Excerpt: For most of Watch Dogs, I tried to imagine what the game's directors and producers were thinking in the boardroom during development. I kept wondering how many of their early ideas got thrown out in favor of copying other games' successful qualities to maximize profits because that's what Watch Dogs...
Pros: Infiltrating an enemy hideout, hacking files and escaping without ever entering the hideout itself.
Cons: Snipers perched in moving helicopters with perfect aim.
Excerpt: Never let anyone use the term " Grand Theft Auto clone" as a criticism. Though I'm no great lover of the GTA series itself, some of my favorite games are its clones. What unites the great ones is that they each hold tight to a specific take on the formula.
Pros: "Tailing" a target by jumping from camera to camera.
Excerpt: " Watch Dogs " has been one of my (and many others) most anticipated games ever since it’s extraordinarily impressive E3 2012 reveal. Now, after nearly 2 years, does the final product deliver?
Excerpt: I don’t think I’ve ever had more of an issue coming up with my final thoughts on a game than I have with
Pros: + Chicago looks beautiful..., + Compelling story., + Varied side missions., + Fantastic upgrade system., + Tons of content., + ROBOTIC SPIDER DESTRUCTION.
Cons: - ...the characters in it? Not so much., - Cliched and underused cast of supporting characters., - Weapon switch system is unnecessarily complex., - Open combat suffers because of #3., - Insta-fail missions need to go away forever., - Not being given the option to ignore online hacking missions.
Summary: Watch_Dogs might not be perfect, but it's a good game non-the-less and worth your money if you can get past the issues with the writing and suffer a few false starts with some of the missions. It has a lot of ambient life, atmosphere, great gameplay and value in the package.
Excerpt: Watch Dogs is a game that made me giggle, often and loudly. The first came shortly after I unlocked the ability to raise and lower drawbridges at will. The concept behind Watch Dogs is that it's set in a near-future Chicago in which everything is controlled by a ubiquitous operating system called...
Pros: Remote-triggering a guard's grenade and watching him accidentally throw it at another guard.
Summary: Gamers may have had impossibly high hopes for Ubisoft's Watch Dogs before the delays and other bad buzz moments dragged them down, but I'm happy to say that most reasonable hopes have been thoroughly satisfied.
Excerpt: There are dozens of Watch Dogs reviews out there sharing details about one of the most exciting games to arrive so far in 2014, and while I am still working my way through the game I am here to answer the question I am getting from all of my friends, “Is Watch Dogs worth buying? […]