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A fun but inferior open-world cityscape

genericmadness | Oct. 19, 2012 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

This is a very polished game, particularly for one that flatlined for a while there. While the game was worth saving, the added delay of reviving it has served to date it further - the game looks and runs excellently, but its open world presentation has necessitated some filler, like innumerable collectibles and some activities that just aren't fun. Take, for example, the cockfighting - you bet on one of two birds, then watch a non-interactive fight between them. These moments of tedium are in spite of a fun, John Woo-esque campaign and a visually exciting setting. Something else to note is that the main character is a bit of a pig. His decisions during the story are highly questionable, both as a cop and as a human being - but playing bad people has never stopped me before. Sleeping Dogs hasn't quite bested its forefathers, but as a possible franchise it's headed in the right direction.