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Posted by NekuSakuraba

Much like some of you other folk I came to rewatch this after finishing the game, such a hilarious quick look. Onto the quick looks for the DLC!

Posted by TheOtherGuy

I'm glad I'm not the only one who re-watches a Quick Look after finishing a game.

Posted by Suits

I've just start to play this, but it's great and I can see why Vinny loves it. He's so right.

Edited by TheElliotBee

Just finished this game today, it's phenomenal. Hope to see more.

Posted by Dagbiker

If only he would have picked up the purse sooner.

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Edited by Rox360

Coming back to rewatch this after playing a ton of the game, myself, and of course I had to check if there's any new comments... So, interestingly enough, I have a perfect example of the "doing horrible things in video games" philosophizing that was going on before.
 
I'm a completionist when it comes to open world games, because being able to go anywhere and do anything is both empowering and very relaxing to me, so I've spent many more hours in the world of Sleeping Dogs than I suspect most people will when they get to this point. I was doing a mission to collect money from people. I met this one guy who needed harassment, so I did what was required and got his money. Then I took a tire iron, whacked him, then pulled out a gun and shot him in the face, laughing as I walked away from the scene. Clearly I am an awful person.
 
What actually happened is that, having spent as much time as I had with the game, the story and world had become much less immersive to me over time and I started seeing the game more as a pile of discreet mechanics to play around with. A sandbox. So upon completing the mission, I realized the NPC was now completely useless to the mechanics of the game. Even though, obviously, a person has to be alive if you want to continue collecting money from them, our interaction in the actual game was over, so whatever happened next would have no consequences. The tire iron, I had accidentally picked up when trying to harass him earlier, just by virtue of being too close to the tire iron and too far away from him. One of those "things you accidentally do in games that would never happen in real life" moments. I noticed his AI seemed to have shut off after the mission ended, because instead of walking away or reacting at all, he was just standing there. I hit him with the tire iron just to see if he would react or if he, indeed, was 100% scripted and wasn't programmed to respond like other pedestrians do. He didn't move at all. At that point, what my avatar had in front of him was, indeed, a completely soulless, functionless puppet. It played out its role in the game, and had no purpose once done. Not even as window dressing, like the other citizens of Hong Kong. He was just standing there.
 
I still haven't used guns much in the game, since they're very, very rare early on, and I happened to have a pistol in my pocket from an earlier mission, so I decided to see what would happen if I used it on a civilian. Plus, the idea that one would shoot someone in the face after carefully harassing them to pay up is so nonsensical that it's amusing to me. It's one of those problems where the freedom of an open world game can let you do things that make no sense at all to the intended story, but I love coming across those and exploiting them for fun. This particular case was made even better by an event later in the same storyline. If you've played it, you know what I'm talking about. Imagine the reaction to that, after I'd done what I just described. It's so inconsistent that I feel I've almost created a parody of the storyline I was supposed to be playing a part in. And that's one of the best things about games; The freedom to rewrite things in ways you're not supposed to because they make no sense. Just like when Vinny smashes a helpless nurse's head against a glass door until she passes out.

Posted by MachoFantastico

I love that Saints Row and True Crime (sleeping dogs) have surpassed GTA in many peoples opinion. Both games 'GET' what made the original GTA games so damn brilliant, they were fun, over the top and didn't take themselves to seriously.

Posted by kishinfoulux

@Rox360 said:

One of the best quick looks. Plain and simple. Pretty much done sold me on the game, too!

@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.

An interesting thing I've observed regarding video games is that, at least for some people, it's a lot easier to do than it is to watch . I find myself cringing at some things in games, as well, but find those reflexes completely gone when I'm behind the wheel and doing the exact same thing. My guess is that it has something to do with how you know full and well you're merely playing a game when you're playing a game, but when you're watching it happen, you start taking into account all this reason and symbolism, like when you read a book or watch a movie, that isn't actually supposed to be there. In reality, it's just someone messing around with clearly lifeless and purposeless puppets, with no more malice behind it than a child randomly deciding to throw a doll into the wall when they're bored of playing with it. What looks like a simulation of unwarranted and savage abuse is just a bored and curious mind testing the bounds of the toy put before them. How far does a rubber leg bend before it snaps out of its joint? Oh, that far. Oh well.

I found it hilarious just because of how random it was. Don't see why it's such a fuss.

Posted by Bloccsta83

LOVE ME SOME SLEEPY DOGS!!!! (thank you gamefly)

Posted by kerse

One of the best things about this game is doing story missions with no clothes on.

Posted by freakydude20

BEST. QUICK LOOK. EVER.

Posted by Sabata

Them calling this game "Sleepy Dawgs" will never not be funny to me.

Edited by Rox360

 One of the best quick looks. Plain and simple. Pretty much done sold me on the game, too! 
 
@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.

An interesting thing I've observed regarding video games is that, at least for some people, it's a lot easier to do  than it is to watch . I find myself cringing at some things in games, as well, but find those reflexes completely gone when I'm behind the wheel and doing the exact same thing. My guess is that it has something to do with how you know full and well you're merely playing a game when you're playing a game, but when you're watching it happen, you start taking into account all this reason and symbolism, like when you read a book or watch a movie, that isn't actually supposed to be there. In reality, it's just someone messing around with clearly lifeless and purposeless puppets, with no more malice behind it than a child randomly deciding to throw a doll into the wall when they're bored of playing with it. What looks like a simulation of unwarranted and savage abuse is just a bored and curious mind testing the bounds of the toy put before them. How far does a rubber leg bend before it snaps out of its joint? Oh, that far. Oh well.
Posted by famicom601

Thanks to Vinny, I bought this game yesterday. I've only put in about 6 hours into it, but so far it is amazing!

Edited by Uberdubie

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Vinny should head every QL and Endurance Run. Not just because he's the most entertaining; with a quick wit and sense of humor beyond Emmy-award-winning level, but he SHOWS YOU THE GAME better than anyone else can on GB. Just as long as Drew is manning the controls/TrackIR for the flight sims.

Not to say others don't do it well (Jeff is great all around, as is Brad as long as he isn't the one playing), but dammit, Vinny is GB as far as I'm concerned; the total package. Of course, all of this is completely opinion-based, except for the fact that Vinny is the best.

Posted by MelficeVKM

That ending, haha!

Posted by ProfessorK

Things I learned in this quicklook:

Vinny is the best/worst undercover cop ever

GB and The Lox go together

Don't text and drive, instant accident!

Posted by Hellstrom

It is most certainly less boring than GTA IV :P

Posted by Seanakin66

This, more than anything else, exemplifies exactly WHY Vinny's my favorite duder.

Posted by Snakepond

I love this game.

Posted by The_Moose

instant buy!

Posted by porr

23 mins on the radio of the motorcycle. Tokimonsta is playing. That alone makes me want to buy this game.

Posted by buft

Best line "look at that gun, HE preordered!"

Posted by Skanker

Vinny did a great job of hosting(?) this quick look - it's not often he gets to do that. Would love to see him showing off more PC stuff in the future.

Posted by Nerolus

Hitting the motorcycle with the door... hahaha.

Posted by cooljammer00

Pretty cool that they have a "face" system.

Posted by konshus

This game is awesome. Bought it on release day and gave enjoyed the hell out of it ever since.

Posted by avantegardener

I was lukewarm on this but after that quicklook ok I'm sold. Also Vinny, get some help :)

Posted by TheCreambun

I will play this game now. I was not so certain before I saw this QL

"I Just. *SMACK* Want to go. *SMACK* Outside. *SMACK* I just want the doors to open *SMACK*... Og there we go" Vinny is awesome :)

Posted by Heliosicle

@Indiana_Jenkins: Yep, there's a couple of songs on the soundtrack and it made me feel even better about buying it!

Posted by SpikeDelight

"I was alone in the city. Hong Kong... OEaHH!"

Posted by InvaderSkooj

This was the best quick look in a while. Good on Vinny.

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Posted by VibratingDonkey

@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.

You're terrible or average.

Posted by Trilogy

I love Vinny but hes so silly sometimes. You spent the first half the the quick look beating the shit out of random pedestrians and ramming their heads into car doors but you don't like it when the game allows you to run people down? Personally, I can't fucking stand it when games make the pedestrians auto dodge your car. It never looks right and its just overall a janky mess.

Edited by mewarmo990

I love this game. The Cantonese is clearly accented on some characters like Winston and Jackie (because their actors are overseas-born Chinese) and that annoys me a little, but I appreciate the gesture. Though it is a little weird when a guy interjects random Chinese into a sentence and then says the exact same thing right afterward in English. Also odd that all the random street NPCs speak clearly native Cantonese while many named characters do not. (Mrs. Chu is best)

Edited by dvorak

The melee combat alone would justify this game's awesomeness. The fact that it's open world and looks and feels amazing on PC makes it one of my favorites of the entire year.

Edit: That part at the end was amazing.

Posted by dmax3901

Still not sure whether I want this, but the work they've put into the PC version is making it damn tempting.

Posted by magellan

I demand more outtakes in the quicklooks.

Posted by bunnymud

I was on the fence about this game....Vinnie sold me and I LOVE IT

Posted by drew327

You would have won the race if you would have quit ramming other cars at the end, Lol

Edited by RandomInternetUser

Damn, I need this game. Edit: Oh god... that poor student.

Posted by AlbinoJerk

"Sifu, what happened to your collectibles?"  is a great line.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

That fucking gun is hilarious. Perfect moment to represent the QL. I think I could watch Vinny rough up the fine citizens of virtual Hong Kong for a good long time without getting bored.

Posted by mrangryface

vinny decides who gets hurt simply by proximity- equal opportunity

Posted by Napalm

"This game is pretty much Grand Theft Auto."

Really? This is still where we're at?

Posted by Ghosthead84

@Rabid619: Apart from the bit where someone got shot in the face.

Posted by Petervs

That was the best quick look i have ever seen, i laughed my ass off !

Posted by namesonkel

Oh no, he's an undercover cop and he's got a conscience.

Posted by Redhorn

My favorite quick look of all time.