Before we start, I need to admit something: numerous allegations of misconduct against Ubisoft employees that have attracted worldwide attention. We know that things are difficult and the company will definitely make all the right voices, but I strongly believe that, where possible, comments should reflect the culture of creating games. Although I am worried that art cannot be separated from artists, I am also grateful that hundreds of people have contributed to Ubisoft’s huge collection of works, and their work should not be shrouded in the despicable behavior of a few people. To be honest, this is a balance I’m still working on, but it’s hard to immerse yourself in a seemingly expensive game. I hope this is the last time Ubisoft games have this warning, right?
The old adage says that it is grim in the north, but I am not sure if anything in the north of M25 is as grim as Ubisoft’s devastating imagination of broken, London in the near future.
I am a rather dark and tortuous person. I think I will embrace the story of DedSec London more greedily than the sunshine and sea lions of San Francisco in “Watch Dogs 2,” but Legion is too scary and a bit cruel. I doubt whether the real climate in the UK will play a big role-it is obviously not Ubisoft’s fault-but I usually play games to escape Westminster’s ills instead of being sm. I appreciate the fact that terrorist attacks and food banks and too many homeless people have added a cold sense of realism to the fictional scene of the capital. I know this is not Ubisoft’s fault, but grief, and it is depressing to recognize many signs Fictional dystopias appearing in real news reports in your local area.
anyway. The devastating terrorist attack split the capital. The hacker organization DedSec, which we have known since the establishment of the franchise, corrected its mistakes and found the responsibility for the attack and held accountable. No, this is not a particularly novel or fascinating conceit, but it just fits the purpose-almost.
Unlike previous games that boasted of human dull faxes-in case you forget him (most of us, we face reality), it is Aiden Pierce-and his opposite Marcus Holloway, A charming man and a sense of humor-There is no central character in Watch Dogs: Legion. Instead, you play… well, anyone you really like. Want to be a living statue in a golden space suit? Fill up your boots. Fancy the life of a football star, is he alive to crush things? Leave you pop up. This world is full of potential recruits, and you can play like any of them. This is an amazing feat.
The trouble is, without a central playable character, you can hardly restrain DedSec’s dude headquarters. Although the auxiliary actors are a bit weird and swearing, they lack the character of Marcus from Watch Dogs 2 and his crew that are much larger than them, which makes them curiously killed. The main idea of the game is the same, that is, we can play like anyone, because I don’t feel emotionally connected to any of them. They are the shells generated by the program, and they have no other feelings other than the shells generated by the program. Therefore, no matter how many group photos you impose on them in the safe house, there will be no friendship.
Although the permadeath function will undoubtedly bring some danger to your encounter, in the end, it can only further cut off your cast. When their team can move to the next actor on the rotation, and there are anti-riot drones and permadeath to fight against, what is the point of alliance?
Certain really cunning voice movements complicate the problem, and it feels incompatible with the face attached to it. Stormzy’s dubbing works are one of the few, subtle and sincere performances, but otherwise, they will only divorce me from the world, rather than immerse me in it, and I finally chose three different women, their The sound and the sound are the same. line. I know that it is impractical to utter a personal voice for the countless NPCs in this place, but the variety is much less than I expected (if you allow me to be mean, has Ubisoft never heard of Wales? Although there is Many Scottish and Irish accents fly flags for the Celtics, but I did not encounter a Welsh accent during my travels.
Although this story can pass, it did not innovate in the excellent “Watch Dogs 2”. It feels a lot like skills and gadgets-although it is expanding this time, it does not bring much added value to the party. I mainly use camouflage or spider robots by default, especially when I unlock the ability to siege fallen enemies. There is nothing more satisfying than to kill an unsuspecting enemy by grasping the face tightly with fists without hesitation, and then covering the body from sight.
Sadly, there are few types of missions, and most of them revolve around infiltration, hacking (sometimes clumsy and perfunctory) and escape from restricted areas. Once you have upgraded the spider robot and mastered the convenient vents, you can usually complete the task without setting foot in any place, and when your operator is stuffed into the secret base at the top of the Tower Bridge, it initially It will be exciting because tasks rarely deviate from this template, so it will eventually become obsolete.
In fact, I was so good at penetration that my efficiency shocked the game and shocked me. In a particularly memorable sequence, I was instructed to “survive”, and my AI companion Bagley (more irritated than his assistant) unlocked a secret elevator. But when I secretly killed every idiot in this place with a trusted spider robot beforehand, I couldn’t bear it except for being bored, because I was waiting for Bagley to do his thing. The gun battle is still a bit uneven, but it does improve in close combat, and it feels like our London enemies are made of solid things, not crowds like Watch Dogs 2.
You will undoubtedly feel uneasy because of the late arrival of these words, because I was one of the people reviewed for the console crash bug, which almost bricked my Xbox One X. In any case, until that time, the error did stop my campaign progress prematurely. Instead, I took me to London to explore in my spare time. Like many games forged in Ubisoft molds, this is where the world is open and I started to enjoy myself.
Careless driving doesn’t do much to me-I still hate the cars in this series, not only because the music choices are shocking, but even though I have never heard of Boston Manor before, I now know their work better than I do Expected is better. In addition, the AI of the people roaming the streets of London is flawed, even to the point of being lively. Pedestrians often-somehow-jump into the road instead of leaving the road.
But when you start organizing Tech Points and unlocking and upgrading gadgets and small objects, things will become more interesting. I spent a lot of time as a construction worker, not because of that stylish high-gloss vest, but because of their super convenient cargo drone. Large enough to hold you and your cargo, you can not only use it to travel across the city, but also access the collections that are often hidden on or around the roof. Although it is not the fastest device, it is undoubtedly an easy way to relax the London scenery and walk around.
Unleashing the ability to hijack drones also had a positive impact on my enjoyment. At first, things were terrible, thanks to the floating driving, you can’t even surpass the bloody things, but once you can put them aside with the turret, it will definitely make the encounter less balanced, and more .
But this is really boring. Part of the conversation was interrupted, perhaps because you accidentally triggered another loading screen, or because the game is powerless. Sometimes the agents will not cover, which is very interesting when you are in a gunfight. Although you will encounter many British-style tracks when you start your business, decorated with the city’s radio waves, the car radio-mysteriously following your vehicle-will play the same two and a half songs over and over again-unfortunate news -The earplugs of WD2 have been removed.
Accent and voice work are more cunning. The task has an error, or cannot be started or completed. The enemy drone is extremely powerful, especially at the beginning of the game. There are many other, less important issues and errors, including a fun half-hour, my DedSec recruits are trapped in a looping melee animation. They are not all hanged crimes, no, but in general, they are talking about a game, and although it has been delayed, it may still benefit from some extra glare and polishing.
Yes, it is fun to hang out in London. Yes, it is exciting to get out of the rope zone and explore these iconic landmarks, yes, the more I play, the more I like it, especially when I jump out of the predictable storyline and entertain myself. But without a compelling story or any tangible improvement to the strong standards set by Watch Dogs 2, the dark side and annoying way of Watch Dogs 2 is more than one, and if you It can’t be done. It doesn’t matter how many protagonists the game has.