Sleeping Dogs

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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby lavrentis » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:35 pm

This game must be optimised well for pc because my PC is a 3 year old gaming PC and it looks stunning, a different class to that on XBOX.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:51 pm

lavrentis wrote:This game must be optimised well for pc because my PC is a 3 year old gaming PC and it looks stunning, a different class to that on XBOX.


Think about it this way, they're making a game for a piece of hardware thats half a decade old and doesn't have any particularly distinguishing features to its chipset. Running it on anything new should be easy.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Crimson Ryan » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:33 pm

Finally got the demo. Fuck knows why it was delayed a week..
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Ryo911 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 pm

Crimson Ryan wrote:Finally got the demo. Fuck knows why it was delayed a week..


Is the demo any good mate? Will be downloading it later today
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby south carmain » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:35 pm

Ryo911 wrote:
Crimson Ryan wrote:Finally got the demo. Fuck knows why it was delayed a week..


Is the demo any good mate? Will be downloading it later today

just finished playing it, it's ok but not great, very linear it mainly focusses on combat with a shooting section and a small bit of parkour (very small), no exploring or driving though
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Axm » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:50 pm

Just finished the demo. Pretty decent game, dont know about buying it. I feel like Chinese food now though.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Crimson Ryan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:25 am

Ryo911 wrote:
Crimson Ryan wrote:Finally got the demo. Fuck knows why it was delayed a week..


Is the demo any good mate? Will be downloading it later today

Wasn't keen on it. Mostly to do with how on-rails it was. But it was a demo so can't complain about that too much.

Didn't like the combat at all. It seems all you do is press square. Feels very rigid. The shooting was also pretty inaccurate. Without moving the cursor I fired two shots which went in different directions.

The dialogue constantly switching between cantonese and English speaks for authenticity on their point but I thought it was a bit weird.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Neo Matrix » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:04 pm

I'll have to check out the demo because if it's just from the beginning of the game then I can understand the on-rails view. The main open world aspect doesn't start until you've completed the opening "tutorial" section.

There's a bit more to the combat with triangle for counters and circle for grapples and Yakuza-style heat actions. Simple strike combos are a bit Dynasty Warriors-ish with its simplicity but I played it like I would a Batman game and it made sense. Not as fluid though.

The language switches I liked, although I did sense a bit of cutting in those changes as if they cut from one language track to another rather than being one whole originally spoken sentence.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Henry Spencer » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:18 pm

^If anything, it takes most of the combat from the Batman Arkham games.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Crimson Ryan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:22 pm

Never felt as substantial. Seems like they added the counters and 'Heat' moves when they noticed how popular they were from other games but never feels as cohesive and well done as it's been done already.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Who Really Cares? » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:54 pm

After a race all other cars/people were missing from the city so i thought sweet ill get the 2 minute achievement, was a few seconds away when the game froze :sad:
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby OL » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:28 pm

The demo didn't do much for me. I think its "True Crime" roots are still pretty evident, which definitely isn't a good thing.
I was really disappointed by the stark separations between combat styles. Having played something like Dead to Rights: Retribution and experiencing truly seemless melee/gunplay action, it's strange going into a game like this (which stresses all of the variety it presents so much) and seeing how it strictly sets barriers between "melee areas" and "gunplay areas".
Maybe it was just a bad demo, but it really didn't inspire me to play further. I know it likely opens up a bit later on, but I just wasn't feeling it.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Spokane » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:09 pm

Neo Matrix wrote:That's the first time I remember anyone calling the True Crime games "poor".
Segata Sanshiro Jr. wrote:Also apparently Sleeping dogs outsold mario in the UK, granted Mario had like a day while sleeping dogs had a week its still quite a feat.
Both came out last Friday here.


Heh, opposite for me, I don't ever recall anyone saying True Crime New York was any good. A lot liked LA though, it was a big meh for me.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:21 pm

Yea I always heard they were shit too. They always had the mark of low quality but had interesting ideas.
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Re: Sleeping Dogs

Postby south carmain » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:39 pm

I remember true crime LA being huge but lacking content and too big for no reason, the combat was stiff as well and the last boss was a bitch to beat for no apparent reason, NY was kind of fun but far from gta, I liked being able to plant drugs on people and buy music and that though also I was pretty big in to hip hop at the time and it kind of had that vibe

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