10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I love This Game!,
This review is from: The Godfather (PS2) (Video Game)
This is really a great game. The mob face thing is a great idea, finally i can choose what i look like on a game, unlike gta where you have to be some rubbish chracter. The storyline is actually done really well, some people have said that it doesn't follow the story, but it actually does very well. I decided to watch the film again to see how well it followed it and it is done well, it's not in the right order in some places though, but who cares it even had the same speech from the film, i could easily see what part it was doing in the film on the game. The fighting is great on this game, using the stick instead of the button bashing. Shhoting is fine, using the Bond Everything or Nothing style of choosing where you shoot you're target. It is a shame that the great Al Pacino couldn't give his face and details, as Michael is a huge part in the film, but has little to do with the game, as he looks nothing at all like Pacino. But i understand Pacino's reasons for not doing Godfather as he is doing Scarface, where without him in that would be a real disaster. My other criticism is the driving, there are about 5 cars to choose from and they all handle the same. Poorly. Also how fast do you want the police in this game! There you are in your little automobile slowly trying to escape, and you have the police shooting you constantly, you not being able shoot back for some reason, unless you have Sonny or Rocco with you. But the police will always catch up with you no matter how fast you are. But that isn't a huge part in the game thank god! But i do love this game, taking over businesses, robbing banks, gunning down rival families is such fun. It is a lengthy game too, it will take about 40 hours to complete everything. When you do become Don, the stupid thing is that when you extort the shopkeeper says "tell the Don to lay off" but i was thinking i am the Don! The other characters don't treat you any different when you go up in rank, which is stupid really. And where are your bodyguards if you're the Don your gonna hav protection right? So why not here? But still it is an amzing game, worth good money and time. In my opinion probably better than gta. Gta had such awful chracters and atrocious graphics. The Godfather amazing graphics and beautiful characters. This is a gta beater for me. They should do the second film as a game as well. That would be great. Then we could have something else to beat gta again. To shut people up saying that gta is so good. It's good but Godfather is better. A Must buy. Wonderful.