I’m going to open with the negative here, but Mafia III has a really tedious open world system with no fast travel and you have to do multiple checkbox style missions in certain areas to progress the story. New Bordeaux also has the L.A. Noire problem where it looks really detailed, but there’s not a whole lot going on underneath and the whole city ends up feeling dead.
The story, writing and acting are all well done, though. They approach the subject of race pretty well in this game especially after watching other games in this vein are prone to bungle it. They also present the story in this weird pseudo-documentary that’s really good.
Also, I haven’t found any other game that has a mission where it lets me fuck up a whole bunch of Klansmen, so it has that going for it too, I suppose.