The Godfather 2 - Preview Thread

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  1. phillg1981

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    I'm surprised a thread for this game hasn't already been created!! Was going to be a March 2009 release however has been delayed by EA for a April-June 2009 release.

    Has a mix of top down RTS strategy (when being the don) and GTA4 style when doing missions etc. The RTS element of the game reminds me of the game called 'Gangsters' on the pc if anyone remembers that game.

    Trophy list confirmed by ps3trophies.co.uk below

    Platinum Trophy
    Act like a mobster, think like a Don.

    Enforcer
    Complete 10 execution styles.

    Executions In Style
    Complete all execution styles.

    Contract Killer
    Eliminate 5 made men with the appropriate kill condition.

    Three Crime Rings
    Control three crime rings.

    Five Crime Rings
    Control five crime rings.

    Shakedown
    Control all extortable businesses.

    Organized Crime
    Control all crime rings.

    Lockpicker
    Crack five safes.

    Safecracker
    Crack all safes.

    MobFace
    Create a mobster using MobFace.

    Let Me Upgrade You
    Upgrade one of your made men's skills or weapons.

    Torch The Joint
    Send your men to bomb a venue from the Don's View.

    Pulling The Strings
    Send your men to attack a venue from the Don's View.

    Vendetta
    Eliminate three rival families.

    Ambush
    Eliminate four rival families.

    It's Not Personal
    Eliminate a rival family by successfully bombing their compound.

    Last Famlily Standing
    Eliminate all five rival families.

    It's Only Business
    Eliminate Hyman Roth.

    Double Crossed
    Eliminate two rival families.

    Gun Smuggler
    Find a level 2 firearm upgrade.

    Modified Firepower
    Find a level 3 firearm upgrade.

    Bank Job
    Heist your first bank.

    Bag Man
    Heist each bank once.

    750 Sleeping With The Fishes
    Kill 750 mobsters.

    100 Whacked
    Kill 100 mobsters.

    250 Iced
    Kill 250 mobsters.

    25 Massacred
    Kill 25 mobsters.

    BlackHand Brutality
    Kill 25 mobsters only using BlackHand attacks.

    500 Empty Suits
    Kill 500 Mobsters.

    Full Of Lead
    Kill 150 mobsters only using firearms.

    This Thing Of Ours
    Recruit a full family tree.

    Fortified Venue
    Max out all guards at a venue.

    Paying Tribute
    Unlock all safehouses.

    Right Hand Man
    Promote one of your made men to Capo.

    Second In Command
    Promote one of your men to Underboss.

    First Crime Ring
    Control one crime ring.

    Getting Made
    Recruit your first soldier.

    The Counselor
    Accept Tom Hagen as your Consigliere.

    CIA? DOA
    Kill Henry Mitchell.

    Accept This As A Gift
    Earn one of each favor.

    Welcome To The Gun Show
    Collect all level 2 and level 3 firearm upgrades.
     
  2. phillg1981

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    Game dated now for the 10/04/2009 for Europe and a few days earlier for the USA.
     
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    watched a few vids on IGN, looking quite promising I thought.
     
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    The previous game got slated did it not?

    I personally found it great, considering it was on the PS2 (with a more polished version for PS3) years age.

    It did get a little repetative but then again, so does GTA. The fact of being a propper mafia footsoldier rising through the ranks however, should have more appeal to me than an eastern european criminal but I loved Niko's character and definately shocked me at how likeable he was, I can't see this game matching that. But who knows.
     
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    Looking forward to this one, and it looks likely the platinum trophy should be easy to get :smashin:
     
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    Hope this is good, mine was just despatched from Game.:rolleyes:
     
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    Mine's on order with Shopto so I'm hoping for a Thursday delivery..

    PSM3 reviewed it in the May edition and it got a bit of a kicking 65%.. It did say if your a fan of the series and dont take it too serious its actually not too bad. However they did have issues like why there is no bikes / takes four buttons to strangle someone etc and also why it never goes dark?.

    I've seen a mix of reviews for the game but I think if your a fan of the series it'll be a decent game to play.

    And Shopto have just confirmed payment has been taken etc so it might be here tomorrow (Wednesday)!!
     
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    My copy was sent by Shopto on Tuesday but it still hasn't arrived and usually its next day delivery with them.Hope it turns up on Thursday..

    http://www.ztgamedomain.com/6872/The-Godfather-II.html

    Above review got 8.6/10 other reviews I have seen have been around the 7/10 mark...

    I still think if you like the original and/or a fan of the series then you will enjoy the game even though there is some limitations.
     
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    The gamespot review has put me off from buying this. I really enjoyed the first game on the PS2, waiting for the GameTrailers review. I will most likely rent this out, whne i open my account with lovefilm.

    If i'm not impressed, i am going to pre-order Mafia 2.
     
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    My copy has arrived this morning, I'll have a go later tonight and let you know my thoughts.
     
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    Have had a quick blast at lunch...First impressions Cut scenes are good face animation very good...
    Gameplay abit cluncky as is camera view.

    But will play through as the story line seems good , haven't played multiplayer yet but i didn't buy it for that reason...

    As has been said before if your a fan of the movie's / last game you won't be disapointed:D
     
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    Well I've been playing this, this evening and I think it's great. Ok the AI is not on a par with say Killzone2 but I am really enjoying this game.

    The strategy element of the game is great and offers variety in regards to attacking and defending your properties and enemies properties.

    One thing to remember if playing that you can also upgrade Dominic (you the player) abilities just the same as you upgrade your made men's statistics/abilities.

    Could the game get repetitive possibly yes but if you use don's view properly and use the strategy properly then there is plenty of ways to go about things. In the end though you take over business' defend your own and take out rival family's.
     
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    4.5 :thumbsdow Dont think I will be getting this game.
     
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    I think the gamespot review is a tad harsh most reviews have been around the 7 mark which I think is about right.
     
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    That is better but I dont think I am going to spend £30 on it.
     
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    definitely a rental !!!!
     
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    Thats more like a realistic review (maybe even a little too high!!) I would say the gamespot reviewer just had a really bad day :)

    I'm still playing the game and really enjoying itthe strategy element of the game makes it fresh!!

    Cheers,
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    How detailed are the strategic elements? From looking at the Don's View the maps look small. How many businesses/rackets etc. are there in each city?
     
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    The first map which is New York is very small with probably only about 8 businesses/rackets in total. The 2nd map is much larger and has 2 rival families challenging for them. In terms of number of rackets I'd say around 20. They also attack the rackets in New York as well. For the third map I am guessing will have more families with more rackets. It means you have to be travelling between New York / Florida and Cuba quite a lot.

    Strategy wise you can bomb / arson / attack / defend (all of your rackets and enemies rackets) / put a number of guards around your owned rackets / upgrade stats of your crew / promote / demote made men. Capo's that are not earning the right money can be eliminated by yourself.

    You also need to make sure you have the right men for the job i.e. bruisers/arsonists/engineers/medics so you also have to manage that element.

    Also attacking rival families (made men and capo's) is done via contracts which you have to make certain requirements. Like for example must be killed by molotov explosion or thrown into the river and drowned. The dons must be killed and there compounds blown up.
     
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