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Watch Dogs 2

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,416 ✭✭✭FAILSAFE 00


    I have absolutely no interest in getting Watch dogs 2.

    The main character just doesn't seem right. I'd prefer if they used Aiden again but gave the voice actor better lines.

    I was one of the few who actually liked watch dogs 1 even with all its flaws.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,405 ✭✭✭gizmo


    Zero-Cool wrote: »
    There are other articles from VentureBeat and GamesIndustry.biz which go into what they expect in more detail.

    The two most revelant bits from each article actually relate to each other quite nicely in what appears to be a slowly changing approach to pre-orders.
    Finally, Guillemot also alleviated investor concerns that Watch Dogs 2 could flop. He says that he believes gamers are uncertain about the quality of the sequel compared to the original. The CEO expects that many consumers aren’t preordering so they can take a wait-and-see approach and then jump in to buy it when they see positive reviews. That’s something that happened with Far Cry: Primal for Ubisoft in the last half of its fiscal 2016.
    "We do consider that preorders are important," Guillemot said when asked about how reservations were shaping up for Watch Dogs 2, "but they are not completely [crucial] for the success of the game."

    It was clear from the call that Ubisoft considers preorders less reliable indicators of a game's eventual performance than they used to be. Part of that is due to customers knowing that scarcity is no longer an issue; if they decide to buy a game at launch, they can always download it instead of being forced to locate a physical copy in a local store. But it also varies from game to game. The executives pointed to Far Cry 3 as an example, saying that preorders for the title weren't great because players wanted to see if it received good reviews and word of mouth before committing to it. Rainbow 6 Siege was another example given of a game that didn't do very well at launch, but turned its performance around as a result of the publisher committing to improving the game over months and adopting player feedback.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,798 ✭✭✭✭Jordan 199


    I have absolutely no interest in getting Watch dogs 2.

    The main character just doesn't seem right. I'd prefer if they used Aiden again but gave the voice actor better lines.

    I was one of the few who actually liked watch dogs 1 even with all its flaws.

    The first Watch_Dogs game wasn't bad to be fair.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭The Specialist


    I have absolutely no interest in getting Watch dogs 2.

    The main character just doesn't seem right. I'd prefer if they used Aiden again but gave the voice actor better lines.

    I was one of the few who actually liked watch dogs 1 even with all its flaws.

    I enjoyed the first game too but Aiden was dull as dishwater so I'm glad he hasn't returned. Saying that tho, I'm not mad on the new character either - he seems to be 10 seconds away from taking selfies


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    I enjoyed the first game too but Aiden was dull as dishwater so I'm glad he hasn't returned. Saying that tho, I'm not mad on the new character either - he seems to be 10 seconds away from taking selfies

    Sorry man.....

    image


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,416 ✭✭✭FAILSAFE 00


    I enjoyed the first game too but Aiden was dull as dishwater so I'm glad he hasn't returned. Saying that tho, I'm not mad on the new character either - he seems to be 10 seconds away from taking selfies

    Well, I'd say some where between Aiden and whoever the new lad is.

    There is no depth what so ever with the new character. Did someone steal his fair trade mocha frappuccino and now he is on a mission to passive aggressively hack them to death.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,798 ✭✭✭✭Jordan 199


    Well, I'd say some where between Aiden and whoever the new lad is.

    There is no depth what so ever with the new character. Did someone steal his fair trade mocha frappuccino and now he is on a mission to passive aggressively hack them to death.

    Marcus Holloway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,729 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    That selfie picture is enough to turn me off the game completely. I feel it will be highly irritating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    lertsnim wrote: »
    That selfie picture is enough to turn me off the game completely. I feel it will be highly irritating.

    Taking selfies in front of landmarks raises your social media following giving you a bigger network of people to use for hacking.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,729 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    It has social media too? I'm out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,870 ✭✭✭✭Generic Dreadhead


    Jimquisition has a piece on the DLC/Pre-order craic. Skip to 12:25 for it



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,442 ✭✭✭marcbrophy


    Bit of overall info in this for those that might not know what the game is, and those who want specifics on the new game too :)



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    2 hours of gameplay before reviews hit at 11



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry


    Oh Ubisoft. They just can't seem to release a game that isn't absolutely broken at launch.

    Watch Dogs 2 online is broken: what works and what doesn't


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,090 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    Oh Ubisoft. They just can't seem to release a game that isn't absolutely broken at launch.

    Watch Dogs 2 online is broken: what works and what doesn't

    Not a big deal really, I'd be more concerned if single player had issues.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    Oh Ubisoft. They just can't seem to release a game that isn't absolutely broken at launch.

    Watch Dogs 2 online is broken: what works and what doesn't

    Eurogamer not releasing their review until Multiplayer works. I wish they'd give the Single player part of it at least and hold back the score even.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-11-14-wheres-our-watch-dogs-2-review
    The embargo for Watch Dogs 2 reviews has just lifted, and having spent quite some time with the finished article with Ubisoft having given out final code last week it's looking like a sizable improvement after the first game with a new sense of personality and purpose. Right now, though, there are crippling issues with the seamless multiplayer that have the potential to impact performance for all players, sending the frame-rate plunging and causing hard crashes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    IGN's review in progress (basically no multiplayer stuff)

    http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/11/14/watch-dogs-2-review


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,519 ✭✭✭✭Exclamation Marc


    From VG247's round-up of scores page

    Polygon – 8
    GameReactor – 9
    SegmentNext – 9
    IGN – review in progress
    Eurogamer Italy – 8
    God is a Geek – 9
    We Got This Covered – review in progress
    GameSpot – review in progress
    IBTimes UK – 4.5/5
    The Sixth Axis – 9
    USGamer – review in progress
    Xbox Achievements – 8.5
    Pocket Lint – 4/5
    GamesRadar+ – review in progress
    Forbes – 9
    Metro – 8
    Attack of the Fanboy – 4/5

    Looks like one to pick up! Very excited now!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭RasTa




  • Registered Users Posts: 20,558 ✭✭✭✭dreamers75


    ahh its not out until 29/11 on PC


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,840 ✭✭✭budhabob


    Apologies for the noob question, but is Is this a open world GTA / Far Cry type game?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    RasTa wrote: »

    That actually sounds like a lotta fun.
    budhabob wrote: »
    Apologies for the noob question, but is Is this a open world GTA / Far Cry type game?

    Yupp world, more GTA than Far Cry. San Fran is completely open from the biginning the devs said. The 2 hours of gameplay vid I posted earlier is basically the guy wandering around doing random stuff, looks very open.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭Temptamperu


    Sterling also gave the first one a favorable score. I'm going to wait for a sale.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,080 ✭✭✭✭Maximus Alexander


    Sterling also gave the first one a favorable score. I'm going to wait for a sale.

    I never ended up bothering to play the first one. Was it actually objectively a bad game, or was it just looked poorly upon for falling so far short of the hype?


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,090 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    I never ended up bothering to play the first one. Was it actually objectively a bad game, or was it just looked poorly upon for falling so far short of the hype?

    I didn't think it was a bad game, hyped up definitely, I enjoyed it, loads of people hated it though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,128 ✭✭✭✭aaronjumper


    I never ended up bothering to play the first one. Was it actually objectively a bad game, or was it just looked poorly upon for falling so far short of the hype?
    Pretty much your second point with a dash of unlikeable characters and uninteresting story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,397 ✭✭✭✭Digital Solitude


    I never ended up bothering to play the first one. Was it actually objectively a bad game, or was it just looked poorly upon for falling so far short of the hype?

    Didn't know **** about it when I got it as a present, played it for an hour or two, thought it was cool and then got bored very quickly. Probably played about 3 hours overall, haven't looked at it since


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,416 ✭✭✭FAILSAFE 00


    I really enjoyed doing the invasions in Watch Dogs 1. Basically you invade someone's campaign to attempt to hack them as they track you down.

    Will this be in WD2?


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 80,090 Mod ✭✭✭✭Sephiroth_dude


    I really enjoyed doing the invasions in Watch Dogs 1. Basically you invade someone's campaign more to attempt to hack them as they track you down.

    Will this be in WD2?

    It is indeed, there's a trophy for it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,580 ✭✭✭✭Zero-Cool


    WD 1 was boring but hacking\being hacked was a great craic, will definitely be doing a bit of that if I decide to pick it up.


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