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In the wake of the bombings, the British government has all but abandoned the police force, bringing in paramilitary security firm Albion to handle London’s law enforcement. In the following months, London does become relatively free of crime, but also free of human liberties. Albion, with its army of surveillance drones, its jack-booted soldiers, and its propensity for violence, rules over London with a fascist fist. It’s up to the hackers of DedSec – now deeper underground than ever before – to rally the people and bring about freedom, one terabyte at a time.
As a narrative concept, Legion sets the stage for an exciting, state-smashing rebellion. Outmanned and outgunned, our ragtag revolutions must use their wits, cunning and technical prowess to research their enemies and bring them down from within, toppling the government and its skull-cracking rent-a-cops using brains over brawn. But in reality, Legion translates this “Vive La Revolution” spirit into hours of relatively choresome missions, with almost all falling into a formula of Infiltrate, Hack, and Escape. Buy the Watch Dogs: Legion Best price online from The Clickstore,Nairobi
Ironically, the lack of a true “lead” actually hurts Legion‘s immersion. Despite his iconic hat, Aiden Pearce was an insufferable bore, but stripped of the charisma of characters such as Watch Dogs 2’s Marcus Holloway and his hipster kidz, Legion leaves us with a band of mostly interchangeable nobodies. This often leaves player characters feeling hollow and NPC-like, rather than a passionate posse of freedom fighters. Case in point: the first character to draw any real emotion from me was a sad, broken Spiderbot, still trying its very best to be useful despite its pitiful state. Godspeed, little Spiderbot.
Equally as effective are Legion‘s visual effects, featuring some of the best color, lighting, shadow, and weather effects we’ve seen in an open-world title since Batman: Arkham Knight. The Watch Dogs: Legion vista more than holds its own against the impending next-generation in both shine and scale. By comparison, the city’s inhabitants are a little rougher around the edges visually – and feature a wide spectrum of voice-acting ranging from solid to hilarious. At one point I had a construction worker on my squad with the face of a 30-year-old but the voice of an 80-year-old.