Ubisoft has released a PS4 and Xbox One version of one of my favourite Assassin's Creed games today. Back in late 2014, I raved about the marvellous Assassin's Creed Rogue. Then, I'd recommend it to anyone. Today? It depends.
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It's not often that a brick-and-mortar retailer captures your attention in the middle of a gargantuan Steam sale, but that's how the tide has gone in the last few years. The sales just aren't as good any more -- and the fact that Australians still get slugged in US dollars makes it even less enticing.
But that's the opportunity EB are taking up right now, with a end of financial year sale. There's plenty of games that priced at surprisingly reasonable levels.
Video: Assassin's Creed Rogue didn't stand a chance when it met an AC obsessive like me. All three game maps cleared after some 36 hours spent playing on my PS3. If you're wondering about that boat in the lower left of the North Atlantic, I got that too.
Assassin's Creed Rogue was released in November 2014 and almost immediately forgotten, which was a shame, since it was pretty good, but also understandable, since Unity was both louder and flashier. Well, the delayed PC release of Rogue is hoping to make up for that.
Last year's Assassin's Creed included references to Watch Dogs. This year's Assassin's Creed Rogue for PS3 and Xbox 360 has a joke about another Ubisoft game, the lovely Child of Light. Check it out, if you don't mind a tiny spoiler about where part of Rogue takes place.
Video: Remember the last-gen Assassin's Creed comes out this week too. Unity's been getting all the hype from Ubisoft, but Rogue looks like it might be improving on the best parts of last year's Black Flag.
Briefly: Assassin's Creed: Rogue is coming to PC in "early 2015", Ubisoft just revealed at the end of a new trailer for the game. Still no word on the availability of new-gen versions of the game.
My problem with the Assassin's Creed games is that I always try to play them like stealth games, and Assassin's Creed is not a very good stealth game. It's a great action game, when it wants to be, but it's just not built for stealth as anything other than a side-mechanic. It's not adaptive enough; stray from the level designer's script for a second and you're screwed, drawn into running or fighting instead.
While the Assassin's Creed Rogue debut trailer was CG heavy, we now (finally!) get a look at Rogue's gameplay -- on land and at sea.