Posted: December 24
Sleeping Dogs is an open world-action game developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London. It is a single player game that focuses on Wei Shen, an undercover American-Hong Kong police officer placed on an assignment to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad. The game was originally announced to be part of the True Crime series, but was cancelled by Activision and the rights of the game were bought by Square Enix.
I was very much pumped and looking forward to playing this game, as the True Crime games were part of my childhood. I very much enjoyed playing True Crime: Streets of LA when I was younger and was looking forward to this game of similar quality. I must say, Sleeping Dogs is nothing like True Crime, although it incorporates SOME elements from True Crime, there's a sense of a more openly free and better gameplay than True Crime. You start off with missions guiding you through the game mechanics and the abilties of the player. Thus, finishing this, Wei is allowed to freely openly explore the world by taking side missions or completing the main ones. The gameplay is nicely excuted in this game. It has a certain feel playing as an law enforcer and playing also as a triad member at the same time. Elements like XP, parkouring ability, hacking abilities, fighting mechanics, side missions, melee unlocks still make the game interesting when you finish the game. The graphics aren't too great and I had my fair shares of bugs and glitches that occured when I was in gameplay, but neverless, they're are easily solvable (the ones I've encountered).
+Side missions, face/xp, melee and various locks adds more gameplay in when you've finished the game
+Alot of gameplay, should be around 15-18hours of gameplay if you're dedicated
+Voice acting is great
+Soundtrack nicely accompanies the gameplay
+Easy gameplay, not hard
+Great DLC's from what I saw (haven't played it myself, but will get to it)
-Bugs/glitches (there's one missions very close to end of the game called "The Election", and you have trouble with mashing the buttons to parkour, just lower graphic settings or change the parkour key to something else. Not the only glitch/bug)
-Boss fights are too easy (falls into the pros catergory)
-Not a wide range of weapons :L
Overall, I recommend this game, there's alot more to it when you finish, and of course with the DLC's, there's more gameplay. You should take advantage of the sale right now and purchase this game, 'cause it's amazingly fun and worth it's value.