Archive for category Mafia II
If you still need another opinion about the game, Mafia II has been reviewed over at Kombo. At this point, your best option would be to download the demo and then make up your mind about the game for yourself. I still don’t know if I’ll buy it but the collector’s edition does seem like something I’d want to take home.
Mafia II was released August 24th on all platforms (except Wii) and owners of the PS3 version received an exclusive DLC pack titled, The Betrayal of Jimmy.
This time around you’re an older bald man named Jimmy (pictured below). Jimmy is a hardened veteran on the mob scene and the pacing matches his status. While the main game introduces the player to the city slowly, The Betrayal of Jimmy throws you right into the action and is surprisingly challenging right from the beginning.
I’ve been anticipating this game since I stumbled upon the website from 2K’s main page while looking for information on BioShock Infinite. I was surprised I hadn’t heard about it before, but I guess my agonizing waiting of L.A. Noire, and Rockstar’s little to no information about it made me pursue other games. It seems to be GTA 1950 with similar missions, cars and weapons in a huge open world, which looks pretty much exactly like Liberty City, except it’s not.
The city is Empire Bay, not related to the Empire City which had the crap kicked out of by a terrorist bomb and a dude who shoots lightning out of his hands in InFamous, and it looks exactly like New York City, even though the Czech dudes who produced the game said that Empire Bay was based off multiple cities in the United States, but mostly New York. Just in the trailer, you can see the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. All that was missing was the Statue of Liberty in the Empire Bay harbor.
I know there has been a lot of hate about the PS3 version of Mafia II, but for those of you still interested in the game, check out this 1 hour gameplay special they had earlier today: