Submitted by ginalee554 14d ago | opinion piece

Ubisoft Looks To T-Bone To Salvage Watch_Dogs After Aiden Fails To Impress

In a day and age where character development and emotional connection to that character is just as important as great graphics. It is no surprise that Ubisoft are slowly trying to introduce a new protagonist into the world of Watch_Dogs, especially after Aiden Pearce's lack-luster performance. (PC, PS3, PS4, Watch Dogs, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Frankskint  +   14d ago
I thought T-Bone was the worst character of them all.
LightDiego  +   14d ago
To be honest, all the characters are uninteresting.
KrimzonSnow  +   14d ago
Especially emotionless wannabe batman
Mikelarry  +   14d ago | Funny
The below character begs to differ

amyortega131  +   14d ago
I kinda liked old braid chin. Here's hoping for a Jordi DLC too.
cgoodno  +   14d ago
Exactly. If there was one huge problem with the game, it's that no one in it was at all interesting or worth expanding upon.
WeAreLegion  +   14d ago
At this point, a legitimate Watch_Doge game would be a heck of a lot more interesting.
scissor_runner  +   14d ago
Who still plays watchdogs? What happened to making a game that is fun to play game play wise. Shallow game design. Must be a next gen feature. Hopefully you guys can turn this ship around before it comes into port fully set aflame.
elninels  +   14d ago
They were all pretty bad.

we're talking about a fully grown white male calling himself t-bone, rocking grey dreads and piercings. What
DragonKnight  +   14d ago
Uhh, have none of you met this guy?


Behold the best character in Watch Dogs.
Conzul  +   14d ago
Jordi was great, but sadly we didn't see enough of him...
ShinMaster  +   14d ago
Jordi was the better character!

Although he did steal Kazuma Kiryu's clothes...
Letthewookiewin  +   14d ago
This game sounds horrible.
DragonKnight  +   14d ago
@Conzul: That's what I'm saying, he needs his own game. He oozes personality. I mean, they could make a game with Jordi that could compete with Hitman if they did it properly. His personality is very different to 47, but I found him to be hilarious.

@ShinMaster: Damn, you're not kidding. Jordi is nearly identical looking to Kazuma. Ubisoft's slacking.
crxss  +   14d ago
there's only one character that needs salvaging... but spoilers prevent me from mentioning that person.
gamer4lifeyo  +   13d ago
Agreed. I was so disappointed in the story. It utterly failed in getting me to care about any of the characters. Who ever wrote the story should receive 10 lashes at public square, it was that awful, lol. I'm still pissed I bought digitally, for 60 fuckin dollars! I'm stuck with it forever!
christian hour  +   13d ago
Every character just screamed "focus study". It was horrible. The games characters were just an absolute joke of trying to recreate something that may have sold successfully in the past without actually trying to figure out or understand what it was that made them sell in the first place. PR is a joke.

This kinda stuff always reminds me of the Labia opening scenes to Monkey Dust (please tell me SOMEONE has seen the show, Monkey Dust?)
bixxel  +   9d ago
Jordi is hands down the best character of WD.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   14d ago
I never played it but I heard the supporting cast was better than Aiden.

I heard Aiden was a fun as watching a snail race.

Chicago's big I'm sure they can find a new lead role to take Aidens place.
Frankskint  +   14d ago
Aiden was as bland as they come. His voice felt forced, like he had a frog in his throat, and i just didn't buy his distraught after his niece died story.

This is DLC is nothing but a cash grab.
LamerTamer  +   14d ago
There seems to be allot of hate but I beat the game and I don't think the characters were that bad. Not saying the best ever but none of the characters were as terrible as you would think by reading the comments. As far as Aiden being boring, I don't really see it. YOU are the character and what you do is what is fun or not. You can be as exciting or as boring as you want mostly.

I thought some of the car chases etc were fun. Driving was hard when in 3rd person but if you switched to bumper cam FPV during a chase it was actually pretty easy.

If being chased by cops and you can't shake them I found driving to shore and getting in a boat was a sure fire escape, I guess there are no police boats.

Grenade launchers against fixer vehicles was good fun, lots of 'splosions and wreckage.

I thought I would hate WD but ended up liking it more than I thought.
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Flavor  +   13d ago
I would play as the rat face hacker Defalt.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   13d ago
I want 2 things from Watch Dogs:

1) Multiplayer for the mini games (digital trips)
2) More digital trips.
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3-4-5  +   14d ago
Whoever they hired to create these characters should not continue doing so.
Sugreev2001  +   14d ago
Same here. Aidan was boring, but he wasn't tedious to be with, unlike T-bone.
FullmetalRoyale  +   14d ago
The only thing that even made me slightly raise an eyebrow is when he promptly whoops you when you meet him for the first time, after he gets you drunk, and in spite of the fact that Aiden uses his nightstick. I thought it was sort of interesting, but that is genuinely one of the peaks for me, and that is simply ridiculous.
Number-Nine  +   14d ago
a poor mans trevor
EdnaJones97  +   14d ago
i am so picking this up. T-Bone reminded me of an old hill billy neighbor that used to live around the neighborhood. He had all these do not disturb signs outside his barbed wired gate, to keep us meddling kids out. LOL

Won't be surprised if he was a hacker like good ole T-Bone steak.
charliewong980  +   14d ago
People still play this?
KrimzonSnow  +   14d ago
Got 30$ off Destiny for it, dont regret it one bit. It really made me appreciate GTA.
FullmetalRoyale  +   14d ago
I swear I'm not raggin on Watch Dogs, but when I was playing it earlier today(I got to the part where you meet T-Bone) I legitimately had *the thought "This actually is making me want to purchase GTA when it comes out." My recent time with Watch Dogs has actually got me fondly remembering Los Santos, and I am not a huge GTA fan myself, but that world they built is impressive, and I think I'll be visiting again.
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cgoodno  +   14d ago
They have a requirement to put out DLC for a specific amount of time to meet season pass, or whatever it's called, subscribers.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   14d ago
I'm still trying to beat it. I just got to T-Bone. I'm playing it in a bout 3 1 hour spurts a week.
alvinmiller92  +   14d ago
I don't know if it was a combination of the bad driving, or just aiden that put me off this game.
ArronNelson  +   14d ago
Aiden wasn't so bad. Though he did sound like a raspier version of Batman.
thricetold  +   14d ago
As soon as I realized that the driving wasn't going to improve I stopped playing. Gave it about an hour or two to get used to it, but nope, it still sucked.
LamerTamer  +   14d ago
Have you tried using bumper cam FPV? I hated driving till I did this. The downside is for some reason you can't look around in FPV, so I navigated the city in 3rd person then when the action started I switched to FPV, seemed to make the control easier.
zeuanimals  +   14d ago
Open world Ubisoft games really piss me off. They always follow the same formula now, and it's just not fun at all. Climb or get through a tower/building and/or do puzzle to unlock areas of the map or to unlock fast travel points. Have a bunch of random side activities that just feel like chores and also have a bunch of collectibles throughout the map.

I'd prefer if they made Watch Dogs linear and just focused on polishing the missions, stealth, and overall gameplay than adding all of this useless crap. Max Payne 3 is very enjoyable and all you do is go through a linear story and shoot people, there's literally nothing else but the mechanics and gameplay are satisfying enough to carry the game. The mechanics in Watch Dogs was not enough and the side crap was just filler.
Rebel_Scum  +   14d ago
Couldn't agree more. I'm playing though it now and focusing solely on main missions which for the most part are really good.

It is a poor mans GTA in terms of overall quality though. Watch Dogs 2 should be a really interesting improvement.
Sugreev2001  +   14d ago
The driving was atrociously bad. The privacy invasions and gang hideouts were the only thing great about the game. The storyline was good, but the ending felt rushed.
Randostar  +   14d ago
Ubisoft are the masters of the mediocre!
henrythomas284  +   14d ago
Why is the RC truck called Eugene?
edwardhuff663  +   14d ago
Because Eugene is the name of his grandaddy when they used to make moonshine together and sell it illegally on the back of his pick up truck.
danniellelewis  +   14d ago
Is this true? Sounds like something Ubi would make part of the Bad Blood DLC script.
edwardhuff663  +   14d ago
@Danniellelewis i was actually joking though honestly speaking this could make for a better backstory than what was currently offered on Watch_Dogs
HavokPants  +   14d ago
what! it's coming to wii u?
Blueraven316  +   14d ago
Lol nothing is coming to the wii
*WiiU get it right
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   14d ago
If it is, then it's a shame that it won't matter.
The majority of people that wanted this on wii u, took one look at the year-long delay and lack of marketing for the Wii U version, said "screw that", and got it for a system that Ubisoft actually tries to cater to correctly.
Which is a shame, because all that money spent on the Wii U version of this game could have gone towards a brand new exclusive that Nintendo fans would have bought instead.
scissor_runner  +   14d ago
I would say wiiu gamers dodge a huge waste of time and money.
HavokPants  +   14d ago
there was a first trailer that said wii u was tagged i season pass then they took it down and replaced it with one that didn't say wii
Timbalada  +   13d ago
We probably did dodge a bullet, but I bet when it bombs Ubisoft will blame Wii U owners for it. i also bet some people on some message boards will be like ,"You should of been greatful and bought that year old port of a crappy game."
scissor_runner  +   13d ago
It's really crazy that ubi is seen as some of the best development teams. When you look at this and the horrible wiiu ports something has to give.
Grap  +   14d ago
T-Bone wasn't good either even the best character in watch dogs is not that good.
patelsanjeed  +   14d ago
Its going to take much more than a toy RC and a hillbilly to get me download this.
ssjkiet  +   14d ago
HAHAHAH. No idea why i laughed so hard at " a toy RC and a hillbilly"
LazyGoron  +   14d ago
Might be my biggest regret of a day one purchase in my life.

Part of me thinks they're only releasing this DLC because of the season pass and the fact that most, if not all, of this content was made prior to release.
brettjones494  +   14d ago
Absolutely agree, but with Aiden failing to connect with players, i think they are trying to find a way of writing him out of the Watch_Dogs universe for good.
scissor_runner  +   14d ago
This is going to happen all gen folks get your Vaseline.
LazyGoron  +   14d ago
What is? Terrible games or pre-made DLC?
lisamorgan4  +   14d ago
This had such great potential, i think ubisoft spread themselves too thin, making this game for every console is probably what messed them up.
DonDon  +   14d ago
THIS is why I don't pre order games anymore. Can it hurt to wait a day or two for review averages? And even stores run out, 100% of next gen retail games are available on digital too.
the_mack_attack3  +   14d ago
I think Aiden was a good character, I like how serious he took things!
ginalee554  +   14d ago
Breaking news flash, Joker from Batman meets Aiden Pearce on the streets of Chicago and says, "Aiden . . . Why so serious?" LOL
LamerTamer  +   14d ago
I don't think he was that bad either. I am not saying great but sill there are many characters that I thought were worse. Delsin from ISS was cringe worthy at times. I didn't get that in WD.
DivineCrusader  +   14d ago
I actually find Jordi far more interesting than both Aiden and T-Bone. Here's hoping for a DLC in which he becomes a playable character.
MinaBossT  +   14d ago
i thaught he was gonnna be cool, but he just as uninteresting as anything in watchdogs. the story was rubbish too
kurruptor  +   14d ago
So, does Infamous First Light and Last of Us Left Behind also mean they are trying to salvage the failures their main characters?
LazyGoron  +   14d ago
Your generalization is somewhat ignorant. Don't use transitive property like that.

Where did anyone say: "any time any game introduces a new playable character as DLC it means that they're fixing the mistakes of the original protagonist"

Maybe I missed it... There IS a reason that people feel this way about Watch Dogs. Gamers and reviewers have mostly had a similar view of Aiden, they didn't hate him but they didn't care about him either. That there was "remembrance" factor to him, if you will.
kurruptor  +   14d ago
I was just mocking the article for jumping to conclusions about Ubisoft switching to a new protagonist just because there was a DLC pack about a certain character.

It happens all the time. Doesn't mean squat.
sikandar201  +   14d ago
He doesn't look cool to me at all!
Ubisoft ruined this game on their own. i hope AC: Unity is going to be awesome
Grave  +   14d ago
How about Clara? That would be awesome. Screw Aiden and T-Bone.
wannabe gamer  +   14d ago
something tells me you didnt complete the game.
Ken85  +   14d ago
They could do a prequel like First Light
Grave  +   14d ago
TheJacksonRGN  +   14d ago
Ever heard of prequels?
wannabe gamer  +   14d ago
yes prequels are always there to save things when all other forms of imagination and originality have been abandoned.
of course my first comment still stands in relation to the headline of the article we are commenting on.... also known as staying on topic.
SuperBlur  +   14d ago
thing is , you'd be spending most of your time sitting in front of a computer hacking people . she doesnt go around shooting people.. it sucks tho cause she was the most interesting character of them all , imo.
wannabe gamer  +   14d ago
yep she wa the most interesting i thought too. I wouldnt be too interested in her past since she as you said sits in front of her PC all the time and was freaked out by any violence after she met aiden. so yea prequel would prob be pretty boring in terms of the gameplay we have already seen.
cyclindk  +   14d ago
Ubi... just put more in your game to do and work on the pathetic draw distances.... jeez.

What did yal waste those extra six months on for god's sake..?
Revengeance  +   14d ago
Im not gonna lie I enjoyed Watch Dogs, more than I thought I would.

But I'm done with the game now. I've done everything I wanted to and moved on to more exciting games.
Speak_da_Truth  +   14d ago
Well I guess they're still gonna fail to me cus as far as I'm concern IRRELEVANT!!!
SCW1982  +   14d ago
Just let it die, let it die with fire!
Phoenix76  +   14d ago
Is it possible to play this DLC without the disk (like First Light)? Sold my copy off while back as got tired of waiting.
Subaruwrx  +   14d ago
I loved Watch Dogs. Despite all the hatred that seems to be directed towards it, it sold very well and provided me with over 80 hrs of game play. Aiden may have not been the most memorable character but I thought the core story was well written, the supporting cast was interesting and the core game play was solid. The game generally got good reviews from critics.
UnHoly_One  +   14d ago
I don't understand the hate for this game. I thought it was better than any GTA game I've ever played. I loved it.

To each his own I suppose.
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NintendoYouth  +   14d ago
Still play this game alot.
TBone is lame, just give me create a character option .
Arturo84  +   14d ago
so the straight faced character sucked so they give the lead to the closest thing they can get to Gtas Trevor
sckipt  +   14d ago
The most interesting character to me was the guy I ran over escaping the police. Did not know his name or address but he was the most interesting.
mochachino  +   14d ago
Ubisoft needs to fire the people responsible for making the story and characters in their games. Far Cry 3, Watchdogs, and arguably AC are all seriously lacking in the story department.

And before that, Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six.

They need a whole new writing team.
LordMe  +   14d ago
TBone was worse then Aiden.

Clara and Jordi are the best two in the game.
Tzunoy  +   14d ago
Well that T-Bone photo is for UBI, :)
c31647  +   14d ago
I think the best character in game was Jordi
Subaruwrx  +   14d ago
The voice actor who played Jordi did an excellent job - I liked the character even though he was a total psychopath.
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