First section of ‘Watch Dogs’ an engaging hack-filled adventure
With the vastness that is Chicago at our digital mercy with the simply press of a screen, it’s hard not to feel just a bit superior to those from whom you’re pilfering savings accounts and sensitive personal data.
But who cares about their feelings, right?
Surely not Aiden Pearce, “Watch Dogs'” anti-hero, who comes armed with a hacking prowess, a smartphone Steve Jobs would drool over and a penchant for dishing out vengeance for all those victimized by those nefarious ne’er-do-wells. Too bad the man never cracks a smile. I guess losing someone close to you — and blaming yourself for the death — will do that to.
Four hacking stars out of five.
Editor’s note: This First Impressions of “Watch Dogs” is an initial review, with 10 hours of gameplay completed. A full review will be posted when the game is finished. This game was reviewed on the PS4, and it also is available for the PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.