Excerpt: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” If you have been living under a rock the past three decades, then you may have no clue who uttered this infamous quote. Give up? This came from none other than screen legend Marlon Brando -- as Don Corleone -- in the classic movie “The Godfather.” Electronic Arts has brought this gritty world of the Italian mafia to life in their latest multi-platform title The Godfather: The Game .
Excerpt: Whatever you think of Electronic Arts, you can't argue that they make games that appeal to a large audience. The Godfather is the company's latest movie-licensed video game and it's received the usual treatment from those who believe EA contribute nothing good to the industry, with some reactions being a tad over the top.
Excerpt: After showing you as a child witnessing your father being gunned down by a rival mob boss, the game picks up at the beginning of the first film. At the wedding of Don Vito Corleone's daughter, your mother asks for him to bring you into the family. Since the head of the family cannot refuse a request on the day of his daughter's wedding, he accepts, and places you under the tutelage of Luca Brasi.
Excerpt: EA Games made an interesting and daring move when they decided to publish the videogame recreation of the 1973 classic film, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The GodfatherÃ¢â‚¬?. As a family-friendly company, EA faced a tough decision in making an authentic experience but also one that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t allow or encourage ruthless, brutal violence. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done just that, and also recaptured the beauty of freedom found in todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s open-world Ã¢â‚¬Å“Grand Theft Auto clonesÃ¢â‚¬?.
Excerpt: The Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. So when Electronic Arts announced that it was making a game based on the license, it made sense as a business venture, but it also seemed like a risky move to adapt such a beloved and well-known story to a video game. Luckily, that risk paid off.
Pros: The game makes great use of the film license, Plenty of challenging, multitiered missions to keep you busy, Fun combat and interrogation system, You can explore a great-looking, expansive map of 1940s New York, with no load times, Good music
Cons: Heavily recycled character and vehicle models, as well as building interiors, Occasionally glitchy and stupid artificial intelligence, Unstable frame rate
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The Godfather may miss a few of the film's minor plot details, and the lack of Al-Pachino's distinctive persona may be too devastating for certain hardcore fanatics to accept. But EA has certainly done a great job of capturing the overall style of the film, along with creating a well put-together city-roaming adventure, with all the polish you expect from the games giant. This is definitely one of the better urban games out there.