I’m through the tutorial, and starting in on the early game. Enough to have tried a few of the systems to see how the game reacts.
Initial impression the game gives is mixed but hopeful. The opening sit down gives you a pretty well written dialog true to ham your way through, but the voice acting and facial animations let it down.
Once in the game the combat is xcom like, with swing music adding some breezy ambiance. Early foes are complete pushovers, and appreciate that my gangsters curse their luck when a whole clip misses.
The goal seems to be to build an empire through violence and management of rackets to produce income without attracting too much attention from the police. Early money seems to be pretty tight so violence against unaligned thugs feels like the best play for my man Daniel McKee Jackson, the undertaker.
So far I’ve looted and taken over about a half dozen rackets, started the breweries producing top shelf liquor and staffed the speakeasies with some barely competant security and paid some local bands to keep the music playing.
The first hour of actual play feels pretty good, if not particularly challenging. Another gang just tried to shake us down for 5 grand, so I think my first gang war is about to happen. We’ll see how that goes.