Excerpt: PS2 ports of PC games used to be half-decent back in the day. Given the nature of the beast, the PS2 has stood still in terms of hardware specifications, whereas the PC has come on leaps and bounds.
Excerpt: After two long years of waiting, Mafia has finally been ported to the consoles. The PC version was a hit, with a compelling story line and superb graphics. Let’s see if Mafia has stood the test of time and can bring to the PS2 what it brought to the PC.
Excerpt: Set in the prohibition era, this gangster game comes across a lot like a more historically-driven Grand Theft Auto . Mafia even features a similar type of gameplay and even some familiar control features.
Pros: Great story and good voice acting, Racing and Freeride modes to go with main story, Large world to drive around
Cons: LOTS of loading, Driving is a bore, Control interface for on-foot aspect could use tightening
Conclusion: Mafia is indicative of many publishers' less-than-stellar approach to porting titles. Clearly, bringing this PC stalwart to home consoles would've required far too much effort and (more importantly) money to do right.
Excerpt: Genre : Action/Strategy Publisher: Take 2 Developer: Illusion Softworks Release Date: January 28, 2004 Buy 'MAFIA': Xbox | PC | PlayStation 2 What is the definition of family? Webster's dictionary defines a family as a fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents...
Excerpt: The story centers around Tommy Angelo, a 1930's cab driver who finds himself caught up in the world of organized crime. It's told as a flashback, buffered by Tommy ratting out his boss to a detective in a diner. We follow his career from involuntary getaway driver to made man.
Excerpt: The game’s protagonist, Tommy Angelo, is a taxi driver turned Mafioso. After eight years in “the business,” he finally decides he wants out. Hoping to avert the inevitable retribution of the mob, Tommy turns to a detective with an offer he can’t refuse.