Sleeping dogs gets a high Definition make over on the next gen consoles (PlayStation and Xbox one). Does it hold up as well this time around or should it just make a turn around and go back in time let’s find out.
Story: In this deep amazing story you play as Wei Shen an undercover cop in the sun on yee triads in Hong Kong. Wei Shen gets chosen for this job because of his history with the triads he grew up with. You begin by becoming a foot soldier for Winston Chu a red pole in the sun on yee triads and moving your way up the ranks by showing your loyalty to Winston and your water street gang brothers. Your mission in the story of this game is to bring down the sun on yee triads. While in this game you notice some tension come between you and your triad brothers and your fellow police officers, which you really get to feel like the mentality of what it’s like to be undercover and the stress you go under in the process.
Gameplay: This game is not your just typical third person action game this is a truly unique experience. Not only does this game deliver a punch to the face it gives you a round house kick to the head full of excitement. You use Kung Fu as your main aresenal of weaponry, with some shooting mechanics as well in the game. There are styles you may choose from in this game pertaining to different outfits such as wing chun, drunken boxing and Jeet Kune do. This is an open world game but this is not your typical open world game its crowded and exciting with lots to do. Like racing, gambling, karaoke, fight clubs and chicken fighting (yes that is right chicken fighting) alongside that you can do cop jobs on the side to increase your rank as a cop which has great unlockables. Also your triad ranks help you unlock upgrades as well. When you are done a mission in the game you get a score which you can always do over if you want to increase your score on a certain mission.
Verdict: while this game in my mind is a master piece it’s not all good while playing this game I wish there was more boss battles, gang battles and underground fight clubs. The next gen versions of this game are a bit glitchy with a freezing loading time for a few minutes, random things falling from the sky on fire and some really weird stickies. But for an martial arts cinema buff like myself this game is a dream come true I give this game a 9 out of 10.
Good job United front games and Square Enix