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Don't Do it !! Save Yourselves !!,
This review is from: Omerta - City of Gangsters (Xbox 360) (Accessory)
Being from the publisher behind the pretty good Tropico series and the decent but dull Port Royale series I like some others had hoped this would an good solid simulation/turn based strategy game . How mistaken was I ?
It's dull as ditch-water and even if it was a free game for your smart phone you'd delete it within 10 minutes. Kalypso are a smaller publisher and ideally I'd want to be supportive of them for at least bringing a title to the table that's presenting itself as different to your usual console fare but sadly it's a complete dog . It's so bad that I can't be bothered to list why in full but I will give a bit of an example .
There's a map that never really changes, you click on building A and pick one of three things to do for example: raid, extort or takeover, you repeat this ad infinitum and there you have the core mechanic of the game. I'm not joking. There's no sleight of hand to pretend there's hidden depths, there's certainly no replay value let alone the magic "just five more minutes" feeling. For large parts of the game your sat (I'm maybe being harsh you can of course stand ...or jog on the spot... or as in my case drink tea) waiting whilst you accumulate money to hit the current objective, which takes you to the next objective which is ...wait for it .....to accumulate a slightly bigger sum of money (bit more tea drinking done here). I played it twice, both times for roughly an hour. The second time was just to convince myself I'd not missed something, I hadn't.
If you haven't bought XCOM stop reading this and go buy that at once. If you have either save your money or burn £30.00 as that will surely give you more entertainment than this.
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2013, 19:03:25 GMT
I liked your review it was quite amusing. The game does get slightly better after the first few cities but it's not brilliant.
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