History YMMV / WatchDogs

9th Aug '16 11:57:44 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Aiden's either a sympathetic main character with good motivations for revenge, a FlatCharacter compared to his supporting cast, or a DesignatedHero who ultimately causes more harm to the city than the villains would have if left alone (a small fourth group hate him so much that they consider him one of the worst video game protagonists ''of all time'').

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Aiden's either a sympathetic main character with good motivations for revenge, a FlatCharacter compared to his supporting cast, or a DesignatedHero who ultimately causes more harm to the city than the villains would have if left alone (a small fourth group hate him so much that they consider him one of the worst video game protagonists ''of all time'').
7th Jul '16 6:46:56 PM Riley1sCool
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** If there's anyone other than these two you'll find being discussed, it's Ded Sec, thanks to being better revolutionaries than Aiden, and working actively against the BiggerBad. Plus, EvilIsCool.

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** If there's anyone other than these two you'll find being discussed, it's Ded Sec, thanks to being better revolutionaries than Aiden, and working actively against the BiggerBad. Plus, EvilIsCool. The sequel is focused on them.
** Telling from the number of requests of returns for the sequel, Defalt is this.
5th Jul '16 10:09:56 AM Riley1sCool
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--> Ded Sec: ''We will be the watchdogs.''

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--> Ded Sec: '''Ded Sec''': ''We will be the watchdogs.''
24th Jun '16 8:46:58 PM Hailfire25
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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.

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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.
19th Jun '16 10:16:46 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The second the sequel was announced, a good deal of people reacted by disparaging it, insulting the first game, and its infamous downgrading, some even wishing for Ubisoft to ''shut down'' over the first game, and calling it a failure, ignoring its 70% average critical rating. The trailer made it even worse, with some insulting the addition of free running. Yet worse, GTA 6 was announced shortly after, leaving the first one in the same situation as 1.



* WhatAnIdiot: The Government [[EverythingIsOnline linking]] '''everything''' into [=ctOS=], not considering security problems that might occur. [[spoiler: Even ''pacemakers''!]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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The Government [[EverythingIsOnline linking]] '''everything''' into [=ctOS=], not considering security problems that might occur. [[spoiler: Even ''pacemakers''!]]



* WinBackTheCrowd: The first trailer for ''2'' had many deriding it over the first one's SoOkayItsAverage status. However, the gameplay demo won people over by proving that it was LighterAndSofter, and catered to mutliple styles. Even better received has been the next one, which states that yes, the game is improving on an older formula from ''1''.
19th Jun '16 12:34:46 PM Riley1sCool
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** If there's anyone other than these two you'll find being discussed, it's Ded Sec, thanks to being better revolutionaries than Aiden, and working actively against the BiggerBad. Plus, EvilIsCool.
* EvilIsCool:
** Delford Wade, AKA Iraq. He's a GeniusBruiser who has plans to betray Lucky Quinn, and has trained an entire gang in army tactics. He runs most of the gang activity in Chicago, to the point where when Aiden finally kills him, it's ThatOneBoss and a bit of a disappointment.
** Ded Sec. A group of hackers dedicated to bringing down the system. They plan to take down Blume, and prove that nobody's safe in Chicago. Hell, ''they'' get the TitleDrop near the end.
--> Ded Sec: ''We will be the watchdogs.''
19th Jun '16 11:38:26 AM Riley1sCool
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** The second the sequel was announced, a good deal of people reacted by disparaging it, insulting the first game, and its infamous downgrading, some even wishing for Ubisoft to ''shut down'' over the first game, and calling it a failure, ignoring its 70% average critical rating. The trailer made it even worse, with some insulting the addition of free running. Yet worse, GTA 6 was announced shortly after, leaving the first one in the same situation as 1.


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* WinBackTheCrowd: The first trailer for ''2'' had many deriding it over the first one's SoOkayItsAverage status. However, the gameplay demo won people over by proving that it was LighterAndSofter, and catered to mutliple styles. Even better received has been the next one, which states that yes, the game is improving on an older formula from ''1''.
18th Jun '16 3:47:41 AM Forenperser
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The most common criticism about the game is that they completely failed to make an intruiging plot about the setting in favor for a flat revenge plot.
17th Jun '16 11:33:20 AM MyFinalEdits
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Critics of the game generally point their evidence to this trope. The vile behavior of the city's populace, as shown in Privacy Invasions, coupled with Aiden's lack of a moral compass, generates a depressing mood throughout the game.
** Ubisoft seems to have noticed and are trying to avert this in the sequel. In ''Watch Dogs 2'', DEDSEC is actively working to protect the general populace (in fact, one of the main goals is to win their favor). For example, exposing a crooked politician using a social media platform to influence voters in his favor. In addition, the new protagonist, Marcus, has an electroshock gun, which the developers have explicitly pointed out is there in order to facilitate a PacifistRun. This is shown in the first gameplay demonstration, where the only time Marcus uses a lethal weapon is to shoot out a window.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Critics of the game generally point their evidence to this trope. The vile behavior of the city's populace, as shown in Privacy Invasions, coupled with Aiden's lack of a moral compass, generates a depressing mood throughout the game.
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game. Ubisoft seems took the criticism to have noticed heart and are started trying to avert this in the sequel. In ''Watch Dogs 2'', DEDSEC is actively working to protect the general populace (in fact, one of the main goals is to win their favor). For example, exposing a crooked politician using a social media platform to influence voters in his favor. In addition, the new protagonist, Marcus, has an electroshock gun, which the developers have explicitly pointed out is there in order to facilitate a PacifistRun. This is shown in the first gameplay demonstration, where the only time Marcus uses a lethal weapon is to shoot out a window.sequel.



* MoralEventHorizon: While Damien was [[JerkAss never a nice person]], he cements himself as an irredeemable madman [[spoiler:when he kidnaps Nicky just because Aiden didn't want to work with him anymore]].

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While Damien was [[JerkAss never a nice person]], he cements himself as an irredeemable madman [[spoiler:when he kidnaps Nicky just because Aiden didn't want to work with him anymore]].
17th Jun '16 7:50:16 AM ZenBlade
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** Ubisoft seems to have noticed and are trying to avert this in the sequel. In ''Watch Dogs 2'', DEDSEC is actively working to protect the general populace (in fact, one of the main goals is to win their favor). For example, exposing a crooked politician using a social media platform to influence voters in his favor. In addition, the new protagonist, Marcus, has an electroshock gun, which the developers have explicitly pointed out is there in order to facilitate a PacifistRun. This is shown in the first gameplay demonstration, where the only time Marcus uses a lethal weapon is to shoot out a window.
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