History VideoGame / SleepingDogs

19th Feb '17 3:45:02 PM LentilSandEater
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* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Non-Japanese variation - the Peach Wood Sword from the ''Nightmare At North Point'' DLC is more durable than the garden-variety bladed weapons and is just as effective both against undead and possessed-but-living targets. To be fair, it is also a FlamingSword.

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* WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: Non-Japanese variation - the Peach Wood Sword from the ''Nightmare At North Point'' DLC is more durable than the garden-variety bladed weapons and is just as effective both against undead and possessed-but-living targets. To be fair, it is also a FlamingSword.
19th Feb '17 3:16:22 PM LentilSandEater
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The game had originally begun development as an original game called ''Black Lotus'' but was re-branded as the third game in the ''[[VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA True]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity Crime]]'' series as ''True Crime: Hong Kong''. Due to the poor reception and performance of the [[TrueCrimeNewYorkCity second game]], however, as well as delays and budget overruns, Creator/{{Activision}}, the game's original publisher, canned it in 2010. Shortly after that, it was picked back up by Square Enix and renamed. Hilariously, it did very well critically when released, with the open world of Hong Kong being praised to high heaven.

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The game had originally begun development as an original game called ''Black Lotus'' but was re-branded as the third game in the ''[[VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA True]]'' ''[[VideoGame/TrueCrimeNewYorkCity Crime]]'' series as ''True Crime: Hong Kong''. Due to the poor reception and performance of the [[TrueCrimeNewYorkCity second game]], however, as well as delays and budget overruns, Creator/{{Activision}}, the game's original publisher, canned it in 2010. Shortly after that, it was picked back up by Square Enix and renamed. Hilariously, it It did very well critically when released, with the open world of Hong Kong being praised to high heaven.
18th Feb '17 10:08:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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* InSeriesNickname: "Big Smile" Lee, "Two Chin" Tsao, "Broken Nose" Jiang, "Dogeyes" Lin, "Pockmark" Cheuk, "Uncle" Po.... Outside the Sun On Yee, there's the Big Bad of the Nightmare At North Point DLC, known as "Smiley Cat" (much to his chagrin, as he'd much rather be known as "Big Scar" Wu), the aging freelance hitman Old Salty Crab, the two drugs wholesalers "Four Finger" Wu and "Popstar", the street racers Ace and Hotshot and the all-round slimeballs "Ponytail" and "Johnny Ratface".

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* InSeriesNickname: "Big Smile" Lee, "Two Chin" Tsao, "Broken Nose" Jiang, "Dogeyes" Lin, "Pockmark" Cheuk, "Uncle" Po.... Outside the Sun On Yee, there's the Big Bad of the Nightmare At North Point DLC, known as "Smiley Cat" (much to his chagrin, as he'd much rather be known as "Big Scar" Wu), the aging freelance hitman Old Salty Crab, the two drugs wholesalers "Four Finger" Wu and "Popstar", the street racers Ace and Hotshot and the all-round slimeballs "Ponytail" "Ponytail", "Dirty Ming" and "Johnny Ratface".
18th Feb '17 9:00:05 PM Divra
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* InSeriesNickname: "Big Smile" Lee, "Two Chin" Tsao, "Broken Nose" Jiang, "Dogeyes" Lin, "Pockmark" Cheuk, "Uncle" Po.... Outside the Sun On Yee, there's the Big Bad of the Nightmare At North Point DLC, known as "Smiley Cat" (much to his chagrin, as he'd much rather be known as "Big Scar" Wu), the aging freelance hitman Old Salty Crab, the two drugs wholesalers "Four Finger" Wu and "Popstar" and the all-round slimeballs "Ponytail" and "Johnny Ratface".

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* InSeriesNickname: "Big Smile" Lee, "Two Chin" Tsao, "Broken Nose" Jiang, "Dogeyes" Lin, "Pockmark" Cheuk, "Uncle" Po.... Outside the Sun On Yee, there's the Big Bad of the Nightmare At North Point DLC, known as "Smiley Cat" (much to his chagrin, as he'd much rather be known as "Big Scar" Wu), the aging freelance hitman Old Salty Crab, the two drugs wholesalers "Four Finger" Wu and "Popstar" "Popstar", the street racers Ace and Hotshot and the all-round slimeballs "Ponytail" and "Johnny Ratface".
18th Feb '17 8:58:38 PM Divra
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* InSeriesNickname: "Big Smile" Lee, "Two Chin" Tsao, "Broken Nose" Jiang, "Dogeyes" Lin, "Pockmark" Cheuk, "Uncle" Po.... Outside the Sun On Yee, there's the Big Bad of the Nightmare At North Point DLC, known as "Smiley Cat" (much to his chagrin, as he'd much rather be known as "Big Scar" Wu), the aging freelance hitman Old Salty Crab, the two drugs wholesalers "Four Finger" Wu and "Popstar" and the all-round slimeballs "Ponytail" and "Johnny Ratface".
7th Feb '17 10:02:02 PM Kytseo
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The dates serve as this in regards to the DatingSim. [[spoiler:Both Tiffany and Not Ping ''will'' learn of how you had multiple flings with other women for power ups, and they will ''not'' be pleased.]]

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* {{Deconstruction}}: {{Deconstruction}}:
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The dates serve as this in regards to the DatingSim. [[spoiler:Both Tiffany and Not Ping ''will'' learn of how you had multiple flings with other women for power ups, and they will ''not'' be pleased.]]]]
** In the ''Year of the Snake'' DLC, Wei's DestructiveSavior tendencies, as well as the player's ability to cause as much mayhem as they're typically able to in a WideOpenSandbox game, gets him demoted to being a Beat Cop.


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* HappyEndingOverride: The beginning of the ''Year of the Snake'' DLC, despite the fact that he single-handedly crippled the Sun On Yee with his methods, begins with Wei getting demoted.
7th Feb '17 8:32:45 AM Odacon_Spy
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* AgentPeacock: The leader of the Zodiac Tournament, who speaks in a posh, almost flamboyant accent and is the master of the [[spoiler: Drunken Fist Style]], easily the most absurd looking and overly theatrical of the styles used by anyone in the game



** Ricky, [[spoiler:despite working for "Big Smile" Lee, who is the boss of the initial antagonist, and the BigBad]], he's quite friendly with Wei, except when he thinks you slept with his girlfriend (which is not an unreasonable reaction). He's the only person to help defend Uncle Po, [[spoiler:and he eventually defects from Lee]]

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** Ricky, [[spoiler:despite working for "Big Smile" Lee, who is the boss of the initial antagonist, and the BigBad]], he's quite friendly with Wei, except when he thinks you slept with his girlfriend (which is not an unreasonable reaction). He's the only person to help defend Uncle Po, [[spoiler:and he eventually defects from Lee]]Lee]].
* AgentPeacock: The leader of the Zodiac Tournament, who speaks in a posh, almost flamboyant accent and is the master of the [[spoiler: Drunken Fist Style]], easily the most absurd looking and overly theatrical of the styles used by anyone in the game
5th Feb '17 5:39:15 PM Crantastic
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* CarryingTheCake: You have to do this for Winston's wedding, and there's a little balance scale so you don't spill it, which sets you up for [[spoiler: being completely stunned when the Sun On Yee kill everyone at the party]]. Whoops.

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* CarryingTheCake: CarryingACake: You have to do this for Winston's wedding, and there's a little balance scale so you don't spill it, which sets you up for [[spoiler: being completely stunned when the Sun On Yee kill everyone at the party]]. Whoops.
15th Jan '17 2:55:00 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Too many to count. Attempting to count would cause the cosmos to burn.
** [[WorldOfBadass City Of Badass]]: Every mook knows enough kung fu to be a credible threat if you're not cautious. Everyone with a gun is a decent shot, particularly the cops. Really, Wei [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting isn't unique]] in that he knows how to fight - he's just much, much better at it than most people.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Should Wei get his Face Meter up, he can become this. Hell, there are some missions where a nice suit is ''mandatory'' for progression.
** BadassGrandma: Mrs. Chu, Winton's mother, is a force to be reckoned with if she has that meat cleaver handy.

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* {{Badass}}: Too many to count. Attempting to count would cause the cosmos to burn.
** [[WorldOfBadass City Of Badass]]: Every mook knows enough kung fu
BadassGrandma: Mrs. Chu, Winton's mother, is a force to be a credible threat if you're not cautious. Everyone reckoned with a gun is a decent shot, particularly the cops. Really, Wei [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting isn't unique]] in if she has that he knows how to fight - he's just much, much better at it than most people.
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meat cleaver handy.
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BadassInANiceSuit: Should Wei get his Face Meter up, he can become this. Hell, there are some missions where a nice suit is ''mandatory'' for progression.
** BadassGrandma: Mrs. Chu, Winton's mother, is a force to be reckoned with if she has that meat cleaver handy.
progression.


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* WorldOfBadass: Every mook knows enough kung fu to be a credible threat if you're not cautious. Everyone with a gun is a decent shot, particularly the cops. Really, Wei [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting isn't unique]] in that he knows how to fight - he's just much, much better at it than most people.
11th Jan '17 9:23:37 AM SentientShrimp
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* AgentPeacock: The leader of the Zodiac Tournament, who speaks in a posh, almost flamboyant accent and is the master of the [[spoiler: Drunken Fist Style]], easily the most absurd looking and overly theatrical of the styles used by anyone in the game



* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Winston, Peggy, Jackie, Dogeyes, Ming, Johnny Ratface, Uncle Po and Big Smile Lee just to name a few.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Winston, Peggy, Jackie, Dogeyes, Ming, Johnny Ratface, Ace, Vincent, Ponytail, Mr.Tong Uncle Po and Big Smile Lee just to name a few.]]



* EarlyBirdCameo: Players with good hearing will notice that [[TortureTechnician Mr.Tong]] is mentioned as early as the third mission, and is whispered about by mooks even earlier.



** This seems to be Winston's primary M.O. in dealing with just about everyone to a degree, but with Dogeyes in particular.

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** This seems to be Winston's primary M.O. in dealing with just about everyone to a degree, but with Dogeyes in particular. It is one of the reasons he was considered an ineffective leader.



* SpinOff: ''Triad Wars'', which takes place in the same universe is basically the game expanded on as a free-to-play multiplayer game.



* TattooedCrook: Tons of them, including Wei.

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* TattooedCrook: Tons of them, Most Triads, and some non-triads including Wei.



* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the ''Nightmare at Northpoint'' DLC, Wei walks away with Not Ping who turns to the camera and laughs as Smiley Cat.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the ''Nightmare at Northpoint'' DLC, Wei walks away with Not Ping Ping...[[spoiler: who turns to the camera and laughs as like Smiley Cat.]]



* TheTriadsAndTheTongs

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* TheTriadsAndTheTongsTheTriadsAndTheTongs: Mostly Triads, with Tongs mentioned in background material about Wei's past.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One of the videos put up to promote the game showed the mission ''Mrs. Chu's Revenge'', making it pretty easy to figure out [[spoiler:what would happen to Winston]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Especially noticeable with DLC clothing. Wei can turn up at a Sun On Yee meeting in an HKPD uniform and no one bats an eye at this.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One of the videos put up to promote the game showed the mission [[spoiler: ''Mrs. Chu's Revenge'', making it pretty easy to figure out [[spoiler:what what would happen to Winston]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Especially noticeable with DLC clothing. Wei can turn up at a Sun On Yee meeting in an HKPD uniform and no one bats an eye at this. Minor [=NPCs=] avert this, jeering at ridiculous outfits ("Takes guts ta wear ''that''!")
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