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Fun for fans of old Hong Kong gangster movies
on November 13, 2012
First off, I had a ton of fun playing this game, but it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. This PS3 version contains screen tearing, weird invisible walls, the A.I. for the traffic is sort of weak and NPC's yell at you for absolutely no reason. Also, there's no wrong way of playing the game, because it's extremely linear. All that out of the way, the core of this game is playing a movie style undercover cop and everything that has to do with that aspect if done right! The hand-to-hand combat is a lot of fun and so are the firearms. The character controls really well when facing 20+ opponents at the same time. I really need to applaud the soundtrack for this game. It reminded me of my trip to Hong Kong, last year. The driving mechanics really needed some more work, though. At first, I didn't think much of it, but when street racing came into play, it got frustrating at times. I had to constantly restart some of the races because I couldn't make the tiny turns that I needed to make to beat the competition. I play a lot of racing games, so perhaps I was expecting too much. The driving problem is solved by purchasing better (faster) vehicles, which feels like a cheap way of winning races. Overall, the combat's great, the story's straight out of an awesome 80's gangster movie and the soundtrack completes the experience. The pros outweigh the cons by a lot for me. I got what I was hoping for from this game.