History VideoGame / WatchDogs

16th Nov '17 4:07:43 PM Ghilz
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: If you do anything unethical (like hacking a transformer and blowing up a random civilian in the process), you get stiffed on the KarmaMeter. However this is incongruent with the facts of the story (that is Aiden being an undercover vigilante who uses his tech prowess to secretly manipulate the [=ctOS=] and wrest control away from the system).

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If you do anything unethical (like hacking a transformer and blowing up a random civilian in the process), you get stiffed on the KarmaMeter. However this is incongruent with the facts of the story (that is Aiden being an undercover vigilante who uses his tech prowess to secretly manipulate the [=ctOS=] and wrest control away from the system).system).
** Several side missions have Aidan indulging in illegal activities that go beyond those he justifies via his own vigilantism. Stealing cars for clients for example is a recurring fixer contract type. They are rather at odd with the main story of the game, where Aidan is portrayed as a vigilante with almost obsessive desire to punish criminals.
14th Nov '17 8:22:10 PM SolidSonicTH
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* MeleeATrois: The game's primary conflicts are fought between Chicago South Club boss Lucky Quinn (who has characters like Defalt and Iraq working in his employ to varying degrees in order to deal with Aiden and Damien and [[spoiler:is the root of the conspiracy that got Aiden's niece killed]]), Aiden's crew (including Clara and T-Bone, wanting to help Aiden avenge his niece and get to the bottom of the conspiracy), and Damien Brenks (who wants the blackmail info that Iraq has been holding onto and attempts to coerce Aiden to help with obtaining it). [=DedSec=] also acts as a fourth party who isn't affiliated with any of them (being counter-ops to Blume and [=ctOS=], thus indirectly putting them at odds with [[spoiler:Lucky Quinn]]), although their impact on the plot of the aforementioned three is relatively minimal.

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* MeleeATrois: The game's primary conflicts are fought between Chicago South Club boss Lucky Quinn (who has characters like Defalt and Iraq working in his employ to varying degrees in order to deal with Aiden and Damien and [[spoiler:is the root of the conspiracy that got Aiden's niece killed]]), Aiden's crew (including Clara and T-Bone, wanting to help Aiden avenge his niece and get to the bottom of the conspiracy), and Damien Brenks (who wants the blackmail info that Iraq has been holding onto and attempts to coerce Aiden to help with obtaining it). [=DedSec=] also acts as a fourth party who isn't affiliated with any of them (being counter-ops to Blume and [=ctOS=], thus indirectly putting them at odds with [[spoiler:Lucky Quinn]]), although their impact on the plot of the aforementioned three is relatively minimal. Iraq himself has a [[TheStarscream tenuous relationship]] with Lucky Quinn but [[spoiler:Aiden kills him before he ever gets a chance to make a move against Quinn]].
14th Nov '17 8:12:00 PM SolidSonicTH
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* MeleeATrois: The game's primary conflicts are fought between Chicago South Club boss Lucky Quinn (who has characters like Defalt and Iraq working in his employ to varying degrees in order to deal with Aiden and Damien), Aiden's crew (including Clara and T-Bone, wanting to help Aiden avenge his niece and get to the bottom of the conspiracy), and Damien Brenks (who wants the blackmail info that Iraq has been holding onto and attempts to coerce Aiden to help with obtaining it). [=DedSec=] also acts as a fourth party who isn't affiliated with any of them (being counter-ops to Blume and [=ctOS=], thus indirectly putting them at odds with Lucky Quinn), although their impact on the plot of the aforementioned three is relatively minimal.

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* MeleeATrois: The game's primary conflicts are fought between Chicago South Club boss Lucky Quinn (who has characters like Defalt and Iraq working in his employ to varying degrees in order to deal with Aiden and Damien), Damien and [[spoiler:is the root of the conspiracy that got Aiden's niece killed]]), Aiden's crew (including Clara and T-Bone, wanting to help Aiden avenge his niece and get to the bottom of the conspiracy), and Damien Brenks (who wants the blackmail info that Iraq has been holding onto and attempts to coerce Aiden to help with obtaining it). [=DedSec=] also acts as a fourth party who isn't affiliated with any of them (being counter-ops to Blume and [=ctOS=], thus indirectly putting them at odds with Lucky Quinn), [[spoiler:Lucky Quinn]]), although their impact on the plot of the aforementioned three is relatively minimal.
14th Nov '17 8:06:40 PM SolidSonicTH
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* MeaningfulName: Aiden is a Gaelic name meaning little fire or "ardent" which is fitting giving his single-minded motivation. While his full name doesn't have any additional etymological meaning, Aiden Pearce kind of invokes the phrase "Helpful" (Aiden is like aid or aiding) "Hacker" (Pearce is like pierce or break which is evocative of the act of hacking).



* MeaningfulName: Aiden is a Gaelic name meaning little fire or "ardent" which is fitting giving his single-minded motivation. While his full name doesn't have any additional etymological meaning, Aiden Pearce kind of invokes the phrase "Helpful" (Aiden is like aid or aiding) "Hacker" (Pearce is like pierce or break which is evocative of the act of hacking)

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* MeaningfulName: MeleeATrois: The game's primary conflicts are fought between Chicago South Club boss Lucky Quinn (who has characters like Defalt and Iraq working in his employ to varying degrees in order to deal with Aiden is a Gaelic name meaning little fire or "ardent" which is fitting giving his single-minded motivation. While his full name doesn't have any additional etymological meaning, and Damien), Aiden's crew (including Clara and T-Bone, wanting to help Aiden Pearce kind of invokes avenge his niece and get to the phrase "Helpful" (Aiden is like aid or aiding) "Hacker" (Pearce is like pierce or break which is evocative bottom of the act conspiracy), and Damien Brenks (who wants the blackmail info that Iraq has been holding onto and attempts to coerce Aiden to help with obtaining it). [=DedSec=] also acts as a fourth party who isn't affiliated with any of hacking) them (being counter-ops to Blume and [=ctOS=], thus indirectly putting them at odds with Lucky Quinn), although their impact on the plot of the aforementioned three is relatively minimal.
12th Nov '17 8:31:45 PM Aegeus
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** When infiltrating a prison, Aiden hacks the prison's records so he gets booked as "Joe Smith." If you scan yourself with the profiler, it will identify you as "Joe Smith" instead of the usual "Facial recognition failed" error message.
12th Nov '17 11:08:02 AM Inertial_mass
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** The random crime missions, which involves you getting a ctOS notification of an impending crime and then have you stalk either the victim or perpetrator and stop it, is straight out of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
5th Nov '17 9:56:46 PM Hanz
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* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Olivier Garneau]] is the target of the final Criminal Convoy mission. Although it's not an assassination mission -- Aiden is only tasked to knock him out -- Garneau goes missing and is presumed dead in his own game.

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* TheCameo: [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Olivier Garneau]] is the target of the final Criminal Convoy mission. Although it's not an assassination mission -- Aiden is only tasked to knock him out -- Garneau goes missing and is presumed dead in his own game.game, though ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'' confirms that Aiden murders him.
27th Jul '17 3:48:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Delford Wade (a.k.a. Iraq) is the chief Viceroy gangster, and he knows his technology. As such, Iraq's secret room has no cameras for you to hack. You need to go inside yourself.
10th Jun '17 9:57:17 AM nombretomado
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A game by [[Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Ubisoft Montreal]], ''Watch_Dogs'' is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in a [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] run by {{MegaCorp}}s and the "Central Operating System" (aka [=ctOS=]), a massive software that [[BigBrotherIsWatching monitors and manages all aspects of city life]] akin to a computer operating system. You play as Aiden Pearce, a rebellious hacker vigilante out to fight the system that the city's corrupt elite abuses for their own ends. The most unique point of the series is the ability to [[EverythingIsOnline interact with the surrounding world]] via HollywoodHacking: players hold the ability to steal cash, trigger events, and even attack enemies using [[ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation Aiden's phone]], which leads to unique combat and gameplay. The game also features both standalone and asynchronous multiplayer, where players can seamlessly "invade" other people's single-player games.

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A game by [[Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Ubisoft Montreal]], ''Watch_Dogs'' is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in a [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} run by {{MegaCorp}}s and the "Central Operating System" (aka [=ctOS=]), a massive software that [[BigBrotherIsWatching monitors and manages all aspects of city life]] akin to a computer operating system. You play as Aiden Pearce, a rebellious hacker vigilante out to fight the system that the city's corrupt elite abuses for their own ends. The most unique point of the series is the ability to [[EverythingIsOnline interact with the surrounding world]] via HollywoodHacking: players hold the ability to steal cash, trigger events, and even attack enemies using [[ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation Aiden's phone]], which leads to unique combat and gameplay. The game also features both standalone and asynchronous multiplayer, where players can seamlessly "invade" other people's single-player games.



* TheWindyCity: The resource pack for the cityscape is even called this.
4th Jun '17 7:37:43 PM NightShade96
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* RealEventFictionalCause: The 2003 blackout that took place in Northeastern and Midwestern United States and the Canadian province on Ontario was due to a rogue hacker instead of a software bug found in the computers of [=FirstEnergy=] Corporation. This gave Blume Corp. the opportunity to provide [=ctOS=] with a safeguard against future incidents.
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