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I think that this game was put together extremely well. The graphics are sharp, voice acting is stellar, and the story was very engaging. I especially liked the fact that the music and cars were authentic to the time period. There were moments when it really seemed like it was a scene plucked straight out of Goodfellas. However, I was disappointed with how short the game was. This game really has little or no replay value, so I didn't expect the story to end so quickly. I get that the end was a setup for a sequel, but it just seemed like the story writers ran out of ideas and decided to stop. The end felt like the end of a chapter...not the whole game. I was also somewhat disappointed in the lack of sidequests. Empire City is so real, so alive...and we didn't explore it all that much. And I would have liked to have been able to continue after the story ended, and just do whatever I wanted.
All in all, I think the good outweighed the bad, and really enjoyed the game overall. Be sure to find those Playboys, and enjoy some vintage boobies!!
I took the time this weekend to play Mafia 2. It was an incredible experience! As a long time fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, I was right at home with the game. I wouldn't say it was a clone of GTA, but it had a lot of good elements that worked with both. I liked the cover/combat system, and it was satisfying to take down a mob of people with the tommy gun. The customization from the clothing to the vehicles were top-notch. In my opinion, I thought the cars handled better in Mafia 2 than they did in Grand Theft Auto 4. The story was also easy to follow, and a great cliffhanger ending that made me want more mafia. In conclusion, it was an incredible experience that should be enjoyed by the people that are into third-person sandbox titles. I would definitely recommend this game!
when i got mafia 2 in the mail i was excited for a open world fps game about mafias. thats not what this game is. this game is not an open world fps its actually linear. this is nothing wrong with that and its still a very good game. the only problem with the game that i can see is that you have to do every single mundane task. these tasks include going to bed getting dressed in the morning, lifting crates for minimum wage, and other things that most games do for you. this does create a feeling of you actually being in control of a real person, but it also about 14 chapters in is annoying. the graphics are amazing, the story is good, the cars are perfect, the game sound is great. this is a solid game with only a handful of flaws. the final problem is that to me there is little replay value. defiantly a rent and possibly a buy if you wanna get the dlc whic i heard is great