- Ensemble Dark Horse:
- Helen, the old lady used as the player character in the gameplay reveal trailer, quickly became a fan favourite.
- Ian from the same trailer to a lesser extent, thanks to his accent and for dying fairly quickly to showcase the character swapping mechanic.
- Memetic Mutation: The reveal at E3 was meant to show off plot, mechanics, graphics, and the hard work of the Ubisoft team. The main selling point to viewers online? Being able to play as Helen the elderly badass.
- Nightmare Fuel: In the previous Watch_Dogs games, security corporations overwatching the populace with legal allowance was Paranoia Fuel on its own. This time around, it's genuine and heavily armed private security forces in a post-Brexit London, ready to gun down anyone that gets in their way or opposes them thanks to bring granted top authority after local terrorist attacks. It's both a mix of Truth in Television from increasing paranoia of society's unrest, and a terrifying look into the dystopia that the Watch Dogs universe has become, almost feeling like a plot derived from the damn Clancyverse, and a huge escalation in just three years in-universe even if overseas. It also doesn't really help that real life modern Britain is already considered a borderline police state by many.
- Shocking Moments: Who would have guessed that the playable character of the next Watch Dogs game would be every NPC character in the game!
- Older Than They Think: This game boasts the ability to play as any NPC, which is technically something [PROTOTYPE] did first (though, with the player characters having shape-shifting abilities).
- The rather obscure Real-Time Tactics game Satellite Reign also did this, although it has its own spin by brainwashing the NPC with mental template of your skilled agents as a replacement if your agents died.
- While not all NPC, State of Decay can also potentially make most background characters both recruitable and playable.
- What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: Since the game is set in a post-Brexit setting, many fans have accused Ubisoft of trying to weigh in on the real life Brexit debate, but as is usual for Ubisoft they're claiming that the game will be strictly apolitical and that the game was in pre-production prior to Brexit.
- Win Back the Crowd: It's fair to say that the game's showing at E3 2019 and its NPC mechanic drew a lot of interest for a series that had been often criticized as It's the Same, So It Sucks.
YMMV / Watch Dogs: Legion