The lights are on
My favorite game of this console generation is still Grand Theft Auto IV. I lose myself in open worlds, especially those with fast cars and soaring cityscapes. For these reasons, Sleeping Dogs has been on my radar for quite some time. After reading mixed reviews for the game, I went into it expecting combat to be the main attraction. Grappling enemies and dragging them over to environment props is certainly fun – especially when fish tanks, furnaces, and gates are nearby – but this ability is taking a back seat to the world itself. I'm having a great time steering clear of missions to explore Hong Kong. After spending hundreds of hours in various recreations of Los Angeles and New York City, it's nice to be in a new location. And I'm not just sightseeing. The game rewards players well for exploring the world. Here's how:
Hidden Boxes Contain LootGrand Theft Auto toyed with the idea
of rewards being delivered to a safe house for every 10 packages found,
but most collectibles hidden in open worlds don't reward players with
more than the satisfaction of finding something. Sleeping Dogs' hidden
boxes contain clothing and cash. Some of the
garments offer bonuses like the ability to shake cops easier, or a
percentage bump to melee damage.
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