Watch_Dogs combines an astonishingly detailed world, a gripping storyline, creative game mechanics, a myriad of missions and activities, and improvisational tactical sandbox gameplay to create a truly next-generation open world game. Phenomenal. No other word for it.
It raises social and governmental questions around a person’s right to privacy. It delivers combat, stealth, story, and an incredible amount of side content to bring the whole world to life. I’m amazed at what the team at Ubisoft has delivered here, and I’m glad that they treated the hacker world with more respect and attention to detail than any other game or movie to date.
The main character has the charisma of a wet piece of cardboard, but other than that, Watch Dogs is solid and a great foundation for Ubisoft to build on in the future. Having spent many hours in virtual Chicago as Aiden Pearce, we’re only hungry for more.
The game is a sort of inverse of Grand Theft Auto 5: triumphant in ambition but faltering in execution. Nowhere is this more apparent than in those NPC bios, which can’t seem to decide if they’re funny or serious.
Even though I feel its story is often weak and its action isn't that different from other games in the genre, I still enjoyed my time with Watch Dogs. It turns out that the old stuff still works, and the strong-but-standard mission design kept me entertained, most of the time. It's rough around the edges, though, so if you don't settle for anything less than the best, you'll probably be disappointed...But hey, Watch Dogs 2? That'll probably be pretty cool.
- the various hacking skills feel cool to use
- bunch of cool ideas that unfortunately go unrealized
- the driving is awful
- Aiden is monotone and boring throughout most of the story
- the story itself is generic
Not much to say about the original Watch Dogs. It is just the most bog standard Ubisoft video game you will play. Open world, meh story and a bunch of side activities. On the topic of those.
So many side activities require you to drive. And my god is this driving one of the most broken things ever created. I personally believed that it was created by a group of chimps that thought cars stick to the ground like they weigh thousand tonnes and move like ice skates. I can't overstate how bad it feels to drive in this game. And you are going to be doing a lot of driving.
Other than that the game is a standard cover shooter that is beyond braindead easy though looks good at times. And that is the thing with this game that pisses me off the most. This game has all the potential and no execution. Everything is half assed or down right boring.
The story is a cliche revenge plot. The protagonist is a brooding monotone dude who has one or two good moments. The villains… Eh, who cares? Not memorable to survive in your head two days after you roll the credits.
All in all, Watch Dogs is a bunch of good ideas and promises that go unfulfilled. Shame, I'd rather play the game from the trailers.
This game ****.... it has a horrible story, the 'missions' 90% of the time just consist of the side missions either repackaged or not even. The framerate is also horrendous i had drops at least every 10 minutes especially when a lot is going on. If you never played this one you didn't miss out on much a totally forgettable GTA ripoff
SummaryIn the modern uber-connected world, Chicago has the nation's most advanced and integrated computer system – one which controls almost every facet of city technology and maintains critical information on all of the city's residents. You assume the role of Aiden Pearce, a notorious hacker and former thug, whose criminal past lead to a viol...