Watch Dogs Legion

  • @dmcmaster It's Ubisoft subscription service. $15/month - full access to their catalog (including DLCs). Formerly known as Uplay+.

  • Just listened to Huber's opinion on this game on the latest Frame Trap, and man it really sucked out the hype I have left for this game. It just seems to be lacking in parts that WD2 excelled at, and it doesn't have enough other cool things to compensate. I might just buy WD2 again on the PS4 and replay that instead, that game gets discounted so often that it's kinda ridiculous I haven't bought it yet.

  • @bam541
    Honestly I'd say wait till you see the ultimate edition of Legion on sale for under around $30. At least that way you get the game, it's DLC and apparently a remastered version of Watchdogs 1?(maybe, just saw Watchdogs complete edition get rated for PS5)

  • The Black Friday sales are here on the EU PSN, and Legion is 35% off! It's crazy to see such a price drop only 3 weeks after launch, I don't understand why Ubisoft discount their games so much so quickly. A 10-15% discount would have been more reasonable.

    People will just learn to never buy their games at launch, it's a weird strategy.

  • Got it cheaper thru Amazon thru pre order guarantee, apparently it dropped to $25 at some point.

    That said I'm not touching the game again till the DLC is out, and on sale

  • Been playing Legion quite a lot lately and it's rather dry and tepid. Plaudits should be given where they should as Ubisoft have done a really good job of making the world thriving through its connectedness, making Legion in true Ubisoft fashion-a massive and socially-connected juggernaut where London is the ultimate hackable city. Unfortunately in most respects it's threadbare and chore-like, which favours the Deadsec team aesthetic over the individuality of the team members and their traits. Granted the unique skills and occupations are cool to see and experience at first, but they run together the more members you add to Deadsec, meaning the pool of abilities are shallower than you might think. Missions of course include hacking into this and that, using drones and a spiderbot to access otherwise unreachable areas. Diving a drone deep into cybernetic circuitry is rather awesome, the same with the techy platforming where you navigate and leap using your gadgets-but all this becomes routine all too quickly and repetition sets in to make Legion predictable and unexciting. Legion's sense of humour is try-hard, trying to be like a technology-infused Saints Row albeit not funny and lacking in substance. When your chummy Deadsec audio companion says it's be awesome to see you drink and play darts-there is no hilarity that ensues, you just drink the beer, play the darts and that's it-now in a humorous alternative maybe your characters would be slobbering around the pub, throwing up on people's shoes and being an utter drunkard lunatic-but nothing in Legion goes the extra mile to be memorable or funny-you are just an obedient Deadsec employee doing predictable hack jobs Not that there are bright spots along the way, but more focus and variety would've served Legion very well, but the end result is simultaneously open and restrictive.

  • So it looks like I'm going to try out Legion after all... or atleast this Bloodlines DLC. Really hyped about this tbh, I just have to wait for a sale.

    Youtube Video

  • Picked up the base game at a sale, and played it for a bit. My first impressions:

    The game definitely doesn't feel next gen to me, which is not really surprising, I guess. Compared to WD2, the open world isn't as seamless, which disappoints me. Like, there's a loading screen for entering many of the interiors and it seems like there's no interiors for the clothes shops. London looks great at night though.

    Speaking of London, it's refreshing to not have an American city in a modern open world setting. I have to admit that the street layout of this city confuses me, wouldn't know how to navigate it properly without GPS, lol. I like how prevalent the cargo drones are, and they're used in getting many of the collectibles so far, which is fun.

    I'm really enjoying the recruit mechanic so far. I'm not gonna use it to recruit everyone since that doesn't seem fun to me, but I have spotted a few uniquely weird individuals, like a hypnotist that can convince someone to switch allegiances. Gonna recruit that gal soon. I also got a Spy recruit early, and she's pretty badass.

    As I expected, the writing and story stuff is where it gets pretty weak. Like, I skipped a cutscene in one of the side missions because it's like the most painfully cheesy rebellion drama thing I've seen in a while. Also, some of the story dialogue has this weird vibe to it. It's like seeing a cutscene from the PS2 days. Not saying it's that bad, it's just kinda stiff and not very natural.

  • As I was finished praising the recruit system, this happened...

    Youtube Video

  • @bam541 I didn't know you had a YouTube channel.....just thought I'd subscribe to it.