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** The mission Ubistolen involves leaking the trailer for a new Ubisoft game to a game website. Said game is a real game called ''Pioneer''. On January 29, 2019, however, it was revealed the game was in DevelopmentHell, and was being reworked as a multiplayer co-op game.

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** The main character constantly complaining how hard it was for him to be black in America gets a bit grating.


* InternetBackdraft: 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'' or, in more than a few cases, '''die''' 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. This largely died down when the game was released and turned out to be a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel, however.


** With the increased emphasis on hacking, stealth and the LighterAndSofter tone, there are a few people who wonder if the series would become more interesting if gunplay was removed altogether, or that it at least carried some kind of penalty to use lethal force during missions, depending on whom it is used against. Those in favour point out that deadly shootouts doesn't match [=DedSec's=] motivations (and also contradicts things like Marcus' desire to [[ClearMyName Clear His Name]]), that stealth has been applauded while gunplay (or atleast LeeroyJenkins level gunplay) has been seen as one of the weaker aspects of the game.

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** With the increased emphasis on hacking, stealth and the LighterAndSofter tone, there are a few people who wonder if the series would become more interesting if gunplay was removed altogether, or that it at least carried some kind of penalty to use lethal force during missions, depending on whom it is used against. Those in favour point out that deadly shootouts doesn't match [=DedSec's=] motivations (and also contradicts things like Marcus' desire to [[ClearMyName Clear His Name]]), that stealth has been applauded while gunplay (or atleast LeeroyJenkins level gunplay) at least playing the game as it is a ThirdPersonShooter as opposed to StealthVideoGame) has been seen as one of the weaker aspects of the game.game (as going guns blazing will pit you against heavily armored enemies AND some of them can call reinforcements, while strategically use melee and gadgets can bring down even heavily armored enemies quicker).


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** Lennie is loathed by a significant amount of the player base thanks to being exceptionally annoying (to the point where Dedsec come off as tame in comparison) and one-dimensional stereotype who contributes little of anything to the main plot.

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TheScrappy: Lennie is loathed by a significant amount of the player base thanks to being exceptionally annoying (to the point where Dedsec come off as tame in comparison) and one-dimensional stereotype who contributes little of anything to the main plot.


* DesignatedHero: Depending on your point of view, the [=DedSec=] group falls into this, especially Marcus if you choose to play him as gun-toting and trigger happy, and Wrench, who always opts for the most destructive way to solve a mission and who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also]] [[EnemyToAllLivingThings hates]] [[KickTheDog animals]]. Even if you're not, they still commit all the crimes they accuse Blume of doing in stealing people's information and election tampering.

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* DesignatedHero: Depending on your point of view, the [=DedSec=] group falls into this, especially Marcus if you choose to play him as gun-toting and trigger happy, and Wrench, who always opts for the most destructive way to solve a mission and who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also]] [[EnemyToAllLivingThings hates]] [[KickTheDog animals]]. Even if you're not, they still commit all the crimes they accuse Blume of doing in stealing people's information and election tampering. The fact that the reputation meter present in the first game is removed in the second game didn't help matters.

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* DesignatedHero: Depending on your point of view, the [=DedSec=] group falls into this, especially Marcus if you choose to play him as gun-toting and trigger happy, and Wrench, who always opts for the most destructive way to solve a mission and who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also]] [[EnemyToAllLivingThings hates]] [[KickTheDog animals]]. Even if you're not, they still commit all the crimes they accuse Blume of doing in stealing people's information and election tampering.


* NarmCharm: Despite the inherent cheesiness amongst the [=DedSec=] ranks and their TotallyRadical nature, many also find the sheer amount of ''fun'' they're having to be incredibly enjoyable.

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Despite the inherent cheesiness amongst the [=DedSec=] ranks and their TotallyRadical nature, many also find the sheer amount of ''fun'' they're having to be incredibly enjoyable.enjoyable.
** The in-universe series [=CyberDriver=]. From what we see of it it seems to be the definition of cliche 80s and 90s action flicks but it looks like a total blast from start to finish.


* LifeImitatesArt: One mission in the game has you destroying voting machines rigged to vote for Mark Thruss. After the election there was widespread suspicion that voting machines in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania [[http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/activists-urge-hillary-clinton-to-challenge-election-results.html?mid=twitter-share-di may have been hacked in favor of Trump.]]


** When the loot trucks the game incorporated them into the bounty hunt game mode, despite noticeable differences in the way each one works, if you search for a bounty hunt target you are expecting to chase and kill a player alongside the police, possibly with another player as an ally, or as a bodygaurd for your target, Loot Trucks are far more of a free for all capture the flag type game where the police hunt all of you and unless they quit everyone just keeps respawning, meaning you have to escape all your pursuers, and the game will randomly pick between the two when a player is trying to choose to play one of them.
** For that matter, much like the first game, online activities, as well as players roaming around the city, will randomly appear in game, distracting the player from whatever they were doing, much like with co-op missions kicking them out only works for a minute at best.

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** When the loot trucks the game Armoured trucks, due to how they were incorporated them into the player bounty hunt game mode, despite noticeable differences in the way each one works, if hunts. If you search for a bounty hunt target you are expecting to chase and kill hunt, sometimes you're thrown into a player alongside the police, possibly session with another player as an ally, or as a bodygaurd for your target, Loot Trucks are far more of armoured truck, which is just a free for all capture the flag type game where game, and the police hunt all of you the players rather than team up with the bounty hunters. Basically, pick the bounty hunt mode and unless they quit everyone just keeps respawning, meaning you have to escape it's random whether you'll actually get into the bounty hunt mode, or the free for all your pursuers, and the game will armoured truck mode.
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randomly pick between the two when a player is trying to choose to play one of them.
** For that matter, much like the first game, online activities, as well as players roaming around the city, will randomly appear
roam in game, your session, which can be distracting the player from whatever they were doing, much like with co-op missions kicking them out only works for a minute at best.you're doing.


* CrackIsCheaper: The season pass costs $40, but it ''doesn't'' include all DLC; at least two clothing bundles priced $20 and $15 are not part of it. That's right; all content isn't even out yet, and the DLC already costs $75.
* DesignatedHero: Depending on your point of view, the [=DedSec=] group falls into this, especially Marcus if you choose to play him as gun-toting and trigger happy, and Wrench, who always opts for the most destructive way to solve a mission and who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking also]] [[EnemyToAllLivingThings hates]] [[KickTheDog animals]]. Even if you're not, they still commit all the crimes they accuse Blume of doing in stealing people's information and election tampering.


* CounterpartComparison:
** The game is constantly compared to ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed2'', due to it being a Ubisoft sequel that tries to fix every problem the original game had.
** It's also compared to the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series for being an urban sandbox game that's a lot LighterAndSofter than the series started off as.


* GoodBadBugs: Normally, Marcus has to wear glasses all the time, either regular glasses or sunglasses in various shapes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g50tB7UaA44 By unlocking the Shuffler outfit, you can remove his glasses]].

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* GoodBadBugs: Normally, Marcus has to wear glasses all the time, either regular glasses or sunglasses in various shapes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g50tB7UaA44 By unlocking the Shuffler outfit, outfit and equipping the whole set, you can remove his glasses]].glasses and then also change his other outfit part]].

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* GoodBadBugs: Normally, Marcus has to wear glasses all the time, either regular glasses or sunglasses in various shapes. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g50tB7UaA44 By unlocking the Shuffler outfit, you can remove his glasses]].


*** By the way, that outfit? It has a perk associated with it: you get a stealth kill that lets you channel this strange power and use it to crumple up foes like a wad of paper. As you probably imagine, not a pleasant way to go...

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*** By the way, that [[spoiler:that outfit? It has a perk associated with it: you get a stealth kill that lets you channel this strange power and use it to crumple up foes like a wad of paper.paper]]. As you probably imagine, not a pleasant way to go...

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