Heard so much about this game on the bombcast that I finally decided to give it a try, in anticipation for GTA5. I played up until the mission that you free that big naked russian guy, and I have to say that I am profoundly disappointed.
First of all, the graphics suck and the framerate is bad (I am playing on PS3). Second, all the missions thus far have been really boring, and most of them seem like they are setting up side activities. If that's the case, I hope this stops soon. Third, I fail to see the "dumb", the outrageous, the "they went all out" that the GB guys have been talking about. It's all pretty standard gangster stuff, and all the characters are bland as hell.
It doesn't help that I am not fond of the gameplay either. Enemies take to many bullets to kill, are all basically the same male and female clones and the weapons suck. And the sound design for the car engines and ambient sounds is abysmal. My guy's voice (I chose the british guy is really not that great for me, either.
So, please tell me that there will be better stuff coming up, cuz I really plan on finishing the game (it's free on PS+), but if it doesn't get any better I might be burned out. For the record, I loved GTA4 and Sleeping Dogs is probably one of my favorite games of all time.