302 Comments
Posted by Morningstar

Curious about this one.

Posted by Manekineko

Always be sleeping!

Posted by jesterroyal

I wonder if this will be any good.

Posted by Slingnast

Got the preview copy to work then I guess.

Posted by rmanthorp

"Quick Look: A Preview "

Is that like preview inception. My brain hurts.

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Posted by familyphotoshoot

Five minutes in and it's already busted.

Posted by DJKommunist

I WAS PROMISED EMMA STONE

Posted by JacDG

Man, this game looks awesome from what I have seen so far, I reaaaaaaaaally hope it turns out well.

Posted by beepmachine

Huh, wasn't Jeff just talking about how preview copies and stuff like that aren't a thing much anymore? Pretty cool to see a developer handing one out.

Posted by Phoenix87

Jeff loves some sweet track pants.

Posted by SamuraiSeppuku

Cannot wait! FYI people that are on the fence, gram.pl had almost an 1+ hour preview of activities, driving, fighting and a couple of missions that have already been shown.

Posted by LobsterMobster

Thank goodness they decided to change this game to be about a male street thug. Truly the most underrepresented demographic in open world games. Except for, you know, every single one of them ever.

Posted by SeanNaess

Doesn't look too bad!

Posted by simkas

@LobsterMobster: He's not a thug, he's a cop.

Posted by RVonE

Dat pop-in!

Posted by VargasPrime

"Do you get a lot of COP points for sticking dudes' faces into fans?"

Posted by Zaxex

This game looks better than I initially expected, and probably as good as I hoped since E3.

Plus, a decent soundtrack. Is Ninja Tune like a go-to for video games? Not that I'm complaining, I really like the music on that label.

Shit, just listened to it again, Ninja Tune radio :). British Indie label getting theirs. Man, I hope this game's good, I wanna roll around Hong Kong blasting Ninja Tune radio, I could also do it in the game!

Posted by emem

I think I'll take a look at this, it might look amazing with ICEnHancer.

Posted by LiK

hope the final game is good!

Posted by ReddenBlack

WAIT!! I thought the police in Hong Kong didn't carry guns on the street....

Edited by Nights

@LobsterMobster said:

Thank goodness they decided to change this game to be about a male street thug. Truly the most underrepresented demographic in open world games. Except for, you know, every single one of them ever.

Er, he's an undercover cop. How many other open-world games have an undercover cop as the main character? You certainly aren't one in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas or IV.

Posted by djaoni

@RVonE said:

Dat pop-in!

At one point nothing was loaded in 5 meters in front of him.

I really hope there's no pop-in in the PC version. There shouldn't be.

Edited by ShaggE

Oh man, this looks fun. Janky as all hell, and I can imagine that some of it will carry over to the final build (I just hope that the crazy pop-in doesn't), but I do love me some environmental fighting.

Posted by Demoskinos

I love his blatant littering. FUCK THAT CAN AND THAT BOWL I' M A COP.

Posted by billyhoush

This game looks hella fun.

Posted by CptBedlam

@djaoni said:

@RVonE said:

Dat pop-in!

At one point nothing was loaded in 5 meters in front of him.

I thought across the street was a harbour or something... and then a whole city block appeared. Really insane popup. It better be not as bad in the final game.

Posted by VargasPrime

Wow, he missed a punch and broke the car window, a la Kreese from Karate Kid (although without the career-ending hand mangling).

SOLD

Posted by audioBusting

As far as I know most people in Hong Kong can speak English on top of Cantonese, even though they probably don't speak English as much as in the game. It's still nice to see some characters speaking in Cantonese.

Posted by andmm

This game is looking quite good!

Posted by simkas

@audioBusting: It would be kinda hard to play if every single line of dialogue was in cantonese and was subtitled.

Posted by eroticfishcake

All this Cantonese is really weirding me out.

Posted by Wiseblood

Looks rough in some spots but seems pretty cool. Too bad it's being released on the same day as Darksiders 2.

Posted by simkas

Holy shit, that was so cool when he just grabbed a car and ran some guys over instead of fighting them, I love that you can actually do that and aren't just locked into the current area until you beat everyone up.

Posted by EJStyleS

Definitely how you play it...that second mission looked a whole lot more fun in the official Sqeenix video. This is going to fill a real GTA/Saint's Row sized void in my life for 2012, reckon it's going to sell pretty darned well.

Posted by Humanity

Ryan drives like an old man.

Posted by Lurkero

@HumanoidTyphoon said:

@LobsterMobster said:

Thank goodness they decided to change this game to be about a male street thug. Truly the most underrepresented demographic in open world games. Except for, you know, every single one of them ever.

Er, he's an undercover cop. How many other open-world games have an undercover cop as the main character? You certainly aren't one in GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas or IV.

Coincidentally, True Crime:Streets of LA, and True Crime: New York were open-world crime games where you are a cop. Not necessarily undercover all the time, but certainly more on the vigilante side.

However, LobsterMobster is right. The character is an undercover cop, but he is undercover as a street thug, which represents most open world games. It's more convenient to play as a vigilante disobeying the law rather than a cop who has to follow it. Wouldn't be much fun if the player had to follow the law.

Posted by SolidOcelot

The voices in this game sound like horrible caricatures, also this looks boring as hell.

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Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

"Sleeping Dogs" could not sound less like a video game, unless you put "Kane & Lynch 3" in front of it.

If this game is good and it doesn't sell, you can blame the title.

Posted by simkas

Damnit Ryan, why do you always forget to mention that something is coming to PC too?

Posted by Lethal

Yes, cops in Hong Kong do carry guns.

Weird choice of name for the protagonist. It's not a typical Cantonese name at all.

More of what people here call a "mainland" sounding name.

Posted by SomeJerk
@djaoni said: 

I really hope there's no pop-in in the PC version. There shouldn't be.

There might be if you travel at extreme speeds, but it will go away if you run the game from just about any SSD. GTA4 APB(R) and other sandboxy PC games run a lot better and have their geometry pop-in go away from SSD read speeds.
Posted by hermes

I am getting a pretty strong "Yakuza" feeling from this game, mainly the chase, the fights and the game-y items...

Posted by Crelio

Grand Theft Auto: Hong Kong?

Posted by falling_fast

Tourists swarm to see your face

Confucius has a puzzling grace

Disorientated you enter in

Unleashing scent of wild jasmine

Posted by Ghost_Cat

I am all about games where you carelessly discard every item.

Posted by Metal_Mills
@RVonE said:

Dat pop-in!

PC version ftw
Posted by rjayb89
Posted by vizionblind

holy pop in

Posted by Performance

Looks like a very interesting game from what I've seen here; mostly, I'm intrigued by being in an open-world Hong Kong.
I'll definitely consider purchasing it.

Posted by zyn

Thanks for the quick look, Ryan and Jeff. Game looks awesome (minus the bugs). Got this game pre-ordered! BRING ON AUGUST 17th!