The sad thing is, Watch_Dogs 2 could be really great. It certainly looks far better than its predecessor, but there's just something infuriating about it.
I think a lot of people misunderstand Watchdog 2 direction. The youth of today are more tech savvy than ever. I guarantee in a couple years, there will be more young professional hackers living amongst society. WD2 represents the future of hackers
Well, its Poopisoft, they never do it right the first time. Give them some credit, it'll be acceptable this time.
Actually, its interesting because we don't know what the actual story is about so all of the comments I am reading are judging the game based on the fact that they don't like the look of the protag. Disappointing, but expected.
Well, I think a lot of the complaints have more to do with the fact that this franchise in particular seems to promote the general social ignorance and misplaced sense of altruism that this young "movement" has kind of become known for in real life. Ubisoft seems to want to tackle tough subjects in the same way that modern day "hackerz" seem to tackle them: with a detached sense of consequence-free anonymity.
There are many young talented hackers but WD2 doesn't really capture what they are like at all.. it's far too edgy, even by young hacker standards. They love to joke around yes but the gameplay they shown didn't really capture that properly at all, it was far too try hard.. just look at the middle finger flashing gif they had playing when they "owned" the system.. not even teenager hackers are that edgy, they'd be far more likely to use a popular meme photoshopped.
"Poopisoft." You know what, hay, maybe this game is for you.
Did you read the article? He's complaining about things like a toy drone that could barely lift its own weight carrying off a ton of server with ease. I don't know how your comment is relevant to the article. EDIT: After reading through the comments section I'm not sure anybody read the article.
MIT would argue otherwise. This is Hollywood Hacking. Cracking is not close to authentic in this game and my MIT brother and his MIT friends are not like this or like the people in Big Bang Theory, but can "hack the world". Smh that people believe Hollywood and journalists misrepresentations and stereotypes. EDIT: I was responding to a comment, not the article.
even though its version of hacking couldn't be further from the real thing
@Geekman: Be nice or I'll tell your mommy.
To be fair, if this game plays anything like the first Watch Dogs, the coolest aesthetics in the universe couldn't save it. I always assumed the game got a bad rap & was better than most would have you believe but I finally picked it up on the cheap & I'm currently playing through it, and it is easily the most frustrating open world I've ever played. Checkpoint system is garbage...enemies are overpowered bullet sponges while Aiden is killed in a couple shots, even on easy...level layout doesn't take advantage of the cool systems, try to trigger a trap, hit a poorly placed camera instead. I have hit multiple infuriating roadblocks but the absolute worst is the one where I am fighting Iraq on the rooftop now. I've been killed a dozen times, and every single time you are reset back to Iraq's Slowly........and........poorl y.........delivered.........mon ologue. Tired........of........sitting .......through.....it! The enemies charge your cover & huge Gatling guns & extremely heavy armor, so I try to be tactical & place mines & bombs during the incessant monologuing, but the enemies spawn in different locations every time....typically right behind you, instantly killing you to death. Easily the most frustrating game I've played this gen, not because it's difficult but because it is cheap. There is no mastering a game that can't be bothered to play by its own rules. I'm afraid they have left all of these poorly designed systems in place & only listened to the criticisms about the driving & poor characterization. This game will be another one I may buy when it hits $5, no chance in hell I'm a retail buyer...I'm just no a glutton for punishment like that.
I don't agree. All I care about is whether I have a good time playing it. Because, let's be honest, if games had to be realistic in order to be considered good most games would be abject failures. Even really popular games like Uncharted 4, which I loved, are not realistic. 90% of what happens in that game is completely unrealistic. But it's fantasy and it's fun.
Looks as if it's catering to hipster teenagers.
To a bunch of middle schoolers
and the game is aware of that. The devs are not dumb. I like it because that's fun, and it's done in a lighthearted way. Not to mention, that mission when he puts his headphones on and infiltrates, it just looks like a lot of fun.
Looks retarded looks like it's for anyone under the age of 18
My first thought at that scene is if it was optional because I don't want to listen to whatever they think I want to listen to.
My first thought in that scene was WHY on this great big planet would you drown out one of your best senses while infiltrating a government officials location surrounded by security... my next thought was If they had already pulled all the hard drives out on the counter to be destroyed what was left connected to the network... then it was WHY the hell didnt they just cut the power... I mean again they said these were professionals and a bunch of skids are running circles around a professional team of presumably forensics and security experts LOL GTFO. That kid would be dead and thier would have been nothing to upload because all that shit would have been turned off, or if it was on it was wiping it and wouldnt be able to be stopped to run whatever BS usb program he put in. Im with the Author, anyone who knows anything about Information Security knows how much BS it is and its hard to live in that fantasy world with a group of people who just want "Followers" to upgrade your weapons from your forums and crap this games a joke, and not a funny one.
There is nothing, absolutely nothing hipster about rebellion and working against the corrupt system. If this was hipster I wish more people were hipsters these days!
70's say hi....hippie
This protag is a hypocrite lowlife. You dont stick it to the man by going around killing people and destroying their property. Funny you call yourself "Errorist", your mindset is that of T-errorist....
@SeanScythe I prefer to be a hippie with ideals instead of sheepl like you. Just look at the actual election US election choices to see where it brought you. @Kreisen It's your problem if you take video games too seriously.
@Kreisen You can complete the game without killing anyone or destroying anything, thanks to the new stealth mechanics. So it's up to you, mate.
And they went too far catering for them, the game looked far too edgy to the point where they are going to end up alienating older gamers. They could have easily found a more common neutral ground where they could tell the same story with the same protagonist without having to be so damn edgy about it. To be fair, I'd have probably gone nuts for this game back when I was like 14 but now, no chance.
Good article I lold
For real. I need all my games to be super serious somber games. I hate having fun in video games
I know you hipsters like that have edgey music and hacking stuff about getting your followers up. This game looks so stupid. Gotta get your social media man I get your tight jeans
I don't understand? Why would the characters featured in the games need to have any relation to the person buying the game? Lol
@edemix he's just unsatisfied with his own life. It's called projecting.
@jer1122 Nothing wrong with the music.
This is a good reply. Well thought out, well reasoned, well written. You got me. I'm always with those tight jeans to get my followers up.
This is a really, really stupid article.
I think the information is sound. It's just that I don't know what the author is expecting from a GAME. Games tend to take a LOT of creative license. That's kinda what makes them FUN. Otherwise, they'd just devolve into life simulators. I get that people aren't fond of the character, but the mechanics seemed to advance and provide a lot more options than the original.
The game authors in question are basically trying to simulate real-world situations, but in this case, it's not really the case, unless they do detail some explanation to enable the player to identify with real world objects and such. I think the author of the article does make some sense with what's being mentioned. C'mon, those programmers who are programming this game should tell those story hacks their writing sucks donkey balls.
Any game with an african american lead will be highly criticized for obvious reasons.
Of course, because every hater is a racist right? /s
Mostly yes. I think its just subconscious to give more criticism to black people. You dont have to really think about it, you just do it.
Don't blame your IT background on your inability to understand that its a video game, that clearly does not take itself 100% seriously, and is obviously taking a satirical take on SF culture.
With so many people putting gta 5 as the standard I take criticism on this one with a grain of salt. The first watch dogs, while heavily flawed, did so many things right that gta has never been able to do. Likeable characters, decent story, and great graphics. I'm stoked for this one.
Likeable characters and decent story are not at all how I'd reference Watch_Dogs. Going to have to completely disagree with that assessment.
Or "great graphics"... Nonetheless, I actually enjoyed watchdogs and will probably pickup WD2 at some point..
You telling me you don't like Jordi Chin Chris? He's the best character in the whole game. Story was alright but lacked focus and they should have kept Aiden's original backstory. Plus, after seeing WD2, Aiden is a better character by far.
The three stuff you mentioned are nailed by Rockstar Games' GTAV in a better fashion than Ubisoft's Watch_Dogs. But both don't have that epic of a narrative (GTAV's narrative is better, in my opinion of course, than Watch Dog's).
Ah yes, binary think, false dichotomies. This isn't an election. People can like both games, buy both games, and play both games.
Thank you. It has to be said.
Honestly, this is a great read. Even though it doesn't dampen my excitement for the game, the author makes some really good points, and some of it is quite funny too :)
except for the new parkour movements and hacking feature nothing impressed me but still will give it a shot. Who knows i may like it even while playing.. but so far its not in my buying list but OCT is still far from now.. Also so many games releasing around that period..
Looks ok to me
Was this written just to prove how smart the author is? Is he proving it to us, or does he like to read what he writ's to himself. Basically it boils down to this. Watchdogs 2 is a video game! It isn't realistic. It creates a caricature of a modern culure that many don't understand. And? What we really wanna know though is whether it's fun, or we will enjoy playing it. Sounds like this writer has never enjoyed a single game, aside from some ultra realistic simulator.
Are you implying a good story and characters cannot add to the fun of a game?
A game no one was asking for. And a game no one will buy unless there desperate in a mid year drought.
The first game sold very well. You're deluded if you think nobody will buy this sequel.
Don't worry guys you can listen to music and 3D printed guns. This game looks completely stupid I think this game is going to fail pretty hard. First game sold 10 mil this will be lucky to break 3 mil total . Especially around the holiday with a lot of big titles
I bet you're wrong on that point.
Yeah, Iiked the first one so was looking forward to a second game, but this isn't really doing it for me...
hipster is the most suitable word
Hipster is becoming a misused word. The bandwagon people hating on Ubisoft at every turn are actually far more hipster than the characters in Watch Dogs 2.
Oh man! and I was going to buy Watch Dogs 2 for the realism......
Game looks fine to me, great innovative ways to control your environment and beautiful graphics...not sure why all the hate but day 1 for me. Loved the first one!
I loved the first one too....and that's the problem. Watch Dogs 2 looks nothing like the first one.
Ah F off. It's a game and it's should be fun and not boring as your job.
I'm still getting the game I enjoyed the first one
I think the game looks fun, but the story looks generic. What is with the 'OMG EDGY' look xD
it has so much potential, kinda reminds me of SR tho :/
Great another Ubisoft game, time to board the hate train! How could they horrible protagonist, downgraded graphics. I can't believe this I better go write another hate article on the Internet and profile people I think play it. I am so sick of anti watchdogs/Ubisoft stuff... You don't like it don't play it! Can't wait for WD2 had a blast with WD1, plenty of areas to improve but it looks like they figured it out.
What a poorly written article, it's like it was written by a high school student who just realized it was due today. Who the heck gives two shits if some things are not realistic, welcome to video games. Are you really going to throw your controller down in disgust when you realize that server just weighs too much for that drone to handle? Personally I want to play the game for the same reasons I liked the first one, to have all kinds of fun exploring and starting shit with the people and environment. Wouldn't even bother me if there was no story, just give me the playground.
Games aren't meant to be hyper realistic. Journalist needs to take a chill pill.
I don't care what anyone says; I was a big fan of the first game and I am hyped for this one. Go ahead, call me a dudebro. Then I can put it alongside "weeaboo" "hipster gamer" "retro fanatic" and all the other things I've been called, because apparently you can tell exactly the kind of person someone is from one game they like. ;)