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|The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960's Florida, Cuba and New York.After being promoted by Michael Corleone to Don of New York, players expand to new cities, as they build up their families through extorting businesses, monopolizing illegal crime rings and defeating new families in an effort to become the most powerful mob family in America. To help players manage their empire, The Godfather II introduces "The Don's View" -- an innovative strategy meta-game that allows players to oversee the entire world as they grow the family business. Using the Don's View, players will be able to build, defend and expand their crime rings, while keeping an eye on the movements and plans of the rival families. Players will also learn to master the business of organized crime by building a family of Made Men, hiring crew, handing out orders, and promoting their best men up the ranks.|
|Game||The Godfather II|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong language|
|Number of Players||1-16|
|Game Special Features|
|Support Elements||16:9 Support, 480p Support, 720p Support, Dolby Digital, Downloadable Content, Mic/Headset Voice Support, Net Support, Supports Online Leaderboards|
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The original Godfather game is one of my favorite open world titles of all time so the announcement of the godfather 2 was very exciting for me.
The game takes place over the course of the film and weaves between the story of our man character " Dominic" and the story of the Corleone family. The story isn't spectacular but it gets the job done and does a surprisingly decent job of building up to the climax. where most games just create a relationship and force you to " feel " it, the Godfather 2 actually takes time to help immerse you in the world and get you acquainted with the characters.
Gameplay: the godfather2 essential uses two very different forms of gameplay that work together well. One is a traditional 3rd person shooter view, you will kick down doors , invade enemy businesses & rackets , and interrogate shop owners all from this perspective yourself. The second form of gameplay uses the " Don view" it's basically a 3d map showing off the cities and the numerous rackets and businesses around them. whereas you do everything in person for the 3rd person view, in Don view you can orchestrate attacks, mark rival family members for death, look for numerous events or favors , see businesses you are attacking or that are under attack and so on.
the dons view portion of the game lends itself to tons of strategy, you can control the number of guards protecting your businesses but have to balance their collective pay against your daily income , you can make your made-men attack rival family businesses, and by taking over entire crime rings ( owning all the brothels , drug - producing facilities , car theft rings, etc.) you can actually gain bonuses to be used on yourself, made-men , and guards. However anything you can do , the rival families can as well. so if you are having a hared time killing enemy families because they all have bullet-proof armor, you can take that bonus away from them by attacking the local Diamond supplier. The enemy families even attack eachother, so sometimes it's a good time to show up after the two families have fought and clean up the rest of the mess.
I feel like truly the two gameplay styles compliment each other perfectly. on one hand I felt like a badass myself because I could go around town and take over businesses, on the other hand i felt just as cool when I organized simulatenous attacks or sent my made-men into a place to "soften it up", only to bring in the rest of my men and myself to help them later on.
Audio / visual
Visually the Godfather 2 is not a pretty game, it isn't absolutely horrible but the textures and character animations all seem like they are worst than the original godfather game. with that said the sound quality is amazing. I found myself turning down the t.v. as low as I could because when taking over a rival families business it would sound like a warzone. every gunshot and explosion sounds convincing, and you will definitely jump int oa car and sped away from crime scenes as fast as you can as you hear the approaching police sirens grow louder and louder.
multiplayer: the multiplayer for the godfather 2 is fun and serves as a way to upgrade your made-mens weaponry. While the online is still active, it is a very simple set of games. Deathmatch dominates the playlist but if you like the gunplay it can be tons of fun. with that said though I recommend staying away from the multiplayer until you have gained level 2 weapons and made-men that can use them.
Inspired by the events of the classic film of the same name, in The Godfather II players take on the role of Dominic Corleone, a little-known member of the Corleone crime family tasked with rebuilding the once dominant, but now faltering mafia empire. Set in an open-world gameplay universe full of dangers and opportunities, players must maintain and develop the Corleone crime family's resources using every and all means available if they hope in the end to prevail in the ultimate challenge, to act like a mobster, but think like a Don.
Command a crew of three as Dominic Corleone.
Analyze your empire with 'The Don's View' .
Enjoy open-world gameplay.
Take your family online.
On the eve of the Cuban revolution, a major mob meeting in Havana takes a bloody turn. The Don of your family is killed in Cuba, leaving it to you to take the reigns and lead your battered organization and reestablish the Corleone powerbase in Queens. Success breeds opportunity: after you've proven you have the chops to run a top-tier crime organization, Hyman Roth invites you to expand and support him in South Florida. Do you accept his offer or do you remain loyal to the Corleones? Things get even more complicated when Michael Corleone comes under investigation by a Senate Committee on Organized Crime, and you're tapped to run the Family with support from Tom Hagen. Whatever decisions you make, you must build up your arsenal, command your crew, and establish and maintain power... or face the consequences. Stack your pockets with favors from those in positions of influence as you fight off attacks and strike back at your rivals. As the Godfather there will be a price on your head and a target on your back, but don't take it personally. After all, it's only business.
The Don's View
Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify new illicit rackets, and choose the target of your next attack. As the Don of a family, there are a ton of strategic choices to make in The Godfather 2. Just one example are Monopolies. Monopolies are groupings of rackets that "run" the same criminal activity. Controlling, and defending a monopoly comes with both a monetary bonus and game perk benefits making them key to owning the map, gaining wealth and amassing power. Monopolies can be local to one city or span across the cities. Larger monopolies made up of many targets, spanning multiple cities are obviously more difficult but offer greater rewards. Other in-game rackets include: Fronts - extortable legitimate businesses of the game that provide payouts as well as money laundering opportunities; and Small, Medium and Large Rackets - venues containing an illegal criminal activity and usually disguised as legitimate businesses. These three require various degrees of muscle to defend and keep under your control.
Key Game Features:
Build Your Family - Recruit, develop, and promote members of your crime family.
Command a Crew - Bring up to three crew members along on jobs, including an arsonist, demolitions expert, safecracker, and more. Command their actions in battle and unleash their specialties on your enemies.
The Don's View - Be a true Don as you coordinate all the action using a 3D world map: survey your turf, place defenses on businesses, analyze crime patterns, identify ne
This game not only allows you to get right into the actoin and beat the crap out of other mobsters but it also lets you control your entire empire. Your family, businesses, crime rings, and you can put out hits on people. Not to mention all the money you can earn from doing favors for random people all of the game. Upgrade you crew and capo's and underbosses to make you family untouchable. One of the best games I have ever played and I believe this will cause GTA4 to step up their game on the next title or make another add-on for GTA4 to compete with Godfather 2. All in all it is a great game and well worht the buy.
The Godfather II is the product of what happens when you have a big time game publisher imitate success in the pursuit of the almighty dollar. In other words, the game is a Grand Theft Auto clone.
The Godfather II is remarkably limited as a game. The vast majority of what the player is tasked with is a few story missions sprinkled between mostly expanding your empire by taking over businesses while rival families push back. Eventually you defeat rival families by penetrating and destroying their stronghold. Outside of that there's nothing else but unnecessary mini-quests for favors or tips on how to kill rival made men.
Despite that, The Godfather II's control is solid. The game is easy and simple to play and it can be fun. But the game is very short and the areas the game takes place in are laughably tiny.
The absolute worst thing about The Godfather II is its weak tie in with The Godfather II. It doesn't do the movie or book any justice, and it honestly feels like a lame attempt at piggybacking on something else that was successful.
3 star rating = average. Not bad. Not great.
I loved the first Godfather on XBOX 360; expansive world, good number of variables, easy to use controls, and days if not weeks of entertainment.
This is unfortunately the first EA game I've owned that has really missed it's mark. It looks like the developers spent way too much time working on making the interactive map 3D, and on building the story. What got left out was the expansiveness and intrigue that the first game captured so well.
They also went way off script from the original story, which is fine, however nothing really ties at the end with this. Too easy to knock off the rival families, several of whom you learn little if anything about. The weapons were not quite as cool, and the car controls were adequate, but barely.
On a positive note, the ease of controlling your character remained the same, and a great addition is more complex control of your family (capo's, etc.).
In the end, this is worth a play, but only once through. If EA takes on a third installment of this, they need to go back to some of the basics that the first game accomplished so well.