From the backlash it faced after launch you’d be forgiven for thinking Watch Dogs was a failure on Ubisoft’s part, but the 10 million units sold figure speaks for itself. Whatever people thought of its lack of derring-do or its poor optimisation, there was enough there to make Ubisoft a mighty stack of cash.
Watch Dogs is to all intents and purposes not a bad game. Sure, it lives in the shadow of Assassin’s Creed like nothing else, sharing in that series’ same weaknesses, coupled with a few of its strengths, but it’s by no means terrible. The Assassin’s Creed series began with one incredibly average title though, and Ubisoft’s iterations since then has since led to some cracking games. It’s from here where Ubisoft is drawing its inspiration once more, with the French outfit intending to build on the framework of the original Watch Dogs and delivering on the premise of what people wanted from it for future sequels. [More]