An ambitious but flawed game that loses focus on its best ideas.
So negative review from kotaku !
I just ordered my ps4 version. Excited.
Reviewers at Kotaku must get out of the bed on the wrong side 9 out of 10 times.
Still getting this game later on. Recently got a Vita so the backlog went up a bit. Hopefully by then, the price will drop to about 40$.
No surprise here. Everything the reviewer said, I've been telling my friends. The one thing not mentioned here is the overall feeling of passivity the game has. You are mostly reactive and not pro-active, with 80% of the game done while you walk walk its no surprise. The thing to take away from this review I think, is that the game is what YOU, make out of it. You have to be the kind of player that is self-directed since the game sorely lacks the ability to motivate the player to do much. And what he said about Maurice, was spot on. What this game needed was the ability to do something other than hack banks accounts. What if I wanted NOT to kill Maurice? Why cant a hack police HQ and get some person that's bothering me the ability to get arrested, the same way I get harassed. Why cant I actually carry out the threat I made to a certain someone in prison? This was a terrible waste of time and opportunity. Trying to get the MP to work was a horrible waste of resources. More TLC was needed to make this game stand out. Once you've ripped open your packaging and played an hour you realize everything you're ever going to do was already given to you in that first hour. Like I said, no surprises.
"What if I wanted NOT to kill Maurice?" It sounds to me like you, along with the doofus responsible for this review, totally missed the point of that scene. I have 3 nieces, so I could relate to Aiden's rash decision to pull the trigger. If I was in Aiden's shoes and it were my niece, I too would kill Maurice without a second thought. Keep in mind that Aiden didn't have all the facts about Maurice prior to making that choice. As the player, neither did I. As the story progressed and I learned more about Maurice, I found myself sympathizing with him. It actually changed my perspective about him. He was really no different from Aiden. If I had all the facts about him early on, I'd feel differently about pulling the trigger. *** SPOILER ALERT *** Did you even bother to sit through the credits? That first encounter with Maurice sets up a final encounter post-credits, where you're given a choice to kill him or not. For what it's worth, I let him live.
There is a lot of assumption in these words. I am a father of 4. Would I kill someone if they harmed my kids, yes probably. But if that's what you take away from not only the review but my original statement as well, then I can only summarize you are rallying to support Watch Dogs for no apparent reason. When you love something you learn to love it warts and all, but when speaking about truth lets remember Winston Churchill: A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
*** SPOILER ALERT *** "There is a lot of assumption in these words." Hardly. My statement is what I personally took away from that whole experience. Those complaining about not having a choice during that first encounter with Maurice have all failed to mention the post-credits scene. It's significant because that scene doesn't really work without the first encounter when the player doesn't have all the facts, nor a choice. I don't get why that's so hard to understand. How can someone rally to support a game for no apparent reason if they obviously enjoyed it? Opinions will vary, and I'm not denying that Watch Dogs is a flawed game, but it's not nearly as bad as critics are making it out to be. One good quote deserves another: "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." - Marcus Aurelius
Do NOT listen to this horrible review. Had this game came out without all the hype behind it, I truly believe critics would be singing a different tune. I found the whole game to be quite enjoyable. The story especially. Play it and decide for yourself.
I've got 32 hours in and I agree with most of this review. This game was fun at first, but after awhile you start to see cracks in the armor. And the more chinks you start seeing, the bigger they all get. What started as an awesome open-city hacking experience has now turned into an eye-rolling, cringe-fest the farther in I try to play the campaign. What makes it even worse is that the free roam and coop options are basically nil.
But yet and still you got 32 hours into it? Oh....kaaaaay! I'd say well worth the money then? I've got over 40 hours and just started act 2 of the campaign. The game is everything I expected and more! I played gta so much I got tired of it and started nit picking and it looks like you're doing that with this game. 40 hours and only act 2 of the actual campaign. Nuff said!
First review I've ever read from this website, and it will be the last. Such a whinging and whining review. Nit picking on the most mundane things. I swear reviewers have just rushed through this game without really, truly enjoying it. Guys give this game a chance, I've been playing it,and at first wasn't really digging it, but now I cant put it down. Awesome game
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