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Resolution: Mafia II review

Resolution's Steve K Peacock writes: Mafia 2 is one of the most disappointing games I’ve played, made all the worse by the fact that it isn’t bad. The mechanics hold up well. Shooting is especially joyful, popping out of cover to introduce a couple of mooks to the afterlife is greeted with satisfying death animations, giving the guns weight. There’s a grittiness to the shooting that, at least until the later missions, lacks that Hollywood feel. The deaths are far from graceful, people stumbling and scrabbling to cover in a manner reminiscent of the best 50’s gangster movies.

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N4GAddict2658d ago

Mafia 2 could have been special

T9X692658d ago (Edited 2658d ago )

The fuck...

Mafia 2 may have no lived up to the hype of the crazy fanboys on the official forums (yes they are insane...like psychopaths and what not) but this game is far better than a 6, its an 8.5 at the lowest. I'm on my 3rd playthrough because I love the story in this game, and the amount of detail put into the game is truly something special. There are a few complaints I have about the game, but certainly nothing strong enough to give it a 6 out of 10.

@Stuart5756 - The game has been out for a few weeks now, its only around 10-12 hours long. Hell it only took me 3 days to get 1000G/1000G. I actually been spending a lot of time with MAG, but when I'm not playing that its been all about Mafia 2. Its a really good game IMO.

Stuart57562658d ago

Is it the only game you've got?

Substance1012658d ago

Agreed, i think the game atleast deserves a 7. Also its very well optimized.

Syaz12658d ago

i agree. this game probably got most hate for this year. even alan wake didn't get that much kind of hate. masterpieces will always be loved or hated eh. in the generation of guitar hero gamers, all that matters is the graphics and side stuff which only serves as a distraction from the main meal.

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Psycho_Mantis2658d ago

Again, do people really expect that GTA killer clone? Simple answer, yes. But guess what? Get the fuck over it. This is Mafia 2. NOT GTA.

Syaz12658d ago

seriously agree. and to think people bitch about games not being original...