I haven't had this much fun playing a Sandbox game since GTA IV, maybe even GTA: SA. This was even more fun than the ridiculousness that was Saints Row 3.
First, the graphics aren't the most up to date, but they do more than enough to keep the game looking great.
Controls are great. Gunplay is fun, violent and effective.
Combat is excellent! So rewarding to hit people in the face, with foot, fist or weapon.
The upgrade system is fantastic, rewarding yet again.
The story and story progression is great.
Both the cop and triade scenarios are equally fantastic and unique.
Driving is awesome, collectables are the perfect amount, not too many but enough to keep you interested.
Everything about this game, top to bottom, from gunplay, combat, story, racing, cars, weapons, set-pieces, violence, action, trophies, collectables, replayability, customizations, perks, skill progressoin -EVERYTHING- was clearly designed with one intention and that is making making you feel rewarded for EVERYTHING you do which leads to a great sense of progress, fun, immersion and excitement.
Although the game was perfectly long and had a great and solid conclusion, it's so good, I really wish I could spend some more time in Hong Kong. It does a great job of getting you sucked into the world and it's characters. I could go for a sequel right now!
this is a great open world crime game to play while waiting for GTAV to come out IMO. Sure you get moves like some kind of button mashing action adventure and you get to drive vehicles but something just feels off. Reviewers saying that the driving system is better than GTAIV should just practice more. Honestly, the driving system in this feels very cartoony and i didnt like it at all. its a good rent maybe a good buy if your into it but please dont compare this to GTA saying its better cause clearly the game isnt a polished masterpiece and doesnt even have as big of a production budget as Rockstar titles.