Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Interactive Friction: Watch_Dogs: Episode 1: A Better Noir

After all that teasing, we finally start the main event. Here is the first actual episode of the Watch_Dogs series.

I think it is pretty clear from the outset that neither Sam nor I enjoy this game. However, we believe that there is enough in the way of interesting critical conversation to warrant a season on the game.

And honestly, Aiden Pearce as the protagonist is a major reason why we hate this game. Throughout the game, he is the most selfish, self-centered, bitter, angry, ruthless, violent, and arrogant prick I have EVER played as. He makes Jason Dilweed look like goddamn Mother Theresa. This will be a recurring theme throughout the series, but this might not even be an issue if the game was better at acknowledging the flaws in his character, or make him suffer for it.

This has all the makings of a classic noir-story, or a Greek tragedy. Unfortunately, much like the case of Far Cry 3, Ubisoft failed to capitalize on the many interesting angles they could have gone.

If we start doing more Ubisoft, I wonder if that will become a recurring theme.

1 comment:

Sivir's foot said...

Sorry for replying to a 3 year old comment but I agree. FF 13-2 did it much better.