After being wrongly profiled as a criminal risk by a citywide operating system, Marcus Holloway investigates to find rampant corporate corruption and manipulation of the public. Marcus and his group of hackers, DedSec, wage a war to take down the system and return power to the people.
A lot of criticism fell on Ubisoft‘s first attempt at Watch Dogs for not giving gamers the game they were promised, and with good reason. It definitely had its issues, from a boring story to a downright atrocious attempt at character development. However, the aspect it did have going for it was the gameplay. Just the prospect of hacking the entire world around you was pretty nifty. So, when I saw the early videos for Watch Dogs 2, I was a little hesitant, unsure of whether it would be identical to its predecessor.
That is, until I saw this Launch Trailer. The main takeaway from this final trailer is that Watch Dogs 2 has personality, unlike its brooding Chicago-based cousin. Furthermore the characters seem interesting and actually likeable. Something the first one didn’t really have going for it. Finally, I think the best decision Ubisoft made was to go to San Francisco. Right now, it’s the tech capital of the world. I know a lot of people wanted a New York or LA-based game but San Fran was the right call. From everything I’ve seen they’ve captured the beauty of the artistic city.
Myself and gamers, alike, will have the pleasure of hacking this city when Watch Dogs 2 lands November 15, 2016 and November 29 on PC.
How about you? Did this trailer convince you?