After two years of continuous back and forth action between the release date of the game ‘Watch Dogs’ finally was released on the 27th of May 2014. The main character is centred in the 3rd person world of Aiden Pearce, a man who is so intelligent that he can break into anything and anywhere within the town of Chicago. The open world centres on a serious tone that tends to mix with spikes of comedy when hacking into surveillance and conversations between the people of the town.
By the single device of his smart phone, he can access anything. Hacking the city is the greatest weakness and weapon as the city is controlled by the CTOS which is the electrical infrastructure. It contains a vast amount of information that is stored and controlled through centres that gather surveillance, control transportation etc. It is a way to take advantage of different situations that can show the secrets hidden within anyone by just pressing a single button. Aiden can take any piece of data, money from someone’s account, a secret or a message.
The people work faster within the city by this new software that is has significantly dropped crime and created more access for the people. However this creates more enemies through the network as the town hides the main source of the enemy which are hackers. Aiden Pearce is a man centred on rage from the death of his niece Lena Pearce that was in a car crash. Aiden Pearce also has a deep anger and vengeance towards people who have a record and this is what he hopes to take away from the town for good.
The graphics of the game are very detailed from every bump and cut. Ubisoft has always made a great attempt on the value of detail within their games. It pushes the boundaries of realty and the made up character.
The way in which the player can take action is endless. The different pieces to hack into various objects are endless or you can take the easy way of shooting up the place. It is a mixture of stealth cross between puzzles. The multiplayer merges into a single experience for everyone as you can join anyone’s game or disrupt it. You could take down gangs, go through endless amounts of puzzles and hacks that leads a billion ways for someone to kill an individual. By these ways of hacking and connecting the puzzles can increase skills of the player.