Obviously has a great story potential coming from one of the greatest movies of all time, but this game is far from perfect. Overall, the control system needs some work. For example, it wont be uncommon for you to be using wall cover and an enemy runs around the corner and starts shooting you and the controls basically lock and you are stuck against the wall unable to defend yourself for multiple seconds. While the fighting and action can be extremely fun, it can also be extremely aggravating. The targeting system is by far the worst of any game I have ever seen. Further any time you are in combat and you have a "family" member with you, they typically just get in the way and block your view instead of actually being helpful. Also, the map and navigation system in The Godfather is sub par compared to other sand box style games.
Don't get me wrong, this game is fun to play, but definitely not worth the money to buy. Rent it, play it, return it.
posted by ninja1818 (WESTMINSTER, CO) Apr 19, 2007
Member since Apr 2004
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
The Godfather is a great game. First of all, the graphics. The graphics in this game aren't exactly amazing. The character models are pretty good, the environments are ok, but the fire graphics are insane. The game is very fun. It gets boring after a while and a little repetitive, but what game doesn't? Extorting businesses is fun, and the missions are great. The character creation is great also. It isn't quite as in-depth as the Saints Row's but it is good. One of my favorite things in this game is the fighting and shooting. When you are having a melee fight you don't just stand there and punch or kick. You can grab on to an enemy and beat them to death with flicks of the right thumbstick. To me, one of the funnest things to do is to grab random people and throw them into the garbage cans of fire and watching flames and debris explode and light him on fire. The shooting mechanics are also a very good addition to the game. There is a similar targeting to Grand Theft Auto which has the same problems. You will be trying to aim and it will aim at someone that is far away when there is someone close to you. This isn't a major problem but it happens. Flaws aside, the shooting in this game is some of the best I've used in a third person action game. You lock on to an enemy and then you can move the cross hair to different parts of their bodies to take them down in different ways. Hit them in the arms to disarm them, or hit them in the knees to knock them down which leaves you open to execute them, or you could just aim up at their heads and take them out quick. The executions in this game are very cool. You can knock an enemy on his knees and then come up with your weapon and hit a button to take them out in a super cool way. For example hitting them in the stomach so that they bend over and then putting your pistol to the back of their head and blowing their brains out.Overall, this is a great game with very fun gameplay. I highly recommend you buy or rent it.
This game is not a bad selection if you've got time to spare. Just don't spend all day like I did. I had fun with this one and afterward I kind of wanted to go out and start my own gang... JUST KIDDING FOLKS/PARENTS. This is a good game for the role playing crowd and has some great graphics. Rent it. Buy it. You will not be sorry...