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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:15pm 27/05/14 | 18 Comments
We've been living it up large and in hacking charge in Chicago as a digitally-empowered vigilante for the past week or so, and have the final verdict on Ubisoft's Watch Dogs.

As a new kid on the block, the game is a wonderful technical example of how best to build a living, breathing world, but it does have some narrative boundaries that negate the idea of player-choice and an open-world in the first place. It's more than fun though, and as a new IP ticks all of the right boxes as far as we're concerned - especially where multiplayer is concerned.

Click here to read our spoiler-free Watch Dogs review.



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Eorl
Posted 05:22pm 27/5/14
Finally got my GMG code, downloading now. Super excited to jump into the world of Big Brother Chicago and profile all the pedestrians. This really seems like an open-world game where I won't feel forced to run from point A to point B as quickly as possible, instead soak in that gorgeous view and really vibrant city life.
Ice9ine
Posted 05:33pm 27/5/14
I was torn between PS4 and PC only so I had had SOMETHING to play on my PS4. Chose PC on the eleventh hour and damn, am I glad I did. Running ultra looks genuinely stunning. From what Ive played, this game is an incredible open worlder.
Deviouz
Posted 05:35pm 27/5/14
Going to grab this now, I needed that Ausgamers seal of approval!
Eorl
Posted 05:41pm 27/5/14

Oh for those sporting Nvidia cards, the green team has posted up a great guide on tweaking Watch Dogs to the max, including a really in-depth table on optimal card settings: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/guides/watch-dogs-graphics-performance-and-tweaking-guide


RuleofBooKz
Posted 05:53pm 27/5/14
cheers for nvidia link eorl -

Built on Ubisoft Montreal’s new, scalable Disrupt engine, Watch Dogs brings advanced graphics, effects and technologies to the table across multiple platforms. On PC, gamers benefit from higher-resolution textures, city streets teeming with additional NPCs, richer effects across the board, support for resolutions up to 11520x2160, an unlocked frame rate, and additional NVIDIA technologies that further improve the game’s graphical fidelity.


From the link yeah id say getting the PC ver was the way to go.

the new beta drivers also look good
Jeffro
Posted 06:01pm 27/5/14
8.9/10 huh. Yea I thought it would get good reviews. I'm only playing it on Xbox One and am happy with it.
Audi
Posted 07:15pm 27/5/14
Downloading now.
infi
Posted 07:38pm 27/5/14
I really want to start playing this but my key seller is holding out! ffs

Well in the meantime Tropico 5 is kick ass. Very difficult too, no walk in the park for strategy fans.
glynd
Posted 08:07pm 27/5/14
1 hour left with download ... can't wait
Mosfx
Posted 09:59pm 27/5/14
There is one thing I feel missing from this game, I intruded onto someones webcam and it's a 73 year old cancer patient dead on the floor of his home, I hack his phone and his son left a message saying "hey haven't heard from you in a few days hope all is well you should see the kids your not a bother" and I had 'dem feels' but thats it I wish I could call the police or ambulance or notify the son of the death or have the option to break into his house and steal all his s***. Just those open world options are missing
Viper119
Posted 10:41pm 27/5/14
Nice, I'm reassured by the positive reviews. I'd though it was going to be s*** based on some press a while back.

it's doing well on Metacritic too: http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/watch-dogs

Any word on if the PC version is ace? Or if should grab it on PS or Xbox?
twenty1
Posted 11:51pm 27/5/14
The PC controls are awful.
From horrible mouse acceleration in the menus and the game and then differing sensitivities in game between aiming and camera control, to then a terrible console system of weapon switching and handling of the in game phone which is used to upgrade stats etc. it all leads to a very frustrating experience thus far.
I certainly hope that more time with the game and progressing the story will keep me interested despite these annoyances.
Eorl
Posted 09:15am 28/5/14
Haven't had your problems at all Twenty, though I guess I've just adapted. You can turn mouse acceleration off if you'd like, just go to C:\Users\[name]\Documents\my games\Watch_Dogs and you'll find a folder with GamerProfile in it, open up with notepad.

Change these lines to be 0 (if they aren't already): UseMouseSmooth="0" Smoothness="0"
ph33x
Posted 11:53am 28/5/14
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twenty1
Posted 09:46pm 28/5/14
and now the mouse scrolls onto my other monitor whether full screen or windowed causing the game to minimize whenever i click, i think i'm done with this game :(
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