I'm gonna pipe up here, I completely missed Watch_Dogs 1, I actually didn't even remember what gameplay looked like, I never played it, never looked at it, kinda full skipped it. No one told me there was a reason to go play it, but leading up to the release it was obvious they had an idea going with this one. Technology in the hands of obviously irresponsible but smart young adults leads to easy roads for social commentary and also a good "growing up" story. And what a better place than to San Francisco where every kind of person congregates there to express themselves. It's a very accepting society, very open minded. except for the part where there just magically isn't a huge homeless problem like there actually currently is in SF. Yeah! there's an huge homeless problem in SF right now, it's a huge deal that anyone who lives there usually brings it up when they're on air. Smell of "waste" is a tangible thing too, like, SF is in a bad place rn, so this game coming out and looking relatively clean comparatively is weird.
I'm super happy with where the story is going so far, and the light hearted tone while jarring to the setup seems to be mostly due to the attitudes of the characters taking it lightly. yeah, if I had a current gen console I'd get this game for sure.
The playthrough is fine so far., I'm actually a fan of light/medium dead air in playthroughs, "commentary that breathes" if there was another word for it. The need to fill all the dead air is kind of "stuffy" but I do agree that in some parts you seemed kinda absent so I'm glad you're switching off stream for future sessions.