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GTA 5 vs. Watch Dogs: 'There's space for more than one great game in this world'

"Watch Dogs" is looking to be one of the top franchises in gaming, and Ubisoft's development team more than believes they have another great series on their hands.

In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com today, Jonathan Morin, who is the creative director on "Watch Dogs," talked about why gamers should be looking forward to "Watch Dogs" this coming holiday season.

He was also asked about why gamers should choose Watch Dogs over the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto 5, especially if gamers are strapped for cash. (Grand Theft Auto V, PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

claud3  +   549d ago
true... Two top free roaming games and the biggest two in years
Conzul  +   548d ago
Hopefully they can eclipse the stagnation of Assassin's Creed.
Blaze929  +   548d ago
I'm sorry, why and how are we putting Watch Dogs and GTA against each other? Two completely different games?

...oh, Examiner.

Like saying, "He was also asked about why gamers should choose Gran Turismo over the upcoming game Mario Kart, especially if gamers are strapped for cash."

I never once thought of GTA when watching Watch Dogs gameplay nor have I ever thought of Watch Dogs reading up about GTAV info.
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yeahokchief  +   548d ago
don't even try to compare some yearly ubisoft crap to a rockstar game.
Derekvinyard13  +   549d ago
We really need to see more about these games
soundslike  +   548d ago
I disagree. I've seen enough to know they're both going to be worth playing and I'd rather not get overwhelmed with pre-release details that spoil little surprises peppered through out games.
aliengmr  +   548d ago
Pretty sure he meant you can't make judgments based on little to no information.

In other words you can't objectively say which is better without more info. Especially with Watch Dogs. GTA has an established formula, WD is a new IP.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   548d ago
But I thought...
"There could be ONLY One"?

Exactly,
While it is fun to compare and contrast, we have to be careful not to take it too far.

Taking it too far can lead to clones, where people think they can be just as good or copy and add just one new concept.

GTA and WatchDogs are going to have distinct ways to interact with the world and distinct objectives driven by the narrative.

Let them be themselves and thank them (as a consumer who can get bored) for being so...
(although, Haters gonna Hate)
Pushagree  +   548d ago
Another GTA clone. You can't beat the original.
Conzul  +   548d ago
There's room for both.
GTA is lighthearted and indulgent.
WD is dark, gritty, and realistic.
Drakesfortune  +   548d ago
There are more than one shooter which i enjoy. There are more than one racing game which i enjoy. So there can be more than one open world game which i can enjoy. GTA V and Watch Dogs both look awesome and are 2 games in which i will buy.
nevin1  +   548d ago
For all we know, Watch Dogs could end up getting medicore scores.

Also, wouldnt a better comparison would be Infamous vs Watch Dogs?
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Irishguy95  +   548d ago
Why infamous?

Shooting? Driving? Vs superpowers?

Honestly, Watch Dogs is AC in a modern era. And is mostly comparable to GTA over almost everything.
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Sweelix  +   548d ago
god theft auto
Neko_Mega  +   548d ago
They forgot to add AC4, seeing how Watch Dogs is like GTA mix with AC.
telekeneticmantis  +   548d ago
I dont think WatchDogs
should of been so open world. It seems like a game that has a real story to tell, and sometimes a huge open world gets in the way of that, because of all the filler. GTA usually has a passable story at best so gamers can jut have fun around the city, and not follow it.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   548d ago
I have no idea what to think when comparing both of them... their both completely different takes on open world gaming and as it stands right now watch dogs has a major edge graphically but GTA V has complete freedom over how you want to play it. It's better left up in the air as of right now since there's not enough info from either side at the moment to even start comparing them.
Mr-SellJack  +   548d ago
GTAV is awful.It has nothing that can't be done in the real world.Reality is effin boring
omi25p  +   548d ago
Ok go rob a bank, fly a jet and base jump and land on a train.

Then message me with video evidence and il agree with you.
Mr-SellJack  +   548d ago
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   548d ago
Go jump off a 100 story building and tell me if you wake up in front of a hospital.
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Mr-SellJack  +   548d ago
many games do that and much better than GTA especially just cause 2 and farcry 3(both insanely good creative games that actually have a story unlike GTAV so far,i wouldn't be suprised if GTAV scores less than 90 on metacritic which would be an embarrassment infront of assassin's creed)
gamernova  +   548d ago
There can be many great games but one absolute king. That king is gta.
_QQ_  +   548d ago
both games will be great, but both won't be as good as Red Dead Redemtion, or the next Red Dead installment.
kamikazepikmin  +   548d ago
but gta sucks
Rupee  +   548d ago
Watchdogs might be great... at least until they turn it into an annual franchise like AC.
omi25p  +   548d ago
But there is only one GTA

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