CeX review: Watch_Dogs

Alex Hunter writes: During E3 2012 there were two words on our lips: “Watch” and “Dogs”. It came out of the blue and completely blew our socks off. In the wake of its unveiling it completely dominated the E3 competition, which included titles such as Assassin's Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, Halo 4 and The Last of Us. They were a distant memory in the presence of Watch Dogs, the hacking centric open-world Ubisoft title. So, with around 5 years of development behind it, Watch Dogs is finally on the horizon. Are you ready? You better be.

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Meltic1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

5/5 damn thats good. Cant imagine how much side missions and stuff too do in the game. Im going to trade in my KNACK game and pay 20 bucks and get a ps4 copy of Watch dogs in my game store !.

badboy7761614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Can't Wait.

starchild1614d ago

Sounds utterly great. I have been waiting so long for this game and it's finally almost here. I can't wait.

ifistbrowni1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

5/5 = Good??? Pretty sure 5/5 is perfect ;).

"During E3 2012 there were two words on our lips: “Watch” and “Dogs”"

Yeah, summer of 2012 was crazy. I was just going around referring to everyone as Dogs. I was always like, "Dogs, watch Watch_Dogs." Every day, that was my life. I lived that life.

Honestly, i didn't buy into the hype in 2012 or 2013. In 2014 I still remain a skeptic. I have the game on pre-order and will most likely buy it (mostly because the lack of "lasting" next-gen games on XB1 and ps4/I own both). If it turns out to be great, thats awesome.... But, im going into it thinking its no better than GTA 5 and on par with something like Sleeping Dogs.

Expectations low = blown away when the game is great OR I can say it was everything i thought it'd be when it's exactly as i expected. If it ends up being worse than my expectations, I know i wont be as upset as most people (since the hype train for this game is mighty).

Palitera1614d ago

Yeah, that's good, but as legit as the previous "review" of the beta.

This text sounds much more like a preview, an article that I could have written without ever playing the game. Every little piece of info it shares is obvious and present on any review and recent gameplay leak, except for the story ultra generic comment.

It is a must buy to me, but, c'mon, will the trend be hit fishing with fake reviews now? Disgusting.

PockyKing1614d ago

Just wait for the real reviews to hit on the 27th when the embargo drops. As of now, I wouldn't trust any reviews earlier than that.

solar1614d ago

never, ever trust a perfect score. no game has ever been perfect.

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djplonker1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Yeah I use these guys to trade in games (uk)

They gave me £36 cash for gta v a month and a half after it came out... I paid £38 at launch lol

So yeah very legit :D

isa_scout1614d ago

Not sure I would say it dominated The Last of Us at E3. I was pretty pumped for it, and I still am but I never expected it to be better than a ND game. Only company that outclasses ND is ND. Great to see it got a good review, and this is def a midnight launch game for me. Now just wanna see if the rest of the reviews fall in line with this one, and I hope more reviews talk at more length about the multiplayer aspect of Watch Dogs.

paidadvertiser1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

I don't know if it really makes sense to compare a studio that works exclusively for Sony consoles to a company that publishes its own titles on every platform there is. Is it fair to be comparing games that only ever needed to worry about one configuration of hardware (Infamous: Second Son, Last of Us) to others that have to work on everything? I would really expect nothing less than solid games if you only need to worry about one system running it and have the full backing of the parent company. Just off the top, what sounds like a larger technical feat for a project: Making one game for one platform or making one game for six platforms and a companion app that's fully integrated into the main game? Is all the credit for that lost because it's only the final image that matters or are we actually judging them in accordance with what they've achieved to build that image? I don't think it's something that can be boiled down to 'better' or 'worse' in the first place.

Either way, anyone who works hard just to create entertainment for others has maximum class and just because some are more comfortable taking on projects of a larger scope doesn't mean their work is of any less value. Ubisoft and Naughty Dog have both made good games and both in their own ways or they probably wouldn't have accolades for it. There's no reason to show brand loyalty in an industry where people move in and out of different studios all year, you're literally worshiping a name and nothing else.

isa_scout1614d ago

I wasn't saying that Ubisoft doesn't develop stellar titles. In fact I would go far as to say that they're the best third party publisher. I was simply stating that at E3 I didn't think it blew any game out of the water that year because not very much was known about Watch Dogs to really compare it with TLOU.
As far as your comment about brand loyalty and worshipping a name I completely disagree. People have always moved to and from studios but that has never stopped ND from crafting some of the most compelling video game experiences. I don't worship ND, but I'td be crazy to say that their games aren't fantastic . When you buy a ND game you know you're getting a worthwhile experience. I have no brand loyalty to either system... All I was saying was AT THE TIME it was announced there was to many unknowns about the game for it to steal e3. Mind you we're talking about E3 2012 when they really didn't show much of the game. I didn't disagree with your whole comment though because while I do disagree with you in certain areas you do raise some valid points.

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