Who is Shay, the Irish Assassin Killer? - Assassin's Creed Rogue Preview

Find out who Shay Cormac is and what facing off against the Assassin Brotherhood as a Templar will be like in Assassin's Creed Rogue.

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20 comments
tchanah
tchanah

Why so enthusiasm about navel combat? Yes a small touch of it in ACIII was a good distraction. But a whole navel based game, which i thought would be good, ACIV Black Flag, I only played few hours and just let it go. That lacks the core aspects of being an Assassin. 

Fursnake
Fursnake

I am torn between pre-ordering this one or not. I'm not interested in pre-ordering Unity, but I got to get my AC fix in when these come out.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

Here's my prediction for future assassin's creed games: at LEAST 2 sequels to Unity, to make some kind of Napoleonic trilogy, which will make about 7 games set in the mid 1700s- early 1800s. Only then, I think, will we actually get a radically different setting. 

coop36
coop36

Needs to be an AC set in the 1800s. As some have mentioned, a game set at the end of the era of the Samurai in early industrial Japan could be fascinating. I dont know if an American cowboy assassin would work, I mean, there werent many tall buildings west of New Orleans unless it was somewhere like San Francisco. London might be a good setting. Tons of tall and highly condensed buildings to climb, landmarks, castles, political intrigue, etc.

Cryio
Cryio

The animation at 1:52, my God that is terrible.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

I really like Assassin's Creed, but c'mon:


Assassin's Creed 3,

Assassin's Creed: Liberation,

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag,

Assassin's Creed: Rogue,

Assassin's Creed: Unity


ALL set in the 1700s. Can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE have a different time period next? Please?

metallinatus
metallinatus

Man, now I am really upset with the lack of this game on Wii U....

Screw Unity, BUT YOU SHOULD COMPLETE THE DAMN KENWAY SAGA ON THAT CONSOLE TOO, UBISOFT!

skeet1964
skeet1964

The environments are always cool in AC games, but the gameplay looks exactly the same, stale and clunky.  To be honest, getting bored with the same wash, rinse and repeat AC gameplay.  Please scrap the mechanics and build something totally new and more fluid, fast past, exciting and intense.  The HUD icons are also getting way overused.

jlfost2
jlfost2

Assassin's Creed IV pt.2?

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

@Fursnake You haven't gotten your fix with the last 10 games? Maybe it's time you checked yourself into rehab. 

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@tom_cat_01 Still hoping for an Ac in Japan in the late 1800's (End of samurai) that'd be awesome.

raptor1998
raptor1998

@tom_cat_01 I agree, they should move to a different era and leave the 1700s alone for a while. Though Unity is inevitable considering the French Revolution was too big an event to ignore.

nazgoroth
nazgoroth

@metallinatus Agreed, if the X360 can handle this game so should the Wii:U.  (Getting it for xbox myself (before the flamesquad arives)

sirevanohio
sirevanohio

@metallinatus Why its for children with children games. You can play all the marios in the world but dont complain when you cant play grown up games.

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

@nazgoroth That would be interesting, but it would be pretty contentious, as, (especially in Japan,) the image of the Samurai is under a lot of scrutiny at the moment: the idea of them as a noble warrior caste is fading, and the truth about their practices of sexual abuse, plunder, political far-right conservatism and murder etc. is coming more to the fore. So if they do make a Samurai-era Assassin's Creed, I hope it doesn't romanticize them too much... 

tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

@raptor1998 @tom_cat_01 Yeah, I agree that the French Revolution is great fodder for this kind of game, but still, enough with the 1700s already. :)

jellyman68
jellyman68

@sirevanohio @metallinatus Yeah you should probably try online gaming. The amount of children (and manchildren) playing these so called "grown up" games is unbelievable. I usually end up playing Nintendo games online with other adults, and the experience is a lot more pleasant as a result.

coop36
coop36

@tom_cat_01 They didnt romanticize the crusaders in AC 1 much, or some of the American founding fathers in AC 3. I would expect them to try to be honest about Samurai as well.