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.
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.
Excerpt: It is well documented that the director of the film trilogy, Francis Ford Coppola, did not approve of the Godfather’s transition into game form. In fact the director once stated that the game was “nothing like the films”; so even in this day and age when we don’t expect much from film to game transition or vice-versa, hearing that choice quote does not instil gamers with a whole load of confidence.
Excerpt: When EA announced they were working on a game to one of the biggest ever movie trilogies of all time, it made a lot of people very happy. Yet some people were slightly worried; could EA really do justice to the masterpiece that is The Godfather? Every man and his dog have their opinion on The Godfather films, and many had differing opinions on how EA would handle such an enormous task.