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  • Zomoniac 28 Aug 2012 14:37:52 7,850 posts
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    Sadly, that is tempting. The police one is easy as there's after-game stuff that helps. I was only on about 8.5 when I finished the story but half the drug busts was enough to fill the rest. With the Triad it would seem that once you've done the story there's nothing left but to get the 15% bonus suit on and re-do the missions.
  • Ziz0u 28 Aug 2012 14:40:20 8,474 posts
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    I started wearing the 15% bonus outfit quite early on, so I'm hoping there's still a chance I'll make it.
  • Ultrasoundwave 31 Aug 2012 12:18:12 3,335 posts
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    My mini-review :

    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    Sleeping Dogs (360)

    My GOTY so far.

    I loved every aspect of this game : Hong Kong is a wonderful creation, it feels alive and there are things to do on every corner. The hand-to-hand combat is excellent, it does borrow from Arkham Asylum but is more realistic and MUCH more brutal.

    The gunplay, whilst rare for a game of this kind, is really solid and meaty - excellent ragdoll physics on enemies too.

    The driving, which may be too "arcadey" for some peoples tastes, sat really well with me. The sense of speed in some cars is brilliantly done and it puts some racing games to shame.

    The story played out perfectly. There was really good voice acting all-round and the characters were all brought to life.

    All in all, i finished the main story and did a LOT of the (excellent) side quests, i clocked in with a final play time of 26 hours and 18 minutes - a perfect amount of time that zipped along nicely and didnt outstay its welcome.

    I really hope the sales have been up to Square Enix's expectations and that a sequel has already been unofficially greenlit.

    like i said, my GOTY so far :

    10/10

    Absolutely loved it. I really hope everyone else is still enjoying it and that the sales are racking up nicely - i NEED a sequel for this!

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • Deleted user 31 August 2012 12:21:03
    Already clocked 11ish hours. The combat is quite difficult, really gratifying, but difficult. Especially timing counters on the guys that carry knives.

    Really good game though. I'm loving the Drugs Bust missions.
  • DiamondIce 31 Aug 2012 12:22:55 1,185 posts
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    How much better is the shaky cam issue (after the new patch) when driving fast? I felt quite sick when driving fast with that 'feature'.

    The patch started to download last night but I haven't had a chance to play it since.

    FLOPS! RAM!

  • HarryPalmer 31 Aug 2012 12:37:01 3,406 posts
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    Literally the only fault I can find with this game is that the cars dont sound meaty enough. That's it.

    Reminds me of Assassins Creed 2 in that it's so much fun to be in the world, I'm obsessed with getting the collectables.

    The fighting is fantastic, I beat up some thugs and just stood and looked at the scene afterwards, bodies everywhere, one guy with his head in a ventilation shaft, another with his head in a car door. Me covered in blood. It's great.

    A more polished sequel would be most welcome.
  • dogbot 31 Aug 2012 13:08:11 2,276 posts
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    Seem to lose your firearm quite a lot after exiting a car. Just... disappears.

    Irritating.
  • Deleted user 31 August 2012 13:10:17
    The fighting is way above GTA imo.
  • OllyJ 31 Aug 2012 13:33:56 3,293 posts
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    Getting the hang of combat now.

    Knife wielders need a good quick counter and immediate follow up.

    Don't let grapplers near, run the fuck away then blast at them with a flying kick to the face. If they go for you try and counter and immediate combo.

    Everyone else I find a good deal of grappling and tackle/pickup/smash face against something hard loops work well.

    Top game.
  • Zomoniac 31 Aug 2012 13:42:51 7,850 posts
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    The melee combat is lovely, apart from those big fuckers. I hope they die in a fire. Every time one grabs me and I get the hammer Y QTE it doesn't matter how much or how fast I press, I get thrown to the floor (unless there's someone in front of me and I get the X to kick then hammer Y, in which case it always works). And the cars do feel like Scalextric, but otherwise, it's a great game.
  • Deleted user 31 August 2012 13:46:05
    Yeah; I tend to try to clear everybody else before tackling the grapplers, and when facing them regiment myself to a couple of strikes then run away.
  • Deckard1 31 Aug 2012 13:46:58 28,666 posts
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    I actually like the driving - its not realistic in the slightest but it fucking fun. Mainly due to the ridiculous speed of some of the high end cars and bikes.

    It's really surprised me this game, it really deserves to do well
  • Deleted user 31 August 2012 13:48:32
    Holding B + Accelerator to handbrake power slide round corners is really gratifying.
  • Zomoniac 31 Aug 2012 14:16:15 7,850 posts
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    Holding B + Accelerator + direction when you first get into a car that's facing the wrong way to do a 180 on the spot is amazing.
  • Archronos 31 Aug 2012 17:12:47 24 posts
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    I've just finished the story which was immense, if not a little patchy in places but no game nowadays has a perfect story. Trying to clean up remaining tasks but my map is now empty and my Achievements are saying that I still have open world events, favors and street races (2) left.

    Is there something I have to do to unlock these remaining tasks and races? The events I'm guessing is just a case of driving around and hoping you hit the icon on your minimap, but shouldn't the favors and races be showing up?
  • uk-kob 31 Aug 2012 17:19:46 129 posts
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    @Archronos
    the races will show up, when you buy the required class bike or car for the race, and some events only show up, on the mini map, when you are in close vicinity.
  • DUFFMAN5 31 Aug 2012 17:21:18 14,952 posts
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    Archronos wrote:
    Is there something I have to do to unlock these remaining tasks and races? The events I'm guessing is just a case of driving around and hoping you hit the icon on your minimap, but shouldn't the favors and races be showing up?
    Re Races, only if you have bought ALL class's of cars. Favours show up when you are near them.


    ...or what UK said ;)

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 17:21:44 31-08-2012

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Ziz0u 31 Aug 2012 17:21:23 8,474 posts
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    You have to have a car and bike in each class to unlock the races for that class.
  • theguy 31 Aug 2012 17:25:59 653 posts
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    If anyone needs help with the random events:

    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/981377-sleeping-dogs/63788685
  • Archronos 31 Aug 2012 18:33:15 24 posts
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    @uk-kob That's the thing, I have bought all the vehicles. I have the Auto Enthusiast Achievement, but no street races. Look at my map, it has nothing left on it for me to do apart from the High Speed DLC for Cop rep, which was easily maxed during the story.

    The only other things I can point out which may help figure this out are that I'm not max Triad yet, I'm only 8/10, and I don't have all clothing yet, still missing loads. Here's my map with some pasted in cuts from my stats:

    imgur.com/JOM17.jpg

    Oh and I saw people complaining about the Valet - if he is just bringing you bikes, you haven't configured him. You need to go to a parking garage (where you normally get vehicles) and in the top right you'll see "no vehicle chosen for the valet" or something similar. When you select a vehicle in the menu, there's a button you can press to have that brought by the valet every time, so you CAN pick, it's just not very intuitive.

    Edited by Archronos at 18:33:40 31-08-2012
  • uk-kob 31 Aug 2012 18:52:10 129 posts
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    @Archronos
    ohh I see, you might also need to complete the story mission fast girls, and then phone sandra, and take her on a date this should unlock 2 more races.
    hope this helps?

    Edited by uk-kob at 18:54:40 31-08-2012
  • Archronos 31 Aug 2012 21:57:23 24 posts
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    @uk-kob You've definitely played way too much!

    imgur.com/I0NUX.jpg

    Thanks very much!
  • Zappanale 31 Aug 2012 23:02:49 84 posts
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    Hey, where's the +15% triad xp clothes? I've just realized I have lvl 10 face and police, but only 7 triad.
  • uk-kob 1 Sep 2012 09:20:48 129 posts
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    @Zappanale
    you can buy the mountain master triad set, at bruno james and achete in the central area.
  • Mordum 2 Sep 2012 01:33:29 259 posts
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    Absolutely loving this game...
    And it has to be said, GTA has a lot to live up to in a few areas compared to this. The fighting mechanics for example, GTA 5 would have to equal or beat Sleeping Dogs in order to impress me. The same goes for gunplay and the life that seems to pump through the veins of the 'Semi-Recreation' of Hong Kong, not to mention the 'Mirror's Edge/Brink/Assassins Creed'-like free-running that features here-in. The story and voice acting here is also very good... So I'm left with the question, "How can GTA better this?".
    Don't get me wrong, I sure as hell hope it does... 'Cos it would be one hell of a game. But I can't help but feel that GTA 5 will feel a little flat in some areas after playing through Sleeping Dogs.
    Also, as others have said, I damn well hope the sales figures were good for this.... Meaning we'll get a Sleeping Dogs 2 (If so, it'll probably be Next Gen).

    Edited by Mordum at 01:37:41 02-09-2012
  • Mordum 2 Sep 2012 01:37:50 259 posts
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  • Lyserberg 2 Sep 2012 14:43:25 349 posts
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    I'm so excited to get my hands on this game, also have seen the included Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing, i would never enable this option unless i have very powerful graphics card in there, for the moment i'm considering playing it only with FXAA... :D

    La cerise sur le gāteau!

  • Deleted user 2 September 2012 14:46:14
    Yeah, the digital foundry performance article said super sampling kills this game.
  • Deleted user 2 September 2012 16:14:02
    Just completed this.

    Yeah, not bad at all. Got a bit repetitive and it was a little janky but overall I think they did a pretty damn good job.

    The story was surprisingly good but I got quite bored of the non combat/espionage missions. Unarmed combat was mostly excellent but I really felt like some more enemy types would have added some much needed variety as the game wore on. The gunplay was pretty tight and I really liked the Vanquish like slowmo mechanic. The driving was fine for the most part but it was a little unrefined for just cruising the streets.

    Hong Kong was a nice change from America and it brought back fond memories of MSR on the Dreamcast but I think I'm spoiled by Rockstar's worlds as I didn't really care to interact too much with the world or its populace. In fact I thought the open world just got in the way of all the missions, I didn't bother with most of the side stuff as it felt like filler busywork.

    I enjoyed it and I hope they do a sequel because with a bit of refinement they could have something special here.

    A high 7/10
  • FanBoysSuck 2 Sep 2012 17:18:20 1,524 posts
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    Lyserberg wrote:
    I'm so excited to get my hands on this game, also have seen the included Super Sampling Anti-Aliasing, i would never enable this option unless i have very powerful graphics card in there, for the moment i'm considering playing it only with FXAA... <img src=" />
    The medium option pretty much does the job. With everything set to max, the medium and high AA options literally halves the frame rate :/

    Just finished this, really enjoyed it! Here's hoping for a sequel.

    For the emperor!

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