Crime Boss: Rockay City Review
Players can select from several unique character models that come equipped with primary and secondary weapons as well as grenades or bricks to prevent death. The game rewards players for completing missions with a Grand Theft Auto-style star rating that fills when they take down enemies or entire SWAT teams.
- Grand Theft Auto-style star rating
- Realistic character models
- Detailed and colorful environments.
- Limited customization options
- Repetitive nature of the missions
- Lack of intelligent enemy AI.
The story of Crime Boss: Rockay City is set in the '90s and involves a heist caper full of criminal activity. It follows a Michael Madsen-starring single-player campaign titled Baker’s Battle. Players choose an avatar from a selection of character models, each with unique weapons and equipment.
Gameplay in Crime Boss is your typical shooter fare - you team up with friends to infiltrate the mission area, shooting goons along the way while trying to score some loot. The game features sub-objectives which allow players to play more tactically for higher scores, however stealth can be set aside entirely if desired. Shooting is fairly enjoyable although it may become repetitive after a while due to the lack of diversity in character models and weapons. There is also a Grand Theft Auto style star rating which fills when police officers are felled, adding an extra layer of chaotic fun to the game.
Gameplay mechanics involve shooting waves of enemies while attempting to complete mission objectives such as infiltrating mission areas and grabbing loot. There are also sub-objectives available in each mission, allowing players to achieve higher scores by playing more tactically. In terms of combat, the AI is not particularly intelligent and players may find themselves overwhelmed if they aren't careful. Character customization is limited but players can choose from different weapons and equipment to give their characters some personality. Overall, Crime Boss: Rockay City provides an enjoyable chaotic co-op experience with plenty of action movie tropes for fans of the genre.
In terms of graphics, Crime Boss: Rockay City looks good for a shooter game. Character models look distinct enough despite having limited customization options, the environments are colorful and detailed enough that they draw players into the world without becoming overwhelming or distracting from the task at hand. The character models are detailed and realistic, offering players a selection of characters that look like they belong in an action movie. The shooting mechanics are solid and the AI is adequate. However, the lack of character customization options and the repetitive nature of the missions can be tedious at times. At the end, I don't know if the graphics really live up to expectations or offer an immersive experience.
Is Crime Boss: Rockay City Worth Playing?
Overall, Crime Boss: Rockay City is worth playing if you're looking for some mindless shooting fun with friends or solo mode if you have time to kill. The graphics are good enough that they don't detract from the experience but don't expect any groundbreaking visuals either. If you're looking for something more complex or challenging than just shooting hordes of enemies then this might not be for you as gameplay does become repetitive after a while due to limited customization options and enemy AI being less than intelligent overall.