‘Clueless Gamer’ Conan O’Brien Provides First Watch Dogs Review


With everyone vying for a legitimate

Watch Dogs

review (since some like to provide their own fakes), what we see from

Conan O’Brien playing Watch Dogs

for his “Clueless Gamer” segment may be the closest we can get to game impressions until the embargo date.

Before the festivities begin, it is telling to see that not only do Conan and his Team CoCo web guy Aaron Bleyaert hold up the PS4 version of the game, but also promoted the, “Sweet, sweet power of the PS4.” Just because Ubisoft may have swung their promotional materials the way of Conan O’Brien, doesn’t mean that Sony can’t get in on the action, either.

Regardless, the real meat of the story is the gameplay. This informal Watch Dogs review didn’t do much as to provide details about the story aspects, but showed off the craziness of the fictional, near-future Chicago. One of the “logic” criticisms made resonates with me, as well; it makes no sense to have an entire city run on one operating system! That’s how you get random guys with bandaged-together dusters blowing up steam vents, hacking access to boats, taking over cameras and running amok throughout the city.

Sadly, some of the magic that exited in previous “Clueless Gamer” segments seems to be wearing off. While it’s fun to see Conan be terrible at video games while cracking wise, the illusion of a fake rating system is completely abandoned to hock Watch Dogs to potential customers ahead of the game’s release. If we can’t suspend our disbelief, then the appearance of it all makes it look out to be yet another marketing stunt. One that doesn’t even feature an elaborate setup into thinking someone’s real phone can hack the city around them.

Conan O’Brien still tries to make the best out of the situation, so make sure to check out the Watch Dogs review above. The game comes out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 27th, with the Wii U release date unknown at this time.


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