Watch Dogs Wii U

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  • Summary: Watch Dogs is an open-world action adventure game in which you must use any means at your disposal to take down a corrupt system. Watch Dogs takes advantage of Wii U with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago to be displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features off-TV play,Watch Dogs is an open-world action adventure game in which you must use any means at your disposal to take down a corrupt system. Watch Dogs takes advantage of Wii U with a detailed and interactive map of Chicago to be displayed on the Wii U GamePad. The game also features off-TV play, letting gamers continue playing Watch Dogs solely on the GamePad. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 23, 2015
    80
    Watch Dogs for Wii U is a solid sandbox, with good ideas and an original setting, but missions get boring and some game mechanics are not well implemented.
  2. Nov 27, 2014
    80
    While Watch Dogs is not as brilliant as it could have been, it's a good game for sandbox fans.
  3. Nov 26, 2014
    78
    Watch Dogs has some smart gameplay mechanics. Hacking is a great experience full of possibilities, and the game perfectly combines stealth situations with good gunplay. However, Watch Dogs has two problems: driving isn't at all polished and has some graphical issues. The Wii U version doesn't justify the delay.
  4. Jan 15, 2015
    68
    Watch Dogs comes on Wii U six months after the original release with no extra content, no DLCs and some framerate issues: definitely not a big deal for Nintendo users.
  5. Nov 30, 2014
    65
    How did Ubisoft manage to take 6 months to port the PS3/X360 versions of Watch Dogs onto the Wii U? A very long wait that's justified by nothing when we see the low quality of the graphics and the lack of improvements whatsoever. It might be worth a try to those who only own a Wii U and hence will never experience GTA 5.
  6. Dec 17, 2014
    60
    Watch Dogs for Wii U is still a fun game but it is just poorly made. There are a lot of technical problems and driving in particular is really bad. We had to wait six extra months for a mediocre game.
  7. Nov 28, 2014
    40
    Technically speaking, this Wii U version of Watch_Dogs is awful. Add to this the lack of control while moving the camera, targeting or driving, and we can say that the 6 months-delay wasn't worth the wait... Next!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 44
  2. Negative: 18 out of 44
  1. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    I cant understand the bad ratings here.

    For me its the best Watchdogs. Okay the Graphics are not so good like on PS4 or Xbox One, but the
    I cant understand the bad ratings here.

    For me its the best Watchdogs. Okay the Graphics are not so good like on PS4 or Xbox One, but the WiiU Gamepad makes the differnce.
    Its a cool feature to hack the people with the pad or us the map.
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  2. Mar 12, 2015
    10
    Truly an unforgettable Ubisoft experience smashing together GTA and Assassin's Creed. Quite a sight to see. A 10 may be a stretch, but itTruly an unforgettable Ubisoft experience smashing together GTA and Assassin's Creed. Quite a sight to see. A 10 may be a stretch, but it CANNOT be missed. This is the definite version too. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    8
    Great game.......................................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Nov 26, 2014
    7
    I feel like Watch dogs on Wii U is kind of a lazy port from Ubisoft. It didnt came with any dlc, because the other platforms did have dlcI feel like Watch dogs on Wii U is kind of a lazy port from Ubisoft. It didnt came with any dlc, because the other platforms did have dlc and it came 6 months earlier. But at its core its still Watch dogs and it still is a solid title. Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2015
    3
    Like many gamers, I really wanted to like this game. The problem I found with Watch Dogs is that, I wasn't enjoying the game. I played aLike many gamers, I really wanted to like this game. The problem I found with Watch Dogs is that, I wasn't enjoying the game. I played a couple of hours of it, I tried to push through it in the hopes that it gets better. It doesn't. Watch Dogs has a lot of mechanics by which gamers could have enjoyed: driving, stealth, hacking, story. Unfortunately all of the mechanics are mediocre at best.

    The driving sucks so bad and it feels so out of control (unfortunately you DO need to drive for many missions) I had to play Mario Kart 8 to feel good about driving on the Wii U again.

    The hacking is quite fun in-mission where you can hack to get explosions, block roads, change traffic lighting, etc. but the hacking in systems is really boring, it's like one of those pipe puzzles of the past.

    Stealth is terrible. And this is the most surprising thing about this. Ubisoft has implemented fantastic stealth with Splinter Cell. Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Splinter Cell: Conviction were my all time favourite stealth games, where the stealth mechanics is perfected. Even Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag's stealth was pretty good! But in Watch Dogs, it's just so badly implemented, you get ruthlessly and quickly detected in some missions, it's unforgiving.

    Honestly, I don't mind much about story if gameplay was fantastic. Unfortunately, even the storyline in Watch Dogs was platonic. I never really felt like I cared for Aiden or any of the other characters.

    So in the end Watch Dogs had promise, but delivered none of them. I'm saddened that I stopped playing the game after about 5 hours in, simply because I don't enjoy playing the game. It's a real pity, as it had promise.
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  6. Mar 28, 2015
    0
    Ummmm... what the heck is this game????!?! WHAT IS THIS GAME??!??!? THIS IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!! WORST GAME OFUmmmm... what the heck is this game????!?! WHAT IS THIS GAME??!??!? THIS IS THE WORST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!! WORST GAME OF ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  7. xrr
    Nov 20, 2014
    0
    I don't want to spend a lot of time to write in details why this game is bad as I already wasted 70 EUR.

    - Graphics are a shame : Strong
    I don't want to spend a lot of time to write in details why this game is bad as I already wasted 70 EUR.

    - Graphics are a shame :
    Strong and permanent aliasing (welcome back to the PS2 era)
    Half of the world pops up (when driving above 20 MPH)

    - Gameplay is at an alpha stage :
    Driving a car makes me laugh
    Driving a bike makes me cry
    Can't jump (and this is annoying)

    This is a first time I write a review online because it is the first time I felt raped.
    Also, because I find it less painful than actually playing to the game.

    I am sure some part of you is still thinking that Watch Dogs could be a good deal if bought used against 20 bucks. It is NOT.

    This game is boring, totally (and will make you sick).
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