Ladies (Minor Spoilers)

#1 Posted by Veektarius (4741 posts) -

So I played a shitload of this game yesterday, in general love it. But while I was showered in virtual feminine appreciation in the very beginning of the game, it has completely evaporate for at least the last 5 or 6 story beats I've been on. The last I saw of any of them was when I tried to catch Tiffany in the act and she called me out for playing the field. (Which was kind of weird, since I didn't realize I had slept with either Tiffany or Not-Ping, but whatever.) My question is this: was I expected to only respond to one of the three women I met so far and ignore the others, or does the game actually just kind of drop the dating aspect mid-thought no matter what you do?

#2 Posted by ComradeCrash (558 posts) -

Yeah you only really take them out on one or two dates then you get a small bonus after you finish their mission. Like after hanging out with Not Ping you can now see all the security cameras on your map. But other than that you really don't go out on dates at a regular basis.

By the way read the report on Tiffany in your phone, she was a bigger cheater. lol

#3 Posted by Xolare (1279 posts) -

Put your penis in every vagina you can.

#4 Posted by falserelic (5394 posts) -

If you get caught putting your dick in the wrong women. Then you will be in a world full of hurt just like wei.

#5 Posted by Veektarius (4741 posts) -

Haha, I might have played it straighter if I had realized I was having sex with any of them. It was, at best, very weakly implied.

#6 Posted by tallTuck94 (553 posts) -

There are like 5 girls in the game, they have little to no affect on Wei or the story, all they do it show collectibles on the map.

You'll have a couple of main story missions where you meet them then an optional date mission with each one that opens up collectibles.

Early on there are three girls that have date mission open. About two thirds in two more open up and that's it.
#7 Posted by believer258 (11771 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

Haha, I might have played it straighter if I had realized I was having sex with any of them. It was, at best, very weakly implied.

Better weakly implied than immaturely shown. I'm not naming any names, but...

#8 Posted by Veektarius (4741 posts) -

@believer258: No argument there, though the relationships themselves were much more maturely handled than Sleeping Dogs'. Which was basically, "Oh, you're a good driver, I guess we should have sex once and never talk to each other again." Maybe games will figure it out someday.

#9 Edited by Grimhild (723 posts) -

They're saving it for the dating DLC.

"DAISUKE GIVE IT TO YOU ROUGH!"

But seriously, I just started a second playthrough just to make sure that there's nothing else to it. Which there probably isn't, but I don't care because I really like this game.

#10 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

#11 Posted by deerokus (538 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

Not really, there are some side quests where you have a woman with you, but it's not a dating system.

#12 Posted by SASnake (322 posts) -

@jakob187: fomg! this game has 2 missions were you escort a woman! NOW I NOT NEED WASTE MY MONEY!...fuck up troll.

#13 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1726 posts) -
@jakob187 said:

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

Nah it's not that good, I reckon you should still take her out to dinner dude.
#14 Posted by bunnymud (717 posts) -

What do the lady killer outfiit do?

do do do

#15 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

@bunnymud said:

What do the lady killer outfiit do?

do do do

Apparently if you wear it while going on the dating missions you get extra dialog.

#16 Posted by Korwin (2836 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

... I'm not sure why this is a deal breaker.

#17 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

...

How the fuck is that a deal breaker?

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#18 Posted by TechnoSyndrome (829 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

This game has dating crap?

Thanks for this information. Now I don't need to waste my money.

Hahahahahahahaha

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#19 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Same here - I felt the dating stuff was really poorly handled.

It felt like there was a second date to most of the girls' that has been cut, but the "conclusion" to the dating acts is if it's all there.

And yes, I was rather confused when Tiffany claimed Wei had been cheating on her. Later on, Not-Ping contacts you and says you've been cheating on her as well. So, there's that.

Personally, I'd have rather seen that they'd kept that stuff out entirely, or added a bit more to it (like at least letting the player know what's going on, if you are going to pull the cheating card). One of the weakest parts of the game. Then again, at least the dates are better than the crap in GTA4 (opinions!) :P

#20 Posted by suntone (98 posts) -

@Mnemoidian: But her reaction at the end of the phone message is kinda funny because after cheating on her she still wants you to call her.

#21 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I felt like the dating crap is sort've unintended commentary on the state of such things in video games today and further cements my belief that Wei is a total sociopath.

#22 Posted by Khann (2816 posts) -

On my first (and only) date with Amanda, it seemed like she was implying I had bought her dress for her, even though it was the first date I'd ever been on. 
 
It was weird and makes me think that quite a lot of the relationship stuff has been cut.

#23 Posted by Nux (2320 posts) -

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one confused by this. I thought I did something wrong or I was just missing something. It is pretty weird that they drop the date thing really early on.

#24 Posted by Phoenix778m (243 posts) -

I know it was probably not time effective but I though they could add to the story arch by having a love interest and then showing the effects of PTSD not just on Wei but also on his relationships as well. Maybe have Emma Stone's character find out about Wei because he let's her get to close and then she feels betrayed Her life gets ruined when the PD gets rid of her (revoked visa). Anything other than what they did. I don't need a dating sim but Hong Kong flicks have deep seeded love interests. It seems Wei's only motivation is his dead family and sister.

#25 Posted by MikkaQ (10276 posts) -

I broke Tiffany's leg and put her in the trunk. Not Ping was way cooler anyway.

I should really stop playing open world games, it brings out the worst in me.

#26 Posted by yyZiggurat (1014 posts) -

No one ever accused me of cheating. I went on one date with each girl, got an in-game bonus, and never heard from them again.

#27 Posted by halcyonTwilight (74 posts) -

If any content related to the different girls you date in the game come in later as DLC, I'll still be disappointed. Wei's relationship with the various girls could have been plot elements used to further develop Wei's character and also help further color his motivations (e.g. Tiffany could have been further tied into the sub-plot with Big Smile Lee), but instead they cut all of that potential out. Even if some additional 'date' missions are added as DLC, it's unlikely that those missions will have any relevance since it's pretty clear that the devs were pushed to polish things rather than to continue their ambitious plans.

And god that gliched voicemail from Not Ping was such a tease.

#28 Posted by lclay (383 posts) -

I was disappointed that there was so little emma stone in the game

Clearly they cut a fair amount out but oh well

#29 Posted by Djnuttty (138 posts) -

@Xolare said:

Put your penis in every vagina you can.

#30 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

So that really is it with the women? I took Emma Stone out on like two dates, had the whole run in with Tiffany about Not Ping and went and hacked some cameras. I was wondering myself when I was going to get a call from them again but I guess not. Oh well.

#31 Posted by Sarumarine (2211 posts) -

I actually didn't do ANY of these because for some reason I thought they were like the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas or IV relationship system or something. Besides, I was an undercover cop. I figured dating any of them was going to get them cut to shreds by a local gangster or blow my cover at the most inopportune moment.

So basically, I'm bummed I didn't try at least one of them.

#32 Posted by JasonR86 (9649 posts) -

@Djnuttty said:

@Xolare said:

Put your penis in every vagina you can.

That's my philosophy for life.

#33 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3788 posts) -

This part of an otherwise very good game was really dumb. I thought the Tiffany sequence was particularly funny, I didn't even really know her name when Wei met her at club Bam Bam then all the sudden some guys telling me "Tiffany" is with some other dude. I was confused then realized who it was and had a laugh. Then I accosted the dude.

Wei's that psycho dude I guess who treats girls like they are his girlfriend even when they aren't. Dude's too badass to be a clinger.

It was so silly. And all of them end so abruptly.

@Sarumarine said:

I actually didn't do ANY of these because for some reason I thought they were like the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas or IV relationship system or something. Besides, I was an undercover cop. I figured dating any of them was going to get them cut to shreds by a local gangster or blow my cover at the most inopportune moment.

So basically, I'm bummed I didn't try at least one of them.

You didn't miss much. For me they were only unintentionally funny.

#34 Posted by ninnanuam (274 posts) -

I was super confused when Amanda (emma stone) starting talking about Wei buying her a dress, then you never here from here again, and the weird endings for not ping and the russian chick.

I assume there was a big change to these things and there were more missions for these "dates".

#35 Posted by RenegadeDoppelganger (407 posts) -

When I figured out that Emma Stone was actually not the sole love interest and instead just one in a series of short 'girlfriend' missions a la GTA, I was really disappointed. Doubly so when I discovered that they seem to just scrap that entire premise less than halfway through the game.

I would have liked to see her character play a larger role in the story, or at least one that isn't totally forgotten about after 2 side missions.

#36 Posted by BBAlpert (1421 posts) -

I think the way that they hinted/bashed your over the head with your having sex with Tiffany was pretty clever/awful, assuming I'm not just reading too much into things. After the second karaoke event, when she talks about sitting in your lap and singing, the camera not so subtly pans away to an ad posted on the wall for some sort of "high protein face lotion" or something. That can't have been a coincidence, could it?

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#37 Posted by Veektarius (4741 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

I think the way that they hinted/bashed your over the head with your having sex with Tiffany was pretty clever/awful, assuming I'm not just reading too much into things. After the second karaoke event, when she talks about sitting in your lap and singing, the camera not so subtly pans away to an ad posted on the wall for some sort of "high protein face lotion" or something. That can't have been a coincidence, could it?

That sounds like something I'd have laughed at, if I'd noticed it.

#38 Posted by Daiphyer (1332 posts) -

@BBAlpert said:

I think the way that they hinted/bashed your over the head with your having sex with Tiffany was pretty clever/awful, assuming I'm not just reading too much into things. After the second karaoke event, when she talks about sitting in your lap and singing, the camera not so subtly pans away to an ad posted on the wall for some sort of "high protein face lotion" or something. That can't have been a coincidence, could it?

I think it is implied that you have sex with Not Ping, the Russian chick, and that girl who likes fast cars.

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