posted by Thee_Holy_Cow (CALABASAS, CA) Aug 19, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
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Sleeping Dogs to me was a great concept. The game opens up well and is all around quite fun to play.
The main story is quite intense, though a bit short for an open world game. The gameplay is fun albeit a bit unrealistic at times. The fighting system reminds me a lot of Arkham Asylum, but with a more 'Bruce Lee' sort of feel. Whereas the gun play was a bit boring even with the seemingly unnecessary slow motion points.
Many of the side quests are useless and repetitive. It's the the same things in different areas. The cop missions are somewhat fun, but are quite short as well. The game left me pretty unsatisfied.
The graphics looked good, but there were several glitches that I had encountered, including a car that got stuck inside a curb.
However, not everyone is as picky as me when it comes to games and I would still recommend you try this one for yourself. Unless you want to play the older and much more satisfying GTA: IV.
P.S. The original concept was a sequel to True Crime, which was called True Crime: Hong Kong. The original project was scrapped. The game was picked up by Square Enix.
But to elucidate slightly. I liked the game to start, but I am only a few hours into it and find the combat broken.
An example: Guy grabs me and I have to hit "y" button to be released. I hit "y" button 15 times but I am never released. I die and have to travel back to fight again. Same thing happens three or four times. After traveling back AGAIN, I start hitting "y" button BEFORE the prompt comes up and it works (yes, you have to hit the button BEFORE the prompt or it won't work).
OK. I have it figured out right? Well, next time I am grabbed, I start hitting the "y" button but THIS time a prompt for "x" button comes up and I lose right away (because I am hitting "y"). And I die. And I am supposed to travel back to the fight... AGAIN.
I don't think so. Now the game has transitioned from entertainment into "boring work" and I have enough of that in my life.