Assassins Creed Rogue Remastered – Xbox One Review
Our Xbox One review of Assassins Creed Rogue – Remastered
Assassination Creed is one of Ubisoft’s biggest projects. With the originals following the story of Ezios ancestors they decided to take a new approach with the release of Black Flag back in 2013 and Assassins Creed Rogue is a sequel to that. Originally released back 2014 it has now been remastered and is also enhanced for the Xbox One X and 4K compatible. Since it is a Ubisoft game, I highly recommend connecting to your Ubisoft club account and get even more out of the game.
The story is set in the 1750s and follows the story of Shay. Shay’s story is to hunt down his former brotherhood who betrayed him. You will get feeling of black flag as you play throughout this game as it is based a lot on ships and the open seas. Weapons and characters can also be compared to those in black flag. As well as this there is also a lot of free roam available which was also available in black flag but there is more on offer here.
Not only are there story mission available for you to play but the free roam overs a much wider experience. In free roam you can do whatever you want whenever you want, within reason. If you want to go and take out enemy ships and loot them, go ahead. If you want to explore new islands and jump from tall places, I recommend it. Or if you’re a gamer who would rather find all unlockables and hidden items then you go for it! Free roam is one of my favourite things in any game and this does not disappoint. The fact that I get to do what I want between missions or even during them makes this game much more enjoyable. Sometimes it’s nice just to sail across the seas listening to your crew talking rubbish or singing their way through life. Other times I would rather swing across trees, climbing high buildings and hunting animals. The fact you can transition between this in a matter of minutes is amazing.
Since you are just in a synchronisation, when you get out of this you are out of the 1800s and back in todays day. You can wonder around looking at other peoples business snd picking up their devices but what I also liked was that every now and again you would see a book lying around with a Far Cry cover on, I thought this was a good easter egg seeing as the new Far Cry has just been released too.
I mentioned earlier about the collectables in game. Each island offers a different experience. With every island laid out differently to the last and each one offering a different amount of collectables you won’t be getting bored any time soon. Each islands offers hidden chests that you can loot, animals which you can kill and a high point where when you press B it shows you the whole island. There are lots more available from enemies to Animus pieces. You will have to put the hours in if you want to find them all!
As well as finding Animus pieces there are also Asbergo Challenges. These are challenges that aren’t mandatory, you may unlock just by playing but can also try and achieve if that how you want to play. An example of these are perform 10 air assassinations or skin 5 animals, they could also be pickpocket £200 or climb a total of 500 meters. There are many many more so take a look and see what you can achieve. You also get rewards for doing these. Every 5 that you do unlocks another Cheat. Cheats are a bit of fun but your game will not be saved. The first one for example, when activated allows Shay and his ship become immune to damage.
One of my favourite things to do on here was Harpooning. This is where you get into a small boat with a crew member and use a harpoon to kill an animal. The first one I did was a killer whale. It was a completely different experience to anything else in the game but was very fun to do. You have a limit of harpoons and you can only take so much damage. Take too much damage and the whale will get away.
I mentioned earlier about skinning animals. This is very useful as they can be used to craft other things. You can use the skin off of animals to create pouches that let hold more ammo or grenades. You can also use materials such as wood and metal to increase the armour on your ship. If you feel like you have to many materials or skin or feel like you want more money then you can sell these at the shop.
Assassins Creed Rogue brings back a lot of iconic features from previous games such as hay bales but also offers new experiences such as the environment and the settings. It also offers a completely fresh story which is good for all Assassins Creed players. The remaster version offers even more with better graphics and 4k ready gameplay.
Assassins Creed Rogue offers 1000G over 46 achievements. There isn’t any that stand out gamerscore wise but there are a few that sound like they could be fun to get such as putting 5 enemies to sleep with a sleep grenade at the same time or destroy 100 icebergs. There are also some that sound a lot more challenging than others. For example capturing all forts or settlements doesn’t sound like something you could be doing in just a few minutes.
All in all I would recommend trying out Assassins Creed Rogue Remastered if you’re a fan of the series or have played it back on the Xbox 360. If you have played it previously it would be good for you to compare them and see how much really has changed. For a price of £24.99 it is worth trying it out if you have the Xbox One X or if you are after a different gaming experience.
Price – £24.99
Publisher/Developer – Ubisoft
Website – Rogue Remastered
Review code supplied by XCN