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Sleeping Dogs:

 1 Enkufka, Tue, 5th Jun '12 12:38:49 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
Surprised no topic has been made for this, but anyway...

Sleeping dogs is a 3rd person Sandbox Game set in the streets of Hong Kong, where you play undercover police officer Wei Shen as he infiltrates the Triads, who control the city, and eventually take down the Dragon Head, leader of the Triads.

While there are 3ps elements, the main focus is on the fist-fights, which promise a lot of depth and the ability to use the environment to your advantage.

It comes out in August, and Here's a preview.

edited 5th Jun '12 12:44:28 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
IOU one title
My friend said that this was originally going to be the next Tue Crime game, but Square-Enix changed the name for some reason. I doubt he had a good source on that, but I wouldn't be surprised.
 3 onyhow, Tue, 5th Jun '12 5:54:50 PM from Land of the Lilies Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
ShizuEris = adorable~
They changed the name because they didn't get the naming rights from Activision when the buy the game...that's why it has the current name, not True Crime: Hong Kong...

edited 5th Jun '12 5:55:31 PM by onyhow

Am binging Sono Hanabira (and other yuri stuff).
 4 Travis Bickle, Tue, 5th Jun '12 10:23:12 PM from the grit and grime
Just like in the movies.
Actually the game was originally it's own thing, then Activision wanted to cram it into the True Crime series and jammed the title on, and then Activision sold it and it's back to it's own thing again.

Anyway the game looks like a Yakuza ripoff, which I honestly don't mind since I love that series.
Je Suis "Aware"
Jonah Falcon
There is a thread for this game, under True Crime: Hong Kong.

edited 5th Jun '12 10:59:49 PM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
 6 Enkufka, Tue, 5th Jun '12 11:31:32 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
well, it no longer goes by that name, so the "true crime" label is rather meaningless?

I guess I should've known to look for it under that title, but I'd've just ended up requesting a name change to the topic to make it conform with the actual game name.
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
Nah I'd say it's better to stick with this thread since it has the actual title for the game.

Pretending to be human
Made a page for this, though I haven't indexed it yet - till then the wiki can't tell the difference between this and the 1977 movie of the same name in the Main namespace.
My Sonic fanfic series.
Mah Headphones
Quick Look of the preview build of the game by Giant Bomb

I need HoH SiS
Why would I write that?
The game looks fun, I just hope the release model is more stable. I mean half the fun of an open world is the world, won't really work if it's constantly loading the world.
Remember! Hyperbole is an exaggeration made for comedic effect, and shouldn't be taken literally!
Well, the game released. Played the first mission, and gotta say, I really love the combat. Any game that takes a leaf out of Arkham Asylum/Arkham City for its melee combat has the right idea.
Wait, it's out?


 13 Enkufka, Tue, 14th Aug '12 8:02:06 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
How's the gunplay feel? And the driving?

My big problem with almost all 3rd person games is that the guns are piddly. Like shooting someone with darts. Darts hurt like hell, but they don't kill unless you hit someone a lot of times. But from the sound of it, the focus is on the fist-fighting, so maybe I can forgive the shooting if it isn't in the top 10.

And I ask about the driving because ever since the level of control I had in GTA 4, I've not liked almost any other open world game involving driving fast. Is there a good deal of control, or a good deal of feeling like you're in control? Are you able to control well when turning while going fast?

edited 14th Aug '12 8:02:25 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
Haven't gotten to any gunplay. I found the driving took a bit of getting used to - failed the first vehicle chase mission several times, but I think I got the hang of it. Ramming cars off the road is fun, in any case.

Turning while going fast, however, eheheheheheh no.
 15 Enkufka, Tue, 14th Aug '12 9:13:33 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
how bad? like, no 90 degree turns, or just instant chaos whenever not going straight?
Very big Daydream Believer.

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"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
Damn, I kinda wish this game has sucked so I could make a "they should've let Sleeping Dogs lie" joke.

 17 Recon 5, Tue, 14th Aug '12 11:58:01 PM from Southeast Asia
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[up][up]Totalbiscuit compared the driving system to that in NFS because the dev team apparently had some folks from that series working on the vehicles.

Regarding guns, during the gunplay intro mission that TB showed he was able to 1HKO enemies with headshots. The game also does explain that guns are rare in Hong Kong, which reflects Real Life. Actual gunplay is mostly TPS style with the customary cover system and Bullet Time.

edited 15th Aug '12 12:00:31 AM by Recon5

Mah Headphones
Well, I got the game and played for a few hours. It've VERY good, and the PC port is solidly playable and customizable. Also, it's actually getting good post-release support from the devs.
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Mah Headphones
Just finished the game. It's STILL very good, some well executed drama in the late-game and all that. I managed to finish it in 24 hours while doing some side stuff, resulting in just over 50% of the game done. The story was pretty good all around.
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 20 entropy 13, Wed, 19th Sep '12 10:38:24 PM from Somewhere only we know. Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Just got this earlier, still in the early part of the game though (I still haven't seen some of the characters, for example). And because I also have Just Cause 2 I got a bonus outfit lol.
I'm reading this because it's interesting. I think.
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over.
Jonah Falcon
They should have never included guns in the game. All martial arts would have been great.
Jonah Falcon
Mah Headphones
Anyone run into any amusing glitches in this game? I'd say it's inevitable in a game like this, so there's always the likelihood of at least one silly thing happening in game. Like when a guy clips into a car and stands there.
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Mah Headphones
DLC coming throughout October

The extra missions obviously look more worthwhile than some skins.

edited 7th Oct '12 11:11:41 PM by Nettacki

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Mah Headphones
I'm playing the newest Halloween DLC right now, and it's so HYPE!
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 25 ch00beh, Sun, 18th Nov '12 10:55:57 PM from Who Knows Where
I just finished this game. It's one of those games that I wish were a movie instead, though.

Also, Jackie Ma is the best character.
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."

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