Reviews by iwnicholas

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Up there with the Best

iwnicholas | Sept. 3, 2013 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

Sleeping Dogs creates an atmosphere unlike any other I have witnessed. After downloading the High Res Texture Pack (free DLC) straight off the bat the game looked stunning. On full graphics, the opening scene set on the docks of Hong Kong really did a great job in both setting the scene, introducing the characters, and immediately immersing the player.

One of the games strongest points is its amazing immersion into the game world and story, you feel happy for characters, sad for others and disdain for not a small few. This immersion is aided by great scenary and one of the best melee combat systems I have ever used let alone one in an open world game.

The driving mechanics left something to be desired, after playing GTA IV which has some great driving, vehicles in Sleeping Dogs felt unnatural and took some getting used to. The game also has the rare glitch, which in such a story rich game can ruin the mood however they are so few and far between it never really was a problem.

Sleeping Dogs is one of the better games I have ever played. Square Enix really did an amazing job creating an open world game that really holds its own with the best in the genre.