Average User Score: 4.6May 27, 2014The point of a PC game is that it's able to run on many different systems with little to no bugs stemming from someone using a specific type of part, such as AMD graphics cards.
The terrible optimization coupled with layers of DRM to keep you from playing makes you question if playing the game is worth playing before you even start it up.
No matter where you buy Watch Dogs, you will have to install Uplay to continue. Don't like it? Too bad.
Since Uplay is a necessary component to play this game, it should be included in the review. And as a game service, it's pretty terrible. With little customization, and attempting to mimic the gimmicks of the Xbox interface, along with intruding, in-your-face ads. The servers are barely able to handle the amount of people they knew would be buying the game and going through Uplay. All this would have been avoided if Uplay wasn't required.
For Uplay, as a game service, I give a 0/10.
Now, for Watch Dogs. The game was made for consoles, and as such, optimized for them. It was also made for PC, but then not optimized at all. Anyone with AMD cards will have a hard time running the game with decent FPS, and Nvidia users aren't better off, still having problems with FPS with high end graphics cards. The bugs, glitches, and crashes are all very bad for game that was delayed months. The bugs aren't even minor, with some making it difficult to continue to downright making you have to stop playing.
For the game, from what I was able to experience, I give a 2/10.
Taking the scores of both, ends with still 0/10.
The game isn't in a stage that it should have been released at. This is comparable to the WarZ release and controversy. It's unplayable and hates you for wanting to play it. Ubisoft will seemingly never learn.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Sep 21, 2012This game might not be for everyone, but it sure as heck is for a lot of them. The graphics are unique and not at all following the main trend of, "It must be realistic!" Which is always a good thing. The humor is rather dark, and it will at least make you crack a smile. The gameplay is more suited for hardcore and not for casual players. If someone who's not very good with games that require accurate mouse movement and constant movement around the map, they should play with a friend. The story is better than the Borderlands 1, along many other things, but it the questions of what the story is lingers. In this one, it's much more straight forward than the last; kill Handsome Jack. I've played about 5 hours and I'm loving it. It's moving a bit slow for my taste, but that's actually good. Only because it's got more content to go through, and they planned it out for you to level up as you go.
On the edge of buying this game? Buy it.
Didn't like the first one at all? Buy this one.
Thinking the negative reviews are true? They're not.
(I made an account just to give this game a better rating, if that says anything.)… Expand