Turns out, Watch Dogs: Legion is pretty good. Legion’s hook is that everybody strolling round its open-world London could be recruited to your hacker terrorist cell Dedsec. Not solely that, however it’s also possible to play as each particular person you recruit, every bringing their very own particular skills and traits to your group. Personally, I believe that Legion is a reasonably run-of-the-mill open-world recreation, however its “recruit anyone” mechanic is actually spectacular.
Rather than hand-make the hundreds of individuals you encounter and probably recruit to your group, Legion appears to combine and match from a wide range of phrases and key phrases (some mundane, some deeply unusual) to make its particular person residents. Because of this, you’ll find some actual freaks strolling round London. I like all of them.
After many, many hours scanning each particular person I can in Legion, listed below are the weirdest, funniest, and most annoying characters I discovered.
I’m obsessive about this girl. But I’ve so many questions. First and foremost: When did she get into physique modification? As we are able to see, Lee is a ripe 72 years outdated. Left untouched, tattoos fade over time, however Lee’s are immaculate. Did she discover a love of face tattoos and physique modification late in life? What may have led her to make such excessive selections in her twilight years? Oh, and whereas we’re at it, take a look at these white eyes. Are these contacts or did she tattoo her irises white? Either approach, it is a good look. Keep doing you, honey.
One different fast word: Under her character metadata it particulars that Lee’s mother and father are deceased. She’s 72. No crap.
Cameron Brown has been shot 126 instances. The recreation specifies this was by way of “multiple incidents.” Let’s break that down actually fast: At age 33, Brown would want to have been shot 3.818 instances per 12 months since delivery to achieve his present quantity. Somehow, this looks like the most effective end result. Because if he hasn’t been shot yearly since delivery, yearly he went and not using a bullet in him will increase the quantity of instances he must be shot. For instance, say these a number of incidents had been a modest eight instances unfold out over time. That means eight instances in his life, Brown would want to have been shot 15.75 instances. No matter the way you do the maths, Brown’s life sucks. He’s a movie critic, so I assume this all type of is sensible.
In this home we don’t demonize, belittle, or choose addicts, whether or not they be lively or in restoration. In the world of Watch Dogs: Legion, like in the true world, the federal government and personal militaries operating London are responsible of all variety of disgusting, despicable conduct. But this one is private.
As of right now, I’m 437 days sober, after battling an alcohol habit for a few years. The concept of anybody utilizing my earlier struggles with substance abuse towards me, a lot much less the federal government retaining this reality on my private report, is actually disturbing. Addicts shouldn’t be outlined by their illness, particularly if it hinders their skill to use for jobs or authorities assist. It’s actually despicable that Kalinowski’s metadata contains this element, as a result of I do know that is used towards him.
Side word: Please deal with addicts with love and respect. Also, numerous the character descriptions and metadata in Legion are performed for jokes. Addict jokes are lazy and tasteless. Do higher, Ubisoft.
There’s numerous care taken to make sure Watch Dogs: Legion’s near-future London is a plausible tech dystopia. In 2020, I can purchase that the federal government would use our willingness to overshare private data on the web towards us, permitting a personal army run by a sociopathic billionaire to police our streets with violence and discrimination.
However, I can’t settle for that farts aren’t humorous. Legion is making an attempt to inform me that if I had been to infiltrate an enemy base with Hameed, his flatulence would alert guards to his place, thus compromising him? That’s absurd. Farts are hilarious. What would really occur is Hameed would by chance set free one in all his toots and any guard inside earshot would instantly burst right into a match of laughter, permitting Hameed a window to sneak behind and incapacitate them. You won’t prefer it, however that is science. This utterly breaks my immersion.
Some different gems
We all been there, buddy.
How unhealthy are issues in near-future London that individuals make it part of their each day schedule to go be assaulted and arrested?
I’ve purple hair, not a priority for me.
Clout chasers are all over the place.
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