No one was surprised when Ubisoft announced a new Assassin's Creed game today for PS3 and Xbox 360. What is shocking, though, is that this last-gen game actually looks better than the new-gen Assassin's Creed Unity.
Assassin's Creed Unity may turn out to be a better game than Assassin's Creed Rogue. The greater capabilities of the PS4 and Xbox One, coupled with Ubisoft's desire to reset the series, make Unity a promising game. Still, Rogue has many advantages over its PS4/XB1 counterpart.
Shay Patrick CormacMain character Shay Patrick Cormac is a big factor in Assassin's Creed Rogue's appeal. He has arguably the most interesting story of any hero in the series to date.
Shay starts the game as a young Assassin. However, after a mission goes sour, he's betrayed by the Order. After surviving their attempt on his life, he decides to become a Templar. The game follows him as he hunts down the Assassins who wronged him.
This will be the first game in the series to show us the Templars' perspective of their secret war with the Assassins. We I'm excited at the chance to look inside their organization. Maybe we'll come away from the game with a better understanding of what makes them tick.
The gray morality of Assassin's Creed Rogue's story interests me, too. In the past, Assassins were always the good guys and Templars were the bad guys. Shay's particular situation makes us question those assumptions.