Was there ever a game more hyped than the original Watch Dogs? Ubisoft’s original unveil at E3 2012 was mind-blowing, showcasing an impressive new IP for the, then, unannounced eighth-generation of consoles. Then the game came out in 2014 and it was nothing like that E3 2012 demo. Graphics were significantly downgraded, hacking was too simple (just press Square to hack), and the story and main protagonist fell flat. With Watch Dogs 2, Ubisoft needs to pull an Assassin’s Creed II and deliver a stellar sequel. Hardcore Gamer got to go hands-on with Watch Dogs 2 at E3 2016, spending about fifteen minutes with the game. While Watch Dogs 2 does improve a lot of what was wrong with Watch Dogs, it also fails to fix some lingering issues.