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YMMV: Watch_Dogs
  • Broken Base: The news that Ubisoft delayed the game until Spring 2014, particular for those that pre-ordered it with the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One bundles.
    • Though thankfully not cancelled, the Wii U version has been confirmed to be delayed. After what happened in 2013 with Rayman Legends getting a delay so Ubisoft could make it multiplatform, Wii U owners are not pleased to see Ubi's basically giving them the shaft in favor of people who own other platforms. Only time will tell if the Wii U version will still hold the interest of Wii U owners, or if too many people feel burned by Ubisoft to give them another chance.
    • When the first trailer since September of 2013 appeared in early 2014, people noticed that the graphics were a noticable downgrade compared to the 2012 and 2013 E3 footage. This has caused people to doubt whether or not to buy the game.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • One of the game's major themes is the lack of privacy on networks and the Internet. However, nothing about the game leaked out prior to its unveiling at E3, making it a big surprise.
    • Also keeping with the privacy theme, it was also revealed during a time where several phone and internet companies became the center of a controversy involving said companies sharing user data with the US government.
    • And it's being released on the Xbox One, a console many gamers have feared could be a real life case of Big Brother Is Watching.
    • Ubisoft itself was hacked several months before the game was released.
    • Originally the game was supposed to release in November near a certain other video game and released this ad. Yeah
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • Some make a point of pronouncing the title "Watch Underscore Dogs".
    • Others have joked about the NSA "Scandal" may just be the most expensive game launch ever.
  • Paranoia Fuel: This game runs on this fuel. And its Facebook messages sure don't help. The fuel is so strong that it got its own page.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Of Daniel Suarez' Daemon. Aiden Pearce is essentially Matthew Sobol minus the terminal cancer that forced him to empower Brian Gragg AKA Loki Stormbringer as his successor in his war against corruption.
  • Tainted by the Preview: The downgrade of the graphics in the 2014 footage caused some people to lose interest in buying the game.
  • What an Idiot: Government linking everything into CtOS, not considering security problems that might occur.
  • Win Back The Crowd: Ubisoft covered themselves when they delayed the game, making sure to assure people who pre-ordered the game (particularly those on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One) that they would still get the game. How that will be done is not yet known.
  • X Meets Y: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex meets Grand Theft Auto meets Deus Ex, with a bit of Person of Interest to boot.

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