New gameplay footage has surfaced for Ubisoft's upcoming open-world hacktion title, Watch Dogs. We get to see some driving, some hacking and some surveillance (NSA Spybox style), but it's all spoiled a little bit by the fact that it's being played by a Vicodin-imbibed Darkwing Duck.
I'm not entirely sure what's up with whoever is in control of Aiden Pearce (the game's lead protagonist) but great googly-moogly does it appear as if some kind of thumb-impairment is in play. There's more indecisive movement and repeat actions taking place in the first video than Joseph Cao's tenure as congressman.
The video comes courtesy of DualShockers, who managed to get their hands on a live playthrough sessions of Watch Dogs taking place on the PlayStation 4.
I do have to say, though, while the video contains the sort of gameplay you would expect from a coked up celebrity playing with one hand tied behind their back, the graphics – even with the potato-quality resolution in the feed – still shine through with shocking clarity. I must say, I'm impressed with the visual fidelity of Watch Dogs on the PS4. Mostly the use of color correction during the day and night phases, as well as the subtlety in the light reflections and shadow casting throughout the environment.
Dare I say, it's like a pubescent version of Boris Vorontsov's GTA IV's ENB mod.
That's a compliment, by the way. Especially considering the game is only 900p and 30fps on the PS4 (and don't get me started on the visually-challenged Xbox One).
There's another video you can also view of the game, and it's a little less autistic than the first. In fact, the second video starts off with something you would probably find in Saints Row. Check it out below.
The first half of that video was pretty much an LSD trip in the form of a 3D interactive game. I'm sure those little mini-games will be real fun at pill-popping parties (and retirement homes).
The whole 8-bit mini-game affair seems slightly reminiscent to something out of Blood Dragon. I wonder if that means Dean Evans will take Watch Dogs, strip it down and do a version of Blood Dragon using the engine? I have no idea how that would even work; but if he could find a way to do, I would play it.
Watch Dogs is due out for the geriatric twins, the new gen consoles and PC later this May. The Wii U version is set for release this fall. You can learn more by paying a visit to the official website.