I can give you one example. Deadly Premonition is an open world game and nothing about that game is repetitive aside from the driving. All side missions either progress the story or the characters. This is the correct way to make an open world game!
I bought watchdogs expecting something nothing short of amazing and what I got was mediocre. It's fun but overall it's very gimmicky. I find myself just running from the cops to get away instead of trying to utilize the surroundings by hacking to escape because it's just easier! The hacking is okay but kind of loses it's luster after a while. Who knows, maybe I'll change my tune after playing it a bit more.
The graphics aren't anything great at all. I'm well aware that graphics isn't what makes a game... I can dig accept that but the developer shouldn't have come out making claims how this is truly next gen-defining if that's case. The graphics aren't anything special at all really.
The multiplayer is a complete train wreck. You try to get in a public lobby and you end up waiting 5 to 10 minutes. Literally. And since you're in this weird mode of waiting to jump in a lobby, you can't do any missions while you wait. So you literally have to pointlessly wonder around doing nothing while you wait to join a game.
When my buddy was able to finally get in a public game, he sent me multiple invites. When I tried to get in his game which was 3/8 players, it kept giving me either an error or it told me the game was full. Complete garbage.
Overall I think reviewers were overly generous with giving this game the score it received. I'd say it's in the range of 60% but nothing more.
I'm going to try and play through the single player campaign fast and sell this off because I don't see this having much replay value at all.
so you were thinking we were going to get the game look i grapchis we seen two years ago i early dev stage and was not even gameplay was a video? i agree the online play right now is having server issues but so did gta v at launch. This gameis 100 percent what i was expeting and plan on doing at least another play of it with invading turned on. Plus it helped i read nothing big on the game and was never into hype knowing no game never lives up to the hype.