Enjoy Dogs Legion used real political podcasters to deliver in-game talk radio
A clip of a familiar voice has actually been shared around. It’s journalist Helen Lewis dissecting the rise of fascism in Legion’s tech-y future London.
For all that Legion is indicated to be set in some near-ish future London, Lewis’ radio sector sure feels eerily current.
” Sadly one of the things we’re really bad at as humans is recognising different things when they don’t look like previous examples. I think in pre-crisis Britain we had an idea that when fascism came it would look once again like the 1930 s. That appears like a single, charming leader & jackboots in the street and big flags. It looked like social networks groups. It appeared like poisoning the well so that no information could be relied on.”
Hey there darkness, my old pal!
Lewis isn’t the only one associated with Legion. OGWN say that Ubisoft approached them in 2015 to create in-game political podcasts, which were created by a number of other factors.
Journalist James O’Malley has shared another clip from the game: an imaginary program called BuccanEar. He was involved in composing.
RPS’s Watch Dogs Legion evaluation says that this kind of earnest, political commentary is valued. Even if it’s frequently at odds with the way Legion plays: like a Person Ritchie romp starring Jason Statham and pals, cockney hollering and all.
” I will say this up front: Watch Pet dogs Legion actually manages much greater political coherence than I was expecting,” Nate says.
Excellent job undoubtedly, Legion.