Great atmosphere game, which transports you into the 1920's Atlantic City and lets you climb the crime ladder in the turbulent times of the Prohibition.
Always start with the positive:
+ Graphics are neat, even on my laptop I can run high end settings.
+ Pictures and 2D art are amazing
+ Decoration and attention to detail bring this world to life.
+ Great jazz music form the era
+ Superb voice acting
+ Turn-based combat (think the 90's Fallout 1&2)
+ Jobs are varied and dynamic, some provoke armed confrontations.
+ Useful skills and perks.
+ Character creation based on background, can make interesting bosses.
+ Because your gang members are such memorable characters you can get an emotional attachment to them like in X-Com or Darkest Dungeon (with much lower mortality rates than those two games).
- Missions require you to restart building your empire in each neighborhood.
- Story can be completed rather quickly once you get the hang of the game.
- Because it is all scripted, there is little replayability value (even though I still did a second playthrough and some free-mode as well).
- Leveling up is scripted.
Overall, the game is really fun for awhile and if you love the era it's a must have. Otherwise pick this up on sale (reg. price is only 20$, 10 makes it a steal)