Average User Score: 4.6May 28, 2014I'm about 10 hours in with 14% completion. Only 3 out of like 40 (I think) story missions done, and still several types of missions that II'm about 10 hours in with 14% completion. Only 3 out of like 40 (I think) story missions done, and still several types of missions that I haven't started yet, as well as several more of each type I have tried.
There is a lot to do, some stealthy, some shooty, some trippy, some hacky, some goofy, some serious... sersiouly a lot to do in Watch_Dogs.
So, I feel pretty darn good about this games length.
I continue to have a blast just wondering around hacking people for money, listening to their phone calls, reading their texts, peeping into their homes and apartments. lol.
I see a lot of complaints about the driving, but I think that's just because it "feels" different than GTA or Saints Row, so you kind of have to re-learn how to play. I guess people hate that. Learning.
But I love the WAY it works, hacking streetlights so it takes out an armored convoy that didn't even know I was there. Or slamming on the brakes and firing a barricade so my chasers fly by me and slam into it. Raising a bridge with juuuust the right timing so that I can jump over but they cannot follow. Time it just right and you get an awesome slow down so you can admire your hacking (timing) skills.
It's fast, its dynamic, you always have options over the GTA/Saints Row staple of "drive fast" and I love it.
Tried some of the Multiplayer, it's interesting, kinda like AC but you are trying to stay in range without getting spotted, or trying to spot who is after you. The matchmaking system is kind of a bummer, because you are locked out of a lot of activities while you are queued in the MP system but its another thing to do in the world and it (and all the other activities) is better than ALL of those "things" to do in GTA.
The game continues to run great for me, no lag, no stutter, no crashes, no memory leaks, no bugs aside from a tiny bit of open world funk here and there, I haven't had to get new drivers or anything, just install and play.
Really hoping the buzz on this game turns around a bit.
Yes it sounds like AMD users are having more trouble. Yes it sounds like there is some weird FPS issue with PCs that should completely overpower this game's engine. Yes Uplay was down for a while today a couple of times causing some trouble for some people to download the game.
But that's no reason for people to give 1 or 2 star reviews. Or even to not recommend it to others.
That said Watch_Dogs might not appeal to every single GTA/Saints Row/AC fan out there... but I liked those games a lot... and I can't wait to have some free time tomorrow to play more.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jul 14, 2013Kind of a mix between Mass Effect (character dialog choices and reputation system), Fallout (loot, overall setting and crafting) and SkyrimKind of a mix between Mass Effect (character dialog choices and reputation system), Fallout (loot, overall setting and crafting) and Skyrim (real time combat but with dodges and parries) this game is a severely over looked and under rated gem.
The level design does leave a lot to be desired and even the updated voice over and dialog is still not great. But the atmosphere, the story, the characters, the combat, the crafting and anything else you can think of are all very interesting and fun.
Sure it's not the longest game, but at 1/3rd the price of most new games, I can't really complain.
Hope to see a bigger sequel from the same developers.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jul 4, 2012Not just another dumb MMO.
Real puzzle quests, hugely deep character customization, fast paced hot-key combat, and challenging dungeonsNot just another dumb MMO.
Real puzzle quests, hugely deep character customization, fast paced hot-key combat, and challenging dungeons with multiple difficulties make this not just another click to win MMO.
On top of that you have lush visuals, creepy sound effects and 8+ years of lovingly hand crafted environments that are just teeming with atmosphere, extremely solid voice acting from major actors and strong writing.
Honestly if you don't like MMO's and wont give them a chance this might not win you over, but if you enjoy MMO's and don't get frustrated when your hand isn't constantly held in character development and quest/puzzle solving... The Secret World is a dream come true.
Also I'd like to quickly point out how shocked I am at other people's comments:
1)"TSW has bad graphics" What game are you playing and are you playing on a 10+ year old system? My PC is 6+ years (with a video card that currently costs $100), runs TSW at medium to high and it looks stunning. Like Skyrim stunning, I guess if those style of graphics just aren't your thing, you are out of luck.
2)"TSW has bad character development" 9 weapon types of which you choose two which give you access to about 120 abilities to mix and match any which way you choose, 7 passives and 7 actives at a time, but also another 60 or so abilities that don't require a weapon that you can mix in without changing weapon types. If that wasn't enough you aren't locked into your two weapons at any time! Switch to any of the other 7, (9 in total) brings the game to almost 600 abilities... Not deep? It couldn't really get much deeper. This comment might refer only to the fact that the skills (another system on top of abilities) system is very simple, but changing this would only allow people to unintentionally gimp themselves and that's a can of worms I hope the gamer world could some day agree to be over.
I've been playing MMO's for 15+ years...think MUDs like at play.net, UO, AO and EQ. I've played every MMO I can get my hands on from then till today... My personal opinion is that The Secret World is a wonderful addition to the MMO genre where there are very very few good new entries, and a lot of silly dumb games.