Assassin's Creed Rogue stars Shay Patrick Cormac, an 18th century assassin who realises that certain artifacts should not be controlled by anyone after a series of environmental disasters that can be attributed to them. He goes against the orders of his superior and is promptly betrayed by the order.

After being rescued by the Templars he is convinced to join their order as his views are more aligned to theirs, and so begins his journey against the assassins.

Assassin's Creed Rogue was the last game in the series released on the previous generation of hardware and the last that takes place in the Americas that started with Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. As such, the gameplay mechanics are improved versions of that epically awesome game. There are several upgrades to black flag with the Naval mechanics receiving the most, including Arctic Environments, Puckle guns, Ship boarding by the enemies and what was most shocking to me is that because Shay's Ship, The Morrigan, has a shallower draught it allows for travel up rivers.

There are improvements with the combat system with counters now being timed and the button can't be held down like previous games in the series. Due to the Templars having better resources than the assassins, Shay now has a silent Air Rifle that has Various Ammunition and works like an upgraded version of the blowgun previously used by Edward Kenway.

The Remastered version of the game now runs at 1080p on Xbox One or 4K on Xbox One X and has improved anti-aliasing, better draw distances and dynamic shadows, which is especially noticeable on the Xbox One X.

The Smoke and Particle effects are improved which is very much appreciated when shay or the enemies use smoke bombs that obscure vision. The improvements also allow more NPC'S to be present on the screen at any one time which makes the world feel more realistic.

I am glad that this game got a second lease of life because it was overshadowed by Assassin's Creed Unity and the problems it had at launch, which was a shame because this game was the better one of the two. I especially enjoyed the story and how the Templars were fleshed out into more than a simple villainous organisation. Assassin's Creed Rogue is well worth getting especially if you missed it first time round and it seems like it may be a while for the next iteration of the series.