Ubisoft hackathon Watch Dogs: Legion has dropped in price very swiftly, but it’s not necessarily because it was a flop upon its recent release.
Those looking to get their hands on (one of) the latest Ubisoft open-world adventures will be pleased to hear that Watch Dogs: Legion is seeing massive discounts not even a month after launch. The third game in the hackathon series, Watch Dogs: Legion has been receiving a mixed reception despite its ambitious gameplay design. Everyone in the overtaken city of London doubles as a possible recruit for in-game hacker group DeadSec, and each citizen comes with specialized abilities that can help clear missions and infiltrate highly guarded areas. While interesting to engage with, the storytelling does suffer from a lack of well-developed main characters to bounce ideas off of.
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Watch Dogs: Legion also suffers from a bit of bad timing. Because of delays brought on by the relative nightmare spiral that is game development and logistics in 2020, the latest entry in the series released mere weeks before fellow Ubisoft title Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The latest Assassin’s Creed game was seemingly designed with new consoles in mind, while Watch Dogs: Legion seems intended as more of an Ubi swan song for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Both got upgrades to the new hardware, but Watch Dogs: Legion‘s reflective windows are no match for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘s impressive snow tech and wide-open landscapes. On top of everything, Immortals Fenyx Rising is yet another Ubisoft open-world to contend with, and it’s set to hit shelves in just a couple of weeks.
Because of this and other factors, Cultured Vultures shares that Watch Dogs: Legion is available in several places for a relative bargain compared to other AAA games and possible tech demos for shiny new consoles. As of this writing, the game is half off its $60 full price on Amazon and Best Buy. Ubisoft themselves have slashed the game’s price to $45, although they’re also offering a deal that will net purchasers 20% off the full cart if they buy the game alongside something else on their storefront. Players looking for the Ultimate Edition can also get 25% off the $120 price point and take advantage of that same deal.
Industry onlookers won’t know if Watch Dogs: Legion‘s sales figures necessitated such an instantaneous price drop, but it’s clear to say that the game has not captured the zeitgeist in the same way that Watch Dogs 2 did. That sequel surprised everyone by spicing up the drab hacking of the original with a devil may care attitude that reminded critics of the first wave of movies about hacking, back when computers were magic boxes that could do anything. It’s possible that audiences saw that same appeal and wasn’t interested in Watch Dogs: Legion‘s generally more serious tone.
At half-price, Watch Dogs: Legion really is a steal. The game is not going to be on many top ten lists for the year, but it’s a novel implementation of the Ubisoft open-world formula. Better yet, despite being more of a last-gen capstone than a next-gen phenomenon, it does serve to showcase some impressive technical feats in terms of visuals around the city. Even if players won’t see the whole story through, it might be worth a look just to joy ride around London and take in the reflections.
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Watch Dogs: Legion is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC and Stadia.
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