TGC writes: So what is ‘Sleeping Dogs’ exactly, and what differentiates it from GTA and why Hong Kong?
Hong kong not china. From what I've heard a lot of them pride themselves on being different then the mainland...
Horrible article, full of spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes (it's really a pain to read), moreover the writer wannabe knows very little about sleeping dogs, by his own admission. "hand combat is a little bit more advanced than the likes of Nico Bellic". A "little"? Seriously? "Most of the time people just have it out with a bunch of shotguns or assault rifles". No, not really. Most combat situations are based on martial arts and firearms are actually the exception. Very bad writing based on nothing. Play the game first, then write.
Not only the article compares the game to GTA IV (I mean, seriously, it's like every sandbox game is just "not GTA" for these "journalists") but the writting itself is bad. Like you said, this guy should play the game first.
They have been saying this about True Crimes since it first came out.
Sleeping Dogs is not trying to be Grand theft auto. Yes they're both open world but both entirely different games.
IS way better than any GTA
Why does every open world sandbom game get compared to GTA? Its become a genre.
I see it as a Chinese "The Getaway" rather than GTA.
No. It's Chinese True Crime. It's a game with terrible controls, clunky movement, and overall is just mediocre.
So outwith the author, we just discovered the next person who hasn't played it before writing something completely idiotic. Controls are clunky and the game is mediocre? Go have do some parkour around the city, drive some vehicles around then start a scrap with 10 guys, then do the same in GTA4 and see just what is actually better in the real world. People love to shout from the rooftops how perfect GTA4 was, when in my opinion, it was massively overrated and didnt even breathe the same air as previous iterations managed. Sleeping Dogs is one of the most vibrant and fun to explore worlds in terms of open world crime games, that i've played by a country mile this gen.
The only two things good about Sleeping Dogs are 1) Storyline, 2) Hand-to-hand combat. The controls ARE bad, movement is clunky as said before, and this is just not a very good port. It's not a bad game overall, but I think it's overrated. And yes, I have played the hell out of it already.
This is not a terrible port. The PC "version" is incredible and runs hyper-smooth. Allowing people to also download an official HD texture pack is also a plus.
I'm fairly new to PC gaming, and spent the past few years playing PS3/360, but i can tell you right now that Sleeping Dogs incredible on PC and not the shoddy ports that most multiplatform game give you. Hell, half the devs out there can't even get Ps3 to 360 ports and vice versa to work right, let alone a fully customisable PC port with all the trimmings of the AAA PC titles. If you want to see a terrible port and have your eyes opened to how good Sleeping Dogs is, go pick up a copy some garbage annual $$$ grabbing bile like COD. THEN you will learn the true meaning of terrible ports and mediocrity in games.
The controls are a tiny bit clunky at times but not that horrid. I bought myself an X Box controller for this game but instead I find the mouse+keyboard controls are better for the hand-to-hand combat. Not surprising though since Sleeping Dogs was helped by the guys who made Batman the Arkham games and I seldom used a controller for those. The mouse gives me the freedom to look around the battlefield while maintaining strike and defensive capabilities all in one neat package. As for driving and the karaoke mini game though, the controller shines. It's a good thing that the latest patch made the control auto switch works so I can have both types of control. As for the shooting mechanic...I haven't mastered it yet. So far it's a fun game. As I had hoped it had been a major time sinker for this whole week and I've rarely ventured out of the first area.
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