If There’s One Watch Dogs Review to Read, It’s Machinima’s

With all the controversy and hype surrounding this game, the review is a definite challenge.

With all the controversy and hype surrounding this game, the review is a definite challenge.

Disclaimer: Considering the sheer size of the game in question, we will select two honored sources. Here’s the first.

Not only is it one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, it would undoubtedly produce the most scrutinized reviews.

It’s a worthy challenge for any critic, and we’ve been reading Watch Dogs reviews all day, trying to select our favorite. It has been interesting to see the wildly different approaches: Some critics want to focus on expectations vs. reality, while others emphasize the “futuristic GTA” angle. But after much debate, we’ve settled on InsideGamingDaily’s (Machinima’s flagship brand) analysis, which was written by Editor-in-Chief Rob Smith.

If you want a fully detailed review that's still a joy to read, we've got the analysis for you.

If you want a fully detailed review that’s still a joy to read, we’ve got the analysis for you.

Why We Like It:

The overall tone and style. There’s a cordiality to the writing, an inviting style that encourages us to keep reading. At the same time, this laid-back approach doesn’t translate to a lack of detail or information.

— With such a huge game, it’s tough to mention everything. We’re impressed with this critic’s ability to offer a complete, all-encompassing analysis. Some will scoff, saying this is always the critic’s job…but do you have any idea how difficult it is to do with a game this massive? And remember, you still have to be entertaining.

— The review isn’t just a rundown of the major points and highlights. It also gives us several minute yet intriguing details, which not coincidentally reflect the experience in question.

Congrats!

Read Rob Smith’s Watch Dogs Review Now

6 thoughts on “If There’s One Watch Dogs Review to Read, It’s Machinima’s”

Great review.

I’m seeing a lot of pretty good scores for this one, but I haven’t seen any reviews that went into as much details as Smith’s.

I liked this review because it gave me an idea of what to expect from an atmospheric standpoint.

I haven’t started it yet but it’s sitting here in the wrapper. 🙂

Thanks for the heads up on this review! I probably wouldn’t have come across it otherwise. Watch Dogs is in my Amazon cart now!

Excellent review! I’ve read quite a few but this is definitely head-and-shoulders above most others I’ve seen.

This game is in the midst of all sorts of controversy…to be honest, I’d just rather read the reviews to see if it’s good.

The rest appears to be a whole lot whining.

Yup, lots of whining. Waaaay too many inflammatory headlines.

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