E3: Mafia III
Before we get into details, let me tell you the setting; we were taken into an actual theatre made to look like you stepped through a doorway to the late 60’s, blues music in the background, you almost feel like they wanted to put you inside the world of Mafia III. Staying true to the atmosphere, the preview begins with a 60’s style opening and a classic car cruising strait into New Orleans.
This is where we were introduced to an open world game, taking place in 1968; we follow Lincoln Clay, the main characters, return to Nola on pursuit to take the streets from the Italians. Not in a vigilante justice kind of way, no, do not confuse him with a good guy. He is no less a thug than the rest of them; he’s come for revenge against the Italians for the slaughter of the black mob, whom he considered family.
You will find ‘districts’ to control, and missions meant to cripple the henchmen currently holding them. You’ll burn brothels, destroy gambling houses, and even blow up a riverboat. Bayou, Decay Hollow, Frisco Fields, and the French Quarter were just some of the ‘districts’ shown to us. They each had their own unique aspects and commodities being produced and sold; crack, cocaine, and moonshine, to name a few.
Each time a ‘district’ is obtained you assign one of your crew to look after it. Additionally how you choose to distribute your ‘districts’ will shape how your game unfolds, piss of one of your men and you might face a rebellion.
The fight footage had a very third person shooter feel to it, but one of the coolest things has to be how you pick your loadout. Once you’re getting ready for a mission a van pulls up, in typical gangster fashion, and this is where you pick weapons and make purchases all from the back of the van.
Overall 2K has done an awesome job bringing you back in time to a world where mobs and misfits ruled all. You can take revenge in a variety of ways ranging from brute force all the way to, my personal favorite, stalk-and-kill; they’ll never see it coming.http://radiopressgaming.com/2016/06/e3-mafia-iii/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/maxresdefault-1-960x540.jpghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/maxresdefault-1-150x150.jpgE3Gaming2K,E3,E3 2016,Mafia IIIBefore we get into details, let me tell you the setting; we were taken into an actual theatre made to look like you stepped through a doorway to the late 60’s, blues music in the background, you almost feel like they wanted to put you inside the world of...Greg EvansGreg Evansgreg@radiopressgaming.comAdministratorCofounder and CTO of Radio Press Gaming, Part Time Streamer, Co-Host of RPG Podcast. Father. Husband. Gamer.Radio Press Gaming