Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. - PSP

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Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. (PSP)
Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Strategy: Combat
Strategy: Management
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: FarSight Soft. Co.: Universal Pictures
Publishers: Vivendi (GB)
Released: 17 Nov 2006 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 18+, BBFC 18
Accessories: Memory Duo Stick, Wireless Compatible


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You wanna be the Kingpin of the city? Then say hello to this little friend! While the console version of Scarface placed you in an 'alternate ending' of the movie - where Tony Montana survives the mansion shoot-out - the PSP version goes back to Tony's humble, if somewhat violent beginnings and follows scenes from the original storyline. Scarface: Money. Power. Respect also takes a different approach to the gameplay. This is a slightly more thoughtful take on the violent, seedy underbelly of 1983's Miami. Befitting the small screen and simple controls of a handheld, in place of the GTA-like playground city gracing the consoles, players must engage in a war with opposing drug cartels in a battle to control the 16 'turfs' of Miami.

Single-player mode provides the gamer with 10 different story-based scenarios of conquest and domination. Taken straight from the original script, each one is preceded by a clip of the movie. For both single and multi-player gaming, three Cartel Challenges begin with a 'turf grab'. Each cartel claims a portion of Miami, followed by battles with the cartels to the goals of wealth or survival.

In both the single and multi-player game, Scarface blends two distinct modes of strategic play: you can command your crew at the city-wide level using classic turn-based play, and get your hands dirty on the streets with real-time strategy combat. To conquer each turf, you must buy buildings to store drug and house labs, hire crew, and use power moves to give you the edge in combat, dealing, legal and political assistance. When fighting isn't the answer, alliances can be forged with other cartels with an offer of truce.

Simply running around shooting everyone to pieces isn't everyone's idea of fun, so if you're looking for a little high-brow criminal activity, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. is the one for you.