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« Reply #80 on: October 15, 2012, 11:36:52 AM »

Okay first some more DLC news that was mentioned in my above post
http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/community-gift-pack

free of charge,16th October(tomorrow)


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"We wanted to show you, the fans, how much we appreciated your support throughout the development of the game,"  says producer Dan Sochan. "So we created an in-game pack of some really cool items. In your in-game wardrobe, you'll find a UFG T-shirt which is the same design as the shirts that our employees and friends get in real life; a UFG-themed, environmentally friendly, mini compact car; and of course… a luchadore mask, which is an important symbol here at UFG.  Our meeting rooms are named after Mexican wrestlers, it’s on our company logo and we have a luchadore mask collection at our front door!"
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The Tactical Soldier Pack arrives tomorrow as well for 160msp
http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-tactical-soldier
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Prepare to take on all that Hong Kong throws your way, fully equipped with the strongest armour and most destructive weapon in the game. The Assault Rifle from ‘The Funeral’ and ‘Civil Discord’ missions (complete with its under-barrel grenade launcher) will be readily available at each of your apartments alongside the Tactical Outfit, the game’s most powerful personal protection.
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Also tomorrow is the Street Racer Pack for 320msp
http://my.sleepingdogs.net/news/spotlight-street-racer

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Delving deeper into the underground world of Hong Kong’s illegal race scene, the Street Racer pack launches with three lucrative new races across the streets and waterways of the island: Kamikaze, a race up and down the winding tracks of the city’s Victoria Peak; Cross Island Enduro, an epic endurance motorcycle race; plus the high-speed Harbor Run boat race.

In your garage, a new Sting superbike will be available to take at any time, featuring incredible acceleration and handling, while in your safehouse's wardrobe you'll be able to find the new Dragon outfit with a racing jacket and helmet for reduced damage from both accidents and gunfire.
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Then the Undead and Vampires make their way for Halloween to Hong Kong(Square Enix claim that they are NOT Zombies)
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Playing as hero Wei Shen, you must take care of a tortured Triad member who is raised from the dead. Powered up with some magical tea, Shen is able to kill them with his lightning-powered fists. Evil Chinese vampires, the Jiang Shi, can also be offed with a peachwood sword.

No pricing details as of yet,but Sleeping Dog's first story-based DLC "Nightmare on North Point" will land 30th October
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« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2012, 12:43:50 PM »

Not very excited about any of those.
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« Reply #82 on: November 02, 2012, 02:27:44 PM »

Oh Dear

Nightmare in North Point-4/10(EuroGamer)


Their main complaint was that it was too short and not much variety

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Each mission completed adds a couple of demonic infestations to the map, but these are simply more brawls against the same enemies. The Jiang Shi are easily defeated by grappling them while stunned and only pose a threat if you let them grab you. Even the more imposing Yaoguai demons that pop up are hardly a challenge. You'll need to build up your Face meter or grab a peach wood sword before you can damage them, but once your blows connect, they go down in a few flurries. As horror goes, this simply isn't scary or even all that gruelling.

Those are the only new enemies on offer, so the episode pads itself out with a couple of half-hearted fights against more traditional gangland foes as well as a brief bit of scripted gunplay for no real reason. You can literally rattle through both the story missions and all the secondary tasks in less than two hours, and the story being told does little to add meaningful context to the thin gameplay.

Their closing paragraph is quite damning

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Instead you get less than two hours of gameplay consisting of a few repetitive fights, and all you get to show for it is a new hat. Hardly worth getting out of bed for, let alone rising from the grave.
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« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2013, 01:04:35 AM »

I just started playing this and on one hand I'm delighted by the story, characters, dialogue, and setting. It's a nice change of pace playing a game that takes place in China. However, I'm less than thrilled by the open-world aspects of the game. I didn't realize this was a straight up GTA clone... Date missions and all. At least the combat feels better. 
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« Reply #84 on: March 01, 2013, 01:45:21 AM »

Quote from: Ridah on March 01, 2013, 01:04:35 AM

I just started playing this and on one hand I'm delighted by the story, characters, dialogue, and setting. It's a nice change of pace playing a game that takes place in China. However, I'm less than thrilled by the open-world aspects of the game. I didn't realize this was a straight up GTA clone... Date missions and all. At least the combat feels better. 
unlike GTA, I recommend doing the date missions here.  They are short and each one gives you some tangible benefit after only one mission.
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