Watch Dogs Legion The first DLC brings back old characters in a shorter and better adventure than the main game.
I was a huge fan of Guard dogs 2 and even a little Guard dogs 1 Defender. But I was so disappointed with legion, the third game in the franchise released last year. It looked nice and had some cool ideas that you could use to recruit every NPC you saw walking around on the street. But it was plagued by bugs and even when it worked, it often felt empty and soulless, with a narrative that bored me most of the time. So I wasn’t expecting much from his first DLC, pedigree, released earlier this month. But surprisingly, this new extension fixes a lot of what legion went wrong and as a result becomes a much, much better game.
Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline, chunky name and all, plays on the same London map as the main game. However, the DLC takes place just before the main events in legion. You probably don’t care, but just wanted to mention it. This time, different from in legion, you take on the role of a single character, Aiden Pyourc. He was the main character in the original Watch Dogs. He’s older and somehow even gruff than before. He takes a job in London because his nephew Jackson lives in town and he can’t deal with what happened to Jackson’s sister. (Spoiler: Someone who tried to kill Aiden landed kill the little girlwhich makes Aiden a sad and broken man who shoots lots of people in Chicago.)
because pedigree throws all NPC recruitment Found in the main game, the story in the DLC is actually interesting enough to worry about. It’s not unbelievable or anything, but it’s wild how much more dedicated I’ve played pedigree simply because the characters acknowledge things and grew and changed as the campaign progressed.
Since you used to be able to play any mission with any number of recruited people, Watchdog region had to write all the dialogues and the overall story very vaguely. Characters couldn’t say things like “Wow, do you remember when I did this to you and you got angry and then I did the other and made you happy again?” Because there was no guarantee of the character that They were playing as it had done everything before. As a result, there was no funny banter over the radio or character arcs in legion
But in pedigree, the game and its writers can focus on Aiden, who he is and how he has changed and continues to grow. Aiden’s still not a great character, mostly an angry guy in a trench coat, but that’s better than before. And luckily, Aiden is not alone in London. Wrench from Guard dogs 2 plays a big part in this new DLC and it’s great. The way pedigree Balances Wrench’s annoying traits with his emotional moments, is solid stuff, and way better than any of the general conversations my NPCs are in legion ever had.
pedigree also brings back more classic looking side missions that slowly build themselves into their own storylines that often end satisfactorily. These missions often involve hacking and fighting, which is fine since Aiden is a very powerful character in. is pedigree
And, in order not to sound like a broken record, but to know who is actually doing these secondary tasks, allows the writers to create more pleasant moments through dialogue. Aiden is a bit grumpy, team him up with a fun and young rebel. Nothing revolutionary here either, but it’s such an improvement over that legion that I have More disappointed with this game as I finished the seven hours or so pedigree Campaign.
I hope we get another one Watchdog Game, because this DLC proves that the franchise has so much more life in it and that legionWhile it was a formidable experiment, it was a mistake that Ubisoft is willingly willing to admit. If you are a fan of the previous games and want to know what happened to characters from these previous titles, pedigree is also a nice bit of fan service.
And you hardly have to talk to an annoying British robot over the radio. That alone is perhaps the best thing about pedigree.