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Posted by Rabid619

Oh god, what a great quick look. The street race was amazing between Vinny immediately running over the flag girl and then trying to text and drive.

This game looks pretty damn awesome. Interesting that not a single gun was even seen in this quick look, just many many punches and kicks, which sounds great to me.

Posted by Robot_Sneakers

Great QL and this game looks way better than I thought it would be.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

Vinny showing his inner Ike Turner.

Posted by PimblyCharles

so kids, the lesson is don't text and drive

Posted by Dixego

I just activated my face.

Posted by falling_fast

@Korwin said:

@Cirdain said:

@skelington_ said:

Should be a special end-of-year category:

Nomination for "Best Performance in a Quick Look by a Giant Bomb Cast Member": Vinny Caravella in Sleeping Dogs.

yes

I'm calling it. T-shirt with enraged cartoon Vinny dragging weeping cartoon Brad down a street yelling "We're goin' to karaoke!".

I for one would buy the shit out of that

Posted by Sveppi

This game has Bombay Bicycle Club. Sold!

Posted by PillClinton

Wow, this game actually looks really good. I definitely wanna play this now.

@Terrents said:

Best quick look in forever. Vinny is the best

Also, this.

Posted by Speeder7000

I was on the fence until I heard Bombay Bicycle Club. Definitely getting it.

Posted by HalfDane1975

@Hellstrom said:

Rented the game basicaly its terrible or average.

AI is bad, gameplay is bad, combat is bad, driving is bad. You could hit a car full speed, and little to no damage to the car you hit. The explosions are reminscent of GTA III last gen with the little black parts flying away. Physics don't exist in this game, you hit a person, they get hit and lie flat on the ground the exact same way.

In compotent games the cops are supposed to try and pull you over. In this game? if they get infront of you, they will stay there unless you stop the car. They don't try to do anything to your car, apparently they just love driving next to you. Its annoying trying to get them off of you specificaly because they seem to be set to drive continuously at the same speed.

The driving is too arcadey and is a bit too much like older sandbox games before GTA IV release. Fighting isn't really necessary considering you can easily just run everyone into an obstacle instantly killing them.

I really liked it. It's not a smash hit, but I totally agree with Alex 4/5 review. The combat has a satisfying "omph" to it and the story is holding my interest. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that it's less well made , but more fun than vanilla GTA IV. I say if you got some spare cash this is not a bad purchase .

Posted by PrivateIronTFU

I'm fairly positive Hong Kong's a little more densely populated than that.

Posted by patrick

@Assirra said:

PC version, yet they use a controller...

Analog movement, analog acceleration, analog steering, easier access to key buttons. They're sure making a big sacrifice to better aiming here.

Posted by CodeFire

Yeah, the ending was pretty great. :D

Posted by artofwar420

@Assirra: Because we CAN, not because of lack of options.

Posted by Assirra

PC version, yet they use a controller...

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Posted by Lurkero

It's a shame that Vinny's quicklook skills haven't permeated the entire Giantbomb office, but I guess that makes it even better when he actually does one.

Posted by ItBeStefYo

What was that song at 39 minutes?! haha

Posted by Stimpack

@Demoskinos: Drowsy pups!

Posted by probablytuna

Oh wow, in terms of lighting this looks fantastic. I'm glad I've ordered the PC version, though I doubt I will be able to play it on max settings.

Posted by Roddykat

This might have been said already, so I apologize. The reason Vinny ended up with the Rico's outfit is because there must be a save from Just Cause 2 on that machine. I was playing JC 2 on the PS3 a yesterday and it stated in the ticker at the bottom of the start screen that you get the outfit if you have the save on your machine.

Posted by ADeeyore

@Eaxis: That jumpsuit they picked up around 28:45 is actually the Bruce Lee yellow jumpsuit. That's about as close as you can get to being Bruce for now.

Posted by ScoreSetter

I love how the reviews I read make me not as hyped for this game while this QL keeps it on my wish list.

Posted by Orange_Pork

@MordeaniisChaos: That's because he wasn't attacking. He was standing still and waiting for the counter, which isn't what you're supposed to be doing. Combat is actually a lot more fluid in this game than Batman, because you're safe in constantly attacking people since you can cancel all your attack animations with a counter, whereas in Batman you can't.

Posted by Eaxis

Fun quick look, I do want this game. They should make a Sleeping Dragon game featuring Bruce Lee or someone make a mod.

Posted by ADeeyore

@MordeaniisChaos said:

Hmm, I dunno... That first bit of combat looked like batman, minus EVERY OUNCE of fluidity and coolness. It also took WAY too long to do anything to those guys. The melee stuff looks awful beyond the finishers. The driving looks decent, but I remember how shitty the rubber banding of the cops was (maybe just sticking like glue would be a better description, it was clear that speed alone wouldn't lose them, which is totally should). And the race was pretty clearly bullshit. He knocked almost everyone out of the running there at the end and then they ALL CAME UP AND PASSED OR VERY NEARLY PASSED HIM? Yuck.

To be fair, he didn't really knock many of those cars out of the running as a "takeout" would have caused the game to go into a brief "bullet time" for effect. And I think it was mentioned elsewhere in the comments, but the reason those two cars were able to pass him was because he lost a ton of momentum trying to ram that car from the back, which would actually slow him down while giving the lead car a boost. I've been playing a ton of this game and the races are pretty winnable as long as you don't run into too many things and check cars from the side as they try to pass you.

As for combat, it didn't help that Vinny wasn't using the very handy "lock-on" button to help focus the action (which shifu teaches you the first time you meet him). You also can't play this game like Assasin's Creed, relying solely on counters, because the counters themselves don't do much damage. You use counters to lead into your own combos, which by the time you invest in a couple upgrades will allow you to do savage things to your opponents even without using the environmental takedowns. By the middle of the game if you've been upgrading consistently, a perfectly executed combo could take down normal enemies in a manner of seconds.

Posted by Greebman

game looks empty

Posted by Terrents

Best quick look in forever. Vinny is the best

Posted by twillfast

You're hilarious Vinny.

Posted by dropabombonit

I love how Vinny says he doesn't like running down people and then proceeds to kill random civilians for most of the quick look. This looks pretty dope on PC. Got the PS3 version and enjoying the hell out of it but man wish I had a great PC now

Posted by kristov_romanov

What a delightful romp. Seems somewhat reminiscent of Viva Pinata.

Posted by TeflonBilly

Vinny's shenanigans in this game sold me on it!

Posted by Legend

This is one of the best QLs in a long time. <3 Vinny

Posted by The_Big_Rough

@Korwin said:

Just bought the PC version with bonus items for $35 AUD on G2Play... all hail the PC gaming master race! :D

Dude Dude Dude........Thanks for the reminder forgot about them websites, got to love the PC Gaming World. (especially us Aussies 8D)

PS Vinny ROCKS!!!!!!!!

Edited by MordeaniisChaos

Hmm, I dunno... That first bit of combat looked like batman, minus EVERY OUNCE of fluidity and coolness. It also took WAY too long to do anything to those guys. The melee stuff looks awful beyond the finishers. The driving looks decent, but I remember how shitty the rubber banding of the cops was (maybe just sticking like glue would be a better description, it was clear that speed alone wouldn't lose them, which is totally should). And the race was pretty clearly bullshit. He knocked almost everyone out of the running there at the end and then they ALL CAME UP AND PASSED OR VERY NEARLY PASSED HIM? Yuck.

Also, a lot of things look very familiar. The driving seems to take more than a little inspiration from Wheelman and Just Cause 2, the chase stuff looks like very linear Assassin's Creed, the melee combat is a poor man's Batman.

He does it with just the same glee to guys. Also, a fuckin video game. He's queezy at the idea of running over peds in a video game, he's clearly not comfortable with violence, so don't be a tool.

Posted by Sanj

Hilarious QL.

Posted by EnchantedEcho

Loved the ending, Vinny is the best.

Posted by Korwin

@Cirdain said:

@skelington_ said:

Should be a special end-of-year category:

Nomination for "Best Performance in a Quick Look by a Giant Bomb Cast Member": Vinny Caravella in Sleeping Dogs.

yes

I'm calling it. T-shirt with enraged cartoon Vinny dragging weeping cartoon Brad down a street yelling "We're goin' to karaoke!".

Posted by burgavo

Wow deep space 9 millimeter

Posted by Bolt3

I love Vinny's enthusiasm for everything.

Edited by TruthTellah

I am SO glad you guys did another Quick Look of this game. This was fantastic.

Beating up on that kid when you learned the leg break was just amazing.

And I hope we'll see more little after the credits clips like that in the future.

Posted by ghostNPC

@papercut said:

Can we just get a video feature of Vinny playing open world games.

Yes.

Posted by ashogo

Wow, Vinny is evil here.

Posted by Korwin

Just bought the PC version with bonus items for $35 AUD on G2Play... all hail the PC gaming master race! :D

Posted by Indiana_Jenkins

@joelalfaro: Hell Yes!

*highfive*

Posted by Capum15

And now I want this game.

Posted by Ninja_Welshman

Man I could watch Vinnie play this all day! 47mins till the end is realllllly funny. Great quicklook.

Posted by Cirdain

@skelington_ said:

Should be a special end-of-year category:

Nomination for "Best Performance in a Quick Look by a Giant Bomb Cast Member": Vinny Caravella in Sleeping Dogs.

yes

Posted by DukesT3

GODDAMN who would've thought Vinny is a huge misogynist?! - Gawker/Jezebel

Posted by BitterAlmond

Next time guys, I'd turn on the shadows (and ambient occlusion and all that good stuff) and squeeze that necessary framerate by lowering the antialiasing all or most of the way instead. It'll look better, trust me.

Posted by Nadril

@Aegon said:

@buckybit said:

Ok. Just finished watching the QL. This violence against women in video games ... I am not down with that.

I obviously don't like fun. But more disturbingly - the way Vinny enjoys it and does it randomly, without hesitation.

I know, it's a video game. But, man ... that is ... not ... my ... thing.

But violence against men is your thing?

They had it comin' to 'em.