Just started playing this game last night and am having a blast. I generally don't like sandbox games, but so far, I'm liking this game far more than DmC.
My favorite parts about the game are the fact that they actually use a large Chinese cast that speak Cantonese and not a weird mix of Cantonese and Taiwanese Mandarin like a lot of games/movies/tv shows do(much better than RE6 too), they actually get the swearing right, and the overall immersion with the setting and NPCs. Only Red Dead Redemption did it better, but this is a close second. Gameplay is pretty damn fun too. I wish I knew it was this great to begin with so I could've bought it on release day. Well worth the $60 and an absolute steal for under $20 if you can get it at that price. I paid $30 on BF.