Posted: December 28
This game FAR exceeded my expectations. Great storyline, visuals, dialogue, and a decent combat system make this quite the experience.
I didnt like Mafia 1 much, but I figured I'd give this one a shot. It does away with all the excessive police fines and restrictions that the first game nagged about. You can still alert the police through speeding or hit-and-run incidents in this game, but now you can escape the police or choose to bribe them. The game appears to be open world and controls like a typical GTA game, but in actuality, its pretty linear. This isn't realy a bad thing. Its just something to keep in mind when playing. You wont have side quests or side missions to waste away time in the sandbox environment like you would in a typical GTA game. There are collectibles, but theyre all artwork and don't add any bonuses for your character.
Also, the game does a great job in connecting you to the main characters, which was the driving factor in me getting hooked.