Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:59 AM
Dear god, Ubisoft and their use of watchtowers/HQs or whatever is just dreadful. It's a terribly boring gameplay mechanic, I wish they'd do away with those.
I'm still not excited, but I'm much more impressed than I was before. Driving at times looks great, other times it looks beyond bad. Graphics and details are amazing (on next gen), but that's not enough to get me passed what looks like boring uninspiring gameplay. Hand to hand combat looks like a single animation every single time (not necessarily the same one), hopefully that's not the case. The gunplay segment was pretty good I suppose, nothing mindblowing but I suppose nothing really will blow me away like the euphoria physics of GTA, MP3 and RDR when shooting somebody. At one point the guy said that the crouched walk/ run was automatically put in whenever you're undetected, rather than just whenever you want, which is another annoying Ubisoft habit from maybe Assassins Creed. The explosion looked incredible and so did the huge scope of the city map, though.
They keep showing the same things in free roam, and unless there aren't many more things to do, I don't know why. Boring free roam definitely fits with Ubisoft games and that's what has me worried if I'm ever going to purchase a copy. The multiplayer element also looks annoying, and personally if there was an option to turn it off and I hope that there is, I will.
Overall still not persuaded to get the game like I was a year ago, but more impressed from the very skeptical view I had before.