It’s time. I promised it, and I shall deliver. Why Rogue is the Best Assassins Creed Game I’m gonna be blunt. I’ve always hated the Order of Assassins. They’re obnoxious. They masquerade as heroes, destabilizing governments and murdering people, then go about their merry way regardless of the number of lives they’ve destroyed. On the other hand, we have the Templars. Wanna rule the world. That’s... that’s it. And the Assassins wanna stop them. But for all intents and purposes, the Templars always look like they’re misunderstood; the Assassins look like fucking terrorists. And that first point is what makes Rogue special; it finally acknowledges the Assassins for what they are: fucking shit. In other AC games, you spend money on upgrades and ammo and blah blah blah. That’s here, in Rogue, but know what else the Templars do? THEY BUILD ALMSHOUSES AND SOUP KITCHENS. The Templars ACTUALLY FUCKING HELP PEOPLE. The change in traditional AC perspective gives an opportunity to see the world of AC through the eyes of the “bad guys”... and the Assassins actually end up looking even worse for it. As of Rogue, we get to see that Haytham’s comments at the end of III actually had weight to them; he was convincing to begin with, all the more so considering what we see of Achilles and his Brotherhood now. The Templars hey their day in the sun in the AC series, and what I found obvious from the first AC is now all but stated bluntly: the Assassins were never the good guys. As for gameplay... it’s Black Flag. But BF was fun. So fuck you, reviewers. No, it doesn’t add much, but Rogue is more a spin-off than a mainstream AC game: and to be completely honest, if I were to count it as a main game (which I do), I’d say it should be the last. Don’t even play Black Flag unless you really wanna be a pirate. Play Rogue last, and never another AC game; the original, III, Rogue, and maybe II are all you should bother with. Because the games that follow (Syndicate, for example) try to make the Assassins the heroes again, and it doesn’t work. Their name has been rightfully tainted after Rogue. 9/10 because fuck the Assassins; I also had a lot of fun playing this.