Worst. Episode. Ever.
I’ll admit, even I was thoroughly impressed by Ubisoft’s up-and-coming Watchdogs game when it was first revealed at E3 2012.
Since then the game has been shrouded in mystery as previews took place behind closed doors under strict conditions, with very little info about the game being leaked out to the general public since that first reveal back in 2012.
While other websites are happy to report on the senior producers reasons for the games 6 month delay, I’m afraid many a gamer, myself included, are not completely taken in by Dominic Guay’s reasons given the latest trailer release – a trailer that shows Watchdog’s looking a damn sight worse and far more generic than you might remember.
Of course this isn’t the first time this has happened, nor will it be the last. Remember ‘that’ trailer for Killzone 2 prior to the launch of the Playstation 3?
When Killzone 2 did finally release, (and while it was clearly not quite as polished as the original trailer), it did wind up looking reasonably okay, even spectacular in places, but with Watchdogs it now looks almost like a PS2 game with many of the interesting gameplay features seemingly stripped back and simplified.
Granted we won’t know for absolute certainty how the game will eventually turn out until the finished product hits the shelves, but the cynic in me tells me that Ubisoft have simply spent the last six months polishing a turd. I also suspect plans for a review embargo is already in place and that a few palms will have been greased prior to the games launch come May.
Has to pay landlords THREE MILLION QUID!
Here’s the comment I left, before it gets deleted:
Serves them right. They specifically attempted to avoid paying what they morally owed and ‘played the system’ or tried to play the system, as in this case.
It’s just like when they screwed hundreds of Gamestation & Game employees over unpaid redundancy due to ‘supposed’ bankruptcy, whilst they were bailed out and continued to trade as if nothing had happened.
IMO, they are a deeply shady organisation. Remember when they bought Gamestation? How that BLATANT monopolization was allowed to happen, without a few dirty coffers greasing the corrupted industry wheels is beyond me.
I’ll be having a celebratory glass of ginger ale, if anyone needs me.