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post #41 of 58
came close to picking it up, the setting is appealing and the art design looks well done. it's the GTA-style gameplay that turns me off. i assume (maybe incorrectly) that the gameplay is similar to GTA which gets boring after a few hours. each 'mission' is a regurgitation of some other mission (i.e. go here and collect money from Pauly, now go here and collect money from Vito). i can only play whack-a-mole for so long. someone feel free to chime in and tell me sleeping dogs is different. maybe it'll push me towards purchasing.
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post #42 of 58
It's a great looking game and all no doubt about that but hong kong scenery seemed all the same and that for me ruined the experience that and the damn hacking omg but it does have its moments I uninstalled it after giving it 2 hours just not for me but for those who loved the scenery am sure it was a great experience
post #43 of 58
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You are most probably in a minority. Critics as well as users have loved it.

It's a good thing minorities are still included in game scores.

There was nothing about this game that made me think is was a AAA game. Everything was just... mediocre. It doesn't feel like they didn't spend any real time on anything at all.
post #44 of 58
I know the title is "why didn't you buy it", but I did, and I'll tell you why I didn't buy it at release and waited for a sale:

I read about the game here on the forums, and was only mildly interested. I played the GTA games and enjoyed them, but they weren't games I sank a lot of hours into, so I figured this game would be about the same. I downloaded the demo, and it was after playing the demo that I decided I wanted it. It seemed like the combat system was done well, and I enjoyed the hand-to-hand combat over gun-play. I also think it's a VERY good looking game, and it's obvious they payed a bit of extra attention to the PC version. I did wait till the Amazon sale that put it around $18 I believe though because I still wasn't too sure that I'd have a lot of fun with it. Thankfully, I was wrong.

I hope that people at least take a closer look at this game; I believe it deserves to do well.
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They were giving it away for free with everything so I figured it was crap.
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post #46 of 58
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They were giving it away for free with everything so I figured it was crap.
I'm guessing you feel the same about other games that are given away for free as well then like Borderlands 2?
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post #47 of 58
I don't buy it because I have no idea what it is.
I have no idea what it is because I don't care what it is.
I don't care what it is because I'm feeling lazy to google and watch youtube videos about it.
It's not worth my attention wink.gif
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post #48 of 58
They should have put some of that cash into marketing. I have no idea what the game is about even after reading this thread, and the title is so generic it implies nothing at all.

In a market saturated with awesome games, you have to tell us about a game and why we should care. I've never played an assassin's creed game but I know they have a revolutionary-war-era game coming out now - because of marketing. I know all about tiny indie games like FTL and Binding of Isaac despite not ever playing them, because even they had more buzz.
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post #49 of 58
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Does Amazon run different sales for you guys on digital downloads? Just random curiosity, I've always wondered how they handle digital distribution in europe compared to the U.S.
It was on sale for $18 here. A lot of people missed it though because it wasn't advertised, just like the game on release.

I bought this game almost 2 years ago. I payed 25 euro, for Dvd to be ordered.

For the rest i dont know, how do you wanna compare it? biggrin.gif
     
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post #50 of 58
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I'm guessing you feel the same about other games that are given away for free as well then like Borderlands 2?

Could be. Don't have any interest in playing that game so probably. Dont know about it, dont care about it, havent heard much about it, the cover looks goofy, etc etc etc.
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