Mafia II – impressions

The problem for me with open world / sandbox games such as Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row is that the messing around, freedom etc becomes more entertaining than the actual story.  Then of course the messing around gets boring and the missions go on and on and on, until I’m bored.  I’ve still never completed GTA IV, and so the prospect of this game didn’t exactly make me rush to buy it when it first came out.  Yet one thing that always did appeal was the period set real world gangster approach, ala The Godfather and Goodfellas, and for style and atmosphere, this game has it in spades.

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