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Thread: Watch Dogs (Ubi E3 launch)

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia

    Watch Dogs (Ubi E3 launch)

    Ok, cross posting RPS is kinda redundant around here, but holy crap, look at this thing.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012...nk-open-world/

    Need I mention, it's really really hard to impress me with a game video. Normally it's a matter of "well, it's probably fun to playyy, I guess" even with games I know I'll probably like.
    This on the other hand is nuts. If it's half as detailed as it looks it'll be insane.

  2. #2
    Well, that looked quite impressive.

    Realistically, what's the chance the game will even come close to that?

  3. #3
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    Registered: Dec 2006
    Location: Rochester, NY
    I can't really figure out what sort of game it's trying to be- it looks like someone took GTA4, added a bunch of admittedly really cool hacking features, and then demoed an assassination mission. That's neat, but I feel like I need to see more to understand what exactly the game has to offer.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    I'm optimistically going for 'Human Revolution cubed in depth and detail'. And not just because it has free fluro tube design in it.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2000
    Location: Brittyland!
    Yeah, it looks good. Having said that, some of its "tricks" are a little obvious. The traffic for the car crash appears the moment the traffic lights are messed with, for example, rather than it being based on existing traffic and the "background info" bit on each NPC is clearly just generic guff rather than something that could be used in most cases.

  6. #6
    It's marketing and back story, but the trailer has a shit-tonne of contemporary relevance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3F3KW-2ABc

    I'm interested, for sure. Let's hope they build upon it beyond assassination jobs.

  7. #7
    The Alchemist
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    Came here just to post this. Amazing.

  8. #8
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    Ubisoft means I'm getting this on console, but I am absolutely planning on getting this.

  9. #9
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: god dammit dantes
    I don't see how they could run that on a current-gen console without a massive drop in quality.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Jun 1999
    Location: Procrastination, Australia
    It can't, from what I gather. They're saying it's for the next generation (which means if it's good it'll probably get picked up as an exclusive by one of them).

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Mar 1999
    Location: I can't find myself
    There are a ton of super clever things going on in that gameplay demo. And the live E3 demonstration indicated that there was some sort of drop-in co-op that may be somewhat akin to what Arkane was trying to do with The Crossing.

  12. #12
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    Registered: Mar 2006
    Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    The potential is there but I'm pretty skeptical. It looked heavily scripted and the fact that it ultimately resulted in a shootout was disappointing but it is an E3 show reel so some of that is to be expected. My biggest concern would be the cutscene that plays after you pull the target from the car. I hope this isn't an indication of the fact there are no other ways to resolve this mission, especially since the method chosen resulted in more than a few civilian casualties (you can 'rescue' that guy from the car but you've already caused his wife or whatever to take a bullet to the face).

  13. #13
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Quote Originally Posted by Muzman View Post
    They're saying it's for the next generation (which means if it's good it'll probably get picked up as an exclusive by one of them).
    If that's true then this game might well determine which one of the next gen consoles I buy. That looked fucking amazing.

  14. #14
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Europops
    I'll stop short of amazing, but it certainly is interesting. Funny how the gunplay and driving bit reminded me very much of GTA4/Max Payne 3.

  15. #15
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Quote Originally Posted by dethtoll View Post
    Ubisoft means I'm getting this on console
    Ubisoft DRM has been pretty innocuous for a while now. Eg Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, AC:Revelations, From Dust.

    This game COULD BE promising, provided that you have multiple options for achieving goals.

  16. #16
    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Australia
    It looks absolutely gorgeous. I wonder when they are planning on releasing this?

    The shameless, voyeuristic gameplay opens up a tonne of possibilities, particularly if the world is in fact as detailed as it is portrayed in that video. I do hope though that there's more to hacking then just clicking on an option or two on a smartphone.

  17. #17
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Colour me as excited as Henke about this.

  18. #18
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    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Quote Originally Posted by Muzman View Post
    It can't, from what I gather. They're saying it's for the next generation
    No, they aren't. They initially didn't disclose any platforms, but they're saying PS3, X360 and PC now.

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    How is that cutscene triggered if you opt to do the mission in a different way?

    Oh yeah, it's your standard Ubisoft scripted "first look" trailer. I'm sure this will be at least as good as Conviction was with all of the social stealth and hiding under desks and whatever.

  20. #20
    Classical Master 2008
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: Civitas Quinqueecclesiensis HU
    It certainly looks like the next generation in trenchcoating. Impressive.

  21. #21
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    That video made me realize how much I hate forced third-person perspective. And 100% canned "takedowns".

  22. #22
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Moyer View Post
    How is that cutscene triggered if you opt to do the mission in a different way?
    The one at the end? The target is on the floor and the assassin is standing over him. I imagine it would work wherever there's enough floorspace. The animation of the assassin pulling him out of the car is probably a standard animation/move that you can pull on anyone in a car, so it hasn't neccessarily been made just for that one scene.

    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    Colour me as excited as Henke about this.
    *high five*

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Quote Originally Posted by catbarf View Post
    I can't really figure out what sort of game it's trying to be- it looks like someone took GTA4, added a bunch of admittedly really cool hacking features, and then demoed an assassination mission. That's neat, but I feel like I need to see more to understand what exactly the game has to offer.
    That was exactly my reaction. I was impressed but equally confused by what the game is actually supposed to be gameplay-wise.

  24. #24
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    It's modern day Assassin's Creed obviously. I fail to see what's confusing about it.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Never played AssCreed.

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