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Old 08-28-02, 06:26 PM   #1
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has anyone got their hands on "MAFIA" (fpshooter)....it was released today. if anyone gets it tell us if it is worth it and how good/bad it is....i am interested in maybe getting it my self but i want some feedback on it first.
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Old 08-28-02, 07:16 PM   #2
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I'm thinking about getting it too, but don't want to spend the 40 dollars without knowing about it. I wish more developers would just release a damn demo.
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Old 08-28-02, 07:50 PM   #3
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Well, there is plenty of action in that game I can tell you that. Graphics? I will say better than GTA3 (especially on the characters). Character faces are sooooooooo detailed, I was really stunned. Much better than in SOF2. Car details are awsome, so is the driving. Each car handles differently. Controls are "ok". I think GTA3's are much better suited. What else ? ask if you want
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Old 08-28-02, 09:43 PM   #4
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How is the performance? I just get a feeling that game will run terribly.
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Old 08-28-02, 09:47 PM   #5
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Max details, 1280x1024 and 2x AA about 30 FPS
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Old 08-28-02, 10:27 PM   #6
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Here are some screenshots (they are big, so wait till it loads)

http://rootforce.phpwebhosting.com/mafia/
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Old 08-30-02, 01:28 PM   #7
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Ya, i've been playing this game for a while now about half way through single player, but game performance is pretty crappy, anyone know of any tweaks that will make this game run better?

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Old 08-31-02, 09:39 AM   #8
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I got it yesterday, and haven't played too much yet, but it seems pretty fun. The performance is not very good though; I play at 1024x768 with all the details up, and get anywhere from 17-35 fps when I play. Not good for a 2.3 ghz. Perhaps it's my old video card...
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Old 08-31-02, 02:56 PM   #9
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Fragile, I get the same type of performance, even with my video card, seems the engine itself wasnt optimized very well. But I find it runs a bit better with Vsync on, im trying out different settings at the moment, so I will have to see.
 
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Yeah, even resolution doesn't make a difference, which is disheartening; that usually means it's CPU limited, and that doesn't make sense on a 2.3 ghz. I wonder if a new video card would even help that much, especially considering you said performance wasn't much better on your 4400.
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Old 09-02-02, 02:07 AM   #11
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I played a lot more of it today, and I must say, this is, in my mind, game of the year. The story line is interesting and very well done, which is something I haven't seen in years. It's very mature and well acted. The missions are fresh, not GTA 3 rip offs, and everything moves along at a great pace. This game rocks.
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Old 09-03-02, 01:50 AM   #12
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non_fragile...

I must ask the question...The image that you use...who is that chick? She looks familiar, but I cannot put a finger on it...?
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