On Final Thoughts On Assassin’s Creed Rogue

I would strongly suggest reading my first post on this game before continuing. It covers some thoughts and initial frustrations I had with this game. With that said, here we go. I’m not changing my opinions on what how I think the game was rushed, because after having finished the game I still think that is a valid observation. I think a lot of the assets from previous games were re-used, but later in the game you do have some “new” areas. The thing about this game is that it is very much more of the same. I don’t feel like I can talk about the controls or side missions in this game because I’m sure I’ve said it about other Assassin’s Creed titles. Or if you’ve played any of them for yourself you’ll know what to expect. I also burned through the story because I wanted to finish before … Read more…

On A quick note on Assassins Creed Rogue

So, first off, I haven’t gotten very far in this game yet. Not even two hours of gameplay so far. I’m a bit behind in even starting this game because it’s been sitting in my “to-do” stack since it came out. So to start off with, I’m pretty aggravated at this game, and so this is not going to be a kind post. From what I’ve played so far this game should have just been called “Black Flag 2” (the subtitle to Assassins Creed 4 was Black Flag). The reason I say this is that it is almost exactly the same game. Which is not saying much because I’m sure most of the games in this series are all pretty much the same game. That isn’t to say I am not a fan of the series as a whole. This game by itself just seems to be very much a … Read more…

On Engaging Fictional History in Games

In a couple of weeks two new Assassins Creed games come out, Unity and Rogue, for the PS4 and PS3 respectively. I’m a huge fan of the series so I have both games on pre-order and am very excited to play through the story and meet the new characters as well as to see how it ties in to the overall story. So in preparation of this I have spent the last few days replaying Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag (aka AC Pirates). I think I’m currently at the midpoint in the game. Far enough in that I have upgraded the ship and can handle most sea battles, which means I’m taking a break from the story to work on completion. While playing there was a cutscene involving a fairly minor character and I thought to myself how most of the characters are based on an actual person so was … Read more…