If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Watch Dogs 101 Trailer Is Full Of All The Things

Yes, it's another Watch Dogs trailer

It doesn't matter how many ASCII indie games I play, sometimes I have an itch only shite cutscenes can scratch. Sometimes I want to be told what to do. Sometimes I want to be told what to do by expensively animated, grumbly-voiced cartoons. Sometimes I just want to be able to lean back in my chair and let the game get on with it.

Thankfully: Ubisoft*. They're releasing Watch Dogs on May 27th. I want to walk around its Chicago, hack its traffic lights, leap across its rooftops, burrow into my friends' games and follow them around without them knowing. But I also want it to lead me by the nose, pointing me in the right direction with the pomp of big-budget cinematics. It's comforting.

In other words, there is a place in my life for teenage fantasies writ large, and this nine-minute breakdown of every Watch Dogs feature is full of them.

How easy it would be to snipe and pick this apart, but no. I choose to focus on how beautiful the city looks, on how cool the ambient multiplayer stuff might be, and on how silly the spider-mech "Digital Trip" stuff looks.

Also, I think it has a chess mini-game? If nothing else, Ubisoft are very good at filling their games with ridiculous amounts of stuff, regardless of quality. You think Watch Dogs is a game about a hacker in a baseball cap overthrowing an oppressive city? Here is a sentence from the video's narration: "Rampaging through a hellish version of Chicago in Madness, fuel your ride with the souls of the damned to outrun the firey-eyed demons hot on your tail."

OK. OK, yes, I'll do that.

*Also thankfully: EA, Activision, Capcom... Oh, all of them.

PS. While research this post I found this image. Oh my and this one.

About the Author

Graham Smith avatar

Graham Smith

Contributor

Graham used to be to blame for all this.

Support Rock Paper Shotgun

Subscribe and get access to supporter-only articles, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and game discounts. Your support helps us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

More News

Latest Articles

Rock Paper Shotgun logo

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch