Watch Dogs: Legion — Bloodline is next expansion for cyberhacker series

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Watch Dogs: Legion was an admirable attempt to send a message about how all of us have the power to rise up and fight against authoritarian governments when we need to do so. And now Ubisoft has unveiled its latest downloadable content in the form of Watch Dogs: Legion — Bloodline.

This game features a bearded Aiden Pearce, the hero from the first Watch Dogs game. It gives you a hero to root for, in contrast to the main Watch Dogs: Legion game that debuted without any main character.

Instead, the main game that debuted last October set across a sprawling London enables us to take any one of the nine million characters in the game and recruit them as the player’s avatar in the DedSec hacking group. It was a cool experiment as an idea and a big statement about how democracy should empower anyone to take down tyranny, but it falls short when it comes to storytelling and character development.

But I’m happy to see Pearce come back in this DLC. Aiden has his classic leather jacked and baseball cap, but now he sports a beard, presumably as an older and wiser Aiden. He has a simple job with a “huge payday” in London, where his nephew Jackson lives. He has to break into Broca Tech and steal a means of controlling an army of weaponized robots.

He battles a DedSec hacker, Wrench, in the trailer, and they apparently become partners. Then a corporate guy is torturing aiden, and then Aiden goes to war against both the authorities of London and the robots.

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