Has anybody else played this at PAX yet?

#1 Posted by luchadeer797 (294 posts) -

Yesterday when I was at PAX I found myself bored as I waited for my friends to push through the Borderlands 2 line and noticed the Sleeping Dogs kiosk right across from the 2k area. So far I've been pretty cautiously excited for the game, especially with all the changing of publishers and the like, but thats changed now that I've played it.

Hot damn is this game just fun. The story seems like it could have its own interesting merits, yet it could always just devolve into some generic Hong Kong action flick style game, but that doesn't matter really. The gameplay is just sheer fun, playing like a joyous combination of Mirror's Edge, Saints Row, and Batman Arkham City. You can transition seamlessly from free running and mantling objects around the city to a free-flow combat style system full of brutal, stylistic flair. The shooting seemed fine and the driving suitably drifty and arcade-y, but it was just how the few gameplay systems meld together and transition into each other that made it so awesome. Definitely a must buy for me now. How have the rest of you liked it?

#2 Posted by Baillie (4175 posts) -

Mirror's Edge & Batman you say? With elements of GTA. C'mon now, buddy. I don't have time to be horny.

#3 Posted by Redbullet685 (6044 posts) -

So this is what True Crime: Hong Kong became. Looks really cool from that trailer about the vehicles and the way you're talking about it makes it sound like the best game ever. Kinda stoked for this game now.

#4 Posted by JacDG (2126 posts) -

Just watched this

Holy cow, if nothing else it looks really cool, stupid action fun, love the traversal and the occasional slowing down time whilst shooting, seems very cool.

#5 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@twstdsniper:

Are there any RPG elements like earning experience to level up your character or at least boost his abilities?

#6 Posted by luchadeer797 (294 posts) -

@Morrow: I didn't notice any RPG elements in terms of getting to level up your character and spec him out towards some build, though I did notice someone run up to a vending machine and get a soda that gave them some kind of boost, so it seems as though there will be temporary stat increases you can find but no true leveling mechanics.

#7 Posted by kuz101 (209 posts) -

I played it too. The driving seemed arcadey and fine. The traversal and parkour could be a bit wonky at times and the shooting itself is fine. The fighting system they have touted was fun from what I played. Plenty of environmental finishers. Everything seemed perfectly serviceable, but I don't think the game is the sheer fun you described it as. The best part for me was the setting. There never has been an open-world game set in a city like Hong Kong. The story was intriguing too. One of the missions started of with some pretty brutal and graphic torture. Also, I had a lot of slowdown while playing, but they have time to improve that. Just thought I would add my opinion to this thread.

#8 Posted by luchadeer797 (294 posts) -

@kuz101: Yea I forgot about that bit haha, the slowdown was pretty bad at times, hopefully they'll fix that.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (24842 posts) -

Good to know that it looks like it's on the right track.

#10 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@twstdsniper said:

@Morrow: I didn't notice any RPG elements in terms of getting to level up your character and spec him out towards some build, though I did notice someone run up to a vending machine and get a soda that gave them some kind of boost, so it seems as though there will be temporary stat increases you can find but no true leveling mechanics.

I see... too bad. I thought it might be similar to Yakuza... thanks for the info ^^

#11 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

@JacDG said:

Just watched this

Holy cow, if nothing else it looks really cool, stupid action fun, love the traversal and the occasional slowing down time whilst shooting, seems very cool.

Holy shit, if it controls well that looks like it will be a ton of fun.

Officially hyped.

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