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Considered one of the most over-hyped games of 2014, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs promised a lot but delivered about halfway on those promises. Well, Ubisoft is going to take the crack at Watch Dogs 2 and potentially provide a more robust experience compared to the first game.
Despite some massive budgets for a few of these titles, it didn't stop the games from tripping and falling on their face once they hit the market – this is despite the fact that just about every game on this list sold quite well. So here are the major games that failed to properly meet player expectations and disappoint greatly in 2014.
One of the big questions about Watch Dogs on the Wii U was how well the game would look in comparison to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game? Well, we finally have that question answered with a comparison video between the Wii U version of Watch Dogs, the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Watch Dogs, and the PS4 version of Watch Dogs.
The wait is finally over and Ubisoft has released Watch Dogs for the Wii U. So was the wait worth it? Well, not according to the user reviews. However, Ubisoft has announced that they will attempt to rectify the massively-delayed Wii U port with two premium DLC packs.
One of the biggest debacles involving the Wii U this year is the delay of a couple of games that were supposed to release during a certain period but were delayed for unspecified reasons. One of the games was Watch Dogs. The game was originally scheduled to release in the spring for all major gaming platforms... except, the Wii U version got hit with a major delay and it won't be receiving any of the DLC.
Ubisoft Montreal vice president of creative Lionel Raynaud admitted that Watch Dogs was a flawed game. They're planning to make "radical" changes with the inevitable sequel.
Watch Dogs was too serious and too lacking in personality for me. Ubisoft seems to be trying to fix that with the game's DLC campaign Bad Blood.
Wii U owners' long wait for Watch Dogs is almost over. Ubisoft announced today that the open-world game is coming to Nintendo's console in November.
Ubisoft is making some needed changes to the head-to-head multiplayer of open-world game Watch Dogs. They're hoping to fix a very common plaguing those modes: players disconnecting before the end of the match.
Believe it or not, we're already at the halfway point in 2014. All the big announcements at E3 put our attention on Fall 2014 and beyond, but it's worth looking back at the past six months of games as well.
Enterprising modders have found out that not only can you access restricted files that contain the E3 2012 graphics upgrades, but you can also push the game just a tad bit further than expected.
And so it begins. Ubisoft's new intellectual property that has managed to sell 4 million copies in one week is now at the forefront of being a possible influence to a young hacker who manipulated road signs in North Carolina.
Ubisoft managed to pull off a seemingly impossible feat by riding a hype train of graphical debates following Watch Dogs' six month delay in order to hit a huge first week of sales.
Open-world games are often filled with amusing bugs at launch. Watch Dogs is no exception, as a new "honest gameplay trailer" demonstrates.
Watch Dogs pits a lone hacker against criminals, mercenaries and SWAT teams. The odds are stacked against Aiden Pearce but there are plenty of things that players can do to level the playing field.