Scarface: The World is Yours
Iíve had a bit of time the past few days and Iíve loved it so far. There seems to be tons of stuff to do and itís different enough from the GTA series to really stand on itís own. To compare:
Graphics: Better than GTA. Not top of the line, but still superior.
Gunplay: Way, way better. The animations are more fluid and more violently over the top and thereís a ďRageĒ mode that Tony build up by taunting enemies. When you launch it, the screen turns red, the rage song from the movie plays, you got into FPS mode, and youíre invincible for a few seconds and build up health with every kill. Fun stuff. It handles a bit like the From Russia With Love system, where there is autolock but you can fine adjust your aim for quicker kills. Doing so helps to fill your ďBallsĒ meter.
Driving: More solid, similar too True Crime. Not necessarily ďbetterĒ, but good in itself. The street layout is more realistic, so it takes a fairly long time to get from A to B without all the shortcuts and alleyways.
Cops: Meaner when you screw up, but can be paid off. Then you get ďbustedĒ you lose all your ďdirtyĒ cash, but all the cash youíve laundered through the bank you keep. You save at the bank as well.
Rival Gangs: Wonít come after you if you donít have a lot of heat with them. You can intimidate them without fighting as well, however you have to eliminate them (similar to San Andreas gang system) in order to get more turf to get more respect.
Missions: Donít seem nearly as complex so far, but the rest of the game has a lot of real depth in it so itís not a glaring flaw. Youíve got lots of REAL work to do that isnít directly related to this or that mission, because youíre overall mission is to increase your respect level to the point where you can take on Sosa. Missions seems to be a mean of finding suppliers and opening up fronts that allow you to make money and rebuild your empire. You can buy cars, furniture, henchman (that you can use to do your bidding), and other things to increase your respect.
Music: Tastes will differ, but the setup of the Music is clearly superior. There are more mixes than your average GTA, and you can make up to 4 custom mixes as well as unlock some bonus songs. Thereís a good bit of diversity.
Presentation: Itís friggin Scarface, through and through. The Voice Actor for Tony does an excellent job and the dialogue is very true to the roots.
Again, Iíve only played a little bit of this so I wouldnít call it a review, but the game seems solid and a worth purchase for fans of the movie or GTA.