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Published October 4th 2013
I was browsing Oz Game Shop for a new game to play when I came across Sleeping Dogs. From the details featured on the site, Sleeping Dogs sounded as though it held a lot of similarities to the Grand Theft Auto line of games. What I have seen of the game so far is absolutely stunning. Prior to the release of GTA V, Sleeping Dogs has been better than any other Grand Theft Auto game that has been released and offers a rich and unique storyline, taking a more serious pathway than games such as Saints Row.
Sleeping Dogs is an open-world action/adventure/crime game developed by United Front Games for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Microsoft Windows that was released in 2012.
In the game you play as Wei Shen. At first you appear to be a criminal but after being busted during a drug deal it's revealed that you're actually an undercover cop and being caught was all a ploy to get yourself into jail to talk to a criminal and old friend named Jackie Ma. From there on Wei is thrust into the violent underworld of Hong Kong. As Wei you become more and more involved in the Triad society called the Sun On Yee and you become exposed to many a dark and dreadful acts.
The controls of this game were odd to me at first. They were smooth and realistic and almost slow because of that, annoying at first because I kept feeling like I was doing something wrong but I've learned to really appreciate them. The graphics are astounding as well. If your game is running through a screen that supports high definition you can really appreciate the effort put into this game, to the extent of seeing Wei's shirt getting wet in the rain, all the tiny little indentations of the car, the blood splatters on his body. It's truly detailed and the locales are fantastic. I haven't been to Hong Kong to be a proper judge of the scenery but to the untrained eye it appears authentic.