Allow me to digress from the topic of writing, if you will, and share with you some amazing gameplay footage.
…this is me, and probably all of r/gaming right now.
Because of this:
Oh. My. Glob. Right?
The setting (Montreal?!), the little details (trash blowing in the wind?!), the swagger of the main character (last time I played a character with that distinct of a walk, I found myself waiting for busses with my hip cocked out, waiting to tip my hat at passing cowboys).
My biggest excitement, though, is caused by, what looks like, much more realistic NPCs. It’ll be a huge step up for immersion when games can get NPCs right, and this game looks like it’s taken a pretty good stab at it. A woman running back to her friends to solidify plans? That guy trying to save his wife in the car crash? People doing anything other than standing around: huge step up for realism.
And on top of all this, the concept of Watch Dogs is HUGE. Being able to connect with all the electronic devices around you, gather information, control things- this could be good.
I’m always hesitant to get excited for a game, but this one… this one had me at hello.
Thanks for reading.