The more AAA hyped games that come out for these new systems, the more I realize that my gaming tastes are completely out of touch with what is considered hip/cool/marketable. Watch Dogs looks like a completely forgettable game that is just getting an absurd amount of hype for some reason. You couldn't pay me $60 to play it.
Also (like Robert Smith said below), I've had a difficult time getting into open-world games in general. There have been a few recent ones that I would like to try for various reasons (Assassin's Creed IV for the sailing, Far Cry 3 for the story, the last two Saint's Row games for their craziness and humor) but I keep putting them off. When you drop me in an open-world game with the promise of being able to do anything, I often find that I lose interest. Some of this is just the way my brain works, I'm sure (plenty of gamers I know have a blast with open-world games), but I'll take purpose-driven, well-designed linearity to a huge mess of mini-games spread around a half-empty world any day. I did like Arkham City, but I probably still enjoyed the steadily-expanding world of Arkham Asylum more.
The more AAA hyped games that come out for these new systems, the more I realize that my gaming tastes are completely out of touch with what is considered hip/cool/marketable. Watch Dogs looks like a completely forgettable game that is just getting an absurd amount of hype for some reason. You couldn't pay me $60 to play it.[/QUOTE]
Agree 100%. And might I prescribe Transistor....
JustLikeHeaven-Well I strongly disagree with that, I love randomly driving around and causing mayhem, I don't mind levels and structure, but it's also really nice to have the freedom to do whatever I want.
Also Watch Dogs is FAR from realistic, the driving psychics basically let your car plow through almost anything arcade style(no boat-like GTAIV driving physics here), and you'll rarely encounter the cops outside of storyline missions, usually all you have to do is point your gun at whoever is calling the cops and then they won't show up, even if you've just ran over a dozen civilians. Watch Dogs is very much an escape from real life as you'll never be able to hack stuff and cause mayhem in real life on the level that you can in this game.
The world isn't "half-empty" at all, not even close, there's so much to do it's insane. The "digital trip" minigames are especially fun, the Spider-Tank one being the best.
I'm glad the hacking isn't overly complex, as that would get annoying and make it tedious pretty fast. It's awesome hacking steam pipes to blow up cars chasing after you, or blowing up circuit boards to stun/kill enemies.
Or are we just getting old and cranky and just don't want to like modern games ?
Wellmissedme - 1440p @ 60fps ! That is a meaty system you have there.
I am waiting for a couple more reviews and videos before I decide on Watch Dogs, I'll be going for the PS4 version if I decide to go for it. Not sure if the exclusive content Vexer/Darkrage mentioned adds anything again I will wait for further information.
Keep us posted on your thoughts guys !
Here's a good review that sums up a lot that I feel is wrong with it:
I know a lot of people liked it, and that's cool, I just don't think it was as good as it could have been.