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.