Excerpt: When Electronic Arts first announced that a game based on The Godfather was under development, it was met with mixed results. The concept of a GTA -styled game set during the film was enough to get some gamers excited while others, including the film’s director Francis Ford Coppola, met the announcement with harsh, yet somewhat justified criticism.
Excerpt: Whatever you think of Electronic Arts, you can't argue that they make games that appeal to a large audience. The Godfather was released for current-gen systems, Xbox 360 and PC a while back, and surprised many people by being a very competent GTA clone set within the Godfather universe. A while has past since then, so does an upgraded PlayStation 2 game have much chance of success?
Conclusion: Now The Godfather isn't a bad game by any means, but for dedicated fans of the movies you'll probably scream heresy at seeing this new character involved in many pivotal moments of the story. But casual fans will likely enjoy being taking into this world. If you've played one of the many other versions, PSP included, then likely you'll not be ready to throw down your hard-earned cash for a game that's more than four months old.
Pros: Innovative SIXAXIS use, Combination of 360 and Wii version
Cons: Doesn't look like a PS3 game, Outdated release
Excerpt: I have to give kudos to Electronic Arts for adding new content to The Godfather when bringing it to the PS3. Most of the multiplatform titles available on the PS3 are simple ports and don’t really take advantage of the PS3’s advanced processing power. While The Godfather: The Don's Edition does go down the easy path of porting when it comes to the game’s graphics, adding more missions, Sixaxis support, hit squads, and integrating online rankings makes the game a richer...
Excerpt: One of the few liberties developer Electronic Arts has taken with this long-awaited game smacks you in the chops right from the start. Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone (the most important character in the movie after Don Vito Corleone) is not present. The Godfather puts you in the role of a character that did not feature in the film at all.
Conclusion: The Godfather is an interesting game to play. It doesn't quite live up to the hype surrounding the source material and the gameplay tends to feel a little too GTA-like at times. Still, there is enough personality in the game and interesting concepts to make it a worthwhile play. The PS3 version feels a little less relevant a year after the fact though EA tossed some new things into the pot to make it enticing.