In all honestly I wasn’t expecting too much from my time with Mafia II because I was never able to finish the one Grand Theft Auto game I started because the gameplay just wasn’t for me (which Mafia II closely resembles), and in all honesty I think The Godfather is pretty overrated. With that said I decided to give this game a try anyway because the video footage I had seen prior did seem pretty promising. Before I knew it I was so immersed in the game that my inner voice was verging on switching over to a poor imitation Don Corleone’s speech. It may not be perfect, but that’s a pretty powerful game in my opinion.
It might be well known that it is hard out here for a pimp, but no rap song is necessary to know that the mafia is no picnic either. In Mafia II, protagonist Vito Scaletta knows this better than anyone. In order to escape the poverty he was raised in he turns to crime, a lifestyle that will eventually lead to the organized variety with his entry into the mafia of Empire Bay, a path he hopes will lead to him having everything he ever wanted but never had. [Read more...]