Watch Dogs first legit review

#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

It gives the game 19/20, but criticizes the story

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One of the biggest French magazines, Jeux Vidéo, has scored the worldwide exclusive on the first review of the game, and according to the scoreboard posted on Reddit by userMitharyn and translated by Eymm, it was definitely positive.

Gameplay: 5 stars

Everything works perfectly, the ultra-intuitive hacking allows for exhilarating moments in the game.

Graphics: 5 stars

Very solid on the technical level, especially in the sensation of life that makes Watch_Dogs great.

Sound: 4 stars

Excellent ambient music and sound effects, but the track selection is a little limited.

Longevity: 5 stars

Because it’s a open world featuring multiplayer, there there’s an extreme amount of interesting things to do.

Pros:

  • Gameplay and level design
  • The life in Chicago
  • Generous content

Cons:

  • The Story, blah!
  • The first loading
  • That’s all!

Conclusion:

Watch_Dogs accomplished all the hopes placed on it and delivers a successful new take on open world games. Almost perfect, but with a slight disappointment on the story.

Final Score: 19 out of 20

Of course this is represent just the opinion of a single reviewer from a single magazine, so your mileage may vary on much weight it may hold, but looks like things are off to a pretty good start for Ubisoft’s hacking epic.

#2 Edited by ewalthour (770 posts) -

I read a preview that wasn't in love with the storyline

#3 Posted by jasean79 (2375 posts) -

Meh. Hard to really get a feel for the game based off one review of a foreign magazine. The best judge of a game is myself, followed by reviews of real people that have played the game. Amazon is pretty good with that.

#4 Edited by clr84651 (5529 posts) -

Need many reviews. Bound By Flame got a 4 on here and got a 7-8 elsewhere.

#5 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

i am getting it, i think it's going to be good

#6 Edited by MarcRecon (6105 posts) -

I was going to get it when it was a launch tittle but now I'll wait because I got such a huge backlog of games on the PS4, 360 and PS3.

#7 Edited by PsyphonX (17 posts) -

Still super excited... can't believe I have a 3 day weekend and then the game comes out :P blah

#8 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

I was going to get it when it was a launch tittle but now I'll wait because I got such a huge backlog of games on the PS4, 360 and PS3.

same here aswell, but am still getting it

#9 Posted by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (585 posts) -

The only Complains I been hearing lately was the Car controlling was crap, not even on GTA V level or GTA 4 for that matter, is this true? [Still buying the game though]

#10 Edited by cameroncr95 (39 posts) -

Many sites and mags take bribes. I am not trusting reviews from a foreign magazine.

I'll wait until sites like Gamespot and Polygon review this. IGN, Joystiq and mags though are not to be trusted, especially IGN.

#11 Posted by SgtSutton (361 posts) -

I'm kept my preorder. I still think its will be good. Even if its not the blockbuster game of the year its supposed to be I think it will be lots of fun. Plus I get $10 bestbuy giftcard by keeping it

#12 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8565 posts) -

@SgtSutton: I get my games through bestbuy too. Gamers unlocked! I get it for 48 bucks and 10 dollar rewards

#13 Posted by GTR12 (9925 posts) -

No one here has it yet? lol, got mine yesterday cos they messed up the shipping, Sunday deliveries are awesome :)

#15 Edited by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

No one here has it yet? lol, got mine yesterday cos they messed up the shipping, Sunday deliveries are awesome :)

So what. We all are going to get it, you're just getting a few days before the rest of us

#16 Edited by BattleSpectre (6564 posts) -

Already pre-ordered it and getting the game day 1 - buying it tomorrow when it's released in Australia. F*** YEAH!!!! Can't wait.

#17 Posted by GTR12 (9925 posts) -

@BattleSpectre said:

Already pre-ordered it and getting the game day 1 - buying it tomorrow when it's released in Australia. F*** YEAH!!!! Can't wait.

If its at JB, go now, the JB here breaks release date always.

#18 Posted by BattleSpectre (6564 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

@BattleSpectre said:

Already pre-ordered it and getting the game day 1 - buying it tomorrow when it's released in Australia. F*** YEAH!!!! Can't wait.

If its at JB, go now, the JB here breaks release date always.

Nah not from JB unfortunately, but either way I still wouldn't play it now if I could get it. I'd be too scared on getting banned or something, I can wait for 1 day ay.

#19 Edited by GTR12 (9925 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

Fair enough, I got mine Sunday, like most PC people, it looks ok I suppose.

#20 Posted by BattleSpectre (6564 posts) -

@GTR12 said:

@BattleSpectre:

Fair enough, I got mine Sunday, like most PC people, it looks ok I suppose.

Oh you've played it? Nice man, what do you think of it so far?

#21 Posted by GTR12 (9925 posts) -

@BattleSpectre:

Exact same thoughts as the review above, the story is iffy at best, everything else is gorgeous.

#22 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2999 posts) -

Oh what's this a french magazine praising a game made by a french studio??

Yeah ok i think i am waiting for the "real" reviews.

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

Oh what's this a french magazine praising a game made by a french studio??

Yeah ok i think i am waiting for the "real" reviews.

erhm... It's made by a Canadian studio...

#24 Posted by BattleSpectre (6564 posts) -

Alright guys just got home from picking up my copy of Watch Dogs, if you guys don't see me around for a few weeks if not months you'll know why, lol.

#25 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3830 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@ShepardCommandr said:

Oh what's this a french magazine praising a game made by a french studio??

Yeah ok i think i am waiting for the "real" reviews.

erhm... It's made by a Canadian studio...

But... the question is, are they French Canadian? There are a lot of those in Canuckland.

#26 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (6603 posts) -

Ok so I played the first hour or so and so far it's pretty good. The only thing I don't like so far is the driving... feels a bit weird to me. Maybe I just need time to get used to it or something but first impression is it doesn't feel as good as GTA in that respect.

#27 Posted by The_Last_Ride (73552 posts) -

@WitIsWisdom said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@ShepardCommandr said:

Oh what's this a french magazine praising a game made by a french studio??

Yeah ok i think i am waiting for the "real" reviews.

erhm... It's made by a Canadian studio...

But... the question is, are they French Canadian? There are a lot of those in Canuckland.

People from all over the place are making it... Why does that even matter?

#28 Edited by Speak_Low (1171 posts) -

I've watched a few vids and the driving does seem subpar. Many have described it as feeling 'arcadey' and that's what it looks like (some vehicles remind me of big blocks moving around the road)

Doesn't seem to have that subtle suspension found in GTA 4 and 5

#29 Posted by sukraj (23489 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

i am getting it, i think it's going to be good

I'm getting it too so pumped for it.

#30 Edited by dipdish (874 posts) -

Interestingly both Kotaku and IGN agrees on the lack of character and story depth. It's a disappointment, if you ask me.

#31 Edited by WitIsWisdom (3830 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@WitIsWisdom said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@ShepardCommandr said:

Oh what's this a french magazine praising a game made by a french studio??

Yeah ok i think i am waiting for the "real" reviews.

erhm... It's made by a Canadian studio...

But... the question is, are they French Canadian? There are a lot of those in Canuckland.

People from all over the place are making it... Why does that even matter?

It doesn't matter at all... you are the one that pointed it out. ;)

It's called sarcasm, a sense of humor goes a long way...