What’s the point of the Rooks in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate?

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I always like having a base and a crew in a game. I know it’s silly, but it appeals to my desire to be a leader or something, especially if I’m going against the current big bad evil authority. It’s why I loved the Suikoden franchise and why Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood had such an appeal for me. Now, the Rooks from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate seem poised to fill that gap in my life.

Over on the UbiBlog, there’s a whole bunch of new info about the Rooks, the gang that the Frye twins grow and control in the game. They are sounding a lot like the brotherhood from Assassin’s Creed II, but with a whole lot more customization:

The Rooks are an extra blade in a fight. They’re the guns watching your back while you ride around the city. They are distractions when you need to slip through an area unnoticed. So what can the Rooks do for you? Pretty much anything. You can even unlock the Little Rooks upgrade to get special deliveries like resources, money and ammo from the children of London.

Both Evie and Jacob can command the Rooks and depending on how far you’ve upgraded your leadership ability, you’ll be able to order five of them around at a time. You can also upgrade and train the rooks themselves, getting them up to level 9, so they’ll be rather beefy when you bring them into battle. Plus, there are some cool ways to bring them into battle.

If you have more than one Rook, one will sit up in the driver’s seat with you and the others will climb into the back. You can also pile your Rooks onto a fire engine and tear through the city. This is especially cool if you want to drive that fire engine straight into enemy territory and let the Rooks do their thing. It’s also nice to have an extra hand riding shotgun with you in case you attract any unwanted attention while you’re on the road. Your Rooks can help keep enemies occupied while you focus on navigating the streets of London.

Drive my firetruck of pain into enemy territory? Sounds like a plan to me! There are a bunch of ways to upgrade your Rooks, from helping them sabotage enemy weaponry to building up a shell company. That’s quite a savvy gang you can build. I just hope I can recruit random people on the street to join my gang and build my base up – that sort of thing makes me far too happy.

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Last Updated: October 7, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • HairyEwok

    If I ever bought this game their job would be to Rook me in the eyes and tell me that I Rook.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Calling it now, Oliver Twist will be your delivery boy.

    • HairyEwok

      Plot Twist, Oliver is the final boss.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        “Jacob Frye, you have failed this city guv’ner”

        • HairyEwok

          He’s special signature move would be to get your liver in a Twist, The O liver Twist.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            With onions & gravy, just like Jamie’s.

          • HairyEwok

            This is a legit boss now.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The reason he’s the big bad is because he’s a weapons dealer that uses his profits to secretly fund Nicaraguan rebels.

            And now I’m all out of Olivers. One more & I would’ve gotten a free coffee.

          • HairyEwok

            What’s more horrible is Oliver Twist is Jack the Rippers son. Dun dun dunnnnnn.

    • Hammersteyn

      Perfect, every time you start the game but have not purchased the season pass or DLC he can pop up and ask “Please sir, can I have some more”

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Wow… Wednesday is Pun day is seems.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      #PunThursday:ThePrequel

      • HairyEwok

        That’s not Punny…..

        • VampyreSquirrel

          I think he Pun-ted it pretty well.

          • HairyEwok

            If he Punts well then he should go kick for our Rugby team.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            But he’s #foreverSP… #I’mNotPunnyAnymore

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Sonder puns? :/

          • VampyreSquirrel

            As jy wil sonder puns wees, dan sal jy.

            Why do I try to think in Afrikaans when I’m sober? I should know it doesn’t work.

  • Nikola

    I can’t believe it but I am actually excited for Assassins Creed again:))

    • Hammersteyn

      I’d rather play MEHd MEHx

      • Nikola

        All u play is Destiny now days, not to say I don’t but u take the cake, oh and your backlog is juuust growing hahah:)

        • Hammersteyn

          XD

  • Hammersteyn

    Let’s take a step back, What’s the point of Assassins Creed?

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      Aparently, the Never Ending Story…

    • Nikola

      Yeah like after the 3rd like the main story plot has kind of been lost now it’s more about just different stories set in a different time! Stil Black Flag was awesome

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