Watch Dogs: Bad Blood
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Free-form Street Sweep missions steal the show from T-Bone in Watch Dogs: Bad Blood.
A finely-made Watch Dogs quasi-epilogue finds a new playable protagonist struggling to tie loose ends
If you have Watch Dogs... if you like the core gameplay of Watch Dogs... then, yes, but mainly for the co-op.
While T-Bone doesn't do too much to differentiate himself from Aiden Pearce, Bad Blood provides a few interesting twists to the core gameplay and some memorable moments along the way. With a great new set of story missions lasting several hours long, and the addition of co-op play, it's worth picking up despite some repetitive side content.
There's no doubt that T-Bone makes a much more interesting lead than Aiden Pearce, but Bad Blood's gameplay fails to reflect the swap. Fortunately, though, the combination of sneaking, hacking, and shooting feels just as cohesive and enjoyable as it did in the main game. If you could do with more Watch Dogs, you'll have a rocking good time with this continuation – but don't expect any deviations from the original title's solid but predictable template.
If Watch_Dogs was this new IP putting it's foot in the door then Bad Blood is it stepping completely into the room. Building on an already solid foundation this entry sets the scene perfectly for what's to come.
Bad Blood won't win Watch Dogs any new fans, but those who loved the main game will want to give it a shot.
Bad Blood adds a highly enjoyable multiplayer element to Watch Dogs, and if you were not a fan of Aiden's story, T-Bone's short but sweet campaign could change how you feel about the game as a whole. There's certainly a lot more room for improvement, but this beefy piece of DLC can easily keep you distracted for a while.
There's enough extra content here to justify the $15 price tag, but it still ultimately depends on how much you enjoyed playing the main game. If you saw Watch Dogs through to the end and had a good time, then Bad Blood is easily recommended.