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The Godfather: Blackhand Edition

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GF Rating
8.1

1856 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Wii owners, rejoice!

posted by RichScarry (MISSOULA, MT) Mar 27, 2007

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Member since Nov 2006

38 out of 39 gamers (97%) found this review helpful

This game lived up to my expectations. A wonderful, well rounded Wii game has landed! The controls are near flawless, and the graphics are pretty good, but still not the Wii's potential.

For starters, this game has a great dramatic element. Of course, it loosely based off the movies and I think this is one of the few cases where it really adds some depth to the game. The cut scenes are good and worth watching. There is some language that some should be cautioned for, but this game is rated M so that may be obvious. The storyline in this is great, even if you haven't watched the movies. Sound is always high quality with rich elements.

The controls are great! Unlike games such as Zelda: Twilight Princess, the sticks control different arms, so you can punch with any hand, not just a set pattern that the game has. Best example I can give is probably Wii Sports - Boxing. Aiming is easy and logical. Grabbing, strangling, and hitting people with bats is just awesome. This game sets a great example of what other shooters, free roaming, and all games like this should have as far as controls go.

Graphics in this game are on the upper end of decent. It's an improvement from the Xbox's version, but its still far from the limits of the Wii. No real frame rate issue, but it dips slightly in spots. On the plus side, you can make your character look like anything you want, there are many aspects you can change from the get-go.

A must OWN Wii game. This has shown a great way to use the Wii's controls and truly has shown it's potential. Graphics are decent with room to improve. You will not be disappointed with this Wii title! Rated M for the adult crowd, and it's about time Nintendo :).

9.1/10

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Off The Hook!

posted by spidasteve (FORESTVILLE, CA) Apr 17, 2007

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Member since Oct 2005

18 out of 19 gamers (95%) found this review helpful

The godfather blackhand is just what ive been waiting for on the wii. If you have played "wii sports boxing" you know that the punching isnt that accurate, but in "tha godfather" the punching and fighting is extremely realistic and accurate! Punch with the nunchuck is a left punch/hook/jab and punch with the wii-mote is right punch/hook/jab, all depending on how you swing the controls. I recommend this game to wii owners, its off the hook!

RATINGS:
Controls - 9.5 / 10
Graphics - 8 / 10
Story - 8.5 / 10

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great game

posted by Energyvet (ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ) Aug 1, 2008

Member since Mar 2008

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Really great game. Kept us busy for hours, days! Lots to do and multiple tasks at once. Funny movies during game play with original movie characters (Sonny, Tom, Vito etc.) Well done!

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