Chris Knox is the leader of a crew of former special ops personnel and highly-skilled hustlers. Help Chris and his team plan and pull off audacious heists from high-value targets to fill the coffers of a surreptitious crime syndicate in exchange for the life of a loved one.
In Fat City you take on the roll of Chris Knox and his team of highly-skilled hustlers, and your main objective is to rob a total of 60 high-value targets, that range from banks to jewellery stores, that are spread around a stylised version of the famous New York City. These heists are ordered to Knox by some shady crime syndicate and to ensure that he fulfils them this syndicate has kidnapped Knox's sister.
Chris Knox is the leader of a crew of former special ops personnel and highly skilled hustlers. Players will use their cunning and brain power to plan raids and execute getaways to pull in the big bucks in the city that never sleeps. With 60+ targets spread throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Mission events are driven by how players plan and execute each heist, which inherently creates replay-ability and ample opportunities for completionists.
Before setting off, let's get one thing clear: Fat City is not out there fat shaming anyone. It's a reference to the rich affluence of New Orleans' "Fat City" neighbourhood, as well as talking about all the fat wads of banknotes the game's main protagonist Chris Knox is banking as you play through this simple, yet at times challenging, puzzle game. Chris is new to the city of New York and has quickly got himself in with the wrong crowd; it's your job to help guide him through a set of increasingly complicated bank heists. There is more at stake than just the size of your wallet, with Chris being held at ransom, risking the deaths of those he loves.
"Fat City" is the colloquial name for a well-to-do section of New Orleans, and became the primary inspiration for the idiom "being in fat city," a phrase that unsurprisingly means to be doing well. Fat City is now also the name of an action-puzzler on the Wii U eShop by Heavy Iron Studios (which has a record for work-for-hire Disney projects, for example), and it's a title that follows protagonist Chris Knox as he gets to that prosperous status by way of 60 big-time heists across the boroughs of New York...