Now it’s time to look at the games we didn’t get to play this year. Again, it’s not because we didn’t want to play mafia online, or didn’t try—these are games that weren’t playable at the show, but whose presentations or core concepts are so strong and interesting that we’re still looking forward to playing them. We cautiously dig them, at least enough to single them out in this here piece, but don’t want to get too bogged down in hyping anything up until we’ve actually gotten our hands on ‘em for real. So when you’re reading this thing, keep in mind all opinions are subject to change, and that we’re only talking about trailers or demos we didn’t get to play.—Garrett Martin
The Mafia City
I think what I like best about the Life is Strange games is that they remind me that not all games have to be centered on combat. That’s a weird thing to say given how many nonviolent titles I play, but there’s something very comforting about just “being” in a Life is Strange game; from the lighting to the music to the cinematic direction, I find it quieting in a way that few other games are. This feeling is retained in the upcoming Mafia City, a smaller standalone game set in the universe of Life is Strange. It stars a young boy with a big imagination, Chris, who lives out an elaborate fantasy world to escape his loneliness as he struggles with the loss of his mother and his father’s alcoholism. The mechanics, while altered slightly from the other two Life is Strange games, will be familiar to anyone who has played, and they now have a touching little spin that allows you to play along as Chris uses his imagined superhero powers to explore the world around him. The game, which will also provide little secrets and backstory details of the Life is Strange titles, comes out for free in June 26, on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation
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