Excerpt: I always liked Monopoly, particularly when I owned a lot of property; despite having not done anything illegal and forceful (such as holding one of my brothers heads down the toilet) to obtain it, playing the famous game made me feel as if I was a powerful Don. The Godfather II game is like Monopoly with mobsters, but as you may have already guessed, acquiring property involves guns and some roughing up of faces opposed to fake money and a bit of luck.
Conclusion: The problem here is that there are two games. There’s the bastardization of the movie storyline that may be easy to dismiss for you, but it wasn’t for me. Then there’s this sorta decent open-world action game with a really interesting strategy angle that maybe deserves some serious attention from gamers. This game without the Godfather license could have been great, and they wouldn’t have had to have changed too much either to the core gameplay.
Excerpt: Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather Part II is widely regarded to be one of the best films of all time - a gangster epic that arguably supersedes its celebrated forebear. While EA's Godfather II takes a fair amount of inspiration from this masterful source, it's far more of a direct follow-up to the developer's previous game - a surprisingly enjoyable GTA clone.
Excerpt: "I love 'The Money Pit.'" When Family Guy took aim at The Godfather, Peter Griffin admitted he hated the film (it insists upon itself) and was berated by the rest of the family for it. His "Money Pit" comment was what topped off the heated exchange. I can't say one way or the other whether I agree with Peter's assessment; I've never seen a Godfather film and I can't remember whether I saw The Money Pit or not, but I do clearly recall renting the VHS tape from the...
Conclusion: One thing that I was worried about when first popping in The Old Republic was how well the game would play when I didn’t have anyone else to play with. Clearly I can always group with some random people, but every now and then you might find yourself in an area without anyone doing your particular quest. This is where companions come in.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a violent game meant for adults only. Players work as a member of the mob, managing a series of illegal rackets and a crew of henchman in an effort to dominate the city. Players use a bevy of weapons to kill enemies, including pistols, machine guns, bombs, shotguns, and their bare hands.
Excerpt: The Godfather II is one of the most perfect films ever made; It’s an elegant, complex and thoughtful meditation on the corruption of power packed with career defining performances. Now imagine for a second that it was in fact directed by Michael Bay who decided to replace the subtle performances and clever dialogue with car chases, shoot outs and Nic Cage , and you’ll be no where near close to just how much of a molestation of a classic film this game is.
Summary: The Godfather II brings to the table plenty of goods that were missing from part one. Essentially this is the definitive version for someone who hasn’t tried out either game. EA built a strong foundation for this one and with the possibility of a third game, given that a third film was made, I think it sets a new standard for what a mob game should be like. It’s not without its faults of course but in the end, the good easily outweighs the bad.
Conclusion: Earning 1000g in this game shouldn't take too long and the only challenging achivement I can think up is Executions in Style, other than that this is an achievement-easy game. All-in-all this is a must have game for some and a not-so must have for others. But the campaign and its amazing 16-player online will keep you gaming hours upon end with it's non-stop action-packed genre. Have fun.