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Watch Dogs - Xbox One

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 1446 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good game, not just a GTA clone

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    Steve
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    Same feeling as other open world games. This could be good for other people but after playing the GTA games and Assasin's Creed games, you don't get that full excitement of open world like you did with GTA 3 and AC1 and 2. - Repetition. I ended up playing the game most of the night but it's pretty repetitive when you are doing side missions. You hack someone, track them down, then knock them out or kill them. - You can only have one save. So far Ubisoft only allows you to have one save and its tied into your Xbox live account. If you want to start a new game you have to use a different account. I haven't looked at all the achievements but this does not give you a chance to play a good guy and then a bad guy or vice versa. Pros: - Unique story line. People are comparing this game too much to GTA 5. Well you shouldn't because the story line holds up on it's own. Some people say it started off slow but I feel the main story line started off with a bang. -Detail. I'm not talking about the graphics here. I was shocked to see that every single person you run into the street has a story. Basically when you are in scanning mode, every person has their age, profession, income and a sentence explaining what stands out about them. EX. I was running around just wanting to destroy stuff. Just ran into the middle of the street and a car came close to hitting me. I pulled out my gun and aimed it at the driver. I actually felt sorry for him and I couldn't kill him. He was a custodian, didn't make much money, and his brother was murdered. I couldn't bring myself to bring him to his end but I love a game that can make you feel connected to the game like that. -Talents. Like most RPGs this has a point system to upgrade you abilities. For Hacking, Combat, Driving and Crafting. You do have to follow upgrade trees because some of the better abilities don't unlock until later in the game. I find the trees simple and easy to understand. Also adds that extra excitement because the next thing is something that can always help you out. -Chicago. Even though this has the same feeling as other open world games...it's always nice being able to run around a town you never been in before. I already read from people that actually live in Chicago, that a lot of the places are inaccurate besides the landmarks that are really there. But to me, it's different. -Content. There is a lot do and a lot to learn. When something new comes up you get a tutorial window popping up for it. At the same time you have to find your side missions by hacking other people, or sometimes a side quest will pop up and you can accept it. When I first started I felt overwhelmed just because I just wanted to scan people around me to read their profile, lol. -Play the way you want. When doing missions you can approach them guns blazing or using stealth. Either way can be successful and at the same time, it adds enough change to want to try it both guns blazing and using stealth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    My expectations were apparently too high

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    FunGamer
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    I waited awhile for this game to come out so naturally my expectations were set high from the get go, I guess thats my fault. The studio had a ton of time to make this game golden but instead we are left with a sloppy lackluster title. The graphics weren't up to par for a next gen game and there is a lot of lazy graphical problems as well. For instance if you walk up to a mirror or glass store front, you will not see your reflection! This graphical stuff was done on some of the oldest systems. How easy would that have been to code into the game, i know it doesn't effect the way the game plays and what not but its just careless to not complete the thing. Another graphical problem that angers me is store front glass reflections use the same background over and over. When a storefront's reflection should show another building because a building is actually across from it, instead it will show the same stock photo of some trees and a building. The story isn't engaging enough, I can't get attached to the characters while playing and overall the hacking isn't impressive either. There's only so many times you can hack the traffic lights and watch the innocent drivers collide with each-other, the whole city is dumb including the random NPC's. NPC's speech is repetitive, no one talks like this in real life, it would have been better to make them not talk at all then to have them repeat the same phrases over and over. The story is boring and in no way makes you crave to play the game. I will say that the online stuff is fun especially racing but even that can be super laggy and cause problems. The game is a good time waster and can be fun here and there but I don't get excited playing it as I do with other free roam games..I would rate this 3/5 but it could have easily been a 5/5 if they would have spent the time more wisely and focused on making it more awesome. Owell at least we have GTA V!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent game but some issues

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    kelroy
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    This game is mildly reminiscent of the latest GTA installment. Unfortunately, it falls short in a number of ways. First, the AI is just NOT intelligent. Want to get away? Walk around a corner. The truly fun part of the game, the hacking, gets limited and downplayed due to the lack of AI intelligence. The physics are also almost comical. Fall from 5 feet? Die. Hit a garbage truck with a Smart Car? It's like that Smart Car suddenly weighs 10 tons at 100 mph. It doesn't help that the world ultimately feels empty. While externally the game looks massive and deep, with tons to explore, the reality is that is a facade. There is little to no depth to the game outside of the main missions. Sure, you can do some of the filler missions (go to X, do Y), but they are ultimately all the same 2 or 3 tasks. You spend most of the time staring at the same blank buildings and walls. I also calculate there must be about 7 conversations the NPCs can have, so you'll overhear them all within the first 10 minutes of playing. And the music, at least for me, was terrible and limited. When is someone going to integrate this kind of game with a service such as Pandora? The privacy invasions are some of the more interesting content of the game, but even those mostly are just watching a 30 second scene that doesn't contribute to the main story at all. The novelty of reading one line "secrets/factoids" about people as you are running around the world wears off after the first couple of minutes. Speaking of the main mission, the story behind it is confusing and drab. Overall, I look forward to Watch Dogs 2. Hopefully by then things will be polished. For now, while this game is worth the play through, I would wait until it drops in price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New Style of Gaming

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    damcar
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    When I first played this game I was shocked on how much I enjoyed it. Roaming an open world Chicago, you are able to hack into endless different types of technology. It was refreshing to see a new type of game that I am not use to, although the controls are hard to get use to at first it is still a blast. There are many weapon and vehicle choices for the size of the map. Cons: The graphics of the game seemed to be last gen to me, a lot of textures were not very well done along with the cut scenes. But overall they aren't terrible. The vehicle controls remind me of playing GTA 4, which is terrible because the cars don't handle as they should and you can virtually run into anything without damaging the vehicle or your person. As you drive you can hack into traffic lights and what not but you are unable to use your gun.. Also may last complaint is when I was told you were able to choose how to play the game (stealth or run and gun) I was excited. Come to find out there are alot of missions where you will fail if you are seen by an enemy.. Overall this is a fantastic game with a new refreshing taste of open world play. Definitely worth a purchase if you are still thinking about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing different style game

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    MasterTyler
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    I haven't written a game review in years but Watch Dogs has made me change my mind. I bought this game along with the Xbox One Titanfall Bundle. Specifically waited to get my Xbox One until this game was released. So far I am very impressed with the game. I've probably put about 14 hours into the game so far. The story mode so far is phenomenal. I am not one who usually cares to much about the story but this one definitely is keeping me on the edge of my seat. Watch Dogs provides varies types of missions that are extremely fun and definitely add some adventure with hacking various obstacles to get past cop chases or to hack innocent pedestrians to get yourself more money. The map is very big (not GTA V big) but provides many side missions, mini games, and adventures. My big downside is that it's not like Assassins Creed so you can't walk on walls and get on top of every roof but it makes the game more "realistic". They also make the game interesting when you are about to start some missions you can "randomly" be hacked by someone online. This is very fun to hunt people down and keeps the game from being repetitive and just doing the campaign missions in a few days. I would suggest this game to any next gen console users (because we don't have very many of them). This definitely gives Ubisoft a great franchise to make more titles in the future. Guaranteed you won't find any game like this. The hacking, random online games, story mode, and great graphics will keep you busy and entertained.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Watch Dogs >=< GTAV

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    Anonymous
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    I'm writing this review as I'm on the last Mission of Act V and the game. Normally I'd wait... but, I've found this particular Mission to be overly tedious and I've decided to take a short break before going back to completing it. The Hacking component is the main draw here and is great fun. Whether it's driving around town and wreaking havoc on the populous by hacking their bank accounts, changing traffic signals, triggering barriers, causing steam-pipes to explode, etc. it never gets stale. Especially when the Police are concerned. The AI for the Police is overly aggressive and in my opinion the one aspect of the game I found to be extremely imbalanced. They are nothing short of a grind to engage and evade at times. And their numbers are infinite. The GFX are good, but not necessarily next gen. The combat mechanics are solid, as is the cover for the most part. Sometimes I found myself exposed to gunfire when trying to go into cover, other times I would "stick" to cover when I wanted to move to the next position. Driving takes some getting used. Oddly I felt most in control when riding the Motorcycles. Sports Cars proved to loose control wise and durability was an issue. I'm glad Ubisoft took the additional time to tweak the game. I'd be curious to have played it in November of last year when it was supposed to release. A overall a really good game. But not necessarily the best of the genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but Amazing...Hardly.

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    RadTurbo

    I have been waiting for this game since it's delay last fall. With the delay I guess I was expecting, more? The game is fun, the hacking is awesome, the maps are huge and I love the whole concept of the game it's really great. With that said it seems to have something missing. For starters I'm not a graphics snob but immediately I noticed how last gen it looks normally things like that don't bother me but...in this game it does and some textures are just bizarre throughout the world. There is a vast amount of vehicles but their handling is worse than GTA 4. Along with poor handling the damage aspect is bizarre u can hit vehicles but it seems like u don't hit them, I crashed my car into a pole and it didn't even look like the car had Ben damaged a bit. Overall, gameplay is great, the hacking adds so much to the game without the game would be terrible. But with its graphical hiccups it's hard to feel u are truly in the next gen universe. It's quite a shame, bc just a few minor things could easily make this game a 5 star worthy title. It's still good I would recommend it but don't expect too much bc I was a bit let down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but just short of great

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    Paddy
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    I am enjoying this game and feel confident I'll be able to get a few months out of it while waiting for the later summer through winter titles to come out (Destiny, Sunset Overdrive, Halo collection, etc). There is so much to do in this game (tons of side missions and many have unique feel to them and tons of exploring and hunting for certain things (check ins are kind of fun because of the stories they each have). I love the hacking aspect. It adds a whole new dimension from a strategic standpoint. I also enjoy the progression and skill tree aspect. I've been playing this game for about a month (get about 6-8 hours a week to play) and haven't had a chance to really play the side games (drinking/coins/etc.) but some of them look like they'll be mildly fun. I also turned multiplayer off while going through the side missions and campaign, so that's something that will probably eat up some good time down the road. I will say, the story line seems kind of lazy in comparison to GTA, but I suppose it's passable (and actual game play masks it by being fun). Also, the driving isn't the greatest. I much prefer GTA, but now that I've played the game for a good chunk of time, it's in the not terrible, but definitely not great category (somewhere in between). This is definitely the best game to hit the XB1 so far though in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A very fun, yet overhyped game

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    Moraduke
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    Disclaimer: I've only had the change to play this game for about an hour, so take what follows with a grain of salt: This game looks gorgeous. The dialogue and voice acting seem very well done (Jordi, the main character's first accomplice you meet at the start of the game, is a hoot). The hacking element seems very well done. Stealth segments that I ran across force you to think your way through a situation and is rewarding when you pull it off. In addition, the game world is quite large, the driving mechanics are from the team behind the Driver series (meaning it can't be all that bad), the minigames are fun, and the multiplayer invasions keep you on the edge of your seat. All that being said, as alive as the game world seems, it's a bit watered down that what we've seen from its E3 showings the past couple years. And if the main character got his niece killed due to his criminal actions and are hunting down the men responsible, why do you then get the choice to blindly go through and have the option to steal money from people, murder them, etc.? Grand Theft Auto IV's Niko Bellic was the same way and made it extremely had to sympathize with the protagonist. All in all, don't expect a revolutionary "next-gen" experience, but DO expect a very fun and exciting open-world experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lot of flash, very little substance.

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    roblikestuff
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    this was supposed to be the title that really took advantage of the next gen platforms, right? Last E3 this was the ground breaking surprise. the only surprise this game has to offer is how dull it is. picture a game that's half GTA and half Assassin's Creed. Now picture you take the fun parts of those games away and go for "realism". That's Watchdogs. Hacking is cool and it's easy to get cash from people's phones but it's kinda boring. the city is drab and there's nothing all that interesting to look at. the weapons are cool but the "vigilante" is a terrible shot. All the NPCs in this game are better than him so you've gotta use the environments to help him. thing is, there's only a few different "traps" that you can use and those get repetitive. this game has no sense of SPEED to it. And the driving is terrible. ride a motorcycle it's way easier. took me 5 hours to beat it and i covered a lot of the missions. also, the graphics are the same on XBOX ONE as they are on the 360. the load times on the 360 are even a little FASTER. if you leave you game open in "GAMES" on the XBOX ONE you can click right back into it, otherwise be ready to wait a little bit. anyway, i was bummed. I thought this was going to be a whole new kind of game, instead it's just more of the same.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game but could have been better

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    snakemaster
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    Watch Dogs was a fun game. It has a large open world to explore and unlock new area through hacking, which is unique and fun. Some side missions like digital trips are simply awesome (examples include wrecking havoc in a spider tank and driving a car while running over demonic creatures) but others are uninventive and similar to other open world games (destroying convoys for example). At times the hacking feels well throughout and executed (examples include unlocking new areas of the city and some main story missions) but at others times it feels that it was just thrown in with little thought (the main example is the invading players, which forces one to drop what they are doing in order to find this enemy player, which breaks the pace of the game and gets simply aggravating). Graphics are average for the Xbox One, which means they get the job done but are no means spectacular. If the developers were given a bit more time I think this game could have been great, but like most games today it feels slightly unfinished and rushed but not as bad as some games. I would recommend this game because it is fun, but it is not groundbreaking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Repetitive, Repetitive...And Bland

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    mgglazer
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    First of all, I'm biased against Ubisoft, so if that's a problem you won't agree with me and that's fine. This game is like Assassin's Creed, it has an incoherent story that is bland and boring, and everything you do in the game is busy work. This game (as well as Assassin's Creed) gives you repetitive mission types, that do little to motivate the player to continue them. I actually went through and did all of the tedious side quests, and as bad as that was, once you finish that and the main story, there's absolutely nothing left to do in the game besides mini games such as digital trips or board games like chess. There isn't anything dynamic in the game that can make it keep going like GTA or other open world games. This is just like Assassin's Creed in this regard, once you finish it, you finish it. There's no replayability in my opinion. Ubisoft doesn't know how to make experiences that are dynamic and that are long-lasting, that's why they pump out their franchises as fast as they can (usually annually or biannually). I would definitely not recommend this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have bought this sooner.

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    blankkhaos
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    The title says it all. I was unsure about purchasing this game due to what other reviews said about various aspects of the game. I shouldn't have listened to them. A lot of people are comparing this to GTA, but I can't do that. The game has an excellent storyline and the moral compass within the game is a great addition. It is a large open environment and reminds me a lot of the Assassin's Creed series. Which makes sense since it also comes from Ubisoft. The mechanics of the game are great and the controls are fantastic. The only issue I have noticed is some real framerate drops after you complete a mission and it is saving and starting up with the next campaign mission information. Beyond that I have only ran into a few minor glitches, which is to be expected in every game. All in all what does it for me is the engaging storyline. It drew me in and made me want to keep playing. The side missions are fun as well and some are a bit more on the challenging side, but it adds to the life of the game. Also the online activities are fun and add another level of challenge and extended gameplay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely fun game!

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    JABL
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    My fear when I first bought Watch Dogs was that it would be just another Assassin's Creed and GTA clone. Far from it! There are over 13,000 NPC's all with hackable data that make the game extremely interesting to just wander everywhere and find out about everyone. Furthermore, the story and gameplay compares to the best of Gears of Wars and Uncharted. Unfortunately hacking is overrated as it is a little too simplistic and primarily scripted events but interacting with the environments to escape/getaway from situations is extremely fun. There are a few instances though where hacking is really creative, but for the most part it is a simple click to find out about people or change the environment. The real fun comes from the density of things to do within all of Chicago. I bought the XB1 version and am also extremely happy with the resolution. The primary difference between the XB1 and PS4 versions is depth of shadows. But the XB1 has the same high resolution texture level and dynamic lighting/shadows that PS4 has, it's just a little more in depth on the PS4 so hardly any difference. Great game, fun purchase! Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good storyline

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    Gamer1
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    I can tell you the pros and cons to start. This game is similar to the GTA series in that you can steal cars and have missions you go on, as well as having side activities and an open world. Also, much like Assassin's Creed or Farcry, you have towers that you unlock to see more of the surrounding events and such. In addition there is a moral compass of sorts that can be adjusted by things such as preventing crimes (better results if you don't let the victim get killed or the bad guy) or running over people (yes, that's a bad thing). On the down side, some mission types are VERY hard (at least for me), but luckily none of them are the campaign missions. Also, some might not enjoy the degree of camera related activities vs a hands on approach. That all being said, love it or hate it, the storyline's concept itself is a very good one. The concept of the growing invasiveness of technology in our daily lives is taken to the farthest extreme here, and the potential results examined. Makes for a great dystopian story that I think you will enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the negative reviews

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    thebobmaticbob
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    First off, this game was one of the most hyped games for the beginning of this console generation, this in turn was its downfall. For a new Ubisoft IP it had alot of praise and excitement, in fact it was an unrealistic bar that was set for it, if you go in not expecting anything from this game you will see that it's not bad. Paying the full $60 price tag for this game did sting a bit when coupled with the hype train the title was the conductor of, the game mechanics such as the shooting in the game are very tactile and satisfying. The main downside is the driving mechanics, felt like a kid who was making his first game, I feel that this game laid the ground work for great future in this franchise. If you ever get to play the divsion, it feels like they used alot of the game mechanics from this game in that game. Bottom line if you can pick this game up for $20 or less, it is fun for a play through without the added hype.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sandbox Hacking

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    LionInTheDark
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    We were all waiting on the next Grand Theft Auto but they were a now show for the NextGen! This delivered! Hacking the Utilities offered new strategies for dealing with the tasks at hand. Criminals, Police, and Terrorist Human Traffickers, it didn't matter the element as long as you had your trusty IPhone. The game is good. There is a story and a hefty amount of side missions to complete. There are mini-games like chess problems. It has some nudity so watch out for the kids. The mini-games -- digital trips -- are fun. I competed in a few online races. The best feature is invading someone else's game to hack them. It's real. You got to hide but if they find you it's game on. Interesting concept. I noticed when my level got too high nobody attempted to hack me. You have some customizations for your jacket, hats, and weapons. The soundtrack is a good mix. Overall a fun title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an idea that could be executed a lot better

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    JohnnySnowstorm
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    This game had a lot of ideas, but didn't really execute them in an interesting or compelling way. The story is bad, especially when you consider the fact that the main character's problems all stem from him being a criminal and a jerk. In the end, the game feels like nothing you did really mattered anyway, it's just a set up for future games or DLC. Gameplay wise, the gun play is boring and has been done to death in so many modern games that it's barely worth mentioning. The camera/hacking is fun for one or two missions until you realize you're just doing the same thing over and over. Side quests are just fluff and hardly worth doing, the open world follows the same Ubisoft pattern that we're all familiar with by now. All in all, I'd say grab it when it's really cheap if you really want it. It's not a game that you'll really regret missing out on, but it's decent enough for $15, which is what I paid for it on sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like GTA? Then you'll like this

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    ElbonKC
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    Still early and I haven't progressed very far, but I've been pleased thus far. If you're ADD or OCD as I tend to be sometimes, you'll find yourself distracted from the main story and attracted to the plethora of mini-games and play them obsessively until you get a score you can be satisfied with ;). One of the first missions threw me for a loop. Had to evade the police, but drove around for 15 minutes and couldn't figure out what I needed to do. Finally reset to checkpoint, and actually engaged the police more directly before evading successfully. A lot like GTA, but a bit more brainpower is required for some of the hacking. Hasn't been too difficult yet and offers a nice challenge. Still trying to get the hang of all the in-game phone apps (D-pad up) and the progress wheel, skills, etc. Overall, a lot to it all. Likely to keep me engaged for far more time than I really have. The honey-do list is going to grow again, I fear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding open world game

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    gamer1234
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    I've been waiting for this game for a while since I got my XBOX ONE. I finished off AC4 just in time for this one. The game as great voice acting and so far an intriguing story. I end up getting caught in doing so many different things that I haven't totally focused on the story. There are of course side missions you can do, but the fun of this game is that this concept hasn't really been done before (or at least I haven't played it). The amount of hacking, car chases, investigations etc... Can keep this going on for hours before you even get to the story. The graphics look really nice and the city is thriving especially at night. The only thing I would say is that the driving can be rough sometimes but actually it's just like (that other game) so if you're used to it, that shouldn't be a problem. I'm disappointed in the resolution drop but that's not the game that's the system, honestly you can't even tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend