posted by firefly7 (RUCKERSVILLE, VA) Aug 24, 2010
Member since Sep 2008
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
Let me just start off by saying, Mafia 2 has some of the best voice acting I've ever heard in a video game. The characters are beliveable and some of the dialogue is hilarious (I'm looking at you Joe)
Now lets get down to buisness.........
The story gets a 10 from me just because it's as good as The Godfather and Goodfellas, maybe even better. It's a little short though. And it all seems a little linear to me. Not that that's a bad thing. The story made me want to keep going but they really should have thrown in a lot more side-missions.
The sound gets a 10 from me because of the superb voice acting and I really enjoyed the over 120 licensed songs from the 40's and early 50's. And let's not forget the voice acting...... awesome.
The game play gets a 8 from me. It's pretty cool, nothing you've never seen before. You take cover, fire, move up, take cover, fire, etc etc. The fist fights take some of the repetitiveness away but the controls are kind of stiff. I really wish they had thrown in more of the chase scenes. There are only a couple throughout the entire game.
In my personal opinion, they really should have made a multiplayer mode. I think it would have been recived well. There could be a standard team-deathmatch or some Cops and Robbers thing. I don't know, it would have been cool.
All in all Mafia 2 is a very good title and everyone who enjoys The Sopranos, The Godfather, Goodfellas, or any other Mafia affilated game/movie/TV show type thing should really play this game.
GET IT WISE GUY?
Mafia II was suprisingly good. I was expecting something a lot worse after trying out The Godfather and even the first Mafia. This game was, in many ways, a great success. There is an obvious GTA feel to the entire game. From the map on the lower right hand corner of the game, waypoints and safehouses to save the game all the way to the changeable radio in all the cars, the carjacking and the missions to progress the story, its hard to belive Rockstar didn't sue. The differences are few but painfully evident. First of all, although the world is a free zone where you can roam anywhere, shop or rob and steal all kinds of cars, there is no deviation from the storyline. No side missions and no side jobs to pick up. The story is linear and designed to push you in one direction the whole time. This is not necessarily a bad thing. I was able to finish the game in a very short time and felt pretty good about it. It was nice to know I could actually reach the end of the story in a decent time frame, I mean honestly, I finished GTA4 a few months ago after about a year of play. And I STILL have loose ends to tie up. It was nice to finish this game quickly. The story line is a good one, I liked meeting Vito and the characters in his life. Although I did miss being able to make my own moral choices and although some plot points were pretty predictable, it was still fun. The art direction is gorgeous. The city and the people in them are more detailed than in GTA4. Hands have fingers, feet have toes, it seemed like every part of the city was original and new. I liked that. There had been some buzz about too much driving around but I didnt mind so much, theres just as much driving with Niko Bellic too. So I forgave that. All in all, the game was a good diversion from harder titles and a fun way to kick up your gamerscore quickly. Just one word of caution, dont bother with the DLC for this title. Boring as heck. Just saying.
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
This game is one of the best games i have ever experienced, the level of detail is amazing and the story is the of the most sophisticated and detailed i have ever played, and do not compare this to GTA 4 Mafia 2 is its own game and if you like shoot outs, car chases this is the game you will be playing for a long, long time.