Sleeping Dogs Demo Review
Sleeping Dogs was originally going to be named True Crime: Hong Kong, but to a change in development and a handover in the rights to the game, Sleeping Dogs was made, thanks to the efforts of Square Enix and United Front Games.
The demo itself is brilliant. Most of us have watched snippets of gameplay from other companies but mainly from the gaming conventions such as E3. In the demo you need to chase down a rival triad member Ming through a beautifully designed Hong Kong alleyway. This is the perfect way of showing off the free running element this game proudly possesses. After being caught by the HK police and sharing that you’re an undercover cop, you are thrown into a warehouse, where you are to infiltrate and capture a man behind an attack on the triad leaders family. There are a lot of chances to show off the combat in this game, you are able to use the environment; this includes a furnace, roof vents, boxes full of glass and so many other objects around you to completely destroy your opponent. Using the counter feature I felt like I was playing Assassins Creed, simply because the combat is so well put together. I thoroughly enjoy playing the demo, I would recommend you play it before you buy the game because the character movement didn’t feel as warm as I would have liked. But the game itself is the perfect combination of Saints Row and GTA. Exactly what sandbox fans have been waiting for. 4/5 stars overall for the demo alone.