Watch Dogs Legion

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A screenshot of Watch Dogs: Legion.

Open world game set in a cosmopolitan drone-infested London where you can recruit any non-player-character into your team of misfits, effectively making all NPCs leading avatars.

The creative director of Watch Dogs: Legion was Clint Hocking, who also directed Far Cry 2, the war-is-stupid-and-futile FPS, my favorite, which is what first made me interested in trying this one.

Yet another Ubisoft game I wish was moddable, each NPC in Watch Dogs: Legion has a sort of improvised digital life with schedules, workplaces, relatives, and so forth, including corrupt police and hapless security guards.

You sneak and shoot, puzzle and hack, parkour and melee your way around the post-Brexit stupidity city, driving on the wrong side of the road which adds fun-fuel to the total emergent chaos fire.

4-player cooperative multiplayer was added some time after the game launched. I have not had the chance to try it thus far, but look foward to strutting around this apocalyptico London with friends.

I’m around half-way through the single player campaign, I think, always looking for grannies, accountants, and other weirdos for my team.

When I finish this I’ll write a proper review, alright?

In the meantime, I cannot continue my playthrough as there is a recurring crash when drones are after me in the Smoking Gun mission, or anywhwere. I’ve tried several solutions suggested by Ubisoft support (case #19387703), but none have worked, including stress-testing my PC using OCCT with no errors. This is the only game crashing like this at this time, so I’m assuming it is a Watch Dogs: Legion bug. More evidence of a problem here. Hope this gets fixed so I can finish the game.

Update 2023-11-29: The crashes stopped when I turned off raytracing and DLSS in the graphics quality settings. \(^O^)/

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