Watch Dogs open world video is Ubisoft potpourri

A new open world walkthrough of Watch Dogs shows off just how closely pieces of it hew to Ubisoft's biggest franchises.

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Ubisoft acknowledges a certain amount of crossover in its games, and Watch Dogs seems like a prime example. A lengthy new walkthrough of its open world gameplay shows various bits and pieces from games like Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed.

The walkthrough, narrated by animation director Colin Graham, shows protagonist Aiden Pearce sneaking into a compound like Sam Fisher. Once inside, he hacks a machine to gain him access to a wealth of information in the area, similar to climbing towers in Assassin's Creed and Far Cry.

From there, Aiden relies on Chicago's predictive modeling software to find a crime about to happen and intervene. After that he gets a little less noble, hacking into a private webcam and chasing another hacker-player through the crowded streets with a gun. The video then shows how you can enter the other player's game, blending in similarly to Assassin's Creed multiplayer, for some good old-fashioned retribution.

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    September 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Watch Dogs open world video is Ubisoft potpourri.

    A new open world walkthrough of Watch Dogs shows off just how closely pieces of it hew to Ubisoft's biggest franchises.

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      September 4, 2013 10:49 AM

      Is this PS4? Was hoping the graphics might be a bit more polished a la The Division

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      September 4, 2013 11:02 AM

      So he kills some guards who are protecting the CTOS, that is built to reduce crime, so he can fight crime...

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        September 4, 2013 11:17 AM

        but... but all the guards had a shady past so they totally deserved it!

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      September 4, 2013 12:01 PM

      This looks awesome. Probably my release preorder. That and maybe Drive Club.

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      September 4, 2013 7:43 PM

      Could there have been a better "shade of grey" morality example? Demonstrating how to steal money from a working single mom with a small child seems clear cut douche. lol