, but this is still clearly a former PS3 game. Overall the game is still pretty good. Were it given time and not released alongside Unity (which overshadowed this game's release on PS3), I think it could have been a better entry.

 Rating- 4/5

Other reviews3

Are you kidding me? A remastered version with 30 fps? C’mon. If I wanted to play something like this, I’d rather buy a really OLD game, not this “last gen” something.  
«Disappointment of the year»
«I could make it better»
The story is awesome, but Ubisoft can’t make good remasters. With this remaster you’ll get the same visual quality that the original had - so what’s the point? Only recommended to those, who pay more attention to the story, rather than the graphics - the plot here is outstanding, actually.