So I just finished beating this game a few seconds ago... and before you start breathing heavily in fear, rest assured there will be no spoiler alerts here. The ending could have been a bit dramatic and that's as much as I'll say regarding the finale. Game's Pros: 1) The story (and the characters involved) are great. The storyline has that distinct grand theft auto quality. Sure the missions and dialogue are rip-offs from mobster flicks such as the Goodfellas and The Godfather, but all in all, it provides for an addicting gaming experience. 2) Unless your vehicle is shot up and blown up, you can keep repairing the engine so you can drive in your favorite set of wheels for practically the whole game. 3) Great Tunes!
Game's Cons: 1) Money is practically useless since there is very little to buy other than clothes and vehicle upgrades. 2) The police will chase you for the most insignificant errors while driving (such as bumping into another car or speeding!). 3) Not much else to do besides the missions. No side quests or any stores to explore (besides weapons, clothing, gas stations, and restaurants). TIP: On Mission 14 DO NOT Rob The Stores In Order To Make Money. The game will glitch and you will be forced to restart the whole mission (which I had to do very grudgingly). Instead just crush some cars at the junkyard.
The game didn't provide anything innovative in terms of gameplay, but the story should keep you intrigued till the end. No multiplayer either, so I suggest to rent this game and enjoy the taste of being in the mob for a few hours.
I preordered the game and loved it. I beat the game with less than 10 hours gameplay. It is very good but very short game. I do not reccomend buying it but it is def worth a rent. By far best mafia style game ever.
I wont tell you much but your going to hate the ending... It leaves it open for a mafia III thats for sure :)