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Title: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Feb 2013, 10:37

So yeah, this game. It's been officially announced for PC, PS3 and PS4 and I'm so damn excited. This is the newest trailer for it.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: maxusy3k on 21 Feb 2013, 11:48
I'm super stoked for this game, but platform availability seems really confused at the moment. Lots of places are saying it's a PS4 exclusive but all seem to be saying it's hitting current gen consoles & PC too.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Feb 2013, 12:07
I'm imagining that it might end up much like the transition between the Xbox and the 360, where some games were on both and it was 50/50 as to who felt more ripped off. If it does end up being on both the 3 and 4, I imagine the playability on the PS4 might be insanely better, what with the ridiculous increase in RAM. I can't imagine Ubi is going to pass up a PC release, even if they force uPlay on us. Especially since the PS4 and probably the next Xbox are essentially just dedicated PC architectures. uPlay is horrible, but I'd be willing to put up with it to play this game.

Edit: And also, Wii U has definitely been confirmed as a release console, so it's likely all of them.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 21 Feb 2013, 13:08
Also, the ending of that video confirms a PS3 release, so it's probably gonna be the full round of current and next gen.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Mar 2013, 02:42
Game stop has informed me that Watchdogs is out for PS3, 4, Xbox 360, PC and most likely NextBox as well. Color me excited this game is tied with Remember Me for my most anticipated of the year.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Apr 2013, 06:52
Unless I somehow get a PS4, I'll probably pick this up on PC. Looks interesting.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 12 Apr 2013, 17:39
Oh, this is on xbox. Nice. Now where did I put my credit card. . . .
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Apr 2013, 21:01
My pre-order is in. Gimme <3 between Watch Dogs and Remember Me, I'm gonna spend a couple weeks inside this fall,
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 13 Apr 2013, 00:26
Damn, and I have Total War Rome 2 coming out as well.

And a full series mass effect playthrough. . .

AND I wanna play some more Skyrim. . .

. . . .

I think there are support groups for this, right?
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Apr 2013, 00:28
They used to be called LAN parties as I recall.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 13 Apr 2013, 03:36
Nah, that was more like going to a flop house with a rock of crack.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Bellyfish on 17 Apr 2013, 01:20
This is going to be the most awesome game to come out in the future, besides BF4 and GTAV of course  :lol:
I'll definitely have to upgrade my hardware if I wan to enjoy any of them...
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: LTK on 29 Apr 2013, 13:45
Release date has been pinned for Nov 22nd. It is unknown when they will announce the delay for the PC version.

Hope it doesn't suck!
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Apr 2013, 13:46
Why would there be a delay?
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: LTK on 29 Apr 2013, 13:50
Because Ubisoft always delays their PC versions. Always.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Apr 2013, 13:51
Makes sense. They need the extra few weeks to make sure they're unplayable.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 29 Apr 2013, 16:10
New trailer!


He has a very Rorschach feel to his voice and attitude.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Apr 2013, 16:53
Holy shit I want it.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 29 Apr 2013, 16:54
Concur, I NEED this game.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 29 Apr 2013, 19:53
*Throws wallet at screen* Want, WAAAAANNNNTTTT!!!!
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 30 Apr 2013, 15:47
(http://dtspersonaltraining.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/shut-up-and-take-my-money-gif.gif)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Apr 2013, 16:09
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFn64AGJ4pYhc-pe-yHXXKoyVRhD4DIzI37hRwj_NPbca2hQSZ4A)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Parkour Lewis on 30 Apr 2013, 22:56
I saw a commercial for this yesterday and thought it was a coolest thing that I didn't know fuck-all about.

Want this game now.  Like the roses want the rain.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jun 2013, 23:55
Penny Arcade Report article talking about interviewing the head of development.

Watch Dogs forces you to sit back and watch crimes happen if you want to be a hero (http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/watch-dogs-forces-you-to-sit-back-and-watch-crimes-happen-if-you-want-to-be)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jun 2013, 03:07
Penny Arcade Report article talking about interviewing the head of development.

Watch Dogs forces you to sit back and watch crimes happen if you want to be a hero (http://www.penny-arcade.com/report/article/watch-dogs-forces-you-to-sit-back-and-watch-crimes-happen-if-you-want-to-be)

Oooooh! Jinkies is that an actual moral choice system I see? I wonder how much freedom to intervene we'll have. For example, you know a guy is going to murder person X, can you slash the bad guy's tires or something to delay them, then warn person X? There's about to be a home invasion, the home has a security system, can you hack it and trigger the alarm before the bad guys even reach the door? Or do you just have to swing in and handle things Big Brother Batman style?
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 12 Jun 2013, 14:38
That. . . that would all be awesome.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ocamlmycaml on 13 Jun 2013, 22:01
Oh man, I am so pumped for this game, mostly because you don't get too many games set in Chicago.  I've just been waiting for an open world game where I get to walk around my own city.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 13 Jun 2013, 22:14
I hear this got some good reviews. . . (http://bulk.destructoid.com/ul/user/3/38124-166657-phpu03W8QPMjpg-620x.jpg)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ThomasEll on 14 Jun 2013, 03:07
This looks so good, pretty much everything that I'm seeing about it is stuff that I want in a game.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jun 2013, 03:20
I'm a little concerned how well they can deliver on their own promises with this game, but I'm pretty excited in spite of that.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Edguy on 14 Jun 2013, 05:19
I'm a little concerned how well they can deliver on their own promises with this game, but I'm pretty excited in spite of that.

Yeah, I struggle to see the game world being as advanced and organic as the videos give the impressions of, especially considering it's coming for the old generation as well.

Also, I can't really seem to get excited about it. I look at Watch-Dogs, and I think "man, this is the shit, I should totally be hyped for this".. Guess I'm more of a fantasy/science fiction kind of guy.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jun 2013, 05:21
You might mean Space Opera more so than Sci-Fi, cause Watch_dogs is a pretty obvious Sci-Fi setting.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Edguy on 14 Jun 2013, 05:57
Yeah, maybe, but when I think sci-fi, I generally think a little more removed from today's technological standpoint. Watch_Dogs is almost a contemporary game.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 14 Jun 2013, 06:02
Well, the thing is is that what Sci-Fi looks like has changed over the last few decades due to the ridiculously fast pace of tech progression. Thankfully, the Fiction side of sci-fi is making a comeback lately, but think something like Margaret Atwood's Oryx & Crake. Really obvious sci-fi despite 99% of the tech existing or being really near future at most. Technology is important to sci-fi, but what's most important is the story about how we react to it as a society and why.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: LTK on 14 Jun 2013, 10:42
It's easy to start thinking about all the things this game could be - Deus Ex, for example - but doing that inevitably leads to disappointment, so I'm going to assume it's completely unremarkable until we actually find out.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 11:46
Watch Dogs has been delayed until Spring of 2014 (http://www.destructoid.com/watch-dogs-and-the-crew-delayed-until-spring-2014-263613.phtml)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Oct 2013, 11:56
If I had any regret left of deciding to replace my PS3 instead of getting a launch PS4 that regret disappeared.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 15 Oct 2013, 13:04
With regard to Watch Dogs, the development team said "We struggled with whether we would delay the game. But from the beginning, we have adopted the attitude that we will not compromise on quality. As we got closer to release, as all the pieces of the puzzle were falling into place in our last push before completion, it became clear to us that we needed to take the extra time to polish and fine tune each detail so we can deliver a truly memorable and exceptional experience."

I'm alright with this for a couple of reasons -
1. I can wait to pay for it with my tax return.
2. I really want this to be as close to perfect as it can be.

I'm glad they're taking the time to get it complete, and more importantly, right.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 15 Oct 2013, 13:19
Well, it kinda smarts that I already preordered it, but I am glad that they went with making sure it came out a quality product. I guess I'll just slide the money over onto my Xbox one preorder.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 13:22
Yeah, I'm perfectly fine with a delay. I'm actually kind of glad it's something that some of the bigger publishers seem to be more willing to do now days, even if it's mere weeks before the expected release.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 08 May 2014, 05:52
So 27 May on this one, looks like they're gonna keep it too.

A reminder that the original trailer informs us that we get to take down human traffickers amongst other bad guys.


And a reminder that Minecraft players will recreate everything. Which should probably be a rule of the internet by now.

Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 11 May 2014, 14:00
And yet again I have a preorder down on it. Gonna be interesting to see what they've polished up over the delay.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 May 2014, 15:21
I put a fiver down. Still going to wait till the weekend after release to grab it to see if it sucks before hand.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 11 May 2014, 15:22
I'll probably get it for PC and then get it for PS4 if I ever get a PS4.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 12 May 2014, 16:43
Yep, preordered this a few weeks ago.  Just waiting for it to be delivered.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ev4n on 20 May 2014, 08:12
Total Biscuit, who is pretty critical of preorders, went ballistic on his latest podcast on preordering this game.  It sounds like ubisoft is backtracking from their original claims, to the point where thy might see a class action lawsuit in the worst case.

Game may still be good, but PR and specs are not at the moment.  Probably a wise idea to not put your money here yet.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 21 May 2014, 10:52
I didn't preorder for any of the bonuses or anything like that.  I preordered for one reason only - I knew I had the money, and I would not have it later.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 21 May 2014, 11:16
I only put $5 down on pre-orders, simply to get bonuses if actually decide to pick up the game.

If.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 21 May 2014, 13:54
I pretty much preordered for the same reason as Blyss. The joys of unemployment. . .
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 May 2014, 03:11
So I saw a thread on a Watch_Dogs fan forum with the site owner confronting Total Biscuit on teh youtubes and declaring self victory then saying "Criticism is all well and good, but these are people's jobs! Critics should be more mindful of their power because people might not buy the game on their say so..."

Which of course is the entire point of criticism, reviews and the free market, to empower the consumer if they want to buy shit or not.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ev4n on 22 May 2014, 05:58
Exactly.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 May 2014, 06:17
Further it's especially warranted when someone is making a pre-order based on the words of the people making it... and they are lying their ass off nine times out of ten. To one extent or another. I mean it's a scale of "doesn't do everything promised" to "Aliens: Colonial Marines" and Ubisoft has been backpedaling on shit they've said about Watch_Dogs like mad apparently.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 May 2014, 07:02
Is there any way to find that TotalBiscuit podcast? Can't seem to find it.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 22 May 2014, 09:38
Not finding it yet, though I did find this little gem....

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2014/04/15/ubisoft-backpedals-giving-journalists-watch-dogs-paris-press-event-free-tablets#.U34oePldVc4

Ubisoft is not above the bribe it seems
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 22 May 2014, 12:45
The only thing I can find is that they backed off of the resolution and framerate claims for PS4 and X1.

I'm going to be playing on a 360, so that doesn't affect me in the least.  Is there more that Ubisoft is backtracking on?  I'm asking genuinely, and I really want to know because a company not delivering on their promises is a pretty huge pet peeve of mine, and especially game developers.

If anyone has more info, please post it.  I really want to know.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ev4n on 22 May 2014, 12:53
Masterpiece - recent cooptional podcast featuring EG INControl.  Sorry, it's 3 hours long though.  :(

I think the frame rates on the next gen consoles was the big one.  The game doesn't interest me, so I guess I didn't pay close enough attention.  Sorry.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 May 2014, 16:29
Can you give me a link or something?
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: snalin on 22 May 2014, 19:52
If it's the one with iNcontrol, it's this one:


The cooptional podcast is pretty damn good. I usually don't have time to watch them, but they're entertaining, and TB, Jesse Cox and Dodger is a combo that just works really well.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ev4n on 23 May 2014, 07:09
That's the podcast.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 23 May 2014, 11:41
Well, my television isn't even 1080p, so when I eventually get a PS4, and possibly get Watchdogs for that, it still will be running at the highest resolution my television can go.  As for the framerate, I won't be bothered with 30 FPS. 

I was worried that maybe they were backpedaling on gameplay mechanics, or something like that, and frankly that would have given me pause.  But to be totally honest, I'm not all that upset that this is the only issue facing this release.  It's a broken promise, and I'm not trying to downplay that - I'm just not as worried as I would have been if there had been a fundamental change in the way the game plays - and I've seen that before. 

As it stands right now, I'm still fine with the fact that I preordered this, and not worried about the purchase.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: snalin on 27 May 2014, 17:53
So it's apparently not working (http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/05/27/watch-dogs-on-pc-beset-by-uplay-troubles-ubisoft-is-working-on-it/) on Steam.

I've been thinking about maybe getting this if it goes on sale at one point, but I did that for Anno 2070, and while I adore that game to death, UPlay was a pain in the ass. At least for that game it made sense, as there was a constant stream of generated missions and player pseudointeraction through votes for various in-game things, but for WD it's just bullshit.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 27 May 2014, 18:36
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Valdís on 27 May 2014, 19:15
Quote from: Polygon
Meanwhile, the Profiler's "flavor text," dynamic descriptions assigned to the randomly created NPCs that fill Watch Dogs' Chicago, frequently seem to be lowest-common denominator attempts at humor. When I saw "transgender" and similar attributes presented as throwaway personality quirks, I wasn't laughing.

Oh, delightful. Hacking people's stuff, outing them. Yeah, that's a fun experience. Go go, heroism (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DesignatedHero)? :-P
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 27 May 2014, 19:34
Well, I haven't run into that yet. . . How very sad.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Schmee on 27 May 2014, 19:59
Yeah, the "hacking into people's stuff and outing them" thing is pretty awful, but at least you aren't making it public knowledge. I saw that another of the random flavour texts is "Polyamorous", along with "Dating a married man", "Studying law", "Regularly buys lottery tickets", and so on. I think it's got a kind of voyeuristic feel to it - seeing into the life of a random person on the street.

Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but I thought that including a few trans or poly people was intended as just that - inclusion. It didn't feel as though it was framed as something you should laugh at, though maybe that's just my opinion.

I'm mainly worried that some nutcase is going to turn this game into Hate Crime Simulator 2014 and try to kill every NPC they disapprove of.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 27 May 2014, 20:11
Well, you know, Ctos IS a surveillance system. I was more sad that whoever wrote the flavor text thought that was relevant to profiling someone.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 28 May 2014, 16:15
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10371508_683290358385888_559498396408689901_n.jpg)

Also spotted in game...
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 28 May 2014, 18:04
Welp, definitely in the running alongside the heavily armored guard who LARP's I guess.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 May 2014, 04:05
Any one have it yet? I'm seeing a lot of mixed bag reviews.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Masterpiece on 30 May 2014, 05:11
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10371508_683290358385888_559498396408689901_n.jpg)

Also spotted in game...

Mr. White? Had to think of this:

(http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/10/Will-Smith-in-Men-in-Black-3-2012-Movie-Image1-600x399.jpg)
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 30 May 2014, 09:25
It's just my opinion, but to me, someone that would find a person being labeled 'transgender" funny is probably not someone whose opinion I care much about.  I know how that sounds, but I'm being honest and that's the truth.  As I've gotten older, I've learned to just not let some things and some people piss me off, because they don't deserve my attention.

As far as a hate simulator, well, yeah that's a possibility.  But it's been a possibility for a long time.  Hateful people will always do what they're going to do - it doesn't make it okay, but if you're prepared for it, at least it's not a surprise, and can be responded to appropriately.

Profiling...  Well, if being transgender was a part of their personality, I could see an algorithm (I assume the main character is using his own hacking tools, and would be using one to find information on people) deciding that that was information worth knowing.  I would assume that things like this are a part of the game's morality system and are supposed to invoke a reaction.  If you get emotionally invested, you're more likely to continue playing.

Finally - WHERE THE HELL IS MY COPY OF WATCHDOGS AMAZON!!?  What the fuck?!

Okay, I feel a little better now.  If I offended anyone, apologies in advance.  I seem to have a knack for it without meaning to.  I guess I just have less of a filter than most.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: RedWolf4 on 30 May 2014, 13:24
So I've had the game myself for a few days now, and you know what, I am quite liking it. The story needed a little bit to really take me in, and I'll be honest, Aiden Pearce will not be remembered as one of gaming's great protagonists, but next to the innovative elements in the game play I'm really not regretting having prepurchased. Got it for the xbox one too, and I'm not complaining about the graphics either, it's at least a more polished GTA 5 grade on that system. Oh and I supposed the 'Morality' system is just a bit of the same ol', same ol' in regards to that if you're nice, people are nice, etc. Wouldn't have minded some more elements taken out of Mass effect's system.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 May 2014, 16:03
Okay, I got my copy. Let's see what this game can do to impress me.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: ThomasEll on 19 Jun 2014, 04:20
Story was fun, side missions are kind of boring after a while, should probably have had about half the number of "drive this car here" type ones.

Doesn't make sense that in the gang hideouts I can happily kill everyone apart from the guy who I've gone to get.



Some of the bugs:
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: LTK on 19 Jun 2014, 04:42
That is a terrible video. Not even Benny Hill music could make that entertaining.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Blyss on 19 Jun 2014, 09:49
 :-o

What the hell?
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: de_la_Nae on 16 Oct 2014, 22:39
Rented recently.

S'okay. Needs work.
Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: de_la_Nae on 18 Oct 2014, 21:19
I will say that
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Title: Re: Watch_dogs
Post by: Method of Madness on 28 Mar 2015, 14:00
Finally picked it up yesterday. I'm kinda liking it!