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  • Summary: In the near future, London is facing its downfall: the people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the vulnerable. The fate of London lies with you, and your abilityIn the near future, London is facing its downfall: the people are being oppressed by an all-seeing surveillance state, a corrupt private military corporation controls the streets, and a powerful crime syndicate is preying on the vulnerable. The fate of London lies with you, and your ability to recruit a resistance and fight back.

    Watch Dogs: Legion delivers a never-before-seen gameplay innovation that allows you to recruit and play as anyone you see in the iconic city of London. Every single character in the open world is playable, and everyone has a backstory, personality, and skillset that will help you personalize your own unique team. Bring your characters online and join forces with friends to take back London in four-player co-op missions, end-game challenges, and daily events. Welcome to the Resistance.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Oct 29, 2020
    100
    It’s got a great story with a fun and inventive design. The “recruit anyone” mechanic is well designed and well implemented as are the ideas of what happens when characters are taken out of commission, regardless of whether you’re using the permadeath mode or not. The world is gorgeous, continually inviting you to dive back in and see what/who you can find.
  2. Nov 5, 2020
    85
    Watch Dogs: Legion really impressed me with its ‘recruit anyone’ mechanic. While I wasn’t initially sure what to make a the non-central main character, it really didn’t affect things as a whole expected it to. The city of London is visually impressive and I’m constantly deep scanning NPC’s I come across to see if they’d make a worthy DedSec member. If you’re a fan of the series, Legion improves many facets of its gameplay, has a great campaign with clever writing and had me wanting to hack the planet by the time the credits rolled, even if the odd crash here and there frustrated.
  3. Oct 28, 2020
    80
    Watch Dogs Legion is an anti-fascist game, and it's admirable that it sticks to that message and sees it through to a satisfying and affirming conclusion. It also bolsters the franchise's clever hacking gameplay to offer more creativity than ever. One of Legion's more profound messages is about what it means to be a true Londoner, and by the game's end, you'll have a DedSec crew made of wildly diverse and disparate citizens from unique cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds--all united in their goal to restore their home. If anything, that's as powerful a message for the game as you can get…Watch Dogs: Legion struggles with tone at times, but its empowering message about unity and justice still shines in a game that is as absurd as it is impactful.
  4. Nov 8, 2020
    80
    It’s a vibrant and exciting open world full of a wealth of missions, side missions, and recruiting to do, complemented by some decent visuals and brilliant audio work. As the hours have progressed I’ve become ever more excited for the opportunities that it throws up, so much so that now I’m already well invested in upcoming DLC and the promise of multiplayer elements.
  5. Though the replacement of authored characters with procedurally generated avatars has mixed results, Watch Dogs Legion is unique among GTA-style open world crime games as a result. The city is vast and beautiful, your options for vigilante havoc very broad and the potential for it all to explode into a memorably janky anecdote generally sky high.
  6. Nov 25, 2020
    65
    My gripes really stem from the place of being a fan. Anyone entering Watch Dogs: Legion looking for a by the books open world game is going to find a lot to enjoy. There are small puzzles to solve, plenty of collectibles, lots of missions and I would say the shooting and driving are the best this series has ever been. Fans of the series like myself however will be disappointed by the lack of enjoyable characters as well as stand out missions and story beats. With how close Legion is releasing to Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising it feels like Watch Dogs: Legion was left to fight for your attention and your money with less money put into development. I would recommend both Watch Dogs 1 & 2 as well as plenty of other Ubisoft experiences from the last few years before Legion at full price.
  7. Oct 30, 2020
    50
    If you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s open-world design, then you’ll enjoy this game to an extent, but there’s little done here that Watch Dogs 2 didn’t do as well or more so in 2016. It’s a fun stealth-action open-world hacking game, but it’s one that falls under its own weight in many ways. So please, do not play the Xbox One S version. Like the first Watch Dogs, it over promises, under preforms, and this soon-to-be previous-generation version will be forgotten quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 78 out of 323
  1. Nov 10, 2020
    10
    In age of mostly mediocre/bad games this one actually stands out with more unique mechanics than others.
  2. Nov 4, 2020
    10
    Любой, кто говорит, что эта игра - технический кошмар или что происходят регулярные сбои, абсолютно врет.
    Я играл более 5 часов без сбоев.
    Любой, кто говорит, что эта игра - технический кошмар или что происходят регулярные сбои, абсолютно врет.
    Я играл более 5 часов без сбоев. Может эти люди не умеют обновлять драйверы что ли ?? Я не говорю, что это техническое чудо, но он работает отлично.
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  3. Nov 4, 2020
    10
    Doesn't deserve that low user score, i would like to bet tons of these 0's are fake accounts made by losers who are angry that cyberdelay 2077Doesn't deserve that low user score, i would like to bet tons of these 0's are fake accounts made by losers who are angry that cyberdelay 2077 moved into late december and now they let their anger out on this game. lol.
    Legion is overall pretty enjoyable game. Nothing super special.
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  4. Nov 8, 2020
    9
    I wonder where these haters are under watch dogs legion youtube videos that have thousands of likes, oh wait.....these people generally don'tI wonder where these haters are under watch dogs legion youtube videos that have thousands of likes, oh wait.....these people generally don't watch english language youtube channels. Only english language site they know is metacritic. It all makes sense now. Solid 7-8 game. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2020
    8
    I would say I'm halfway through the game right now. The story is dark, and I'm glad. The city is absolutely breathtaking and has plenty ofI would say I'm halfway through the game right now. The story is dark, and I'm glad. The city is absolutely breathtaking and has plenty of tiny details.

    Conceptionally the design of the game is groundbreaking so full points for uniqueness here. That being said its not perfect, some actors are voiced poorly but for all of the actual NPCs they are voiced pretty well. Hell even the the ones that are voiced have a good variety of voice actors. People bombing this game probably 1) dont like watch dogs to begin with and thought this game would change their minds. Or 2) think that this game was going to be a materpiece. All in all if you enjoyed the previous entries pick it up, if you are short on cash wait for a sale, but to deny that there is a solid game here is just wrong and negative
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  6. Dec 23, 2020
    5
    Une nouvelle ville pour ce troisième Watch Dogs et un terrain de jeu fort bien fait en matière d’infiltration à haute technologie ; comme deUne nouvelle ville pour ce troisième Watch Dogs et un terrain de jeu fort bien fait en matière d’infiltration à haute technologie ; comme de coutume et à l’instar des deux précédents épisodes, l’interface et les possibilités sont bien pensées et étonnamment variées : détourner, pirater tout ce qui passe, roule ou dépasse… et vole (!) s’avère ici très gratifiant.

    Une ville vivante, pleine de drones, de bagnoles et de gens, notamment des gauchistes qui se font régulièrement tabasser par les forces de sécurité d’Albion, on ne s’en lasse pas ! j’essaie de les aider et d’électrocuter à distance tous les gauchiasses antifas gueulards et 100% social justice warriors à la petite semaine mais je ne peux pas faire grand-chose de plus… hélas.

    En effet, ici, on incarne tous les trous de balle qu’on recrute au fur et à mesure afin de libérer la ville des vilains fachos pas gentils (des violences policières, oui, oui !). On recrute tout un chacun ou chacune via des petites missions qui se révèlent malheureusement très répétitives… mais leurs compétences sont assez différentes pour que ça vaille le coup. On peut regretter qu’un peu trop souvent, les missions de la campagne tournent à l’affrontement bête et méchant (et brutal) mais la maniabilité reste sans reproche à cet égard.

    On ne peut en dire autant de la conduite complètement ratée, encore pire que dans Watch Dogs 2 qui était déjà en net retrait à ce sujet par rapport au premier, le premier Watch Dogs dont la conduite était justement l’un des points forts ! on remarque le même souci mais moins marqué pour l’araignée-robot lors de phases de plateforme plutôt mal venues, ma foi.

    Mais le plus gênant, le mot est faible, le plus insupportable dans WDL demeure sans conteste d’une part son espèce d’histoire complètement fumée et désespérément nulle à chier, et d’autre part son agenda de mange-merdes de gauche au taquet, sans arrêt, un agenda de caliméros justiciers particulièrement lourdingue et navrant.

    La vulgarité est souvent de mise, on se croirait dans un GTA de base, y compris et surtout en français mais aussi en VO, à croire qu’à Londres, il n’y a que des trappes à ordures sur pattes. En outre, l’agenda du vivre ensemble, du multi-culturalisme migratoire et du grand remplacement fait ici des ravages ! ce n’est pas pour rien qu’on surnomme cette ville le « Londonistan »…

    Le jeu est en tout cas très beau mais on aurait préféré un mode performance à 60 im/s sur next gen plutôt que cette raie tracée de mes deux limitée à 30, laquelle est fort mal implémentée : c’est du raytracing du pauvre qui sert vraiment à rien et qui pue du cul. Le jeu n’est que peu buggué… sauf quand il plante. Un dizaine de plantages au bas mot pendant mes 65h de jeu !

    Enfin, la fin décomposée en plusieurs parties est un brin lourdingue et n’en finit pas, tandis qu’on zappe ces dialogues ridicules et ces cinématiques de crevards, de ces gilets jaunes high-tech de mon fion et qu’on doit « neutraliser » toute une armée ici et là…

    Décevant donc mais pas mauvais, ce Watch Dogs Legion est certainement le moins bon des trois, le plus mal écrit, raconté, le moins crédible de tous, le plus ridicule sans conteste ; heureusement qu’on s’y amuse de temps en temps quand même ! à mon grand dam, j’ai ramassé pas mal de merdes à collecter et ramasser mais cela reste totalement optionnel et aucun farmage ou grind n’est à signaler : un bon point par les temps qui courent.
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  7. May 29, 2021
    0
    Ubisoft forces you to accept online data capture and sharing to play the console game locally. Seriously, you cannot play the game locally onUbisoft forces you to accept online data capture and sharing to play the console game locally. Seriously, you cannot play the game locally on your console without a valid login on their website, and agreeing to their terms of sharing your data. Unbelievable.

    Even if this isn't a problem for you:
    * the only way to authenticate is to manually enter a complex password via the xbox gui -- there's no option to sign in and link your account
    * website refuses to use valid/real mobile phone numbers for verification
    * website breaks/blank page if you enable and successfully verify by email
    * support responses are insulting and dehumanizing

    In short, the experience of dealing with Ubisoft's completely broken user registration and data theft has so burned me that I'll never find out whether this game is half as fun as it looks.
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