Watchdogs probably wasn’t the best game for my to buy. Not because of its graphic violence or language; but because it takes place in a real place: Chicago.
I have nothing against Chi-town. I have friends and family who live there (I still like them) and I even visited. The Chicky-G is a pretty nice place.
But racing through a real place is a lot different than racing on a track or on horseback or in space. When I rip through the streets of Chicago on a motorcycle, dodging and weaving around cars and through traffic, I get used to it. Life seems so much slower as I commute to and from work.
Also, when are Chicago’s streets so empty. Sure, there are cars in the game to avoid; but no matter the time of day, the freeway is sparse, instead of the gridlock residents love (to hate) and tourists hope avoid.
Of course, I understand why. But a gridlock would certainly make an interesting twist to a police chase.