4 A Few Rough Edges but an Entertaining Open-World Adventuredeanlowdon | 06/09/2012 | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer After a protracted development, which at one point saw the game planned as the next instalment in the True Crime series, United Front Games eventually found a publisher for their open world action-adventure title in Square Enix. Sleeping Dogs difficult development is certainly evident in the games rough edges that occasionally see vehicles or enemies appear from nowhere or the player character finding their body ghosting through objects in the game world. Despite this slight lack of polish it is hard to imagine many gamers not finding the game thoroughly entertaining.The obvious point of comparison is of course the Grand Theft Auto series and while it doesn't quite match up to Rockstars epics it does improve upon them in some ways. The Hong Kong setting for example makes a welcome change from the usual US based cities. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing but the more sparing availability of guns allows for an increased focus on hand to hand combat. Clearly influenced by the recent Batman games this combat goes a long way to making the game as enjoyable as it is.All in all, regardless of its rough edges, Sleeping Dogs is certainly worth playing.