The original Watch Dogs was seen as the poster child for the PS4 and Xbox One upon release. For many years until release, with each passing trailer, our hopes and dreams for the original sky-rocketed. Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent at release, was a shell of what we expected, with many people including myself let down with the lack of hacking options and variety in gameplay. Fast forward three years, Watch Dogs 2 writes all these wrongs, providing extremely well-balanced gameplay, which oozes personality from the get-go.
Straight off the bat, Watch Dogs 2 provides players with a cast of characters that young gamers can relate to. It begins with Marcus Holloway (the main character), joining the legendary fictional hacking group, Deadsec. The main cast of four including Marcus, Wrench, Sitara and Josh are all relatable and interesting characters, are all incredibly unique and hilarious in their own way.
Overall, the tone and some of the angles that Watch Dogs 2 tackles are quite frankly some controversial topics that I’ve not seen covered in gaming. Without spoiling too much, missions have you going from tackling Scientology head on, to a home technology company which is selling your data to life insurance agencies. The way that Deadsec delivers their blasts in Anonymous style videos are an absolute joy to watch, and kept me captivated from start to finish.