I couldn't help myself. I had to buy a used copy even though I am waiting on my Que from gamefly to send me a copy. I will without a doubt return watch dog to gamestop in 7 days for a full refund.
The Que from gamefly is on low availability( will probably take forever to get the game shipped to me).
I have read video reviews on every game site I could think of and every video comparison among all the systems. I am tired of hearing about the bad driving mechanics and needed to find out for myself.
First, let me get the score put of the way. I will give the game a overall 6.5 to 7/10 to be nice.
I guess I am a good driver because I can drive ok but the mechanics suck as far as the floaty feel of the car without weight to the surface of the road. Maneuvering thru traffic isn't bad since there isn't a high density of traffic. I do not feel the city is lively and robust and the npc's no matter what Sad story they have I hack everyone except deathly ill people who are broke anyway. I feel nothing for the pedestrians since the city feels blah to me.
I have played up until meeting Claire the bad boy hacker aiden has been in contact with.
The story is generic and I have no sympathy for no character yet and the missions are boring and predictable. Please tell me the story gets interesting at some point?
PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS VIBRATION WITH SHOOTING WEAPONS AND WHEN THE CAR PEELS OUT ON THE ROAD? I hope my game has a glitch. It is imperative to submerge me into gun fights to feel the recoil of the hand guns and the diiference between the machine guns. I need to feel like I am driving when I hit objects I want to feel the impact(vibration with dualshock).
The ctos guards are stupid to me and hacking so for feel like a gimic more than a intricate but also complicated yet simple to use tool.
Back to the driving, the police chases are downright ridiculous how they chase you down like speed demons. I don't car how well you drive and weave in and out of traffic you can't allude them. Your best bet is to get lucky andchack a barricade and even then they magically reappear to haubt you down. Now I love a challenge but the cops are a nuisance and are just not fu to deal with. It feels like you don't have control over your driving skills to avoid the cops once spotted. Also the cops repeat the same commands while chasing you down.
Ok, on to the graphics. The graphics at night are a 8/10 and daytime a 5/10. The disparity between night and day is literally night and day. The daytime color palette isms washed out and very little distinction between ps2 graphics. I mean GTA 5 graphics during the day are spectacular compared to watch dog. I mean just the fact I was able to get a used copy after 5 days from release should tell you this is far from a revolutionary next gen blockbuster.
I even thnk the explosions in GTA 5 look better and the car models are more detailed. Watch dog cars cartoonishly fall apart and wooden light poles explode into wooden compose when you drive onto it. It's laughable how far this game is to what was advertised. I will try to continue and play bit it's excruciatingly painful but essential in order to be sure it's as bad as the first few hrs.
Please answer about the vibration control on shooting etc. If this is missing from the game the game developers should be prosecuted for hacking into our gullibilie brains and our atm to fool us this game is worth $60.
That French A hole that was the promoter of watch dog should get his ass whooped.