Watch Dogs Legion hands-on preview: There’s no other game like it
A construction worker, a private military contractor, and a graffiti artist walk into a bar. They drink a pint. They play darts. They look at their phones. And one by one, when nobodyâ€™s paying attention, they dip through the door marked â€œStaff.â€�
If thereâ€™s a punchline, itâ€™s that all three are secretly resistance fighters. Turns out everyone in the UK has a latent talent for snapping necks and shooting pistols. All they need is a push in the right direction. A push Iâ€™m happy to provide, because at the rate Iâ€™m burning through operatives, DedSec is going to need a long list of recruits.
Holding out for a hero
Two demos in, itâ€™s clear Watch Dogs Legion will live or die by its character systemâ€”and for good reason. Itâ€™s new and shiny and full of potential. But before I dig into my latest thoughts on the whole play-as-any-character-in-the-game system (which really needs a catchy name we can all make fun of like â€œDrivatarâ€�) I want to take a minute and talk story.