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GameSpy: The Godfather II Preview

GameSpy writes: "While the the first Godfather game focused on your experiences rising through the ranks of the Corleone family's crime syndicate, EA has decided to take things a bit further in The Godfather II. Developers on hand at EA's Summer Showcase 2008 batted around the tagline "act like a mobster, think like a Don" repeatedly, but after a thorough discussion of the underlying strategic gameplay, which builds on the traditional action-oriented gameplay of the first game, that phrase seems less like a catchy hook and more like an inventive approach. To help express the element of tactical play incorporated into The Godfather II, EA invited us to play a surprisingly complicated yet easy to pick-up-and-play card game based on the AI used to guide the decisions of rival crime lords."

Spiffy:
+A wealth of rackets to capture and capitalize on
+Rich crew customization
+Good blend of strategy and action

Iffy:
-Reese's Peanut Butter Cup approach may not work on gamers that want either action or strategy, but not both

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