The hype was huge and while some critics said Watch Dogs delivered the goods, the overall average isn’t indicative of a AAA, Game of the Year-level production.
I hate paid reviews, Its overhyped game of 2014 (personal opinion). Enjoying year old GTA V more than this.
I tend to agree. It's a good game that couldn't live up to the hype.
Honestly, every game released so far this year except Titanfall has flopped according to reviews.
I agree in that hype sets the bar higher, but I was hyped 100x more for the last of us and couldn't stop playing. Watch dogs? I just played for another hour literally 3 hours ago and kept thinking, "Damn, this game it's boring." Boring, yes, but bad? No. The world is amazingly crafted and all the mini games are spectacular. So, I love the game in one way, but it's just a grind that had no chance to live up to the hype. So, yes, maybe, just maybe, if I hadn't been hyped at all for watch dogs out would have been a 9 or higher. However, 8 is solid score, it's just misconceived as a bad score.. hype? Perhaps. On the other hand, had the game had no hype, would it have profited?
@George your head is so deep in the bullshit. If watchdogs is the biggest flop, Titanfall is a damn close second, believe the hype my ass. You still play george?
Two flops so far.. Watchdogs is first and Titanfall is 2nd. WD sold well but the actual game is average. Titanfall failed to revive the X1. It was supposed to be the "Gears 1" for the X1. But no it didn't transcend in any way.
I cant even properly play the damn thing on PC, still waiting for ubi to get off there damn arse and release a patch. From what i have played and watched friends play on PS4, Watchdogs looks plays like a average game, am gutted to say i spent £45 on the deluxe version, should have waited for the previews, maybe picked this up on a Steam sale or something. @george Titanfall is much like Watchdogs, as in it was hyped to hell, end result, both were average games which disappointed heavily. I have it on PC, haven't touched it in months.
Personally for me, I didn't enjoy it, I even went in with my expectations lowered exceptionally, and while I did get at least some enjoyment form the game I found it getting old very fast, and the map was a mess of similar looking icons it put me off doing a lot of the side missions. While it might be a very enjoyable game for a lot of people, for me it just didn't seem to pull me in. I've put more hours in to other ubisoft open world games this year, child of light included. Watch_Dogs is probably one of the purchases I really regret this year (and I bought Stealth Inc!!, I was in the middle of playing Black Flag when it came out and I just found myself wanting to play Black Flag more while I was playing Watch_Dogs. Hopefully Ubisoft can work on its flaws and have a much more engaging experience for the second game
its junk. so was titanfall.
Honestly, gta5 bored me fairly quickly too. I never thought, "I HAVE to progress and play this game." Comparing the two offers many pros and cons for each.
Yeah, i got bored of GTA5 once i completed it, have't touched it since. Really not into MP anymore, to many douche bag 12 year olds.
Good to see someone else say it, gta 5 was underwhelming to say the least
WD defo wont become GOTY.
But all GTA games are boring to me :(
You mention paid reviews and overhype games, then mention GTA? Get the irony?
I liked watchdogs personally, could have been better, sure, but what game couldn't be?
If it had a stronger story I think it would be better. Like if Nicky was his wife and his daughter was killed. Also a jump button would be nice since it's pretty dumb you can't make it across a 1 foot gap on a roof. Either way though as far as gameplay goes it's a lot of fun. Definitely don't think its a flop at all.
Totally agree for some reason it almost feels like she was supposed to be his wife at the start but they changed it. I did like the story thou.
Gamers have a habit of setting extremely unrealistic expectations and then slamming the developers when it doesn't meet those expectations. I personally don't know a single person who didn't enjoy Watch Dogs, and it has sold several million units, is that the definition of a flop now is it? Gaming community is such a joke now days.
this^^ plus they overhypre exclusives but when they dont live up to the hype they try to still act like its the greatest game until another exclusive comes along.
Thank god there's one sane person here who understands.
@Consoleslateagain, I agree 100%. Exclusives get so much undo praise for no other reason than them being exclusive.
This x 100. Completely agree. Much of the gaming "community" is way out of touch with reality and overly negative and hateful. I agree with all of you about the exclusives thing too. Exclusives get overhyped by all the fanboys on the internet, while multiplats are often ruthlessly bashed over exaggerated minor issues.
100 percent with you there..... I was starting to feel like I was the only guy who enjoyed it.. I'm sure ubisoft will improve on their formula should they make a sequel. Thankfully, my interest influenced my purchase not reviews on this game or I may of missed a solid game. Im also glad it wasn't his wife and kids......I. mean how many times have we seen that in movies or games. Waaaaay overdone. Niece was fresher.
I enjoyed Watch Dogs myself. GTA is king but other than Saints Row 1 and 2 its prolly my next favorite open world game.
Haven't yet played Watchdogs so I can't quite say, but from what I've seen people either love it or hate it.
Well, sales wise, it's not. Quality wise, it reminds me of assassins creed 1. After your done with the campaign, you end up with repetitive side missions, that could of been better. The hacking into firewalls are kinda annoying, the campaign itself was average at best. That E3 2012 mission that were where all blown away by is kinda not there, it's somewhat there, but it's not what you think it is. Then there's that whole downgrade issue where it killed off some of the hype for this game. Overall though, it gives you a decent and enjoyable package of gaming at the very least. Overall I don't think its a flop...just that there's a lot that they could of done to make this game amazing. The first thing they should do for a sequel at least is to make this game next-gen only and stop adding parity into games.... It's funny I was thinking about grabbing Wolfenstein, but opted for this game instead due to hype..now I'm kinda regretting it, should of went with Wolfenstein, I heard that game was really good...
Wolfenstein is great. Later on you should definitely pick it up if you get the chance. It isn't the best shooter ever made but it a solid shooter and probably the best shooter to come in the last year (imo). Console wise, I would say it is the best single player shooter for the new generation thus far by a long shot (Killzone's campaign is only real competion imo and that is based purely on its gameplay--I liked the actual game for how it played but the story, while an interesting idea, wasn't that great).
Watch Dogs was the biggest video game meltdown of 2014 because of the Internet. Don't the the internet influence you. The game was totally fine and I enjoyed it.
I was disappointed with Watch Dogs myself
Personally I am loving it. I'm about half way through. Its a very love or loathe game it seems.
I remember when the first Assassin's Creed was released, the ratings were even worst than Watch Dogs and that franchise went on to improve over the years. But the general gaming public really like that first Assassin's Creed. For Watch Dog, I really don't see the same type of love from gamers. The only positive out of this is that I hope UBIsoft get feedbacks and make the sequel better. I actually like Wolfenstein more than Watch Dogs.
Would like to see a non-cross-gen watch dogs for the sequel. See what the franchise is really capable of.
The author must've forgotten about Thief...heck, it was $15 on steam not long ago (might still be) and it came out when, in February? Talk about a flop.
Thief, the worlds first loading screen simulator :D
78 PC/Xbox One 81 PS4 C+/B- is considered a flop now? Average reviews, incredible sales is a FLOP? A sales flop would be something that sold less than 100K, like Tearaway or The Wonderful 101. A critically panned game would be something like the new Ride to Hell game last year. This is The Dark Knight Rises all over again. Last of the Nolan Batman trilogy, incredibly hyped, and even though it did 78 on Metacritic and did over $1B in box office, there are people calling it a flop.
The game was hyped as a AAA (90+ score) and it did not deliver that kind of score so that is why many see it as a flop. Same thing would be said if GTAV got 80 average score. As for Batman the other two only have a 82 and 70. Critic reviews for movies are always a bit more harsh. Even Metacritic notices that is why movies with a 70 are still in a green box instead of yellow like games
The Wonderful 101 was no a flop. It was never expected to sale ridiculous amounts. Nintendo only shipped 30k units in Japan. ] Whether or not something is a flop depends on how much money is made/lost. W101 likely cost 1/10 of what most of these huge titles like Watchdogs and Titanfall cost to make. More than likely, 200 or 300k was all it needed to sale and W101 did over 200k worldwide.
MGS: Ground Zeroes Thief Murdered: Soul Suspect Daylight Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII The Elder Scrolls Online
Elder scrolls online is the funnest game ever. It'll warm up to you just give it time. The problem Is it was compared to it's single player version and not games like wow which it destroys
I'm playing this game on realistic, the hardest level, and doing really great so far. I refuse to listen to what these foolish nonsensical idiots, and if this is such a flop, how come it got more good to great scores than low and mediocre scores? i'm having fun with this game, i ain't no letting no stupid crap like this ruin it for me. Everyone of them working at that stupid website can go to hell!
I'd say that based on the hype that Titanfall and Watch Dogs are on equal footing in this department. In the end I'd give Titanfall the edge as far as biggest flop based solely on the poor sales and failure to move a considerable amount of Xbox Ones.
Could say that, personally, it is. But i have hope for the series and the sequels. I didn't like the narrative and the characters, too shallow, and the missions are repetitive in the end. About Titanfall, the game is good, but could be better, the gameplay is fun and i still think the game needs a solo campaign mode, let's wait for Titanfall 2. Best games for me of this year until now are Dark Souls 2 and Mario Kart 8.
I don't know what everyone expected from the game. Imo it delivered on almost everything expected. Compared to so many other open world games this game was a breath of fresh air. You guys need to realize this is only the first game in the series. Gta is where it is after several iterations over different platforms and console generations. This game has laid the basic foundations for the gameplay which is the biggest challenge for any new ip. Think of it like the first AC game but much better overall though. First of all gameplay was good and gave you options on how to approach missions. City was pretty close to being actually life like in terms of a.i. behavior. Plenty of side content and a good progression and reward system and a pretty fun multiplayer component. Only complains were Aiden's character development was inconsistent, story was decent, supporting characters were not really flushed out for you to care and well game could have benefited from gta5 and RDR style side missions which were very unique. I also liked the intrusions but was disappointed that they were just cutscenes, again some of them could had been like the unique RDR side character missions.
I would have never bought Killzone SF if I'd of listened to the reviews too.
Its good game, I enjoy😉
So I must be the only one that actually loved this game. The driving was annoying but I soon got used to it. The cover and shooting mechanics are probably the best in a TPS ever, and certainly in an open world game. The stealth is fantastic. Again, the best of its kind in a sandbox title. I love using the cameras a surveying a whole area without even setting foot on it, lets you plan your strategy really well, as I'm definitely a think first, shoot after player. Good weapons and gadgets. The game has its problems, mainly when you compare it to things you like in other games, but I did finish it and then start again right away, something I didnt do with GTA5 as I finished that and never touched it again. The only thing I would ask is to replay missions and reset convoys and hideouts. Seems like a dumb missed opportunity. Farcry 3 they patched it in later, I would have thought they would have learned from that.
Totally agree. I've played at least a hundred hours and still loving it,. It's one of those games that's really fun to platinum.
titanfall is by far the biggest flop
It was incredible the amount of hype that it received. I was expecting a metacritic of 90+ but that didn't happen. Also the sales were lower than I expected especially with all the marketing used for the game. Anyways I hope Destiny lives up to the hype because after the Alpha many people are hyping it a lot.
Metacritic is a broken system.
How is an 80% metactitic average and over 5 million sales considered a flop? I can't stand these click bait articles.
BJ is did sell very well but thats because it was hype and everyone thought they were getting the best game of the year. Its the fact it was a disappointment
The first 5 hours of this game was amazing. At one point I actually believed it was better than GTA V because the hacking/seamless multiplayer was so innovative ...then it didn't evolve much after that. Ubisoft needs to diversify their gaming experience. They have great ideas, but their games get super repetitive and stale after 10 hours or play. After owning a PS4 since its launch, I can (sadly) confirm that the best game I've played thus far has been Tomb Raider. I'm a little disappointed in the (lack of) fun factor for this generation. I'm starting to think Wii U might be the most enjoyable experience this go around. Nintendo does a pristine job of polishing and focusing on GAMEPLAY. It's all about gameplay; and as of now PS4 and XB1 are lacking the fun factor. Indies will be the saving grace of this generation because the focus is geared too much on graphics and not gameplay.
Chicago I have both a ps4 and Wii u, and I come back to my Wii U often for the FUN games. I like my ps4 for online games and internet even though Mario Kart 8 online is pretty fast and steady. I think its great to have both, so far ps4 doesn't have games, someone said they liked tomb raider best on it, i beat that on 360 though. INfamous was fun but short but on Wii u I have been getting my hands on hd nintendo games like mario 3d world or donkey kong tropical freeze and that all depends with you like Nintendo unforgettable IPS
WD is what I expect from Ubisoft Montreal Watch Dogs is very good game Ubisoft's PR team did a bad job but most of the hype is created by the fans not the PR Graphics Downgrade took more than it deserves I'll agree with PC gamers about it but a lot of console gamers are angry because of it in fact it's the same in E3 2013
isnt this typical especially for sony to have mediocre games its first year or so of a consoles life than the great games start coming. Just be patient.
Yeah big disappointment trading it in now to get more value towards GTA. Maybe if they didnt make such a hype about having such a great open world when I get bored with it quickly. THe story is atleast not short and the graphics are good. I do like how everyone is an individual but I get bored with the game in single player and online
based on reviews? i finished the game and i must say it is a mediocre game, over-hyped for nothing, go spend money elsewhere.
Watchdogs is nowhere near being considered a flop, except to people that believe their personal opinion determines reality. Just because you personally didn't like the game doesn't indicate flop status.
Nope that title obviously goes to Titanfall.
Flop? Dear God, hyperbole much? People expected way too much from this game. And Ubisoft also hyped it way too much for their own good. From what I've read, Watch Dogs is a pretty good game. It's just not GTA V levels of good. But to call it a flop just because it hasn't gotten a 90+ in Metacritic is absurd.
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