Why the hell are you comparing this game to gta iv? Don't get me wrong, i loved gta iv but i will admit i think sleeping dogs is better due to having more to do. Also its more than likely gta v won't be released until april next year.
Both really different games both really good in their ways. But if their is any of you not sure about sleeping dogs check out this video it will help it did for me!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWnX0Baf4Nc
I think the attraction to compare could be due to the directional strengths both want to be distinctive by, which didn't always collate with gamer preferential expectations from gamer reviews in gta iv. Gta IV's 10/10 has always been questionable from gamer vibe reviews like reduced fun and repetition play compared to it's predecessors.
Gta Iv is still a milestone in achievement but until something is future proof, comparisons are likely.
I hate when people say this, do you guys literally just rush through the story and do NOTHING else the game has to offer? I've played the game for probably more than 10 hours already and I've only just completed the first cop case.
This review is great, I brought the game straight after reading it. There are links on the site that bring you to the game on amazon. If you already have the game its still a good read this http://iknowiwillmakeit.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/sleeping-dogs-review.html?m=1