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I did a "search" with the Google search on the forum, seeing the other one is down for maintenance, or so it says.



Is this game worth buying? I played the demo on steam, and it "seemed" OK.

I don't buy many games, and i like a game that is playable even after it is beat. Like Just Case 2 and Fallout. (well if you don't play the last mission)
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Yeah it is a pretty good game. I don't know how many times you could replay it though... It was weird because *Slight spoiler* Everytime you start earning a decent amount of money you lose it in the story.
    
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Yeah it is a pretty good game. I don't know how many times you could replay it though... It was weird because *Slight spoiler* Everytime you start earning a decent amount of money you lose it in the story.
Is there any free roaming?
Like GTA and Just Cause?
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I really enjoyed the game, I felt like it had good gameplay mechanics and looked stunning (especially with PhysX). However, some have complained that its not as good as the GTA series due to lack of ability to do side missions. Also, once the game is over its pretty much over...there isnt a way to continue gameplay after you beat it (or atleast that I have found). Another thing is that the campaign isnt super long either, but I think they tried to compensate for that by letting the player choose to search for wanted posters or playboy magazines throughout the game. Again, I thought it was good and well worth it but thats just my .


^^You can explore around when driving from place to place on missions but I dont think you have any real down time between missions where you can run around destroying the city. (or maybe I just wasnt playing it correctly lol)
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yes its a lot of fun if you like shotguns and innocent people falling to the ground lifelessly.! im playing it for the third time atm.
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You can use free roaming mods...

(Not my video)


I have tried free roaming mods... and they work perfectly!

Also the story is GREAT!
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i enjoyed t. it has a great story, great graphics, good gunplay, and is real fun.

only issue is it's real short, and the replayability is well, almost nonexistent. i'd wait till maybe it's $20, if you don't want to spend too much money

you would have gotten a real deal if you could have gotten it during the recent steam sales.
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You missed the sales man.
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it "seemed" OK.
I'd say your first instinct was the correct one. At least, I found Mafia II "OK" as well.

I thought it looked fabulous and sounded great but other than that everything was just "OK".

This is definitely a story driven game. The story was OK but it never sucked me in. And though I didn't dislike the protaganists I didn't really sympathize with them either. Voice acting is great as are the cutscenes of which there are plenty.

There are 15 Chapters and on average each of them will take you about an hour, which means a 15 hour game. Half that time will be spent just driving around to a new mission or back home after a mission (which I thought was a cheap way to lengthen the game). There are no side missions, so unless you want to replay the story missions and perhaps find missing Playboy magazines it has little to no replay value.

The gameplay IMO was good and fun, though I found nothing new or innovative.

I haven't played Fallout 3/NV (both on my to do list) but from what I've read about them I'd think they are like a post apocalyptic Oblivion which I have played. I have also played Just Cause 2 extensively (and though I really like story driven games I just couldn't put JC2 down, it's just too damn fun ).

So judging by the fact that you are looking for the above type games, I would suggest you don't buy Mafia II, or at least not until you can get a bargain. It's a good game, but it's short, has no side mission and little/no replay value.
    
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I'd say your first instinct was the correct one. At least, I found Mafia II "OK" as well.
I agree. Mafia 2's a good game but I wouldn't say it's game of the year material. It also supports joypads so you don't get pissed when trying to drive.

I'd say it's worth about 20 bucks.

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I haven't played Fallout 3/NV (both on my to do list) but from what I've read about them I'd think they are like a post apocalyptic Oblivion which I have played.
They may share an engine, but honestly, they're nothing alike. At least not gameplay and story wise, anyways.


Any engine bugs will carry over, though. As well as modding procedures. And engine quirks.
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