Those planning to get their hands on one of the most recent Ubisoft open-world games will be glad to hear that Watch Dogs Legion is getting huge price drops in just a month after its release. The third installment in the hackathon franchise, Watch Dogs Legion has been getting mixed reviews despite its ambitious gameplay design.
Each individual in the overtaken city of London doubles as a potential recruit for in-game hacker group Deadsec, and every citizen comes with unique abilities that can assist in clearing missions and penetrate extremely guarded facilities. While exciting to engage with, the storytelling does suffer from a scarcity of well-developed main characters to bounce stories off.
Watch Dogs Legion also released somewhat in a bad timing. Due to delays brought on by the effects of the global pandemic in logistics and game development, the game was released mere weeks before fellow Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The latest Assassin’s Creed game was apparently designed for the next-gen consoles, while Watch Dogs Legion seems intended as more of a Ubisoft swan song for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One. Both got upgrades for the next-gen consoles, but Watch Dogs Legion’s reflective windows are no match for Valhalla’s remarkable snow tech and open-world landscapes. On top of all of these, Immortals Fenyx Rising is yet another Ubisoft open-world title to compete with and is scheduled to hit stores in just a few weeks.
Because of this and various other elements, Cultured Vultures reveals that Watch Dogs Legions will be available in certain regions with generous discounts compared to other high-quality games and probably tech demos for the new consoles.
As of the moment, the game has a 50% off its original $60 full price on Best Buy and Amazon. Ubisoft also slashed off a massive 45% off the game’s price, although they are also offering a deal that will net customers a 20% discount from the cart if they purchase the game along with something else on their catalog. Players planning to buy the Ultimate Edition will also get a 25% discount from its $120 price point.
Industry observers can’t understand if Watch Dogs Legion’s sales numbers required such an immediate price drop, but it’s safe to say that the game has not caught the heart of fans in the same way that Watch Dogs 2 did.
This sequel shocked everyone by spicing up the features of the original with a don’t care attitude that reminded fans of the popular movies about hacking, back when computers were magical boxes that could do anything. It’s probable that fans saw that same allure and wasn’t impressed with Watch Dogs Legion’s more serious gameplay.
At such a low price, Watch Dogs Legions will be a steal. Even though the game will not be on most players’ top ten lists for this year, it is still an innovative implementation of Ubisoft’s open-world formula. Better yet, in spite of being more of a last-gen climax than a next-gen sensation, it does serve to showcase some remarkable technical feats in terms of graphics around the city. Even if fans won’t see the entire story through, it is still worth riding around London and taking in the reflections.