Watch Dogs review: now you see me

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This is what we’ve waited for: the next generation of gaming. Watch Dogs is here and it’s an insanely addictive and imaginative game that will hook its digital claws into you for weeks. During the 30-40 hours of main campaign gaming (which I’m so very close to finishing), Watch Dogs twists and turns with loads of genuinely interesting human drama and neat ideas like, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? An open world like GTA V but with control instead of chaos.

This is a deluxe open world game ripe for the picking which makes you feel increasingly god-like each step of the way. Ubisoft’s snatched pieces from almost every popular game — Mass Effect’s shooting, GTA V’s free-roaming — and improved on them in every way. The game feels a little generic at first, but when the action kicks off and you’ve downed a helicopter by remotely opening a bridge that you promptly ramp over, everything clicks into place.

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