Assassin's Creed Rogue 8 Minute Video Features Arctic Naval Combat

By William Usher 3 months ago discussion comments
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The more I see of Assassin's Creed Rogue the less interested I am in playing Assassin's Creed Unity. Both games couldn't be further apart in how they're depicted and being promoted, with one showcasing a very fascinating and complex character-story and the other seemingly retreading ground from Assassin's Creed II. The gameplay for both games are also miles apart, with Rogue sporting a lot of upgraded features from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, where-as Unity is kind of a fresh start for the series on the new-gen consoles. It's really hard to like the latter when eight minute videos featuring some nifty naval gameplay taking place in the Arctic make Assassin's Creed Rogue look like the definitive AC game due for release this year.

The video moves along at a pretty quick pace and there are even tons of content that manages to get skipped over for the sake of time constraints. Even still, we learn about the new naval weapons that will be at the player's disposal, including the ram for colliding with other ships, the burning oil for putting other boats on fire and the front cannons to slow down or weaken ships before getting in close.

All the standard naval weapons featured in Assassin's Creed III and Black Flag will also make return.

Settlements lined along the coast will be available as well, giving players something to do in between larger missions.

We also get to see one of the boss fights in the game, featuring a showdown between Shay and an enemy Assassin... that's right, Rogue will have players donning the role of a Templar, but it's not so cut and dry. The complexity of the story opens the game up for some really good twists, assuming that the writing stays consistent and on par to the concepts introduced within the game.

What's more is that we also find that there are additional animals to hunt in both the water and on land, including but not limited to a new kind of whale and polar bears. Hunting animals will enable players to unlock new crafting items, armor and more.

There are also hidden items players can unlock while traveling around and randomly destroying icebergs. It's a neat little way to keep players entertained and interested while they sail across the great expanse of the Arctic ocean.

Right now, Assassin's Creed Rogue is definitely looking like the better Assassin's Creed for this year. Is it possible that the game could appear on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC? Well, let's hope so because gamers are already geeked to play Rogue, even if it's only for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Knowing Ubisoft, it's likely that we'll see Rogue appear on the new-gen consoles sometime next year.
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