Nick of Gamer Assault Weekly gives us his review of Watch Dogs breaking down the story, characters, environments and mechanics. Did it live up to the hype?
Hype fail, but a solid game.
Watchdogs, 5, didn't do anything new, hacking was a gimmick one button function, all the hacks were essentially the same. Push button to cause accident or push button to explode things. Drive run shoot, gruff brooding dude for no reason, where does aiden stand morally anyways? Aiden is like that kid who got bullied a lot by his sister's jock boyfriend for being a nerd, an thusly decided that no one was good enough for his sister except him.
I've only gotten a few hours into the game but it isn't doing much for me. The story feels disjointed. It was definitely a hype fail, seems to be the trend with these new games.
I was pretty disappointed with it. Maybe it was the hype, but for a game that was delayed last second...I was expecting better. It feels like Grand Theft Auto 5 with a one button hacking ability, and I really didn't like GTA. I doubt I'll revisit the game anytime soon or for any substantial time. It's by no means terrible, but at best is mediocre with hit or miss character models and relatively boring story and main character.
I think the game is decent. It's a good start for a new franchise, but they have to improve on it in the next game. The hacking was pretty fun, but aside from that it still felt a little too close to GTA to me.
I was pleasantly surprised by Watch Dogs. I did not follow any of the development/delay/cuts so perhaps immune to the hype. Perhaps all there is to do will soon become repetitive, but for now the roaming/missions/invasions are keeping the mix fresh enough that it is all I am playing atm
Yeah. I think it would of have been amazing if it weren't for the hype. It's a solid game mechanically overall, and I do find amusement in making the AI crash into one another at traffic lights...but open world with tons of driving sequences has never been my thing. Maybe I would of liked it better if I was indifferent to the hype. Hopefully the reviews are right, and as the story progresses hours in I'll feel differently.
whys this game getting shit reviews!!! I was expecting big this from this but wont be getting it now,,, anyway the recent Uncharted 4 leaks have lifted my spirits,,, and that will not be a let down....Guaranteed!!
I wouldn't just dismiss the game because of bad reviews. It's important to look at the content of them and why they're scaling the game that way. Several of the ones I've seen are being overly critical because it wasn't the next-gen gamechanger everyone hyped it up to be without giving it fair praise for things it did do right. That said, if you're someone who enjoys open world games it might actually be right up your ally.
So 8/10 is shit?
An excellent game and worth buying for me as far GOTY
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