I hope I’m not too late on this discussion train, but I keep trying to play watch dogs 2 and realize how not interested in it I thought i would be. I’m not sure how many people felt the same way but I wanted to give it a shot. Maybe it’s because of my own bias, the realism, and a mix of other things. Idk.
I just couldn’t get into watch dogs 2 the moment I went past the intro tutorial level.
Everything felt so cool, the environment around marcus was set and I immediately got who he was. Then he 3d prints a gun and they force you to have one all the time and I was turned right off.
I feel deeply uncomfortable having a gun or even driving haphazardly like I was playing gta in this world. At first I wondered if it was the fact that I was in what felt like an affluent area of California with technology that felt too modern and geek culture-y. Maybe it was that I felt like I was in an actual world with decent people. I didn’t even feel okay shooting at the gang members.
Or maybe it’s because dedsec is a fucking hacker’s organization with people who look like woke college age teens trying to fight the system. It just does not feel right that this hacker kid is okay with stealing cars and shooting people up in the GTA style that he has every option to do. I can understand that this game probably focuses way more on stealth but for me every time I accidentally press the left trigger and this kid with the dopiest innocent smile I’ve ever seen pulls out a sniper rifle that he 3d printed I feel so disconnected from the world his aesthetic is trying to connect to.
Is it me? I’m 23 and I’m not even from California, idk why I’m reacting this way. But also, have you SEEN that doofy innocent smile he gives whenever you dress him up? Put down the 3d printed leopard print sniper you don’t know how to use, marcus.