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'The Sopranos: Road to Respect' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT

THQ's The Sopranos will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, and is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

A mob war is brewing after the murder of the Philadelphia boss' nephew. The Sopranos crew has been named as the culprit, and Philadelphia’s and New Jersey's most powerful families are about to collide. As the illegitimate son of "Big Pussy," you have been born into the organization and now have the opportunity to demonstrate your loyalty to Tony Soprano. Starting as a soldier, players must make money on collections, protect their turf through intimidation, and gain admiration within their own family to move up in the ranks of the organization.

Features:

  • PLAY IN THE SOPRANOS WORLD – Interact with the television show’s top talent, carry out orders in familiar locations like the Bada Bing! and Nuovo.
  • BECOME A “MADE” MAN – Players report to captain Paulie Walnuts, as well as Silvio, Christopher and Vito. They must use their smarts to earn money, intimidate to create fear and achieve success to gain admiration and family respect.
  • PUNISHING SPECIALTY COMBAT MOVES AND IMPROVISED WEAPONS – The mob is known for using “any means necessary,” and each environment allows ordinary objects to become weapons. A deep visceral melee combat system adds a variety of brutal attacks, such as arm breaks and nut twists.
  • VERBAL AND LOCATION-SPECIFIC INTIMIDATION – Players can impact storylines in real time by being hard or playing it cool when verbally breaking down opponents. In addition, they can enforce sadistic streaks to get their points across through the help of meat slicers, filing cabinet drawers and more.

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