Watch Dogs Dev Admits Game Is Flawed, Sequel to Take Risks

By Luke Karmali: "Watch Dogs creative director has admitted the action-adventure game was not perfect "in any way", promising a sequel would take more risks.

Speaking to GamesTM, Jonathan Morin admits that there's certainly problems with the original title, before saying the developer won't rest on its laurels when it comes to making a sequel."

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Christopher1375d ago

Admitting what we already know. Ballsy.

***But afterward, when you cool down after five and a half years [of development] and take your vacations and people play the game, certain elements become clear.***

Certain elements? Characters? Writing? Repetitive missions? Crap-tastic AI?

Look, they tried to recreate what has worked from them in AC in a modern time. I get that. But, if you don't see the glaring issues in your game during development that WD had, then, IMHO, you're not doing it right.

This is another case of a game being poorly managed and pushed out with same of the exact same problems AC and other Ubisoft games had. When will they learn?

Muzikguy1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

Must be nice to release what IMO is a bad game and go on vacation then come back and FINALLY see the issues. Makes me wonder what kind of development was really going on. Or was that a 5 year vacation to get ready for the real vacation? Ridiculous

That definitely would be a risk. One I'm not even questioning. In my eyes all Ubisoft games are risks at the moment. I hope they don't murder Rainbow6

nX1375d ago

I still can't believe I bought this game at launch. Still couldn't get myself to finish it... and after AC:Unity turned out just as bad I won't buy any other Ubisoft game for the full price again. This companies' work ethic is flawed to the core.

Meltic1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

To bad..... They are full of shit

gangsta_red1375d ago

It's the best time to admit...months after release and profits earned.

Christopher1375d ago

I know, form a business perspective it is. But, I think this is one of those reasons why I can never run a business. I don't have it in me to just lie (or at least withhold the truth) like this.

Muzikguy1375d ago

More like it's stunts like these that start the downturn. A ruined rep won't keep a business running

James1Cameron1375d ago

they should make a game called watch cats

Anthotis1375d ago (Edited 1375d ago )

Watch_Dogs was overhyped dog turd.

Having realistic law enforcement i.e. cops who aren't psychic and can't teleport is not taking a risk.

Having an interesting protagonist is not taking a risk.

Optimal graphics is not taking a risk.

A complex hacking system is not taking a risk.

Purchasing the next installment in this franchise IS taking a risk.

Cernunnos1375d ago

Flawed? What an understatement. For many PC gamers, the game was, and still is utterly broken and borderline unplayable. Last Ubi game I bought, and I don't see that changing in a very long time.

starchild1375d ago

Really? In which way? I own it on PC and it plays perfectly fine on my GTX 970 and G-Sync monitor. I don't remember having many problems on my previous graphics card and monitor either.

Sieg1374d ago

I don't need to go on. WD was broken at launch and ppl had to make config file to bring out graphic that WAS turned OFF by the dev. It might seem fine now but back then it was unacceptable for a game to have visual downgrade AT launch. Not to mention SLI/CF was broken too. Never again Ubi. For more look at ACU

Christopher1375d ago

I enjoyed it for the good parts, but I can't say that I liked the game. I mean, after all, I did finish the game. But, there were just so many flaws, the story was absolutely forgettable along with the characters, and you know they could have done so much better.

I've said this many times, even earlier today on the forums, but we keep fighting over who has the better graphics when we really should be pushing publishers (yes, this is an issue primarily with publishers) to deliver truly evolved gameplay of the highest quality.

Kyosuke_Sanada1375d ago

I agree Chris, push developers to actually deliver in ALL FRONTS because they are asking us to pay full price for their games regardless of quality.

Metallox1375d ago

I enjoyed too, but it can get very boring.

NeoTribe1375d ago

Thats like saying "great game but it kinda sucks."

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