• aoihana

    I skipped some parts of the interview, because it seemed to spoil some elements, and I like to be surprised in games.

    That said, it sure seems like, no, it’s apparent that United Front poured in a lot of their efforts to make Sleeping Dogs as authentic as possible. From the accents, and voice talent, to the character designs and Catonese-English dialogue on the street. 

    It’s pretty amazing the amount of detail that went into this, and I can honestly say that I admire United Front’s research methods and research methods, and from the looks of it, it sure paid off! (◕‿◕✿)

  • Göran Isacson

    Interesting- never knew Vancouver had links to Hong Kong and the triads. It’s neat they managed to find out how organized crime is connected to small-time business over there. After all, ALL places with organized crime have them sinking their tendrils into way more than just obviously criminal stuff. Here in Sweden the club scene and a lot of restaurants are often connected to organized crime, because you always need places to launder money and give you side-incomes from. Have to admit, this sounds more and more intriguing the more I read about it.

    • PoweredByHentai

      Wherever there is a sizable Chinese community of Cantonese speakers, you will find the Triad not too far away.

      There’s actually a district in Hong Kong that you basically want to stay the hell away from, especially at night.  All I remember is that the Red line goes through that district as well.

    • Aoshi00

      A lot of people from HK immigrated to Vancouver (it was either to the US, Canada, or Singapore before 1997).. They always say if you want authentic and delicious Cantonese food, you could get it in Vancouver or Toronto, short of going back to HK..

      The amount gone into researching about the police and gang sounds amazing..  reminds me of Shenmue but more brutal and real :)  nice they have actors who are fluent in Cantonese, it bugs me when they have some random guys speaking other provincial dialects pretending to be Cantonese in movies..Not really a fan of Cantonese cursing though, sound very vulgar to me, don’t like Mandarin cursing either :(..

  • Terminator_GR

    Nice

  • ShadowWolf

    holy crap, they actually got members of the Triad to help them with the game?

    thats pretty risky……….but the priiiiiiiize.

  • s07195

    Even the minibuses have connections to the triads?

    My whole life has been a lie…

    • PoweredByHentai

      Yeah, every once in a while, you’ll see an oji-san who looks like a nice guy wearing tank-tops who has some crazy-awesome dragon tattoos and driving a minibus around from an MTR station over to wherever his route goes.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Good to see they put it efforts in it… I expected they would made up the whole cop vs triad story… I’m also interested how they implement English/Engrish and Cantonese together in the game… Hurray for Cantonese spoken…

  • pressstart

    Totally stoked about this game. I’m glad they sprinkled in Cantonese in there. I won’t be able to read the Chinese, but at least I can understand Cantonese when it’s spoken, mostly anyway :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/kqhacker kqhacker

    please put the ferry and mtr back in this game and ill buy it

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Wow that’s awesome to have Cantonese voice. I don’t know if this is Square Enix’s effort or not (probably not) but Deus Ex also have Chinese voice and I really appreciate it even it wasn’t that many. Uncharted was great too for adding some Indonesia language for Eddy Raja, that one was really funny.
    I hope in future we have more voice/accent based on the characters’ ethnicity even it doesn’t have many lines.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EOYRFQKTHG4OJI3ZCBK6JPYIMQ Jay Blitz

    … I want the whole game to be in Cantonese =) I can understand every day conversation, but it would have been nice to be able to expand my vocabulary with the types of things my grandma doesn’t talk about with me =P

  • http://twitter.com/KertysL Curtis Lam

    I would love for there to be a full Cantonese audio option, but I know it wouldn’t be worth it from a production standpoint. I just hope the dialogue that IS in there at least sounds like a HK native is speaking it.

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