Excerpt: People are quick to decry sandbox games as GTA-clones, myself included. I can name half a dozen awful games in recent years that emulated the Grand Theft Auto formula, but with something on the order of 100% less success.
Excerpt: For those who don't know or haven't guessed, this is the game based on the original Godfather films (which for anyone that hasn't seen them, you must watch). You are taken under the wing of Don Vito Corleone, or The Godfather as he's known, leader of the Corleone family and the head of one of the...
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...
Summary: I know what you are thinking—The Godfather is one of the best (if not the best) damn movie of all time! It is blasphemy that they even think about making a game out of it. I thought the exact same thing about it at first as well.
Pros: The Godfather movie is a masterpiece and this is flattery.
Cons: Can get really hard, some slowdown problems, can be confusing.
Summary: Featuring non-linear action-adventure gameplay, The Godfather will offer gamers countless choices for solving the family's problems with brutal violence, skillful diplomacy, or a cunning mixture of both.
Conclusion: Regardless of whether you're a Godfather aficionado, EA at least succeeds in making the game an entertaining one, but that feels like a backhanded compliment when the result deserved to be leagues above merely 'above average'.