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Okay, first off, I wasn't actually looking forward to this game really; it had been off my radar for a while. A friend recently linked me loads of content, so I added it to my game queue, and gave it a shot, and after about ten hours of playing the game, it's a solid title.. but it's just solidly average.
And, frankly, the reason I feel it's only average is due to the fact that mechanics are nothing we haven't seen before--the shooting works, the open-world is alright if somewhat dull and lackluster, but the world itself is AMAZING. I really want more on the history of the world, aside from fan rumors saying "this is what happened when Abstergo took over Chicago!!!" (Wouldn't shock me if that were the case, though.)
Overall, this is not the killer-app everyone said it was going to be, but it's a solid title, and not a bad game at all. It's a lot of fun to play, the online mechanics are fairly average, but do the job, and that's really all I can say about the game: it does what it was made to do.
Overall, give it a go if you want a semi-futuristic sandbox and to feel like a 'hacking genius.' Otherwise, honestly.. GTA V is the more solid title.
Visuals (even on PS3) are superb!
Atmosphere is amazing!
The game is responsive and controls well.
The soundtrack (this is my personal opinion) only had a few good songs.
The main character and his story are dull, and the character motivation is somewhat weak.
The game is pretty gray (though, it IS an accurate depiction of Chicago..)
The hacking is somewhat weak; it's generally "hold Square to make something happen"
Again, this isn't a bad game, but it is not a must-buy; I'd give it a rating of: "Rent it and give it a go; there are worse ways to spend time."
I have been looking forward to playing this for months, what a let down. Hacking is meh, single button press, that's it. The driving is beyond awful, terrible arcade type driving with lame button presses to create obstacles. Graphics on ps3 are no better than okay. Go back to playing Gta 5 if you want fun driving action. The extra development time didn't really do much from what I see. This is okay for a rental, but there are much better games out there for your money.