Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion is a 2020 action-adventure game published by Ubisoft. It is the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series, and the sequel to 2016’s Watch Dogs 2. The game’s story focuses on the hacker group DedSec as they seek to clear their names for a series of bombings they have been framed for. Unlike previous games in the series, Legion features the ability to use multiple characters during a playthrough.
About Watch Dogs: Legion in brief
Watch Dogs: Legion is a 2020 action-adventure game published by Ubisoft. It is the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series, and the sequel to 2016’s Watch Dogs 2. The game’s story focuses on the hacker group DedSec as they seek to clear their names for a series of bombings they have been framed for. Unlike previous games in the series, Legion features the ability to use multiple characters during a playthrough, each of whom can be recruited from around the game’s setting. Four-player cooperative multiplayer will also be included, allowing players to team up to complete missions or explore London together. It was released on October 29, 2020 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia, and as a launch title in November for the Xbox Series XS, the PlayStation 5, and Amazon Luna. Upon release, the game received generally favorable reviews, yet faced some questions over the multiple playable character aspect and repetitive mission style, and criticism over its open world design and driving mechanics. The player can choose a character to begin with after the story’s prologue chapter, but others may be recruited upon completing the initial story missions of the game. Those recruited become operatives that the player can freely switch to at any time, as well as customize with different clothing options, with each recruit-able character maintaining their own lifestyle and occupation when not active. All potential recruits have an additional statistic, which details whether they can be brought to a mission related to a problem they need to resolve. Some recruits may not join if they favour those that they hate, or if the player has a character in their roster whom they hate or if they did something they did not want to harm.
In addition to standard recruitable NPCs, players can also acquire special NPCs known as \”Pige Operatives\” which can also gain access to stronger weapons and perks as they improve in level. All recruits have their own unique skills and backgrounds, and can be lost permanently if players enable the option of permadeath before starting a new game. Players can also spend tech points, which can be spent on a collectible scattered around the city, to spend on weapon and gadget upgrades to improve their characters’ abilities and improve their overall play experience. The story is composed of several missions, including those that progress the main story, liberation missions aimed at freeing the city’s boroughs featured in the setting, recruitment missions for new playable characters, and various side-activities, with players able to freely pursue a mission or activity, or explore the city for secrets and collectibles. Each mission’s objectives can be handled via one or several different approaches: an open-combat approach utilizing a variety of weapons; a stealth approach utilizing the environment to avoid detection and monitoring enemy patterns; or a hacking approach using any hackable object to subdue enemies with traps or distractions, while seeking out objectives via cameras and remotely accessing them. Combat includes a mixture of gun fights, with enemies making use of different methods depending on how the player acts against them in combat.