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WatchDogs

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Platform: PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action Adventure
MSRP: $59.99

Watch Dogs is a strikingly vivid experience that combines many familiar gaming sentiments (GTA‘s open-world action and Splinter Cell‘s stealth-based evasion) with a conspiracy-based plot that’s decidedly Orwellian in nature.

Ubisoft’s newest release delivers a very distinct pre-1984 techno-stealth adventure wherein players are submerged into a world that’s just beginning to build the omnipresent authority of Big Brother. The theme of the game is unnerving but poignant, spinning a tale that mirrors our culture’s fears of privacy invasion by depicting a war virtual rights and freedoms.

Set in a stunning recreation of “smart” Chicago, gamers take the role of a hacktivist vigilante with a personal vendetta for revenge as he cuts a swath through the crime and chaos that assimilates among the powers that be. Armed with an expansive webwork of connections, wits, guns and a trusty smartphone, players bring a sort of Batman-esque justice to the city while uncovering an ominous geo-political plot.

Derek Strickland
http://www.vrzone.com
Derek is an avid fan of gaming and everything geeky, and is compelled to make his mark in the field of games journalism. When he's not gaming on a console (everything from SNES to X360) you can find him reading about ancient civilizations or enjoying a fantasy epic or two.

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