This is a beautiful game
My son got me Watch Dogs: Legion last night because he wanted to see what it looked like on my gaming laptop. He doesn't have an RTX graphics card in his computer and said that even on his computer, the game looks amazing.
Well, I would have to agree with him on this. It is an amazing looking game. According to the graphics setting menu, I am only able to run the ray tracing on medium while having the graphics on high. I wonder how awesome the game looks on ultra.
So what is this game about?
Well I have just played through the first intro missions and barely started the game. You start off as a dude named Dalton that has a James Bond vibe to him and you are exploring this place and uncover a plot to set off bombs across London. You are part of a group called DedSec, which is an elite group of nerds that can hack anything with their phones.
During the mission, you are able to stop one of the bombs, but find out that the group behind the bombs are trying to frame DedSec for the explosions. The DedSec base becomes overrun with bad guys that are trying to kill all the DedSec members.
Dalton is able to disarm the first bomb with the help of a sophisticated A.I. named Bagley. Bagley does all the behind the scenes hacking work and then Dalton just unplugs the bomb.
After you disarm the bomb, you find out that there are more bombs all over London that are preparing to go off. So then you have to control Dalton and make him go up to the top of the building where a satellite dish is so you can try and get rid of all the other bombs.
When you get up to the roof, some drones appear alongside a massive hologram dude named Zero-Day that explains that London needs to burn to save it. Then all of the bombs go off all over the city.
Because of the explosions, the government seems to ramp up finding the DedSec members and begins to take them out. Sabine, which was one of the DedSec members at the headquarters that got attacked tries to find any of the remaining DedSec members in the chaos.
The city seems to be in complete anarchy and unrest as the government officials are rounding people up that they think had something to do with the bombings.
Sabine is able to find one person that isn't dead or captured and that is when you are able to choose your character you are going to play. From the sound of things, you are able to control just about anyone in the world as you recruit them for your Legion, but you have to choose your starting character.
The different characters you can choose from have different starting perks, so I picked this chick that has a submachine gun to start.
I had to go around the city and find the secret entrance to the DedSec HQ. The area of the city reminded me a lot of downtown Krakow, Poland. The area above looks like one of the places I would go eat outside of my hotel. They have the best perogies and hummus that I have ever had.
So far the game seems pretty cool. It was a nice break from playing Breath of the Wild and I am looking forward to seeing more of the city. I am pretty impressed with the optimization of the game as well. Some of the games I play on my laptop make it run pretty hot, but I downloaded the latest drivers for my GPU and it runs really nicely without having to make the fans work too hard.
My wife and daughter went and got tested for COVID again today and I am starting to feel sick as well, so I am most likely going to be quarantined for a while. That gives me time to try and get my streaming set up so I can stream some of the games that I am playing. It is also going to give me a lot more time to play some of the games that I have been missing out on. So if you are a gamer, make sure to give me a follow so you can see all of the different games I will be playing.