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 Post subject: Sleeping Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:07 am 
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Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 open world action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios and published by Square Enix, released on August 14, 2012, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.[6] Sleeping Dogs takes place in Hong Kong and focuses on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Triads.

The game was originally in development as an original IP, but was announced in 2009 as True Crime: Hong Kong, the third installment and a reboot of the True Crime series.[7] As a result of the game’s high development budget and delays, it was canceled by Activision in 2011. Six months later, it was announced that Square Enix had picked up the publishing rights to the game, but the game was renamed Sleeping Dogs in 2012 since Square Enix did not purchase the True Crime name rights.


Anyone got this video game yet? If you have played it what are your thoughts on it? And if not what are your thoughts on what you have seen so far?


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 Post subject: Re: Sleeping Dogs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:42 am 
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Angry Joe pretty much sums up all my thoughts about this game:
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This is a game that I've had on my radar since it was True Crime: Hong Kong. When it comes down in price I'll likely take a lunge. Any impressions that anyone can give - I would watch the video you linked Lex but I'm using a pub wi-fi connection and the music is too loud to hear what would be said - would be nice.


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I played the demo and it was quite fun. I'll get it when it's cheaper.

I didn't know it was going to be True Crime 3. But as soon as I read the blurb on the back, I thought "That sounds just like True Crime."

I don't remember much from the last two, but this was good fun. Beating people up (because all Asian's know karate) using the terrain, large-scale explosions... I would have liked there to be some driving in the demo, though.

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Amazon had this on one of the quick sales today, picked it up for $34


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metalbeard wrote:
Amazon had this on one of the quick sales today, picked it up for $34


Let us know how it is once you get a chance to play it.


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Played about an hour of this, as my wife bought it for me today for the 360.

It's fun! The fighting is repetitive though, so if you don't like beating people up you may dislike the first hour... Though it depends on how you play it.

After the first Achievement, you get to explore the city. Vehicles handle well and hijacking them in-motion is hilarious if you do it by accident without realising it's a feature. Even motorbikes are fun. Saints Row and GTA have never had really fun motorbikes.

The storyline is generic, though. If you played True Crime, you know what is up.

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Cheers for the word, acelister. I'll keep in on my To Buy list and watch for a price drop.


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looks just like every other crime game..

what's supposed to set this apart from the rest?

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impulse wrote:
looks just like every other crime game..

what's supposed to set this apart from the rest?


From what I'd seen when still online regularly - back when it still coming down the pipe - it was the story (lifted from such HK classics as Infernal Affairs, a regional cinema I'm a massive fan of) and a combat system (looking more like Batman: Arkham Asylum/City fare) with more than blind button-mashing and interactive scenery to exploit. Plus a storyline that swings between how far you go with your cover: fall into the triad life too much and start compromising your police nature or keep that fine balance. It sounded all Donnie Brasco like.

At least, that is what attracted me initially. Now I just want to know if the final product is any good.


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