Jerykk wrote on Jun 10, 2012, 05:43:
It was reminiscent of GTA4 when I saw it the first time, I don't know what more you are implying.
If you didn't notice the influence from Rockstars game, well sry.
Furthermore, the devs were either influenced by the game or knew what they were by giving it that look/vibe, GTA succeeded well.
Have you played GTA4? Or any GTA game? I've played them all and I definitely don't recall any real stealth gameplay. Or the ability to hack stuff. Hell, in the Watch Dog demo, the player doesn't even use a vehicle until the very end of the demo. The tone of the game is also completely different. Again, just because an open-world game takes place in a city doesn't mean it's copying GTA4.
One last time, "visually", it's the first thing I thought when I "saw" it, because it reminded me of it by a brain process called association. If you don't like that it visually reminded me of it, then too bad, if you don't believe me, too bad. I'm sorry that saying it looks like GTA, offends you for reasons unknown.
As for being unsure about the game, that was due to not recognizing the fun factor, not anything to do with it's visual style.
Edit: I noticed my first comment was "Too obviously copying GTA4", it was in reference to initial visual style impression, anyway it was poor wording, it was kind of a follow-up to a previous post.
I can see where I started some confusion, sry. Discounting an unknown game as a GTA clone would be ignorant at best, so I can see where some confusion crept in.
Looking reminiscent of the GTA world will probably work in their favor, I was thinking they may have copied the world style on purpose so that people would associate it, but maybe it's just past influence of playing Mafia/GTA style worlds.This comment was edited on Jun 10, 2012, 13:18.