Rated 8 out of 10
by skateinferno Hacker's paradise
In a nutshell, this game is Assassin's Creed mixed with Grand Theft Auto with hacking. A third-person shooter focused on the fictional technologically stunning system controlling and keeping Chicago under surveillance, Watch Dogs is a very exiting game, with specific personalities and emotions tied to every character, making it easy to identify with, sympathize with, or despise every single character. Some of the glitches can throw you off, for sure, in some cases, causing you to have to restart at your last autosave, but this game is far too fun for a small thing like that that to bother you too much. The mood-setting music has a definite impact on the way you feel about each situation. Honestly, I have no idea whatsoever this game's major negative critics are talking about, because this game is just as good, if not better, than GTA 4 in my opinion, and everyone loves that game. Despite what some say, I do not see this game as a waste of money at all.
Rated 8 out of 10
by DailyGameBoy Incredibly Overhyped
Watch dogs is the product of what happens when you overhype a game to the point where its unbelievable. I pre ordered back in july of last year, 2013. It was my most anticipated game of the year right untilthe point it actually came out. Watch dogs did not Exceed my expectations nor did it satisfy me as a paying customer. The story in watch dogs was incredibly weak. The characters were bland and boring, and the only memorable character was this super hacker named T-Bone. The main protagonist himself, Aiden Pierce, was incredibly boring as the story went through. It takes place in a sort of modern day, yet somewhat futuristic Chicago, where he goes after a man wih his hacker team, who supposedly killed his niece and is holding his sister hostage. The plotline to the game is one that is set up well and has alot of potential, but falls flat in the final execution. As the for the graphical capability, watch dogs is not next gen. The game didn"t look bad in any way shape or form,it just didn't look like something you'd exept to see on a playstation 4, meaning the last gen version was even worse. In gameplay standard however, watch dogs is a fantastic expirience. Everything from gunplay to driving feels fast, fluid, and responsive. there is just one thing that threw me off about it was how there were no melee options or hand to hand combat available within the game. Other than that, watch dogs is a great game, that deserves to be picked up and i would recommend it to a friend. If Ubisoft plans on continuing the new IP, then some recommendations for next time would be to not try so hard to make the charcters so dark and mysterious and some color and variety to the game with the characters. Overall, watch dogs isn't bad, it's a great game that just needs a little fixing. For the full live dialogue review and everything watch dogs and playstation, subscribe to my youtube channel-https://www.youtube.com/user/DailyGameplayFix. the full review will be uploaded on tuesday
Rated 7 out of 10
by jlasley95 Excellent AC and GTA fix! (spoilers)
Are you like me and prefer the open world sandbox to the linear blandness of a shooter? (Wolfenstein excluded) If so, you are probably an assassins creed fan, most likely a GTA fan, and definitely looking forward to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor; but you are stuck in the pit of time and you need a fix now, am i right? Well look no further cause buddy this is basically assassins creed! Sure you have cars, hacking, and giant spider tanks, but a few story tweaks and throw a hidden blade and a dash of Abstergo and viola! You have yourself an ac title! (and quite frankly ded-sec and ct-os felt a lot like assassins and templars) ---------------You begin the story as hacker and vigilante, Aiden Pearce in the middle of a digital heist in faux-Chicago's famous luxury hotel, the Merlaut, owned by the story's main antagonist, Dermont "Lucky" Quin. Our hero discovers he and his partner are not alone and make a break for it. Following the failed heist, the mysterious third hacker orders a hit on Pearce. On his way to Pawnee with his sister, niece, and nephew, the hit-man shoots out Pearce's car tire causing the vehicle to roll killing Lena, Aidens young niece. As any loving uncle would, our hero gets regally P/Oed and sets out for revenge. Along the way he confronts everyone from gang-members to a serial killer, kicking butt and taking names (along with cars and account info) along side the notorious hacker collaboration "ded-sec", a punk rock computer wiz Clara, and the legendary creator of ct-os, Raymond Kenny.----------over all I feel that it is an excellent game with an original story, well rounded characters ( well, Aiden's constant Batman voice gets old quick), and great graphics; BUT i still feel like its missing something. I give it a solid 7.5 out of 10, definitely worth the money, but when ACU or GTA comes out don't be afraid to trade.
Rated 5 out of 10 by BLUECROP Awesome Graphics But Just Plain Boring.
This game had too much hype about it. I pre-ordered it and what a waste. I'm not usually a hard critic on games either. There hasn't been many games i haven't liked or enjoyed, but this one was BAD. It has an open sandbox concept with a story to follow whenever you wish to, but its not like a GTA or Assassins Creed. Those games you could wander around and explore and do things that were fun and you didn't get tired of it, then proceeded with main missions when you wanted or when you stumbled across them. This game was similar but honestly it was so boring i couldn't stand it. I just tried getting to the main mission as fast as possible so i didn't lose my mind, but then nothing changed cause the story line sucks. Save your money and borrow it from a friend, if you can even find one that kept the game. Notice how many "pre-owned" copies of Watch Dogs there are in Gamestops? Seriously though, save your money and get The Last of Us, or the new CoD AW / AC Unity coming out this November!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Pimpi Amazing
People who have seen the latest game play released by e3 and Sony's playstation game play, are not the same, but they are very similar and its still not bad, youtube just messes with the graphics so for the graphics do not worry, multiplayer is amazing but i must warn you make a Uplay account before starting, you will need that and its gonna be a hassle, campaign is very good according to ubisoft there is over 35+ hours of campaign and overall 100+ hours of things to do in Watch Dogs so its money well spent for people who like hacking in open world games, city is very much alive and the variety of vehicles are good, there is enough weapons but it would be better if more was added, customizing your character has a lot of options with very cool outfits to wear, tons of side activities to do and in the city, there is a ton to mess around with. There is mini games, side games you can do in bars, for example, which is pretty cool when your tired of campaign and multiplayer. City is very much alive and impressive
Rated 6 out of 10 by JestoNsane4u What a let down...
This game was one of the reasons i bought a PS4 on launch day. Unfortunately it had been delayed on launch (go figure). The game COULD have been great, but came up short. The shooting mechanics work well, same as the free running, but the hacking failed on every level. It's hard to gain money at first for upgrades, but half way through the game you have so much money, but nothing to spend it on due to the lackluster amount of items to purchase. This game really needed an customization system for weapons. After beating the campaign and a majority of side missions, this game quickly became a paper weight. Online is boring and unfulfilling. You are penalized for shooting civilians or cops, so guns are useless after you beat the campaign. Not to mention the Chicago world they created is dull and lifeless. Not to mention it is nothing like Chicago in real life, 100 mph down lake shot drive during the daytime? Yeah okay... I know it's a game but bring some realism to it, make it interesting at some kind of level.
Rated 9 out of 10 by livenlife278 great game
This game is such an amazing game from the graphics to the story. Aiden seems lifeless at times which is a bit of a disappointment. Aside from that the game is very well voice acted. The only true problem I had with the game is that as you progress with the game are the cops. I understand the cops are supposed to become progressively more difficult with the game but once I reached act 4 the cops became nearly impossible to escape and they are so annoying. This is the only thing holding back the game from a perfect 10 rating. Also do not play this game expecting it to be the next revolutionary game like GTA5, while it takes different aspects from GTA it is its own game and if you expect the game to be the next GTA you will be disappointed.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Electoblaze Out @ Midnight TONIGHT!
Less than 24 hours to go till the release of Watch Dogs!!! I've been watching live streams of the game on twitch (some people have gotten the game early) and it is looking more and more fun and interesting the more I watch! There is this online TDM/CTF mode called "online decryption" where two teams battle it out for a file. Holding the file the longest is the key to winning, but you can count on a lot of other crazy car crashes and street brawls happening in between. There is also racing, hacking, and a digitally stalking people on multiplayer, not to mention the next-gen exclusive free roam mode - which has both cooperative or adversarial (can kill other players) modes. The guns look amazing. All of my favorite Assault Rifles, like the ACR and M16, and the snipers look powerful. It is just amazing how much content is packed into this one game. For some games, I feel like $60 is too much. For this game, I feel my $60 will be justified. I can see myself playing this for my entire summer break + maybe next year as well.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Daekor Greatly dissapointing
I bought this game expecting a lot and I was disappointed. The graphics and sound are great. The city looks great, however, other than that, there's really no substance. The story is terrible, poor dialogue and character development.
I would probably think more of the game if GTA V didn't get the genre absolutely right. Watch Dogs seems like a poor imitation of GTA. Watch Dogs = Great graphics -- poor gameplay.
Missions are boring and driving is a pain. The hacking aspect of the game seems fun at first but gets old quickly. Online play is even worse as there are no missions to do in Online Free Roam. For online you can either race or hack someone else (they have slightly different variations of this) but that's it.
I was expecting to do missions in the game with my friends but that's not possible. What is most frustrating about this game is that I can see that there was a lot of potential for this game to be great -- but it didn't happen.
Rated 10 out of 10 by tornadicane One of My New Favorites
I'll be completely honest. At first, I was not a very big fan of this game. My friend let me borrow it for a few days, but after the first day and about two hours of gameplay, I was finished with it. Despite this, however, I got a crave to start playing it again so I went and bought it. I could not be happier. Now that I have figured the game out, it became apparent to me how great it truly is. It is now tied for my favorite game ever with "The Last of Us." There is so much to see and do in this game. The main campaign seems to be long and engaging enough to keep you entertained for a while, but the side missions really add to the punch. I cannot sit and work on the campaign straight. I always get distracted by the engaging side missions. The "puzzles," if you will, in the game are really great and sometimes challenging too. Definitely a must buy if you're looking for something to consume your time and make it worth the while in doing it.