I actually really enjoyed this game, i liked the focus on hand to hand martial arts combat. but i did have a few let downs.
Let's start with the controls, they're passable. i thought the combat controls were pretty well done. reminded me of arkham city combat, but not nearly as smooth. driving is fun but i feel both of these aspects of the game suffered from a clunky camera.
The graphics are good enough, but their not gonna blow you away. I did think they did a good job on the sound though. the ambiance sounds of hong kong are done really well.
I was really disappointing with the story. i though it started out alright but i feel they really failed to capitalize on something that had potential. i really though they could have done a great climax where Wei's two different worlds clash......but that epic moment never really comes. during the final cinematic i literally was just thinking to myself how bad the story of the game is. it's basically a badly written kung fu action movie.
Overall it's an enjoyable game, but i found myself getting bored of it towards the end of the game. but it's worth a rent.
posted by caperton3030 (DEATSVILLE, AL) Jan 22, 2013
Member since Jul 2011
First off, I think I saw more cutscenes than gameplay...and this was a fairly long game (about 15 hours). Besides being repetitive, the upgrades were boring and in general the game is too easy. Unless you need a fix really bad before GTA5, forget even renting this game.
posted by Realitydamaged (ORLANDO, FL) Jan 20, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
All great games have flaws, and this is no exception.
The fluid combat while memorable has some issues.
For one, you have to have perfect timing with button mashing,and it's hard not
to counter with a group of enemies going at you. While the combos are redicolously hard to remember,
the game itself is an almost perfect grand theft auto clone hybrid. Even the story, in my opinion, reflects and excels that of grand
theft auto four. The fact you are going under cover for the Hong Kong Police Department and the invloving story with the triads
is a winner in my book. Trust me, if you liked the gta series but want something a tad different and grittier , then this is for you.