5 Things People Love About Sleeping Dogs
Night LifeOne of the most praised features of Sleeping Dogs is the way the game depicts the night life of Hong Kong. There's never been an open-world game with the sort of lively presence of lights, life and liveliness quite like the way it's depicted in Sleeping Dogs. A lot of it has to do with the game's use of shader technology and how reflections and light scattering is used to give the game a vibrant and dynamic look during the twilight hours of the game's day and night cycle. United Front Games did a marvelous job making sure that the rainy wet streets look amazing and the light sources draw the player in with all the busyness of the bustling Hong Kong urban life.
The only downside is that the game's night streets – while full of walking pedestrians and sometimes full-up of taxis and buses – lacked a lot of the interactivity one might find in a Grand Theft Auto game. There were massage parlors and some quick-meal shops that could be entered, but it was all kept rather limited. Still, the look of Sleeping Dogs' take on Hong Kong's night life is still a sight to behold.
Back to top