Conclusion: Sleeping Dogs peut se vanter de disposer d'une certaine atmosphère visuelle. Si le moteur graphique n'offre pas un rendu des plus impressionnants ( il suffit de voir certaines animations ou mouvements des visages pour s'en convaincre ), il dispose toutefois d'une richesse visuelle pertinente. La ville de Hong-Kong regorge de PNJ qui vaquent à leurs occupations, donnant une touche vraiment vivante à l'ensemble.
Pros: Prise en main intuitive, Ville de Hong-Kong bien modélisée, Combats intéressants, Très bonne ambiance
Cons: Mise en scène parfois peu étoffée, Techniquement perfectible
Excerpt: Like Darksiders II , Sleeping Dogs is very derivative in the way it cherry picks signature elements from some of the best-loved video game franchises. However, this third-person open-world title takes these ingredients and cooks up one of the most enjoyable experiences in the genre. The game can be best described as a love child of Bruce Lee and Faith (Mirror's Edge) in the GTA universe.
Summary: Almost every area of the game is done to a high standard making this a highly recommended game that is well worth playing for anyone with an interest in the sandbox style of games or for anyone looking for a game with a solid storyline and fast paced action.
Summary: I know that Wei Shen isn’t the type of man to dragon-kick a passing woman into the ocean on a whim, but apparently he occasionally does this regardless. Such is the incongruity between character and action that arises in these games. Narrative issues aside, Sleeping Dogs is, at its heart, confident, brutal fun, and while lacking the open-world compulsion of other sandboxes, is top dog in terms of accomplished, satisfying play.
Pros: Satisfying melee combat, Mission variety is excellent
Cons: Story is strangely paced, Sandbox distractions are just distractions
Excerpt: By the end of the game, the combat system has expanded to offer the level of depth you’d more typically expect to find in a dedicated fighting game. Counters, arm breaks, grapples, jump kicks, stuns, and even the environment all can be used to Wei’s advantage. It’s possible to pick up items and wield them as weapons, or to grab a foe and (for example) toss him over the side of a building or shove his face into a whirling fan blade.
Excerpt: With the mini-heat wave on the weekend of its release, anyone who picked up a copy of Sleeping Dogs was treated to some bonus immersion. Sweaty, sticky players ran about a hot and humid Hong Kong wished that the A/C they’d just bought for undercover cop Wei Shen was available to them. Dwelling on the past isn’t encouraged by the Triads. Plenty want to keep their personal history quiet and Wei Shen is no exception.
Conclusion: Whether you are singing karaoke or smashing in gangsters faces Sleeping Dogs is one hell of a time. It’s been a little while since there’s been a big open world game and even with Sleeping Dogs crazy development cycle the game delivers a unique combat experience and fun story. The game has a great world where you can buy cars and clothes, fight with Triads, race cars, or just cause havoc if you like and it all amounts to a great time.