It is a novel idea for a game but for me within an hour I was bored. On one hand you have rpg elements of a sort with a level up system, stats, weapons, perks, and so forth for your mobsters. Buildings are upgradeable and there are a lot to choose from. That said, it all just is...boring.
The combat is lackluster and by no means exciting (stiff seeming animations, odd AI mechanics, etc). Overall I would say the game is just a snore-fest after a short while. That's my two cents and I am sure some love it but I could not get past and hour or two of it.
To be honest the game isn't anything special but it is still good, turn based combat is alright, it gives you time to plan what your doing at least and the campaign itself isn't too bad once you get a few missions in you can pick and choose the next place you go to, sandbox mode is a useful feature really, gives you a bit of freedom and if you can't get used to the game its useful to practice on too. To be honest i haven't played multi-player but what i have seen of it it looks like it could be fun. If your intrested in the mafia period of time and want a strategy game then give it a go, there aren't that many mafia based games around let alone strategy/rpg ones.
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