Most would draw obvious parallels between Mafia 2 and the GTA series, but the developers at 2K think their game is "completely different".
Color me interested. I realized I'm totally burned of GTA4 like gameplay, which I find extremely boring, thats why didt pick RDR.
i think rdr can't be compared to gta iv, rdr was in every way a lot better interested in mafia ii
I liked GTA4 a lot, I still play Cops n Crooks :) and I'll be getting MAfia 2
tight. Better than LA Noire.
dude trust me, BUY rdr! its a huge improvement over gta4, theres so much more do to, there's variety in the missions, it has a checkpoint system
i have rdr and it has way better gameplay and physics
i have had it along time and i still play it all you need is friends who will play with u
MAFIA 2 looks awesome!
@2.2: It was a joke, settle down, anyone could plainly tell that, just need to open your eyes.
I couldn't tell that. It genuinely looked like you were interested. Maybe you should make a "sarcasm" note.
I'll keep that in mind next time, forgot some of the internet didn't get jokes when said. Im interested in both M2 and AW, but i'll probaly never play ether because of all the games coming out.
This game actually looks decent cannot wait for it :) 2K are doing a grea job.
Isnt Team Bondi the team behind L.A. Noire?
My bad I ment 2K lol Team Bondi are the developers behind LA Noire yes haha I made a mistake :)
I was hoping to see more of L.A. Noire at E3. Info has been non-existent since the 20 million page script (LOL) and the Game Informer article. I'm really hoping this game does what they're saying it's going to do.
hint - this if mafia ii from 2k czech
Actually is more Heavy Rain in terms of gameplay gamer informer said this
as long as it doesn't have that ugly europhia physics engine and boring missions i'll buy it :)
I watched about 15 minutes of gameplay of Mafia 2. It looks to have uncharted's combat system, minus climbing. The graphics are pretty, and the outside environments are gorgeous and bright
When did Alan Wake become a standard so people should compare it, lol if Mafia 2 is Alan Wake then its gonna be average game at its best.
I think your LOL should be directed at your foolish 2nd statement. "When did Alan Wake become a standard so people should compare it, lol" The moment it bridged a new gap in storytelling perhaps? ;)
" The moment it bridged a new gap in storytelling perhaps? ;) " What gap is that? I didn't see anything other than constant recaps for people with the attention span of a goldfish. Yahtzee said it best in his review. Sure, it was clever to be like a tv show, but people are treating it like some huge innovation in story telling. I just don't get it I guess. The story itself was kinda cool, if a lackluster ending.
about alan wake was that it wasnt a bad game but definently was not a great one
How is that the consensus at all?
of gamer opinions and journalist opinions. sorry to break it to u, but most ppl didnt think alan wake was that great of a game, let alone a benchmark.
Some people like to form their opinons of a game based on their own experience and not follow the masses. I guess some people need "professionals" to tell them if the game they're playing is good or not lol.
i mentioned most ppl who played the game felt the same way. 1 person might think a game is great, it doesnt mean its considered to be one of the great games of this generation. hell, i think Resistance 2 is great, but i can accept that it is not and should not be considered a fantastic game or a benchmark in its genre. quit crying because i said alan wake isnt considered a fantastic game by most ppl, just a pretty good game...more ppls opinions differ from yours and the coolbeans guy.
huga_muga They're talking about how Mafia 2 will be more of a linear experience with a strong focus on story (like Alan Wake) as opposed to the mindless sandbox action that is gta...dumba$$
@unicorn The storytelling is two-fold by the way it's presented (like a TV show) and how it's built upon by finding manuscript pages. It helps add layers to its overall story that is rarely produced in videogames. You don't have to "get it" to at least recognize it. @thedisagreefairy Do you just limit your range to 9's only being great? Greatness is much definable than that of what metacritic gives it but also how it's portrayed in the long run. The case for Resistance 2 falling into a more generic experience than the first is evident of that. Same can't be said about Alan Wake because (with the exception of fanboys) it's widely agreed upon as a great game.
"Same can't be said about Alan Wake because (with the exception of fanboys) it's widely agreed upon as a great game" Actually the same CAN be said of AW, depends where you go. Even many pro reviews have said the game is short, lacks replay value, and is repetitive. From what I've read (and I'm prone to agree from my experiences with it), it's widely agreed upon as a good game that failed to reach the heights of what was promised (damn those light effects are nice though). And manuscripts fleshing out a story are hardly innovative or new.
Alan Wake is unique in many ways, it is really a story based game, in the form of a TV series. Which worked well.. Replay value maybe lacking, but do you watch episodes of Lost, over and over again... In fact the only time I replayed a chapter was often because I thought I may have missed something in the story.. Since it's easy to get hooked.. And wow the game really scared me in a unique way, that I haven't seen in any other games. Personally I reckon the game could make it as a runner-up for GOTY, so far. Well back to the story with Mafia 2.. What I love about the game is that they've been really unique in choosing some enemy gangs such as Greasers.. I find flaws with many GTA clones is than the enemy is always the same (Mafia, An Asian Organized Crime Syndicate, Cartels or African-American or Mexican Street Gangs).. Thats one thing Rockstar have always done well, which is to look at less known crime syndicates; for example the Haitians in Vice City or the Albanian Mob in GTA IV.. I know it's a bit late, but maybe for DLC, but it would be nice to see the Jewish, Irish and Polish Mob in the 50s, in Mafia 2
The producer also mentions Uncharted as an inspiration. Give CREDIT where credit is DUE.
Why is it getting so much hate? this game looks awsome i love mafia movies and i still think there is no good next gen mafia game but if they do make this i hope they just focuse on the story and make it like good fellas/god father movies man how awsome would a good fellas game be? just imo
sequel to one of the best pc games ever, and all they can talk about is console crap.
Dont get butthurt. Times are moving forward and there is nothing exclusive on PCs that can be called groundbreaking recently. Not to mention, Mafia 2 is a multiplatform game,
They seem to be sticking with how the first game played out. The first game had an open city but it had linear style missions which were all good. I liked it like that.
yes its not like gta but its sort of better its what real mafia life was like unlike gta in that you could just pull a rpg out of your pocket
This is the game I've been looking forward to the most all year. Mafia is one of my favorite games ever and the 2nd installment is looking to be even better. Thank god there's still developers with artistic direction out there who aren't selling out to the multiplayer and gta crowd.
I would say Mafia 1, was very different from GTA... As there was less focus on the sandbox and more on the missions.. Alan Wake is pretty similar to some extent, since it is basically it is set in a sandbox world, but in certain chapter you can't visit certain areas.. Remember that Alan Wake was originally a sandbox.. Basically Mafia 2 is a lesser clone than something like Saints Row 2 or The Godfather Video Game Series
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