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Watch Dogs: Review - Consider This GTA on Steroids | T4Mag

From the review: "In an age where gaming is rapidly changing and the cost of making them skyrocketing, Ubisoft has come out with their own blockbuster title. Games keep evolving year after year, giving gamers their next big fix. Trying to accomplish this ever needed fix is Watch Dogs, a game that’s been shrouded in delays and push-backs over the last few months. But, now that it’s finally upon us, does it deliver?"

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Jughead3416855d ago (Edited 855d ago )

Cool review. If reviews are fair, I expect a lot of similar scores. But you know someone is going to mention downgraded graphics. PC gamers are already complaining about framerate dips.

Beastforlifenoob855d ago

This game looks good but IDK... I thought AC4 looked amazing but the missions were all the same and the plot wasn't the greatest.

NewMonday855d ago

just so everybody knows Ubisoft gave reviewers a free Nexus7.

aliengmr855d ago

@NewMonday

And you have evidence that this is one of those reviewers?

Please provide it if you do.

fallacious855d ago

@NewMonday

You can't say slanderous shit like that and not provide proof you maniac.

DoctorJones855d ago

NewMonday is referring to this - http://www.escapistmagazine...

Which was a preview event. Maybe a bit of a home goal by Ubisoft, but not as sinister as NewMonday makes out. Going by what he said you would assume they gave them to everyone who was reviewing the game, but it was just at one event.

As usual NewMonday is distorting the truth, so pay no attention to him.

NewMonday855d ago

blame Ubisoft for doing it

sinister stuff like this always happens in one form or another, if it isn't gifts it's add purchase, exclusive previews or Doritos and Mountain Due, sometimes publishers threaten to cut off some in the media.

scores these days are not just about quality, they are also about cash, even if a game is good in the end that doesn't make bribery OK.

Kinger8938855d ago

Agreed, i am still not sold on this game for this reason and have had a feeling of it being really repetitive since the first gameplay they showed.

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UltraNova854d ago

I'll wait for IGN's review then where nobody bares any sinister thoughts about them. No really!

(Backs off in anticipation of imminent multiple attacks...)

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Kingthrash360855d ago (Edited 855d ago )

i have the ps4 version...well deserved review..i've been broadcasting..if you wanna sneak peak check it out.
my psn: kingthrash..i'll be broadcasting again in a hour

TheUberAsian855d ago

How'd you guys get it so early?

Ripsta7th855d ago

Stole it from Walmart at midnight

Kingthrash360855d ago (Edited 855d ago )

I got connections :-b
No not walmart snatchum type connections, real deal legit connections.
I could tell y'all, but then I'd have to kill ya -_-

moomoo319855d ago

thanks, it looked awesome just wish it were better stream quality

Kingthrash360855d ago

Agreed
..dat quality does the game no justice

ScottyHoss855d ago

Dude I'm pretty sure I've played you on battlefield kingthrash

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snipermk0855d ago (Edited 855d ago )

I'll join you, kingthrash360. I got the PS4 version as well. Maybe we can try some multi.

Kingthrash360855d ago

fasho, im on in about 40. my wife had to pry me off it earlier smh

Muzikguy855d ago

If I did a review I would mention downgraded graphics. People keep complaining that "graphics don't make the game" and while this is true Ubisoft are the ones that showed that reveal at E3 with amazing graphics. If the game wasn't about graphics then the review should've reflected it. I'm getting the game on PS4 either way, I'm just saying

Patrick_pk44855d ago

Don't forget the driving, car physics and damage.

starchild855d ago

But the downgrade is so minor as to be insignificant. The important thing is that it is a fantastic looking open world game.

I think it would be stupid to subtract points for any perceived downgrade when the final game looks so good anyway. It's still one of the better looking games available.

Kinger8938855d ago

Reviewers mentioned it for dark souls 2, was just them being honest so no problem mentioning it. They also still highly rated dark souls and it was as if the graphics didnt affect what an amazong game it is ;)

beerzombie855d ago

you might want to stop playing games for awhile. If you have become so caught up into graphics then you may be missing the point.

The game kind of looks the same as all of open world game a sand box derived of life and I have been playing them for a long time they have become formulaic in style.
Try "Child of light" it may be something more refreshing for you.
Games are art? then open world game are paint by numbers.

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TheSaint855d ago

Isn't it only in pirated versions are they complaining?

seniorcitizen854d ago

This review is from the pirated PC version. All the footage here is from the first few missions before you have to do an online only mission which doesn't work on pirated copies. That's why he doesn't show any multiplayer footage.

seniorcitizen854d ago (Edited 854d ago )

I also doubt the game's campaign is 30 hours even with all the side content

brich233855d ago

the dips are real and annoying and i can confirm that, but the day 1 patch hasnt been released yet.

starchild855d ago (Edited 855d ago )

It's true that it is a pretty demanding title, but it is an amazing looking game with the right settings (and has a lot of physics simulations) and most open world games are pretty demanding anyway.

Personally I just cap the framerate at 30fps and use a mix of ultra and high settings with 2x TXAA and a little downsampling from 2048×1152. It looks fantastic and while the 30fps isn't ideal at least it is solid and consistent.

MOST IMPORTANTLY it is a ton of fun. It is easily my favorite urban open world game (over games like Prototype, Saints Row, Grand Theft Auto, etc.) Considering how much I like it I'm glad to see most reviews so far have been extremely positive.

Volkama855d ago

When you say it has a lot of physics simulations, is this one of those PhysX titles that has a lot of physics going on for nVidia customers, or can an AMD owner enjoy them too?

I know it supports nVidia's TXAA and HBAO+, and I have heard people mention PhysX but I am hoping not on that :)

Magicite855d ago

I started playing WD today on PC. Game is really great, considering PC didnt get GTA5, this is a great compensation for PC gamers.
I totally love cover system and controls are also nice. BTW You dont need powerful PC at all to run this on at least medium settings, although You'll have to turn off antialiasing.

snipermk0855d ago

yea 680 shud do ultra without problem. I'm on a 760 and I'm able to push ultra on 1920x1080

shaenoide855d ago

I have a GTX 780 and I have huge framerate drops :/. The game seems to runs better with lowers cards -_-

3-4-5855d ago

* Doesn't anybody else notice a bias FOR GTA "like" Open World games, when it comes to reviews.

* It seems Almost ALL reviewers overlook the small things or negative things in these types of games and get suckered into " OMG Open World".

* Same thing happened with GTA 5, saw a ton of GREAT reviews for it, and then I played it and like it a lot for day and then reality set in and I realized GTA 5 took like 6-7 steps BACK from GTA 4.

* I'm hoping that isn't the case with this. It seems to have good potential, but I hope it's not all hype and boring gameplay.

smashman98855d ago

There is no doubt a bias but you are making it out to be way worse than it is gta v was easily the best in the franchise. Where it went wrong was that dysmal launch of gta online

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mrmarx855d ago

nice bone version one less point 792p

memots855d ago

it probably wont get downscore, Journalist choose to ignore these thing for this Gen.

Chris12855d ago

So how many points does the PS4 version lose in comparison to PC?

This attitude in gamers has to stop, pointless childish comparisons when the focus should be on the games.

smashman98854d ago

lol if it were a drastuc difference like bayonetta ps3 / 360 then i could see it impacting the score however its not

DoctorJones855d ago

By that logic the ps4 version should lose a point also because it can't do 1080p but the pc version can.

What a crappy way of thinking.

memots855d ago

lol i am a PC gamer and yes the version that plays and looks the best should get the higher score.

Did they give higher score for Titanfall on 360? NO they didnt simple the game didnt play and look as good.

Rowco147854d ago

I'm pretty sure that if this game was made for pc and ps4 only no xbox one or past gen then ps4 would have no problem matching 1080p

Glacierus855d ago

Looks like either a fake review, or a terribly written one.