Tagged With assassins creed rogue

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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.

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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.

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The biggest plot twist in Assassin's Creed history is this: Assassin's Creed Rogue, the least-hyped console game in the series, the one we had good reason to think would be bad, is...a very, very good game. It's a must-play for any AC fan.

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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.

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Late last year, Assassin's Creed publisher Ubisoft sent a survey to me and other players of their long-running top franchise. They were asking for our reactions to Assassin's Creed IV and oh, uh, just wondering what we might want to see in future games. Well. They weren't really just wondering.

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The second forthcoming 2014 Assassin's Creed game, formerly discussed under the codename Assassin's Creed Comet, appears to be called Assassin's Creed: Rogue and feature the return of sailing gameplay and a protagonist with possible Templar loyalties, according to a leaked trailer. UPDATED.