The EuroGangster is an online RPG mafia game, where you create your own character and perpetrate crime, fight for your family, and gamble at the casino. I have to admit, while registering to be a “Mobster” I was a little hesitant of the environment I was about to enter, and the advertisements that would show up on the side of my browser in the future. But I went with it.
After registering, I was given the choice to click Crime, Job, Gym, Explore, Bank, Jail, Hospital and more. So, first I went to the gym. I was told that “I” had enough energy to work out 12 times, so I clicked “train” and then the text came up on the screen, telling me that I had boosted my strength, but ran out of energy. So I was given a bodyguard for “1427minutes.” Then I decided to click on Crime, and a long list of crimes I could commit, along with the jail time if I fail, came on the screen. Cannabis caught my eye first. I clicked “do”… and I was told that I didn’t have enough “brave” to commit this crime. It turns out, to “do” Cannabis, it costs “30 braves.” So I looked for some cheaper crimes that my bravery could afford, and clicked on the cheapest one… Community Center. I clicked ”do” and a screen comes up that told me that I headed over to the Community Center, I started scavenging for cash, and there was nothing to be found. So I clicked “try again” and then the screen said, “You collected $100 from the gutters!” No I didn’t… I clicked the words Try Again! Where is the action and fun in that?
Then I continued playing around on the site, exploring the town (click on buttons and having them tell me I explored the town), getting a job at “McDaniels” a fast food restaurant (clicking on the only job that was available to me, and having them congratulate me). Then I went to the Game Station, where I played Poker, Pacman, Blackjack and a few others. Then, all of a sudden a message popped up on my screen…
“Cudax  proposed to you, Message: Will you marry me and start a family? fun aspect of the game :)” I mean, I’m still in college but I’m not going to turn down a proposal; and just like that I was married. Then, a minute after we “got married” Cudax sent me $5,000,000 for wedding expenses… ROCK ON! This game instantly got better. Cudax would message me every time I was logged in... things like “honey pie.” The next day I was notified, “Your partner slept with you, you gained one happiness.” Thirty minutes later Cudax divorced me. Well, lets just say Cudax wasn’t satisfied?
After I was divorced, I decided to take some of my wedding expenses and buy a house. There were several homes to choose from, but I settled on the beach house for $750,000. This game went from being extremely dull, to an adventure where too many things were happening at once. I got offered a job as a Football Referee, got remarried to “The Nerd”, bailed a friend out of jail, went shopping, burned illegal music on DVD’s and sold them, stole money from the community and took a course on Agility.
My guess would be that this game is meant for uneducated teens, as it can take over your life and pull you into an alternative, adventurous, “badass” world full of spelling and grammar mistakes. I enjoyed playing the game for class, but otherwise I plan on divorcing TheNerd and deleting my account. I guess I’m just not truly a GANGSTER.