History YMMV / WatchDogs

28th May '18 2:18:19 PM BreadBull
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** Release saw a huge backlash on three different platforms, with the PC version taking an especially large backlash. The PC version is badly ported, suffers from mouse acceleration in the menus, bad audio & voiceovers, inept AI, with mediocre graphics in terms of PC games, along with performance issues on machines with AMD cards. The current user score on Metacritic is 6.3 for [=PS4=], 5.5 for [=Xbox One=] and 4.6 on [=PC=].

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** Release saw a huge backlash on three different platforms, with the PC version taking an especially large backlash. The PC version is badly ported, suffers from mouse acceleration in the menus, bad audio & voiceovers, inept AI, with mediocre graphics in terms of PC games, along with performance issues on machines with AMD cards. The current user score on Metacritic is 6.3 for [=PS4=], 5.5 for [=Xbox One=] and 4.6 on [=PC=].
28th May '18 2:16:45 PM BreadBull
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** The "Disk Space Full" achievement for unlocking all 23 songs in [=SongSneak=]. One one hand, 3 of the 23 songs that contribute to this achievement can only be obtained by profiling and hacking pedestrians, and said songs are very difficult to find; many a player has completed the entire campaign without ever finding these songs. On the other hand, people who tend to go for side-quests first may find themselves perplexed that, despite hours upon hours of searching, they're still missing three songs, not realizing that these particular three are unlocked automatically throughout story missions.

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** The "Disk Space Full" achievement for unlocking all 23 songs in [=SongSneak=]. One On one hand, 3 of the 23 songs that contribute to this achievement can only be obtained by profiling and hacking pedestrians, and said songs are very difficult to find; many a player has completed the entire campaign without ever finding these songs. On the other hand, people who tend to go for side-quests first may find themselves perplexed that, despite hours upon hours of searching, they're still missing three songs, not realizing that these particular three are unlocked automatically throughout story missions.
28th May '18 2:14:03 PM BreadBull
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** Higher level police choppers. Their snipers always have a lock on you, no matter how much you speed and swerve and can destroy your car very quickly. Also if you want to use disable skill, you have to leave your car, since in-car camera doesn't go to a right angle. Good luck doing that while being fired on by police.

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** Higher level police choppers. Their snipers always have a lock on you, no matter how much you speed and swerve and can destroy your car very quickly. Also if you want to use disable skill, them you have to leave your car, since in-car camera doesn't go you can't look up that high to see them while in a right angle.car. Good luck doing that while being fired on by police.
28th May '18 2:11:32 PM BreadBull
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** As much as doing fixer contracts to get money can be rewarding, you'll most likely gain 70-90% of your main income from hacking civilians, since they are easy to find and hack. With a certain skill, the game will pick out whatever target is worth it, even without your phone out. Plus, you can hack civilians anywhere and anytime, compared to a single job that limits you to the main objective. Especially once you unlock the second level of the ATM hacking upgrade where NPCs with the rich bank account trait can yield payouts well over $10,000 a pop.

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** As much as doing fixer contracts to get money can be rewarding, you'll most likely gain 70-90% of your main income from hacking civilians, since they are easy to find and hack. With a certain skill, the game will pick out whatever target is worth it, even without your phone out. Plus, you can hack civilians anywhere and anytime, compared to a single job that limits you to the main objective. Especially once you unlock the second level of the ATM hacking upgrade where NPCs [=NPCs=] with the rich bank account trait can yield payouts well over $10,000 a pop.



** Unless you're fighting an enforcer, you're better off sticking to your pistol. Sure, the guns present some nice flavour and can (depending on the situation) save you. But when a single headshot can take out most enemies, using anything that doesn't have that precision, you're better off with the 1911.

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** Unless you're fighting an enforcer, you're better off sticking to your pistol. Sure, the guns present some nice flavour and can (depending on the situation) save you. But when a single headshot can take out most enemies, using anything else is essentially pointless, especially since the pistol is the only silenced weapon that doesn't have that precision, you're better off with the 1911.won't give away your position to enemies.
11th May '18 12:58:51 PM MyFinalEdits
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** As much as doing fixer contracts to get money can be rewarding, you'll most likely gain 70-90% of your main income from hacking civilians, since they are easy to find and hack. With a certain skill, the game will pick out whatever target is worth it, even without your phone out. Plus, you can hack civilians anywhere and anytime, compared to a single job that limits you to the main objective.
*** Especially once you unlock the second level of the ATM hacking upgrade where NPCs with the rich bank account trait can yield payouts well over $10,000 a pop.

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** As much as doing fixer contracts to get money can be rewarding, you'll most likely gain 70-90% of your main income from hacking civilians, since they are easy to find and hack. With a certain skill, the game will pick out whatever target is worth it, even without your phone out. Plus, you can hack civilians anywhere and anytime, compared to a single job that limits you to the main objective.
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objective. Especially once you unlock the second level of the ATM hacking upgrade where NPCs with the rich bank account trait can yield payouts well over $10,000 a pop.



*** He mentioned that he'd been trying to avoid tangling with the more serious sectors. He knew the cost if he poked a bear, attacking isolated groups or crimes in progress is one thing, but if he could avoid painting a target on his, and by extension, his family's, backs then he would. Couple with his knowledge of a second hacker it was safer to put the blame on them, potentially a lone hacker who he could take down easily, like Default, than on the head of a major empire that could potentially destroy him. As we saw when he dug deep into the underworld everyone around him suffered. Probably in the back of his mind he knew Quinn was probably responsible, but didn't want to risk it. By the time he was confronted with undisputed proof Quinn was responsible he had practically nothing left to lose.
11th May '18 12:22:38 PM Agent53
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**** He mentioned that he'd been trying to avoid tangling with the more serious sectors. He knew the cost if he poked a bear, attacking isolated groups or crimes in progress is one thing, but if he could avoid painting a target on his, and by extension, his family's, backs then he would. Couple with his knowledge of a second hacker it was safer to put the blame on them, potentially a lone hacker who he could take down easily, like Default, than on the head of a major empire that could potentially destroy him. As we saw when he dug deep into the underworld everyone around him suffered. Probably in the back of his mind he knew Quinn was probably responsible, but didn't want to risk it. By the time he was confronted with undisputed proof Quinn was responsible he had practically nothing left to lose.
13th Mar '18 1:16:52 AM shoboni
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***Especially once you unlock the second level of the ATM hacking upgrade where NPCs with the rich bank account trait can yield payouts well over $10,000 a pop.


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**Similarly: buying weapons can be fun and god knows you can afford it with how fast money builds up but it feels like a waste when you can also acquire new weapons for free by killing enemies equipped with them and taking their gun. Especially since you start the game with the silenced 1911, one of the most useful and versatile weapons in your arsenal.
4th Mar '18 11:59:56 PM shoboni
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** The biggest insult on the PC side is that the Ultra setting for the textures ''doesn't even work correctly''. Even on insanely high-end GPUs like Titans it reduces the game to a jerky, stuttering mess for no logical reason. You might be tempted to think it's a vram leak but looking a status monitor shows the usage never breaks 4GB. Truly a baffling and infuriating performance bug for those that delight in flexing their hardware with completely maxed out graphical settings.
19th Dec '17 4:26:59 PM Psychadelico
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* RelationshipWritingFumble: Aiden's family dynamic would make more sense if he was an estranged father/husband, rather than the unscrupulous uncle/older-brother we're presented with. However AllThereInTheManual reveals he had been living at his sister's house and had essentially acted more like a father to her two children. With this it makes it more understandable why Aiden takes it so hard.

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: Aiden's family dynamic would make more sense if he was an estranged father/husband, rather than the unscrupulous uncle/older-brother we're presented with.with, with some going so far as to suggest that was how the game was originally written, with the change being made so that the writers could put in a "big brother is watching you" joke. However AllThereInTheManual reveals he had been living at his sister's house and had essentially acted more like a father to her two children. With this it makes it more understandable why Aiden takes it so hard.
19th Dec '17 4:19:24 PM Psychadelico
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some believe Aiden Pearce to be a FlatCharacter while others argue he's a [[VanillaProtagonist perfectly fine one but lacks depths]]. A third faction, however, believes that Aiden may actually be a {{Deconstruction}} of traditional TheAtoner AntiHero protagonists by pointing out he's a raging {{Hypocrite}} for being a vigilante while associating with career criminals as well as doing similar crimes himself. Likewise, he claims to be doing his vigilante work for his family but, in fact, is endangering them worse than ever. In this, he's sort of a {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway.]] Only, instead, he's a hacker instead of a pirate. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-subversiveness-of-aiden-pearce.html Indeed, this later motivation has even generated some blog posts dedicated to the subject.]] Later, this fan theory was confirmed via WordOfGod.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Some believe Aiden Pearce to be a FlatCharacter while others argue he's a [[VanillaProtagonist perfectly fine one but lacks depths]]. A third faction, however, believes that Aiden may actually be a {{Deconstruction}} of traditional TheAtoner AntiHero protagonists by pointing out he's a raging {{Hypocrite}} for being a vigilante while associating with career criminals as well as doing similar crimes himself. Likewise, he claims to be doing his vigilante work for his family but, in fact, is endangering them worse than ever. In this, he's sort of a {{Expy}} of [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward Kenway.]] Only, instead, he's a hacker instead of a pirate. [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-subversiveness-of-aiden-pearce.html Indeed, this later motivation has even generated some blog posts dedicated to the subject.]] Later, this fan theory was confirmed via WordOfGod. Which just shifted the debate to whether Ubsisoft was pulling a ParodyRetcon.
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