When you have more time to talk about games, than actually play them.
Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion is the third installment of Ubisoft’s hacking franchise. This time around, the location is near future London. The DedSec hacking group is framed for bombing parts of London by a rival hacker named Zero Day. This allows private military group, Albion, to seize control. DedSec is all, but destroyed by Albion and your task is to rebuild the team before taking back London.
Recruiting and playing as other people is the biggest hook for Watch Dogs Legion. You can profile and flag anyone on the street for recruitment. There’s a whole host of weird people: human statue, sex worker, panhandler, cyber bee keeper, getaway driver, drone specialists and all types of older people.
The different skills that all those people have are just as varied: KO punch, getting drunk (football hooligan), begging for cash (panhandler), nail gun as a weapon (construction worker), instant gun take down (John Wick gun skill), personal vehicle access, team injury release (medics/doctors) and so much more.
Watch Dogs Legion technology can be unlocked to assign to each member to further customize them for your playstyle. This includes things like spider drone, combat drone, AR Cloak (like the predator), deep profiler, specialty hacks and more.
Each borough in the city has missions that allow you to raise the uprising level in that area. These mission include things like taking out a VIP, searching for evidence, rescuing resistance fighters, etc.. Once all of those mission are completed in a borough, it unlocks a special Watch Dogs Legion mission to activate an uprising in that area. These missions are fun and completion unlocks a special recruit.
All this is great, but the main campaign is also really good. I won’t spoil it here, but my posts about my playtime will give you more info on how good some parts are.