Excerpt: When EA announced that The Godfather, a film series that is known for it's very distinct style and violent depiction of mob life in New York City during the 1940s, would hit the Wii in the form of "Blackhand Edition", many fans scoffed at the very notion of getting another watered-down, half-assed effort at porting an existing title onto the Wii to take advantage of the hype train.
Excerpt: The Godfather was previously released on the PS2, Xbox and later the Xbox 360, where the game was gifted with some additional content. The Godfather has now arrived on the Wii, complete with an extended title that can only mean a further tweaking to the game. So then, are you happy now EA? Is this version finally to your satisfaction? For the uninitiated, The Godfather is EA’s licensed take on the swelling sandbox genre and impressive it is too.
Conclusion: It’s still disappointing and repetitive, and plagued with a number of problems that a company like EA shouldn’t make, especially in regards to its abysmally last-gen graphics. It’s also completely lacking in soul and personality, which is completely inexcusable for a license of this nature.
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 on the Wii?
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, though it made sense as a business venture, it also seemed like a risky move to adapt such a beloved and well-known story to a video game. That risk paid off with the PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox, and Xbox 360 versions of the game, and now it's the Wii's turn.
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 an expansive map of 1940s new york, with no load times, wii controls work well most of the time
Cons: graphics leave a bit to be desired, Controls are occasionally unresponsive