- The presentation side of the game has seen a vast improvement over the original and at times the visual aspects of the game look beautiful.
- There is plenty of exploration to be done in this game and traversing around the fantastic world with a lot of freedom is both fun and very enjoyable.
- Most of the gameplay holds up really well and if you look past the boring combat you end up having a great adventure with the all the other mechanics.
- In terms of content there is a decent amount for you to get to grips with and the price of the game is pretty decent considering you get all the DLC.
- The combat in the game feels very dated and it never seems to get into a full flow because of the awkwardness.
- Unfortunately I found the story to be a little boring and it didn’t always hold my attention, which is a shame.
- Whilst the main campaign missions are very good I found the side missions to be a little tedious and they failed to make an impact for me.
All in all considering it was only first released back in 2014 Assassin’s Creed Rogue feels like it was released a lifetime ago and that’s mainly because I’ve only been focusing on the masterpiece that is Origins. Rogue was a game that I did have some enjoyable moments with back in 2014 but it failed in a number of areas which held it back, I was however still interested in the remaster. Thankfully as far as remasters go it’s not a bad effort but unfortunately the problems that dogged the original remain intact in the remaster. Without a doubt my favourite thing about this game is the amount of exploration that’s allowed and having the freedom to do what one wants to do makes the adventure both fun and enjoyable. Unfortunately the story that follows the exploration isn’t as good, and at times it just bored me to death and basically it failed to hold my attention, which is a shame. Thankfully the gameplay isn’t boring and on the whole most of the mechanics that are in play hold up really well, but it isn’t perfect. The main problem with the gameplay that’s present is without a doubt the combat. The combat feels dated already and it lacks in terms of fluidity which meant getting involved in the combat elements often felt like a chore. If you like game’s where you can sink a decent amount of hours into them then you will definitely find that here. They’ve included all the DLC from the original game and the price is pretty reasonable, which is always good. Most of the content which is present is also pretty good and you will definitely enjoy the main campaign missions because they do include you a great deal along the way. The side missions though aren’t as good and I found them to be a little boring and in my opinion I don’t think they should have had as many as they did because it does make things have a repetetive feel. The presentation side of the game is where the most improvements have been implemented and I think they’ve done a good job here. Visually the game looks better than ever and when you accompany them with the improved sound design you end up having a more immersive experience than in the original. At the end of the day if you’ve never played Rogue before then I thoroughly recommend you try this version out before the original. Don’t get me wrong it still has its problems and it isn’t the best Assassin’s Creed game out there but it gets more right than it gets wrong and when exploring the vast world the game can be absolutely brilliant and that’s more than enough to warrant a recommendation from me.
I rate Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date (Xbox One): March 20, 2018