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Edited by Encephalon

Dear god, Vinny...

Posted by Masha2932

I know the staff don't take Endurance run suggestions, so I'm just doing this for myself.

MAN! I'D LOVE IT IF THE GUYS DID AN OPEN WORLD ENDURANCE RUN

Posted by DrJota

Respawning car doors! 2012's Best New Feature in a video game!

Edited by bybeach

Vinnny...Take your pills Vinny.

Hong Kong will thank you for it......

Posted by Gnome

i wish the enemies went at the protag. in groups rather than one on one while the other enemies just watch. Just looks stupid and unrealistic ala AssCreed. Basically, I want a new Warriors game.

Posted by HerbieBug

@Yummylee said:

Also I totally recognise those hacking ''blop'' noises from Human Revolution.

Fuck! I knew I had heard that sound before! D:

Posted by MiniPato

@bybeach said:

Vinnny...Take your pills Vinny.

Hong Kong will thank you for it......

That doctor lady at the end was trying to give Vinny his pills.

Posted by papercut

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

Posted by joelalfaro

@Indiana_Jenkins: HIGHFIVE for bonobo reference!

Posted by joelalfaro

Haha that endingggggg!!!!!!!!

Posted by artofwar420

VinDogs!

Posted by MilesRose

This game is totally up my alley. Open-worlder? Sold. Excellent Melee... yesyesyesyes!

Posted by hagridore

He pre-ordered.

Vinny, you are the best.

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.

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 DukesT3

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

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 Ninja_Welshman

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

Posted by Capum15

And now I want this game.

Posted by Indiana_Jenkins

@joelalfaro: Hell Yes!

*highfive*

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 ashogo

Wow, Vinny is evil here.

Posted by ghostNPC

@papercut said:

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

Yes.

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 Bolt3

I love Vinny's enthusiasm for everything.

Posted by burgavo

Wow deep space 9 millimeter

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 EnchantedEcho

Loved the ending, Vinny is the best.

Posted by Sanj

Hilarious QL.

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 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!!!!!!!!

Posted by Legend

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

Posted by TeflonBilly

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

Posted by kristov_romanov

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

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 twillfast

You're hilarious Vinny.

Posted by Terrents

Best quick look in forever. Vinny is the best

Posted by Greebman

game looks empty

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Stimpack

@Demoskinos: Drowsy pups!

Posted by ItBeStefYo

What was that song at 39 minutes?! haha

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 Assirra

PC version, yet they use a controller...

Posted by artofwar420

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