Whereas a Forza or Gran
Turismo might feel bound to establish the distinction between “fun
things to do in a videogame” and “safe things to do in reality,”
United Front and Square Enix don't seem constrained by any such
boundaries in their work on Sleeping Dogs. This clip makes it quite
apparent that all moving vehicles displayed in-game are for absurdly
unsafe, wish-fulfillment-only purposes.
“Sleeping Dogs is Arkham City meets Just Cause 2 meets Max Payne meets Infernal Affairs ,” we mused when
we got our first look at the title since its acquisition and
rebranding by Squeenix. The first Sleeping Dogs story trailer we saw added Hard Boiled, A Better Tomorrow and The Killer to the list of influences. Now apparently the title's also rolling together Burnout, Vice City, Death Proof and The Fast & The Furious. By the time
this game's released, apparently it'll just be a blend of pretty much
everything cool and dangerous since about 1990. That ought to be good
for a few nights' playtime, then.