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Edited By mjbrune

@magicwalnuts: Yeah got to agree with JHebbel. Watch_dogs is as much of a GTA clone as Just Cause is. Just because GTA pioneered the genre doesn't make everything else a clone.

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Posted By NeoZeon

Paid up for the PC deluxe edition and the season pass. Don't care about the hate - People trashed the same things (graphics, story, whatever) about Wolfenstein: The New Order and I'm loving that too.

Let's see where this franchise goes.

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Posted By JHebbel
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Posted By LunaCantabile

Tempted to just wait and see the WiiU version.

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Posted By magicwalnuts

Cool another GTA clone. This gold rush mentality of bleeding a genre dry is starting to look like it's going to fuck these publishers over, as more and more of them fall or get out of the games business.

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Posted By mjbrune

I usually don't go against the gb grain but here is a difference. I spent a small 100 USD on the pre-order a few weeks ago and am super excited to play this on Tuesday night. I don't get hyped for just any games these day. I've been a developer for about 5 years and people get up in arms about how the hacking in this game is unrealistic. I am excited for quadrilateral cowboy and I've played the hacker series but there is enough places to get real hacking and have fun. Even Hack this box is a fun game that deals with ACTUAL (legal) hacking. It's nice to see an over the top hacking shooter that is very matrix like. Finally something that can probably live up to the matrix in the way of video games. Only took like 15 years.

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Posted By Dagbiker

@clonedzero said:

@snowflame: what??

It's a game, stop getting pissy because a company is marketing their game. If you dont want to watch the trailer, don't fucking watch it. Holy shit people.

Couldn't agree more! This site has become laughably cynical. It's so predictable. It's a new video game ya'll! Because, like, VIDEO GAMES!

It's one of the first major new IPs to come out from a major studio for so-called "next-gen" consoles. Shame on Ubisoft for promoting a game that the company spent tens of millions on -- the harr-ah!

I'll be excited to hear some feedback from people that actually played the game.

I have no problem, i think its a good trailer, i even preordered the game. I just think its funny how the trailer is cut like a GTA game.

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Posted By madmax0412

@snowflame: what??

It's a game, stop getting pissy because a company is marketing their game. If you dont want to watch the trailer, don't fucking watch it. Holy shit people.

Couldn't agree more! This site has become laughably cynical. It's so predictable. It's a new video game ya'll! Because, like, VIDEO GAMES!

It's one of the first major new IPs to come out from a major studio for so-called "next-gen" consoles. Shame on Ubisoft for promoting a game that the company spent tens of millions on -- the harr-ah!

I'll be excited to hear some feedback from people that actually played the game.

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Posted By madmax0412

@snowflame: what??

It's a game, stop getting pissy because a company is marketing their game. If you dont want to watch the trailer, don't fucking watch it. Holy shit people.

Couldn't agree more! This site has become laughably cynical. It's so predictable. It's a new video game ya'll! Because, like, VIDEO GAMES!

It's one of the first major new IPs to come out from a major studio for so-called "next-gen" consoles. Shame on Ubisoft for promoting a game that the company spent tens of millions on -- the harr-ah!

I'll be excited to hear some feedback from people that actually played the game.

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Posted By mynthon

All these trendy publications telling me the game is 'awesome'. Must be true then

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Edited By falling_fast

i'm still hyped for this game. fuck tha haters

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Edited By Yummylee

@dystopiax: I'm not judging the entire quality of the game, I'm saying their trailers are obnoxious and generic, and releasing a Season Pass trailer before the game has even been released is ridiculous.

Besides, the whole point of marketing is to tell and show you what the thing they're trying to sell you is. And with seemingly ever new trailer Watch Dogs has slipped further and further away from what the initial reveal implied, in favour of just another open-world shooting/driving game. Only you can also hack roadblocks. Maybe the game will actually be pretty cool, but so far all they've accomplished is pushing me away and making me all the more apathetic.

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@kcp12 said:

What's with people proclaiming how much they don't care about Watch Dogs and how its probably going to suck any way. I wasn't expecting it to match the hype of the original E3 trailer but I hope the game ends up being good. Ubisoft makes decent open world games (though they have their issues). How about we stop rooting for games to fail.

People like to portray themselves as apathetic/cynical/above it all on the internet.

Also, seriously, cut that shit out. It always annoys me when people make these sweeping generalisations.

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Posted By mistergrieves

WATCHY DAWGS

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Posted By Mr_Creeper

I'm ready to get my hack on. Pre-ordered on Steam today. Come on, Tuesday!

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Edited By Chaser324

Watch Dogs trailer season is almost over. I'm looking forward to six months of Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed trailer monsoons.

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Posted By DystopiaX

@kcp12 said:

What's with people proclaiming how much they don't care about Watch Dogs and how its probably going to suck any way. I wasn't expecting it to match the hype of the original E3 trailer but I hope the game ends up being good. Ubisoft makes decent open world games (though they have their issues). How about we stop rooting for games to fail.

People like to portray themselves as apathetic/cynical/above it all on the internet.

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Posted By sammo21

Could be fun. Seems to be a bit more focused than GTA V and less up its own ass.

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Edited By DystopiaX

@dalai said:

I still think Watch Dogs looks great, guys.

@yummylee said:

@theinnkeeper said:

The reason I'm not excited about Watch Dogs, and why I'll express it, is that the original concept, or supposed concept, was great. What became of it is just another video game. AAA are so afraid to take risks despite all the evidence that there may be an audience for games that aren't shooters or traditional shooters.

Skyrim, X-Com, The Sims, Dragon Age, and other million sellers that don't come to mind. Three of those are still about killing, but they're AAA with out being typical.

That, and the way they've presented and marketed this game has been so damn obnoxious. I know it's rather traditional for a game to be portrayed as the GREATEST ANYTHING EVA, but Watch Dogs seems like it's on a slightly higher level of arrogance. Funnily enough all of what it's primarily accomplished in my eyes is making Ubisoft looking awfully desperate.

I mean releasing a Season Pass trailer before the game is even out...? Yeah, fuck off.

That's why I avoided watching almost every trailer, teaser, interview, gameplay demonstration, etc. I don't need several hundred videos to tell me it's an open world game in Chicago with hacking. I was sold on the game long ago.

Agreed. People are using the large marketing campaign to imply something about the game's quality which makes no sense. What I've seen from it looks interesting, and I'm considering buying it but am gonna wait for reviews, something I pretty much always do for new series anyway. People are saying the game is terrible before they've played it or it's out and that's dumb as hell. Who cares about the marketing budget or direction of the game as long as it's good?

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Edited By Pop

I wanna meet that dude.

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Posted By Steadying

@hailinel: I dunno why, but that baseball cap comment gave me a good laugh. The sheer disdain in some of your comments is always great.

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Edited By Hailinel

@clonedzero said:

Quick, everyone say how uninterested you are in the game. We need to know!

This, but seriously.

I think it should be made abundantly clear that people are gagging on being force-fed another franchise Ubisoft has so annointed to be a hit series before the first game has come out. Plus leading up to release they repeatedly misled, obfuscated, delayed, and arguably flat out lied if you want to be frank about what this game represented.

I do feel a bit of pity for the people who actually used this game as a big reason to jump on next gen consoles, for a game that isn't drastically better on XB1 or PS4 than it will be on WiiU. Still, don't bank your hopes on Ubisoft's word, ever.

Ubisoft should absolutely pay the price for BSing people, and their marketers and execs should bear the blame if it tanks. Fat chance of that happening, though (the taking responsibility, not the tanking).

State of the art graphics are nice, but not necessary. See Sleeping Dogs and how much people love it. Thing is, visuals were the entire point this game was selling itself on. That means there's a bit problem with your marketing, Ubi, if you can't deliver on the one thing you based your hype on.

@kcp12 said:

Ubisoft makes decent open world games (though they have their issues).

That's precisely the problem.

If it's a merely "decent" game than it's going to be an enormous letdown compared to the hype that's been spread and the millions in marketing spent on this game. This is allegedly supposed to be something exceptional.

Maybe it will be, but frankly I'm waiting until reviews and word of mouth, more importantly are in.

Here's the primary issue that I have with Watch Dogs.

When the game was first revealed in that snazzy game demo, the game seemed to have this fresh take on the open world concept by introducing the hacking element. But as it turns out, that hacking element is incredibly hackneyed (no pun intended) to the point of being absurd. Aiden is less a super-hacker vigilant and more a guy with a chip on his shoulder and a magical smart phone that can do just about anything.

What it comes down to is that the central conceit that the game was originally billed around is an empty shell. More and more, with every trailer, Watch Dogs just seems like a fairly standard open-world action game, but you have an extra button that let's you hack with such ease that you might as well be smashing pots in a Zelda game. Aiden also doesn't seem to be a particularly interesting or notable character (despite Ubsoft's ludicrous marketing assertion that his baseball cap is somehow "iconic").

Too much about the game feels far too rote for me to become excited for.

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Posted By Terjay

@tomac said:

Graphics seem to get worse and worse

Yeah this is pretty strange. The more gameplay footage they put out the worse it looks. It's not complete dogshit, but it doesn't look so hot either.

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Edited By HerbieBug

Never heard of it. They really ought to market these new IP's better.

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Posted By Jazz_Lafayette

I wonder if he used the same lame tone of voice when his family was alive.

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Posted By DeviTiffany

I'm excited for it because it's Ubisoft. Assassin's Creed and the Far Cry series have been some of the favorite franchises of last generation. They've proved to me time and time again that they make the kind of games I want to play and very much look forward to this one.

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Posted By Supa_Kappa

"Look at all these totally legit one word quotes!"

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Posted By Dagbiker

Dose anyone find the iorny in the whole Ubisoft, a game company who struggled, and still struggles with DRM on pc due to fear of 'pirates' and 'hackers' making assians creed about pirates and a game about hackers.

Like they dont understand a thing, and seriously think that there are pirates, and hackers. Maybe the higher ups just keep complaigning and this is just a joke by the 'lower' guys who actualy make the games. Or maybe they just think that hackers run around with magic cellphones and press two buttons and get free crap.

I dont know. It seems weird.

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Posted By Kevin_Cogneto

"Chicago is now a surveillance state. The police have installed remote-controlled car ramps all across the city. You know, for surveillance."

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Posted By Tomac

Graphics seem to get worse and worse

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Posted By Clonedzero

@snowflame: what??

It's a game, stop getting pissy because a company is marketing their game. If you dont want to watch the trailer, don't fucking watch it. Holy shit people.

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Edited By Dalai

I still think Watch Dogs looks great, guys.

@yummylee said:

@theinnkeeper said:

The reason I'm not excited about Watch Dogs, and why I'll express it, is that the original concept, or supposed concept, was great. What became of it is just another video game. AAA are so afraid to take risks despite all the evidence that there may be an audience for games that aren't shooters or traditional shooters.

Skyrim, X-Com, The Sims, Dragon Age, and other million sellers that don't come to mind. Three of those are still about killing, but they're AAA with out being typical.

That, and the way they've presented and marketed this game has been so damn obnoxious. I know it's rather traditional for a game to be portrayed as the GREATEST ANYTHING EVA, but Watch Dogs seems like it's on a slightly higher level of arrogance. Funnily enough all of what it's primarily accomplished in my eyes is making Ubisoft looking awfully desperate.

I mean releasing a Season Pass trailer before the game is even out...? Yeah, fuck off.

That's why I avoided watching almost every trailer, teaser, interview, gameplay demonstration, etc. I don't need several hundred videos to tell me it's an open world game in Chicago with hacking. I was sold on the game long ago.

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Posted By primalmaster

Gotta love the "also coming to Wii U in 2014" bit near the end.

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Posted By Vao

Still looking forward to it, also ubi soft is one of the big name companies that hasn't pissed me off in the last couple years, far cry 3, black flag, and black list were all games I had fun with,

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Edited By Yummylee

@theinnkeeper said:

The reason I'm not excited about Watch Dogs, and why I'll express it, is that the original concept, or supposed concept, was great. What became of it is just another video game. AAA are so afraid to take risks despite all the evidence that there may be an audience for games that aren't shooters or traditional shooters.

Skyrim, X-Com, The Sims, Dragon Age, and other million sellers that don't come to mind. Three of those are still about killing, but they're AAA with out being typical.

That, and the way they've presented and marketed this game has been so damn obnoxious. I know it's rather traditional for a game to be portrayed as the GREATEST ANYTHING EVA, but Watch Dogs seems like it's on a slightly higher level of arrogance. Funnily enough all of what it's primarily accomplished in my eyes is making Ubisoft looking awfully desperate.

I mean releasing a Season Pass trailer before the game is even out...? Yeah, fuck off.

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Posted By Vuud

I'm certain this is how every juvenile DDOS'ing dweller sees himself.

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Posted By theinnkeeper

The reason I'm not excited about Watch Dogs, and why I'll express it, is that the original concept, or supposed concept, was great. What became of it is just another video game. AAA are so afraid to take risks despite all the evidence that there may be an audience for games that aren't shooters or traditional shooters.

Skyrim, X-Com, The Sims, Dragon Age, and other million sellers that don't come to mind. Three of those are still about killing, but they're AAA with out being typical.

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Edited By Yummylee

@theshaner said:

What a bunch of haters! I for one am very excited about this game and looking forward to running through the story. I could give less of a fudgecicle what the dudes here who feel the need to rise up and bash the game think.

Given that you're posting in response to the ''haters'' you very clearly do give a 'fudgecicle' what they think. If you didn't you would have just posted how excited you are for Watch Dogs and continued on your merry way.

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Edited By theshaner

What a bunch of haters! I for one am very excited about this game and looking forward to running through the story. I could give less of a fudgecicle what the dudes here who feel the need to rise up and bash the game think.

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Edited By Rowr

Should be good.

For some reason most of this trailer looks super wooden. Just like, flat physics or something.

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Posted By composite

All apathy aside, this trailer was terrible: the one word quotes, "Awesome" and "Incredible", are completely unnecessary, distracting, and meaningless. It is incredible how bad this trailer is, I thought Watch Dogs was going to be awesome, but not anymore. Seriously, those graphics look bad, how can you not have a your gameplay footage running off the most beastly PC available? And IF it was running off a beastly PC, yikes...

This doesn't look like the next gen showcase I thought it would be, very disappointing, but I could be wrong.

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Edited By snowflame
@clonedzero said:

Quick, everyone say how uninterested you are in the game. We need to know!

This, but seriously.

I think it should be made abundantly clear that people are gagging on being force-fed another franchise Ubisoft has so annointed to be a hit series before the first game has come out. Plus leading up to release they repeatedly misled, obfuscated, delayed, and arguably flat out lied if you want to be frank about what this game represented.

I do feel a bit of pity for the people who actually used this game as a big reason to jump on next gen consoles, for a game that isn't drastically better on XB1 or PS4 than it will be on WiiU. Still, don't bank your hopes on Ubisoft's word, ever.

Ubisoft should absolutely pay the price for BSing people, and their marketers and execs should bear the blame if it tanks. Fat chance of that happening, though (the taking responsibility, not the tanking).

State of the art graphics are nice, but not necessary. See Sleeping Dogs and how much people love it. Thing is, visuals were the entire point this game was selling itself on. That means there's a bit problem with your marketing, Ubi, if you can't deliver on the one thing you based your hype on.

@kcp12 said:

Ubisoft makes decent open world games (though they have their issues).

That's precisely the problem.

If it's a merely "decent" game than it's going to be an enormous letdown compared to the hype that's been spread and the millions in marketing spent on this game. This is allegedly supposed to be something exceptional.

Maybe it will be, but frankly I'm waiting until reviews and word of mouth, more importantly are in.

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Edited By WesleyWyndam

I just can't get excited for this game.

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Posted By alwaysbebombing

I'm so excited for this game that I'm basically a cluster of pure energy waiting to become a new baby star.

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Edited By TheManWithNoPlan

Seeing so many people turn on this game is disheartening. I'm still excited, and whether or not this game turns out to be what we thought it was I'm still going to play it... I have to.

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Posted By PurpleSpandex

Remember when we we're all excited for this game?

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