Mafia II has its fair share of faults, and it's clear that it should have been much more, but Big Download still had a great time in spite of that. The story has a good pace and the gameplay is solid. They also loved exploring Empire Bay, and the cars and music really bring the game together. The finale ends on a strong note, even if it does cry out "to be concluded in future DLC." They generally recommend waiting for a sale, since there's not much more to the game once the campaign is completed, but the experience is good enough to pick up as is if you're willing to overlook its missed potential.