A live action trailer has its place, it can build hype and explain a plot in more detail than a trailer made from game play.
However, when the trailer is for a title making the transition from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4, all we care about are they touted “1080p resolution, tuned gameplay along with audio and visual upgrades.”
Many gamers will have played Sleeping Dogs thanks to it’s inclusion in Games for Gold and PlayStation Plus and many others will have seen trailers and reviews for the original game. We want to see the new stuff, the extra shiny, the enhancements, the upgrades, the reasons why we should buy the game again.
This trailer shows you none of the improvements, it is 100% live action and therefore completely unfit for purpose, you might as well watch Peppa Pig instead.