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133. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mafia II Aug 26, 2010, 16:23 Old_Geezer
First of all, I apologize to everyone for actually talking about the game. I hope I don't annoy anyone by ignoring the piracy/anti-piracy war that's going down here.

Now then, onto the post: I thought the original Mafia was a masterpiece. I'd go so far as to say that it was absolutely brilliant in fact. After playing through a half-dozen or so "missions" in Mafia II, I'm scratching my head and wondering how the hell this game is getting so many rave-reviews. Am I the only one who thinks this game is a tedious snooze-fest? I've never played a game with so much filler and so little actual meat! Drive here, drive there, change your clothes, blah blah... I have nothing against a "cinematic" experience in a game, but this game is loaded with cut-scenes and the majority of interactiveness involves banal bullshit. I'm half-expecting, at some point, to be told to push "E" to sit on the toilet and push "F" to wipe my ass. To anyone who has finished this game (which I doubt I'm going to do) I ask: If you whittle away all the cut-scenes and all the "gameplay" parts where you're driving from point A to point B, changing your clothes or otherwise doing monotonous things, would there actually be an hour's worth of action (where you either shooting, sneaking, beating-up or otherwise enjoying the main-course rather than the salad and bread filler)?

The game is gorgeous to be sure, but I've gotten so bored with it that I'm debating whether or not to just drop it. Is the second half of the game a million times more exciting than the first half? Please tell me it is!
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