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Empire of Sin - Brenda and John Romero's turn-based Mafia strategy

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    WTF I love John and Brenda Romero now
     
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    Divinity: Original Sin Divinity: Original Sin 2
     
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    Hmm, might give it a go ... if my PC can run it
     
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  6. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Definitely where it's at. I still play it regularly and always have a blast. Cheers for the trailer by the way, don't think I saw that back in the day. Funny thing about Brenda's abortion is that it seems to purposely violate every principle that makes Gangsters: Organized Crime a great game. If anything Empire of Sin only seems to emulate Gangsters 2: Vendetta (one of the worst sequels ever made) which also "featured" a restrictive story-mode and shitty little maps instead of a huge and complex city.

    "Whack a mole" indeed. I am also puzzled by the addition of CYOA decisions like in Expeditions: Conquistador and the focus on token tacticool combat looking like it was ripped straight out of Shadowrun: Returns (but without magic or cyberware). While it is definitely current-year ugly and a steaming pile of bloatware to boot I cannot even see it pleasing the dorito console crowd.
     
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    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...-the-many-layers-of-an-american-gangster-cake

     
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    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/20...mless-blend-of-four-different-gangster-games/

     
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    fixed. thank you.
     
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  10. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    I haven't watched this one whole yet, but as far as a couple of minutes in: they took great care to be as accurate as possible to the stories and characters of the real mob bosses from back then, and they've also added lip sinc & some voice acting.
    The one for Capone sounds decent, as far as I can tell.
     
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    So this is why they're calling this one an RPG, but the fact that you cannot (at the time of this posting) create your own boss, and several other factors, we simply cannot call this an RPG. But nice try Brenda!



     
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  13. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Combat looks a little Omerta-level suspect.

    :d1p:
     
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    This one is fun. I've only watched the first 5 minutes, but their boss gets knocked out during a boss fight in a safe house, so the game *can* be punishing, especially if you push your luck.
    The consequence of losing your boss (at any time) will lose you the game.
     
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  16. sser Arcane Cuck Developer

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    Pre-ordered. Just too much of a nerd for organized crime stuff. It was one of my early historical interests, and Gangsters is one of my favorite games, and Mob Rule a guilty pleasure by relation. This game looks rough around the edges but I dumped a solid amount of time into Omerta which was considerably more restrained in its mechanics than this.

    What bugs(y) me is that I don't think we'll ever see another simulationist approach like we had with Gangsters. I think there's so much depth to the era/setting that a managerial approach would slide in like a glove. Oh well, this will still do.
     
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    Save us John Romero, you're our only hope.
     
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    The management aspect of the game. So far this area we know the least about, which makes me the most curious of. I suspect this is the lategame/replayablity factor.
    Boring clip, but I like that they don't serve everything.
     
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    So, its out day after tomorrow.

    If only it was a medieval dark fantasy game with swords, dark magic, and buxom lasses. :(
     
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    Just play Mordheim bro
     
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    So this is looking like it's going to be one of the better turn-based tactical games to be released in awhile. Thinking I'm going to have to pick it up tomorrow. It's got a lot going for it that has me intrigued.
     
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    Empire of Sins is full of bugs and unpolished > 49\100

    Assassin's Creed is full of bugs and unpolished > 90\100
     
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  23. Zyondyne Educated

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    Damn, it will be Omerta: City of Gangsters all over again.
     
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    Oh fuck, he's not trolling.

    https://www.pcgamer.com/empire-of-sin-review/

    On the other hand: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-11-30-empire-of-sin-review-intoxicating-but-overwhelming

     
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    LOL

    Zep is right, again!

    *munches popcorn*

    Zep--
     
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