Perhaps the problem that I have is a desire to complete most games before writing a review. I've finished Watchdogs, now for that aforementioned review.
|At least the cars are pretty.|
|3 out of 5 stars|
|I really wanted to post a spoiler here, but chose not to.|
|Kenny, all grown up.|
|The weapons wheel.|
Speaking of cars... lets get to the bad / hilarious aspects of the game.
|Great, now the game is just being cheeky.|
But that is not the worst bit of driving.
No. That award goes to the pedestrians - aka: lemmings. Lets quickly cover their stupidity.
I back out of a parking space - they freak out.
I pull out of a parking lot - they freak out.
I slam into a wall at top speed - they stand there like morons.
I make a quick turn - they jump off sidewalk right in front of my car.
I drive on sidewalk - they jump in front of car.
I honk at them - they stare at me.
But wait. That is not the end of it.
If I hit a pedestrian directly I lose morality points if they are injured or killed (obviously more for killing them). However if I use tremendous speed and a strong vehicle to launch another car into them... I lose no morality points. I can only be blamed it seems if I am the proximal cause to their deaths, not a distal cause. So to note, safe driving is simply a Fire Engine pushing a sedan in front of it.
I also remember one really irritating incident where I was chasing a criminal, they shot at me, I caught the criminal, a bystander called the cops and said that there was gunfire, and then the cops chased me around Chicago. Maybe this was reasonable, but boy was it irritating.
The mini games were also annoying, so I stopped playing those after I tabled some guys at Poker.
Here's the breakdown.
Game Play: This was tainted by stupid things like bad driving mechanics and silly physics. Simplistic hacking also meant that in general I was not mentally taxed either. Using your phone to make mischief was fun... but there was no reward for ending the game with over $2.5 million in cash. There should have been a trophy for that. There should never be trophies for Multiplayer unless that is what a game is specifically about, but that is my bias.
|2.5 out of 5 stars|
|4.5 out of 5 stars|
|3 out of 5 stars|
|2.5 out of 5.|
|Yes, if you want you can perv out on wire frame nookie.|
Oh, and seriously... who thinks that the idea of wiring an entire city up to a single massive OS is a good idea? Smart cities are a good idea, this... the idea in this game is a bad idea. A very bad idea, a terribly stupid idea actually.