I wasn't a fan of the original Watch Dogs. I was super excited for it when it was announced but, like many other people, upon playing it I found it rather dull and I lost interest pretty quickly.
Thankfully, Watch Dogs 2 has learnt a lot of lessons from its predecessor and after spending a couple of hours exploring the streets of virtual San Francisco, I came away feeling pretty positive about the whole experience.
Ubisoft has poured masses of personality into the game this time round, not just into the colourful streets of its open world but also the campaign and side missions which are far more varied and imaginative than the ones from the first.
In the video below, you'll be able to watch me play through two early Watch Dogs 2 missions in my usual, bumbling style. There's a full 30 minutes of gameplay in there that showcases everything from hacking vehicles and security droids to calling in gang hits on unsuspecting security guards.
If you're pressed on time, why not take a look at my other video which is snappily titled '7 hilarious things you can do in Watch Dogs 2'. There's plenty of scope for mischief and mayhem in protagonist Marcus Holloway's world and I've packaged a few of the things that made me laugh out loud during my time with the game, in the video below.
Finished watching the videos? I'd be interested to know what you think about this early peek at the campaign gameplay. Let me know in the comments below!
This preview is based on a press trip to Paris. Ubisoft paid for travel and accommodation.