Don't be so quick to pass this game off as a GTA knockoff. Sure, it's a sandbox game set in an inner city, but the similarities basically stop there.
In this game you play as an undercover cop who goes by the name of Wei Shen that, (surprise, surprise) gets in too deep. The story may not be the most exciting part as there are not anything you couldn't see coming, but it is a good motivator to get you from one mission to the next. The voice acting is top notch and plenty of memorable characters. By the end of the game you will be still be referencing the ol' salty style.
This game takes inspiration from martial arts movies, from the moves Wei Shen pulls off to stun his opponents, to the outfits that can be unlocked. The fighting is fluid and fun and just challenging enough to keep you engaged. It is also great using the environment to perform some truly brutal finishes. With that said, it is hard not to notice the influence the Batman series had on this game.
The shooting can be dull and frustrating at times but it gives a good feeling when you leap over cover and put a few bullets in your enemies' heads while in slow motion. Other than that there are plenty of side missions and collectibles to keep you busy. The online leaderboards can also be a lot of fun when competing against friends in who can do the most jump kicks in a row, among various other things.
In all I gave this game a 7 because I enjoyed my time in HK but there were a few things that were lacking. I hope for a sequel that can one day make it an equal competitor against GTA.
posted by THE1nONLY (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jan 24, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
If it wasn't for all the dlc for this game I would give it a solid 8. I DON'T like dlc because it should already be in the game. If I would have bought this game new on release $60 and then had to spend more out of pocket for dlc, the game would come out to be around $100. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
That said the game is really fun to play. The fighting in this game is AWESOME! I wouldn't change anything about it but just add more moves and that's it. The parkour/free-running is SICK but the only thing wrong with it was that there was no jumping button. You can only jump if your near a wall/car/fence/ledge. I like the driving mechanics because it makes it fun to drive and not have to take taxis whenever I want to go somewhere like in GTA 4. I like the shooting its simple and really fun...when you can get a gun. Yes this game is more of a hand to hand to combat based game with ALOT of driving and very little shooting. The story was very short for me which I was kinda disappointed with. I beat this game in about 28 hours that's including random driving and looking to kill people to get cops to chase me lol :)
All in all this game was okay but the glitches, lack of car customization, shortage of gun locations/gameplay, short story and STUPID dlc I have to give it a 5. Come on $30+ of DLC...#%$& >=[
posted by playstationkid (BROOKLYN, NY) Jan 24, 2013
Member since Mar 2011
Sleeping Dog is an great fighting game, but everything else feel fake , the driving , the shooting and even the acting.For example when your driving your car it feels like your driving a RC car in GTA Sanandreas . when you beat the game you do not have that much to do because the map is not that fun except if your going around beating up people, but overall if you love fighting games you will fall in love with sleeping dog.