The Sopranos: Road to Respect

In a sense, Sopranos writer and creator David Chase is right: "There's no emotional attachment," he states, referring to what he sees as a lack of connection between players and the stories of the games they play. He's right insofar as spin-offs like this often end up reducing beloved movie and TV show characters to vacuous, uninvolved simulationsof the real thing.

On the other hand, perhaps the reason so many of these titles end up in this state is precisely because of attitudes like his. If nobody actually cared about in-game protagonists, why would we complete anything at all?

The Sopranos: Road To Respect follows the trials and tribulations of your nameless character, the illegitimate son of Sal "Big Pussy" Bonpensiero. Apprenticed to Mafia boss Tony Soprano, you'll have to work your way up the Family's ranks through a mixture of extortion and intimidation. Conflicts flare up as rival factions attempt to move in on your valuable mob territory.

Recognizable locations include the Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant and Tony's own Bada Bing bar, whilst an eclectic soundtrack encompasses everything from Verdi to Motley Crue.