Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
HONG KONG REDEFINED
The game may have already celebrated its second birthday in August this year, but Sleeping Dogs’ charming gameplay, characters and graphics made the game a toast of 2012. It did so well, in fact, that Square Enix has now republished it for the new generation consoles as Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition. The question is: does it play and look better?
As a recap, you play as Wei Shen, a former San Francisco police officer transferred to the Hong Kong Police Force, who is posing under deep cover as a triad member trying to infiltrate the ranks of notorious triad organization Sun On Yee.
SAME, YET DIFFERENT
Apart from the graphical fidelity being updated for the current-gen consoles and all the previous DLCs having been put into this version of the game, everything still plays out the same. The combat mechanics are still the same, which manages to pay homage to the Free Flow Fighting system that was first introduced in the Batman: Arkham series.
Graphics are a bit of a hit and miss. Where the environments and its ambient features are concerned, they look really good. But come the character details and design, and you can’t help but notice that there is a certain jagginess to the outlines of the characters.