Some footage I made:
An RTS with gangsters that plays like XCom with additional features and RPG elements?
Count me in.
I've played other RTS's with the mafia/gang-theme before (Gangland, Escape from Paradise City, Gangsters, Street Wars). What I missed in these previous games were customisation of your own character, Omerta seems to be filling that gap for me and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm not the biggest fan of turn-based combat but with the cover system and the different abilities each of your characters can have I'm kind of looking forward to the combat:
After playing it I'm entertained by it? I guess that's the correct phrasing, it's fun to play, but not amazingly complicated and not really an interesting story. It's a bit mediocre. The turn-based combat works decently, but the covering doesn't. There are abilities for different characters, but you can't choose them yourself (whout modding). The multiplayer is there, but you can only do combat modes and can't play the map mode in multiplayer, which basically makes it just a turn-based combat game instead of a empire-building strategy game.
With the new expansion you CAN play random maps against opponents where they also attack your territory, this was seriously lacking in the old game, where you could just do whatever you wanted without anyone ever attacking you, the only way you could lose was if your attack on someone else failed. It was a major upgrade of the game and should've been implemented in the first place.