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In retrospect, 2014 must be considered one of the most important years for the Assassin’s Creed series.As Assassin’s Creed Unity I was illuminating the message board for the wrong reason. That’s how Ubisoft spent a year developing something great last year. Assassin’s Creed OriginsAnother entry in the series has been quietly released for the PlayStation 3. Assassin’s Creed Rogue Continued to build on the foundations built by its predecessors, but in a world where Baek’s adventures across ancient Egypt already exist, this remaster is sticking to the very formula that Ubisoft has abolished. But can you hold on?
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Assassin’s Creed III When Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, When the protagonist Shay Patrick Cormac transitions from Assassin to Templar, following a betrayal from his own brotherhood. After some of the advanced precursor techniques have been used to bring death and destruction to innocent life, Shay undertakes it to himself to wipe out what he once fought with.
This is a really interesting twist for the series. All other articles celebrate the spill of the Knights Templar’s blood, rather than pitching the assassin as a problem. It feels like a deconstruction of all our expectations, as the game asks tough questions about the Order of Assassins and its notions of loyalty and trust, and goes further. It’s a dangerous story that rewards you in the greatest way, in the last 30 minutes you need to experience for yourself.
Of course, alongside historical deals, there is a current storyline. Once again, we are employees of Abstergo Entertainment, as the virus robs most of our office servers. It is our job to bring them back online and to interact with Animus to explore the memories of Cormac. In the tradition of the series, this component is completely disposable as Ubisoft continues to insist on linking everything to the real world.
Perhaps the biggest hurdle on the path of Assassin’s Creed Rogue Mustard is the presence of the Assassin’s Creed Origin. The latest entry overhauled the combat system and redefined the open world and how it operates. This remaster clearly hasn’t received these improvements, so it feels obsolete in the gameplay sector. This is a very old Assassin’s Creed game with an immeasurable amount of collectibles to pick up, an eagle vision to help you, a territory to take over, and sync points to climb. This creates a T-shirt according to the original gameplay formula. Combat uses the traditional method of dodging attacks and waiting for the right moment to be attacked while parrying.
But its decisive feature is the voyage and combat of the ship, which feels like the culmination of everything that came before it. This should be the best implementation of Assassin’s Creed’s Navy element. With just a few additions, the experience feels almost new again, and you can even beat the black flag. Shay’s ship, Morrigan, offers an extended upgrade path. As it is currently happening in the Arctic, there are very harsh winds to deal with that can be off course or blown off by one of the many icebergs in the area. Ice sheets also pose a threat, but can be destroyed by properly placed shell shots. Boarding enemy ships to plunder was a regular occurrence in previous titles, but now the same can happen. Normally, you need to eliminate a certain number of enemies, but it’s still a clever trick to protect yours much more than to focus on stealing someone else’s.
On land, gameplay sticks to a trial-and-error formula. Stalk targets in tailoring missions, hide in bushes as victims pass by you, assassinate enemies in the air, and use hidden blades to kill worthy people. This is where you feel your gameplay is the oldest because you struggled to adapt to the game’s climbing mechanics. Nowhere is the freedom to scale as much as Shay, compared to Bayek, who can easily climb steep cliffs.
As a remaster, this experience maintains a solid state of 30 frames per second with no drops, delivering graphics upgrades comparable to PS4 launch games. The environment and landscape look great, but the character model, especially the face, has its flaws. It tends to look a bit bold and blocky, as emotions can be lost due to the lack of detail. PS4 Pro owners will receive a clean 4K image, but other than that, upgrades are minimal at best.
Assassin’s Creed Rogre Mustard sits in a slightly strange place. It’s a good game in itself, but after the release of Assassin’s Creed Origin and the major improvements it brought to the series, trekking across the Sea of Shaperrick Cormac feels obsolete just four years after its first release. If you can go back to the original formula of the franchise, the experience is worth it, thanks to the compelling plot and the excellent Navy mechanics. But if you get tired of the recipe, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Mustard does nothing to pull you back.