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November 7th, 2020, 09:48
RockPaperShotgun went hands-on with Empire of Sin and found it a game of four halves.

What you've got here, is your classic game of four halves. Empire Of Sin is a stats-based management game, about running the speakeasies, breweries, brothels and casinos of your chosen mob. It's a turn-based squad tactics game, where you fight to take premises off other gangs, or for any one of a dozen other reasons. It's an RPG, where you lead your growing bunch of naughties around the city streets, pursuing various story quests, and tooling them up with new weapons, equipment and skills. And of course, it's a gang-based grand strategy game about taking over a city, where its heritage as a Paradox publication becomes immediately recognisable in diplomacy, warfare and so on.

And there's more. It veers into being a close-up narrative game during boss-on-boss sitdowns, into citybuilding territory with its building upgrades, and even into the realm of Crusader Kings with its dozens of recruitable gangsters, all of whom have grudges, affections, ambitions and personalities.

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November 7th, 2020, 16:13
I'm looking forward to it.
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November 7th, 2020, 19:24
Quite intrigued by this one. I've been waiting for a long time for a game that does this kind of thing as well as Gangsters: Organized Crime.
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So any news on the release. I remember this game was pushed back.
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Quite intrigued by this one. I've been waiting for a long time for a game that does this kind of thing as well as Gangsters: Organized Crime.
You might enjoy a game called Company of Crime then.

Link - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1…pany_of_Crime/
Company of Crime places you in the heart of 1960s London. Will you build an influential criminal empire, or head up an elite Scotland Yard task force and crack down on the rising tide of corruption? Case out targets, then dive into the melee with your hand-picked team of gangsters or detectives.
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November 7th, 2020, 21:08
Hadn't heard of that one. Thanks.
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Hadn't heard of that one. Thanks.
Me neither. Thumbs up.
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November 10th, 2020, 04:23
I forgot Gangsters in on GOG now.
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Quite intrigued by this one. I've been waiting for a long time for a game that does this kind of thing as well as Gangsters: Organized Crime.
That game was so complex and good. My brother had bought it and I didn't understand anything about it so at first I was just cheating an unlimited amount of money and got crushed anyway. I tried again years later and finally understood the game. Really amazing game. Got so disappointed by gangsters 2…

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November 10th, 2020, 15:35
It is a great game. It's a game that did the same type of thing Crusader Kings does, if a bit more simply, which is why I've got my hopes up for this Paradox gangster game. No tutorial, as I recall, and not the easiest game. If you pick it up again, don't forget to recruit and use lawyers. Big help. Also, I think I remember you had to hit the ground running by blowing all your cash on hoods in the beginning to expand your territory quickly with extortion.
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