Just finished Sleeping Dogs last night. I know I'm LTTP, but damn that game was soooo good.
I stopped playing GTA V after I started Sleeping Dogs as the game-play is just so much better. I loved the fighting mechanics. Driving was a lot more arcade like than GTA V, but a lot more fun. And the shooting just felt better. Shen is also a better protagonist than all three characters in GTA V. Can't wait for Triad Wars.
I'll give it that Rockstar has higher production values (due mostly to having a bigger budget) and that they build open world environments like no other, but they are sorely lacking in game-play and providing likable characters.
Yeah without a singleplayer or a narrative to hold it all together, I don't know how'd excited I am for this. Especially since I recall them mentioning they needed people experienced with multiplayer since they had 0 experience.
Sleeping Dogs was SO much fun. It's funny how GTA's and Sleeping Dogs' formulas are quite similar yet, I hate GTA and love Sleeping Dogs. It's just so much more fun, has a better atmosphere and a story that's actually worth playing through. So yeah, can't wait for this.
There's too much screwy nonsense at SE these days, I refuse to get hyped about anything to do with this game until we can be sure it is a full fledged proper SP follow up to the great and wonderful Sleeping Dogs. I couldn't take the heartbreak if it turned out SE were just shitting in my cornflakes.