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Submitted by Sardunos 867d ago | opinion piece

Wei Shen: A Step in the Right Direction

4Player-"It's about time to break away from stereotypes especially when it comes to race in video games. This is why Wei Shen is a step in the right direction. There are still stereotypes and tropes existent in Sleeping Dogs and I won't deny that, but Wei is a character we haven't had before and I'd like to see more games try to break the molds we've been dealing with for far too long. I still haven't beaten the game but with every hour added to my save file I'm really enjoying the ride, and I hope this emerging trend of righting racialized wrongs continues." (PC, PS3, Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360)

Wintersun616  +   867d ago
I never stopped to think why I liked this game so much. Now that I read this opinion piece, I realized it was actually quite a refreshing game even though it may seem a bit stereotypical at first glance.
BanBrother  +   867d ago
Not to sound racist, but I am tired of using the same generic, pasty white guy with a 'light beard' going on. I am sure most people feel the same. That is just my way of thinking. If every character was black or Asian, I'm sure I'd feel the same. Sleeping Dogs did a good job with changing it up a bit.
x5exotic  +   867d ago
I really loved him...and Jackie..and Winston... even Peggy who I only had 2 conversations with. This game was so intense in every way. The best sandbox game in years. Glad I picked it up. I almost ignored it because I was tired of the hong kong thing from all the jackie chan movies :P

Not to mention how everything had its own gameplay. When driving the mouse is useless and you only use the keyboard like a racing game. Extra bits here and there helped a lot.
JW1080  +   867d ago
The setting in which this game takes place and the fighting was refreshing and had me hooked.Sleeping Dogs is a great game and was one of my favorites from last year.
cleft5  +   867d ago
I love Sleeping Dogs, it is easily one of my favorite games. The world and the character just seem right. It has that right touch of humor with seeming condescending. It's hard to explain but I really love this game.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   867d ago
heres hoping we get more sleeping dogs in the future.
porkChop  +   867d ago
One of the best and most refreshing sandbox games of the past decade. It's a smaller game than GTA in terms of content, but it's much tighter in focus.

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