Videogames – they really like letting us make fat stacks. Most games make us rich, with an ever increasing number filling up somewhere in the corner of your screen, ticking up as we make progress. I like to imagine my character walking around, money spilling from everywhere, pockets bulging like they’re smuggling potatoes. You’d think they’d store it somewhere safe.
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Chasing money makes sense in a game called Mafia 3, what with the purpose of an underground crime organisation usually – to quote 50 Cent – to get rich or die trying.
As people with no money always say: you can’t take it with you when you die. This is kind of the case in Mafia 3, because if you die with a bunch of money on you, you’ll lose a load of it. Luckily, you can get around this by calling on your concierge to come and pick it up and take it to your stash.
I really like this idea, assuming money is something that has more purpose than buying haircuts and guns, because it could add a lot of tension to a drawn-out mission.
That money system, along with capturing rackets and more, is all explained in this new Mafia 3 video: