Name a game with a better atmosphere than Sleeping Dogs.
Protip: You can't.
It's not about which is better. Sleeping Dogs is good in its own right.
the atmosphere is completely hollow and the facade falls away when you notice the rampant copy/pasting.
I also found it impossible to involve myself unless I did everything on foot cause seriously FUCK the driving in this game. Main reason I dropped it. It's a shame cause I like a lot of things about SD but seriously man. The driving is anti-fun.
I have and it feels hollow as hell, in the sense that enemies just stand there, doing fuck all, the world does not exist outside of the player's interactions with it, and no amount of great design will create as much atmosphere as a world that at least feels like it's going on.
>there will be no sleeping dogs 2
>they are making a shitty mmo game instead
That's exactly how I felt about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I enjoyed both games, don't get me wrong, but the atmosphere is DeS is undeniably vibrant. It's the only thing the game has going for it nowadays, since the game has been forgotten by time, it seems. Real pity since the game should be hailed as a classic by now but that title was stolen by the much popular meme game.
>That's exactly how I felt about S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
>in which you can encounter characters doing things of their own accord out in the zone
>where whole settlements can be slaughtered while you are away
>where enemies can and will fight eachother
>where the AI will do a bit more than just walk brainlessly at you and attack
>exactly the same as DeS where none of that happens because enemies are braindead and static
Atmosphere is a measure of immersion, the more atmosperic a game is the more you "get lost" in it, losing any sense of time or your surroundings. It's what you felt when you used to play vidya as a kid, basically.
>>exactly the same as DeS where none of that happens because enemies are braindead and static
Except every single one of those things you mentioned happens in DeS. I thought we were talking about how the game 'felt' not how it actually was else I would have started this whole greentext nonsense first.
First Prototype portrays the city succumbing to a pandemic quite well, just on bigger scale. I always loved to just walk around infected parts of the city and watching military fight the infected.
>Except every single one of those things you mentioned happens in DeS.
Sunless Sea is the best because it misspells words and is Cthulhu-like and
Has a bunch of landmarks named after video game writers and journalists I rate it 9/10 for atmosphere.