History VideoGame / WatchDogs

22nd Jan '17 2:40:01 PM Jake18
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* CoolButInefficient: The Chrome revolver. It fires in three-round bursts, but has the same ammo capacity as the standard M8-M, making for very frequent reloads.
3rd Jan '17 10:41:55 AM MyFinalEdits
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* BottomlessMagazines: Downplayed as while your ammo is nominally finite -- you'll see it diminish when you use it -- but the limits are astronomical compared to what you're likely to use in a given firefight. And any time you go through even a brief loading screen (dying, sleeping, starting a mission or side game, fast travelling, and so on) all your ammo gets refilled.
** The only exception to this rule is the grenade launcher, which carries no more than 8 ammo, plus up to four in a grenade launcher (though, because of how the game counts bullets, if you have both grenade launchers, their magazines will both be filled as well). Running out of grenade launcher rounds in a fight is entirely possible. On the other hand, the grenade launcher will one-shot most enemies and knock enforcers off their ffeet and kill them with just a couple shots.

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* BottomlessMagazines: Downplayed as while your ammo is nominally finite -- you'll see it diminish when you use it -- but the limits are astronomical compared to what you're likely to use in a given firefight. And any time you go through even a brief loading screen (dying, sleeping, starting a mission or side game, fast travelling, and so on) all your ammo gets refilled.
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refilled. The only exception to this rule is the grenade launcher, which carries no more than 8 ammo, plus up to four in a grenade launcher (though, because of how the game counts bullets, if you have both grenade launchers, their magazines will both be filled as well). Running out of grenade launcher rounds in a fight is entirely possible. On the other hand, the grenade launcher will one-shot most enemies and knock enforcers off their ffeet feet and kill them with just a couple shots.
3rd Jan '17 7:23:17 AM TitaniumDragon
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** The only exception to this rule is the grenade launcher, which carries no more than 8 ammo, plus up to four in a grenade launcher (though, because of how the game counts bullets, if you have both grenade launchers, their magazines will both be filled as well). Running out of grenade launcher rounds in a fight is entirely possible. On the other hand, the grenade launcher will one-shot most enemies and knock enforcers off their ffeet and kill them with just a couple shots.
22nd Dec '16 5:32:40 AM Wuz
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The gameplay is a unique blend, taking cues and themes from several other series, including ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', with stylistic evocations of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. It also shares social, technological and political elements with Daniel Suarez' PostCyberpunk novel, Literature/{{Daemon}}. The game was previously to be released as a launch game for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 on November 15, 2013 but was delayed until May 27, 2014, when it was finally released on PC, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne.

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The gameplay is a unique blend, taking cues and themes from several other series, including ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'', and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', with stylistic evocations of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. It also shares social, technological and political elements with Daniel Suarez' PostCyberpunk novel, Literature/{{Daemon}}.''Literature/{{Daemon}}''. The game was previously to be released as a launch game for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 on November 15, 2013 but was delayed until May 27, 2014, when it was finally released on PC, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/PlayStation4, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, and UsefulNotes/XboxOne.
18th Dec '16 8:08:18 AM Cifer
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* AnarchyIsChaos: The lesser of the evil reputation titles is named "Anarchist".



* KarmaMeter: One briefly flashes up in game after Pearce either stops or commits a crime, and it functions as a "reputation meter", meaning it gauges how the city thinks of you: either as a hero, or a menace, with civilians actions towards and around Aiden changing accordingly. For example, if Aiden is viewed positively by the city, they may refrain from calling the cops if they see him take down a target, simply assuming it's being done for the greater good. If viewed negatively, however, people will recognize him from news reports and call the police immediately. The karma meter is more of a risk-reward restraint; it's easy to fill up or empty. If you kill a few civilians in car accidents without redeeming yourself by stopping a few crimes, your meter drops sharply. You're not a GTA protagonist, and there is a consequence to driving on the sidewalk.

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* KarmaMeter: One briefly flashes up in game after Pearce either stops or commits a crime, and it functions as a "reputation meter", meaning it gauges how the city thinks of you: either as a hero, or a menace, with civilians actions towards and around Aiden changing accordingly. For example, if Aiden is viewed positively by the city, they may refrain from calling the cops if they see him take down a target, simply assuming it's being done for the greater good. If viewed negatively, however, people will recognize him from news reports and call the police immediately. The karma meter is more of a risk-reward restraint; it's easy to fill up or empty. If you kill a few civilians in car accidents without redeeming yourself by stopping a few crimes, your meter drops sharply. You're not a GTA protagonist, and there is a consequence to driving on the sidewalk. Then again, there's no penalty for stealing cars (including by kicking out the driver) or causing blackouts to entire city blocks.
16th Dec '16 10:02:31 PM Lanes17B
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Before playing a later stage of Act 2, it is possible to eavesdrop into somebody texting his friend that [[spoiler: he wants to buy a slave, so he won't have to hire a nanny. He tells the friend that he was kidding after being asked if he was serious.]]
6th Dec '16 2:56:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Defalt taunts Aiden with the profiler message "FOLLOW ME 127.0.0.1" - this IP(v4) address is otherwise known as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost localhost]]".
*** It is also known as "home".

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** Defalt taunts Aiden with the profiler message "FOLLOW ME 127.0.0.1" - this IP(v4) address is otherwise known as "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost localhost]]".
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localhost]]". It is also known as "home".



* {{Blackmail}}: [[spoiler: The reason a hit was ultimately put on Aiden. Lucky was just trying to protect the blackmail he had on the mayor, who killed a woman who was also a Blume executive]]. Iraq also takes part in this, [[spoiler: collecting a large amount on everybody which he keeps in his server room]].

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* {{Blackmail}}: {{Blackmail}}:
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[[spoiler: The reason a hit was ultimately put on Aiden. Lucky was just trying to protect the blackmail he had on the mayor, who killed a woman who was also a Blume executive]]. Iraq also takes part in this, [[spoiler: collecting a large amount on everybody which he keeps in his server room]].



* BoringYetPractical: The [=HK416=] assault rifle provides average damage but is one of the more accurate weapons earlier in the game and could carry you throughout the campaign (unless you've unlocked the Spec-Ops Goblin after completing 9 weapon trade investigations)

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* BoringYetPractical: BoringYetPractical:
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The [=HK416=] assault rifle provides average damage but is one of the more accurate weapons earlier in the game and could carry you throughout the campaign (unless you've unlocked the Spec-Ops Goblin after completing 9 weapon trade investigations)



* ChildrenAreInnocent: Played straight, but the story follows the consequences of following this mindset. The belief in this trope, in a sense, is the cause for a lot of problems. Maurice suffered a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break]][[VillainousBreakdown down]] for killing Lena, and her death drove Aiden not only to become a vigilante but to hunt down those responsible on the hit. [[spoiler: Maurice was meant to shoot Aiden in the head but when he realized that Lena was in the car he shot the tire out instead to save the kid from the horror of seeing someone murdered in front of their eyes, but this instead got Lena, and not Aiden, killed instead.]]
** Averted by the villains, however. [[spoiler: The men who hired Maurice specifically told him to kill Aiden's family if it was necessary to pull off the hit, kids included.]] One particular side mission chain involving weapons caches being sold on the black market [[spoiler: by cops to track down the people buying the guns]] is one of the men involved showing regret for his hand in the scheme since the guns he sold were used to murder childen. In ''Bad Blood'', one of the Street Sweeps is T-Bone being hired by his cop friend to blow up Fixer gear before the Fixers leave to perform a series of hits with children being on their list and notably has a time limit as the secondary objective instead of a [[PacifistRun No Weapons]] rule.

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* ChildrenAreInnocent: ChildrenAreInnocent:
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Played straight, but the story follows the consequences of following this mindset. The belief in this trope, in a sense, is the cause for a lot of problems. Maurice suffered a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break]][[VillainousBreakdown down]] breakdown for killing Lena, and her death drove Aiden not only to become a vigilante but to hunt down those responsible on the hit. [[spoiler: Maurice was meant to shoot Aiden in the head but when he realized that Lena was in the car he shot the tire out instead to save the kid from the horror of seeing someone murdered in front of their eyes, but this instead got Lena, and not Aiden, killed instead.]]
** Averted by the villains, however. villains. [[spoiler: The men who hired Maurice specifically told him to kill Aiden's family if it was necessary to pull off the hit, kids included.]] included]]. One particular side mission chain involving weapons caches being sold on the black market [[spoiler: by cops to track down the people buying the guns]] is one of the men involved showing regret for his hand in the scheme since the guns he sold were used to murder childen. In ''Bad Blood'', one of the Street Sweeps is T-Bone being hired by his cop friend to blow up Fixer gear before the Fixers leave to perform a series of hits with children being on their list and notably has a time limit as the secondary objective instead of a [[PacifistRun No Weapons]] rule.
6th Dec '16 1:05:12 PM res20stupid
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Played straight, but the story follows the consequences of following this mindset. The belief in this trope, in a sense, is the cause for a lot of problems. Maurice suffered a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break]][[VillainousBreakdown down]] for killing Lena, and her death drove Aiden not only to become a vigilante but to hunt down those responsible on the hit. [[spoiler: Maurice was meant to shoot Aiden in the head but when he realized that Lena was in the car he shot the tire out instead to save the kid from the horror of seeing someone murdered in front of their eyes, but this instead got Lena, and not Aiden, killed instead.]]
** Averted by the villains, however. [[spoiler: The men who hired Maurice specifically told him to kill Aiden's family if it was necessary to pull off the hit, kids included.]] One particular side mission chain involving weapons caches being sold on the black market [[spoiler: by cops to track down the people buying the guns]] is one of the men involved showing regret for his hand in the scheme since the guns he sold were used to murder childen. In ''Bad Blood'', one of the Street Sweeps is T-Bone being hired by his cop friend to blow up Fixer gear before the Fixers leave to perform a series of hits with children being on their list and notably has a time limit as the secondary objective instead of a [[PacifistRun No Weapons]] rule.
29th Nov '16 3:42:15 PM res20stupid
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** If you're good at headshots (and using Focus) then the silenced pistol is a must-have for your inventory on stealth missions as you can quickly kill people without raising the alarm of normal gunshots. The only real issue you would have are Enforcers since they're weak to bombs.
23rd Nov '16 7:05:10 PM Lanes17B
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: During the auction, an attendee texts his accomplice that he may have found someone worth hunting down in the woods.
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