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.
Excerpt: I suppose it takes, if nothing else, guts for a developer to decide to make one of the best movies of all time into a video game. No, I'm not talking about Citizen Kane and let's not give anyone any ideas. It is close to a no win situation as you will always be compared to a classic even if you are using a different media. Nonetheless last year EA brought out the cinema darling The Godfather on several platforms.
Excerpt: Before The Godfather made its way to the Nintendo Wii it was crafted for the PS2, Xbox, x360, and the PC. All these iterations paved the way for an excellent version on the Wii. From what I can remember in PS2 and Xbox versions the graphics were decent. Yes there were some popping buildings in the background and some blurry textures, but that was forgivable since the world was huge and the frame rate was constant.
Excerpt: The Godfather games have never been perceived as anything more than another set of just-below-average games-after-movies. Other than a few exceptions, movie games have never impressed on consoles. EA went back to scratch to try to legitimize the Godfather experience on the Wii. The biggest advantage on the Wii: the motion sensing controls.
Conclusion: is the same as the other console versions, only that much more fun. Using the Wii controller for your combat, with both melee and weapons, adds a whole new layer to the game that only increases the enjoyment. Granted, the graphics don't look any better, but don't let that stop you.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts is not well known for releasing Mature rated video games. With Paramount's classic mobster film, The Godfather, you can't get much more Mature than that. As the largest single project in EA history up to its release in March 2006 on PS2 and Xbox, the company put a lot of time and money into making The Godfather a worthy purchase. The reaction, however, was tepid.