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Old 08-01-10, 12:06 AM   #49
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The actual campaign was linear. It had a free roam mode that was separate.
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Old 08-01-10, 06:03 AM   #50
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80 is less than i would hope for a score for a long awaited game
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Old 08-01-10, 11:50 AM   #51
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Wow, really? Only 80 for this uber early review on a AAA game? Most of the time early reviews are 'suggested' to score high; this mean the game is really a 70?

This and the 10 hour figure do not bode well at all.
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Old 08-01-10, 01:01 PM   #52
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Meh it's some magazine that I've never even heard of that's going out of business after this year. I don't put much faith in its review. Lets at least wait to see some of the big reviews. I think if you were a fan of the original this will not disappoint. But if you play it expecting GTA you will find that's not the kind of game that this is.
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Old 08-01-10, 07:56 PM   #53
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Hmm...not looking good, here's another.

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Official Xbox Magazine gave the 360 version a 7/10

+Interesting and detailed world
+Good soundtrack
+Varied missions

-Boring characters
-Action and Car chases are a snooze fest
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After paying of his mothers debt, there's no reason for Vito to stay in the mob, and make's the whole story feel disconnected.


''Mafias 2 cast doesn't quite make the grade in any respect. At best they are relatively boring people to be stuck in a car with and banter routinely reaches such lows as 'says the guy who can barely change a lightbulb.' at worst they are childish, misogynistic idiots. having quickly repaid his mothers loan, vito in particular doesn't seem to have any kind of decent reason for being in the mob besides being work-averese, which doesn't drum up a great deal of sympathy as he 'moiders' his way to respect and riches.''
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Old 08-01-10, 09:09 PM   #54
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Well I guess not every game can have awesome characters like emo eastern europeans. I'm sorry I just don't trust reviews anymore. I really disliked GTA IV and yet reviewers gawked over it.
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Well I loved GTA 4 despite its performance problems. I'm playing through Mafia now that I got with my preorder of Mafia 2. My first impressions were how awfully slow it was, combat ordinary, city doesn't really feel alive and zomg the cars are so slow you start moving backwards going up inclines.

But 10 missions in and I'm appreciating the way the missions flow together. In GTA you get markers and do random missions then maybe one mission that links with the next character, it's like 50 mini stories. Mafia feels like one strong story. I liked the farmhouse mission and the shootout in the church and I think cars are paid more special attention than GTA games.

Also I don't think you can compare destruction for an online game with a single player experience. Of ourse BC2 is precomputed because the server only has to send a simple message to each client "wall goes boom". Otherwise the server has to calculate the physics of each object destroyed and then transmit the position of all those objects to every player. Let's not forget there may be more than one object being destroyed at any one time. Completely unecessary overhead when precomputing does a great job.

I hope they get the combat right in Mafia 2, it could take the action to great places. I also hope the city feels more "alive" in the sequel. At the very least I look forward to outrunning the police when I speed.
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Old 08-02-10, 02:39 AM   #56
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Maybe the OXM reviewer could explain to all of us, how exactly does he think, that people leave mafia. Is there a secret code word?
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Demo in 4 days, let's hear some noise people.
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