Story and character wise they're both sh*t considering their predecessors are both superior in every way in that department. However I think one big difference between the two is at least Watch Dogs 2 embraced its open world and didn't force unnecessary restrictions like GTA V does.
It's not perfect, but it took everything from Watch Dogs and made it better. It still has much as much interactivity as the first game (if not more). On the other hand it's a fact that GTA V sacrificed interactivity from GTA IV making its game world feel shallow and not as fleshed out as it first appears.
I just think in general Watch Dogs 2 is a far more honest sequel than GTA V is. Doesn't try to come across as the greatest damn game in existence (which GTA V lol definitely is NOT) and just goes about its business..
Obviously I agree about GTA IV but I think the first WD had a sh*t story and characters as well (somehow WD2 managed to be worse though).
Thats typical Ubisoft though. All of their games in the past few years "just go about their business" and dont try too hard, they all feel pretty similiar and feel like cheap rehashes with the same formula.
I feel like that with GTA V despite its flaws Rockstar still put a lot of effort into it to make it memorable and unique & something that will be remembered. Ubisoft just makes shallow cash grabs that are forgotten after a few weeks.
Sleeping Dogs because
Sleeping Dogs is definitely better than both. Shame that a sequel will never happen...f*cking SE
Neither WD was particularly very good. They follow the typical Ubisoft formula of paint by numbers games. If WD2 was a halfway decent game it would be winning this poll because we all know how this forum feels about V. There are companies other than R that make great open world games but Ubisoft is not one of them.
Agreed, Ubisoft just makes uninspired generic games with the same annoying formula. The writing in their games has been getting worse and worse as well.