Jay-Z’s Facebook game
Jay-z offered some inspiration to the Facebook game Empire, once again letting us know “hov did that, so hopefully you wouldn’t have to go through that!” The game might be a bit familiar to the dope wars fans around, but with much added depth.
As you make your way through the game’s chapter-based story, you’ll complete both mandatory quests and those that allow you to choose from various options towards success. Your very first choice, for example, will allow you to either hustle someone at the local basketball court for money, or get a real job. You’ll earn less money by taking the honest route, but your karma rating won’t take a hit either.
Karma plays a big role in Empire, as you’ll earn or lose points based on your actions throughout the game. If you choose to spend time hanging out with friends instead of writing lyrics to a new song, you may earn positive karma, but you won’t advance your own career, and vice versa. Along the way, you’ll be able to enter into Rap Battles with other story characters, with these acting as tests of your five main skills: timing, style, dissing, rhyming and creativity. Unfortunately, these battles are handled automatically, and are simple comparisons of numbered stats between your own avatar and the other players.
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