Verno wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 10:04: Mafia 2 is frustrating and a bit like Diablo 3 in the sense that you wonder where the time went. If it was a two year game then I could understand the lack of content to flesh the game out but to be in development that long and have that little to show for it was shocking. The seeming split of game content to DLC seemed really questionable too. It was an OK game but had some frustrating moments and I didn't find the narrative very compelling (outside of the time shifts / locales) which is unfortunate because it would have made up for some of the games other shortcomings.
There is a post on the 2k Forums about why it took so long to develop. Search for the post if you care to learn why.