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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
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: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 15 out of 32
  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. Mar 2, 2015
    9
    The game looks great, its plays just fine. I found it to be enjoyable. Upgrading your abilities is cool as well. Pretty amazed that this gameThe game looks great, its plays just fine. I found it to be enjoyable. Upgrading your abilities is cool as well. Pretty amazed that this game exists on the Wii U and for that I give ubisoft credit. There is no other experience like this available on the Wii U. Don't listen to haters the game runs just fine on the Nintendo. Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2015
    5
    I've never liked Ubisoft. I just didn't agree with their business ways. However after picking up Watch Dogs I realized why dislike UbisoftI've never liked Ubisoft. I just didn't agree with their business ways. However after picking up Watch Dogs I realized why dislike Ubisoft

    Gameplay: Watch Dogs plays like GTA but with hacking. While that is a pretty harsh statement, that's how the game felt to me. Its just the click of the button and that's it. I hated the puzzles in this game and overall the game just didn't impress me. f

    Visuals: Watch Dogs looks pretty good. While it may not be as good as the PS4 and XBOX ONE versions it still is pretty good.

    Sound: The games sound is mostly sirens and people talking, Not much to say

    Replayability: I normally don't say this but Watch Dogs is too long. It seems to drag on and on and on. Aiden is already boring enough so that's probably why it feels long.

    Difficulty: It isn't exactly hard.

    Conclusion: Watch Dogs isn't that interesting. The hacking mechanic is cool, but the way they used it simply wasn't impressive. Hopefully Ubisoft can make a better open world game than this.

    Final Thoughts: Mediocre
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  5. Dec 3, 2014
    1
    This is just a very mediocre, straight up Xb360 & Ps3 port, with even worse framerate than those systems. Ubisoft was definitely lying whenThis is just a very mediocre, straight up Xb360 & Ps3 port, with even worse framerate than those systems. Ubisoft was definitely lying when they said this game would look better than on the last-gen consoles. If you want quality third-party games, then you'll send the wrong signal by supporting this game.

    There are much better third-party games for the Wii U out there, you're better off supporting those instead. Just take my word for it, don't waste your money on this junk, unless you find it almost for free at the bottom of the bargain-bin pile.
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  6. 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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  7. Nov 18, 2014
    0
    Watch Dogs genuinely displays everything that is wrong with video gaming nowadays: - Derivative rip off storyline Ubi ripped off from PersonWatch Dogs genuinely displays everything that is wrong with video gaming nowadays: - Derivative rip off storyline Ubi ripped off from Person of Interest. - Gameplay copy-pasted from other Ubisoft titles. - Gimmicky and dead "open" world with only collectibles being there to pad out the gameplay time. - Under-delivered promises, lies, expectations not met. And yet the average casual gamer will eat that sh*t up like no tomorrow. Expand

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