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Opinion: Gamers, get over the visuals & graphics of Watch Dogs, this isn't 2012

Stop with the visuals.
Stop with the visuals.

Alright, enough of this "outrage" over the graphics in the Watch Dogs trailers! It's impressively ridiculous that such a superficial quality of a game, that you know is going to look good anyway, can get you so upset.

People were crowning this game, and some still are, the first jewel in the next-generation's bright future, and all of a sudden, one trailer launches and people completely lose it. While the trailer didn't look exactly like other footage we've seen from Watch Dogs, it still is looking very good.

Everyone keeps talking about the visuals from E3 2012. This game blew people away, and do you want to know why? It's because we all knew it was going to be next-gen, even though it wasn't announced as one. It was such a surprise because no other game at the time had even come close to it from a visual standpoint.

All of the games being shown off during E3 2012 were Xbox 360 and PS3 games, none of which came close to what Ubisoft showed us, all due respect to The Last of Us.

In 2012, any of the next-generation games we're seeing now would have blown people away if they were in the place that Watch Dogs was.

So what's the difference between now and then? We've seen other incredible games in action, try The Witcher 3, The Division, Destiny, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killzone: Shadow and the list goes on. With so many other next-generation games being shown off, our gauges for how impressive a game looks or not, isn't the same as it was in 2012.

Now that we're in 2014, there are lots of other games that look fantastic, and some that even look better.

This doesn't mean that the game's visuals have been downgraded or Ubisoft is trying to screw fans over. Knock it off, that's just ridiculous. No company, who's job it is to serve consumers with high quality products, is going to spend millions of dollars on marketing and assets, just to deliver a Flappy Bird.

The problem is, everyone's perception has become so diluted with other incredible looking games, that people spit at what Watch Dogs may look like during an online video stream!

Sorry Internet, YouTube doesn't serve as a viable enough of a platform to judge a game's looks. Put the bottle down, and step away from the ledge. Heck, mind waiting for Watch Dogs to even launch first?

Chill out and wait for press to play the full game in their homes, on their HDTVs and wait for reviews. This isn't to say the game will be good or it will have stunning visuals either.

Until then, stop with the conspiracy theories and diatribes about how Ubisoft and Watch Dogs are trying to screw over gamers. Stop talking about how the game has been downgraded since E3 2012.

Go against your impulse and be patient. Hold all judgments until the end of May, then make whatever conclusions you'd like.

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