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Old 03-21-2006, 06:27 PM   #1
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The Godfather: The Game

I just got the game today for the Xbox. This is one of the only movie based games that I enjoy. I only played it for a few hours, but it seems like it could be great. The graphics are good, the controls are pretty easy to work with and the way the encorporate your character into the movie plot is pretty cool.

At first I was skeptical. Most movie games aren't great and the vast number of GTA clones are mediocre compared to the GTA games. I think this game does a good job with the free roam mode. You can go into most buildings, bribe officers and offer protection to local businesses. When you are not playing missions, you can find ways to keep yourself busy. They did a good job making the game feel different from GTA, but at the same time, also having the elements from the sucessful series included in the game play.

It also has a little RPG style gaming thrown in. You design your character and increase his skills as you go along. I don't play RPG's but thats what my friend told me.

If you are a fan of the movies and any other mob movies, GTA and any of its clones, I recommend picking it up. So far my only problem is that Al Pacino refused to be in the game (same for the Scarface game thats still under going work) and that New York City could have been represented more accurately.

Does anyone plan on picking it up?
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:29 PM   #2
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THIS GAME IS TEH SHEET!
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:30 PM   #3
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I just dled it. Gamespot gave it a pretty good review and it seems like it could be pretty fun to go around beating up people who don't give you your payments.. especially after watching the Sopranos.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:55 PM   #4
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its gonna suck
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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its gonna suck
Thats what I thought, but when I was playing it, it was much better than I anticipated. Its no GTA or Half-Life 2, but it doesnt suck.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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Shut up.

This game is great, but the controls are weird.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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I like the controls. At first I thought the punching was wierd, but now it feels like second nature to me.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:39 PM   #8
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It's a cool game but: how/where do you buy clothes?
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:39 PM   #9
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:44 PM   #10
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This game IS awesome. The combat system is a bit weird but it seems pretty good. The different executions are sweet, as well as bashing people into random objects.
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:47 PM   #11
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This game IS awesome. The combat system is a bit weird but it seems pretty good. The different executions are sweet, as well as bashing people into random objects.

Thats always fun.


Nice avatar by the way.
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:57 PM   #12
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Thanks.

I'm dying a lot because I'm a little slow at getting used to different controls. It's especially hard because I'm using my XBOX controller and I have no idea what the button numbers are. It's pretty easy to figure out, but harder to remember when you're in the middle of a shootout.

And how do you get to the save menu Necro.. I just press the save button and it saves.

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:19 PM   #13
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Thanks.

I'm dying a lot because I'm a little slow at getting used to different controls. It's especially hard because I'm using my XBOX controller and I have no idea what the button numbers are. It's pretty easy to figure out, but harder to remember when you're in the middle of a shootout.

And how do you get to the save menu Necro.. I just press the save button and it saves.
At the main menu, hit Load Game. and your char loads. Then hit edit. and apparel I think
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At the main menu, hit Load Game. and your char loads. Then hit edit. and apparel I think
Exactly. Sorrow about the vague answer too, haha.
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:33 PM   #15
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Exactly. Sorrow about the vague answer too, haha.
I knew it was either one or the other
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:00 PM   #16
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I saw this the other day, but it was rented. I really want to try it.
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Old 03-21-2006, 11:53 PM   #17
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Wow, I played in a bit deeper to the point where most options are open, and this game is amazing. It's rivaling GTA atm.
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:40 PM   #18
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Wow, I played in a bit deeper to the point where most options are open, and this game is amazing. It's rivaling GTA atm.

I just got up to the point were you meet Michael at the hospital and fight off the assasins. Im working on Tessio's hit list and extroting businesses before I go on with the main story.

Yes, it is rivaling GTA.
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Old 03-22-2006, 10:45 PM   #19
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I love it.
Not what I expected, but still awesome.
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This game is fun but can piss me extremely the fuck off. I cannot take this one warehouse over.
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:35 AM   #21
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Oh man, this game is epic. I was in one of my shops when about 3 gooks from another family came in and shot everyone to hell. I ducked under the counter and ended up taking out two. The last one tried shooting at me while I walked up to him, but I guess he ran out of ammo because he put his gun away. I pulled out my pistol and shot him in the kneecap, then got a headshot. This game has an awesome feel to it.
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The executions are sweet too. Some are hilarious. Like 'traffic accident' and a couple others I forget.. oh yea where you shoot a guy near a balcony or something and he trips backwards and over it hahah. They're badass too.. like the one where he shoots the guy in the stomach (I think) and as the guy bends over he unloads in the back of the head.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:49 PM   #23
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:17 PM   #24
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I'm finally getting used to the controls. I'm almost done with all the main missions but I'm only about 34% through the game. I wish you got more money when you do bank heists though.. it's kinda pointless to do it for only 5k. I'm saving up for the assassins pistol but it's 250k!
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:30 PM   #25
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I just got past the part where Sonny dies.

I love this game.

I was taking over a shop and I strangled two of the guys and shot one through the glass window with my shotgun.

My health was pretty low, and when I was trying to threaten the owner, I saw another gangster out of the corner of my eye whip out a shot gun from outside behind the glass. Before I had the chance to do anything, he shot straight through the glass and annihilated me.

It sucked but I also laughed my ass off.
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Old 03-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #26
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That's it.

I. have. to. play. this. game.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:19 PM   #27
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Downloading right now, it seems pretty cool, I guess we'll see.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:25 PM   #28
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Anyone know why Pacino didn't want to participate?
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Old 03-24-2006, 04:26 PM   #29
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Anyone know why Pacino didn't want to participate?

I don't know why. He helped choose the guy who did his voice though. He's doing the same thing for the Scarface game.
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Did/does anybody else find the part where you have to kill the Dons frustrating as hell?
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