but I really dug the vintage feel of Mafia. I'd be more interested in playing an Elliot Ness-character -- an "Untouchable" cop or something during prohibition.
That's one way of doing it. Maybe take on the role of the cop in the first one? Definite possibilities... the Mafia tries to take out your family and you eventually end up fighting the mafia on their terms instead of walking the straight and narrow (ala "the chicago way" of things)... ooh, ooh, ooh! Teeming with possiblities!:D
I would give anything if there was a Keystone cops moment in it...
Anyhoo, I do agree that one of the charms of Mafia was the authenticity of that classic era. The idea of pulling out a cutter from underneath your trenchcoat... Running around bootlegging... gotta love it! Maybe they'll put in a BAR whipit gun in the sequel.
What did I expect from the man who brought civilization to a screeching halt?