Posted: June 30
Growing up in the 80's and being an Asian, one could not help but to dream about playing a triad gangster.
This is Hong Kong. Knockoff capital and triad homeground.
The game puts you in the shoes of Wei Shen, a Asian American undercover cop assigned to inflitrate a triad gang, the Sun On Yee.
One of the things that will get you on the get go is how the game world is alive with the environs of Hong Kong, complete with street peddlers, suits and the seedy underbelly of the city all for you to explore. The sights and sounds immersion was enough to get you into playing the role of Wei Shen, a cop with a deeper agenda on why he wants to destroy the Sun On Yee.
Graphics - 8/10 - the best parts of the game happens at night/rain cycle
Sounds - 8/10 - listening to rap music on HK radio stations while jacking a car? Check.
Game Immersion - 7/10 - random padestrians hurling abuse at you if you decide to bang into cars while driving.
Combat Mechanics - 6/10 - melee combat is awesome but gunplay lacks realism e.g. no recoil
Fun Factor - 9/10 - used a fish to beat up a thug in a night club. Fish survived.
Overall : 7.5/10 - would be higher if the devs decided to actually not have to re-release the game with tweaks long after people have finished it (am looking at you SD:Definitive Edition)
tl;dr - if you haven't gotten it yet, buy it. if you have and already completed it, consider getting the DLCs. One of it pays tribute to the Hong Kong kung-fu filems ala Bruce Lee style.