The Godfather: Blackhand Edition User Review
- Just Right
- Time Spent:
- 100 or More Hours
- The Bottom Line:
If you're like me, you enjoy games like New Super mario bros or Super Mario Strikers and Battalion Wars 2. Even the Super monkey ball series. After awhile however, you have a craving for senseless violence. Throughout the story and even after beating the game, you get your fair share of maybe 400-700k murders. Whether it be cops, Straccis, Cunios, drug dealers, or even civilians, you're GOING to have fun.
For those of who don't know about the godfather, this game is based off of one of the best movies of all time The Godfather. It takes place in 1940s-1950s NYC and is about the struggle of one family, and the other mafia families in their business.
Now just like the movie, it makes the life of a mobster seem appealing. Keep in mind that in Godfather 3, it all comes back to bite Michael Corleone in the butt. Stay in school and remember this is just a game!
In GF:BE, you follow the path of an enforcer of the Corleone family. It sticks to the movie fairly well, and even expands beyond that. As you progress through the game, you make the decisions that will shape your character into what he'll become. You play through 20 missions, however there are plenty of side missions. You can carry out hits, drive a truck to a blackmarket stop, lead your men into taking over a warehouse, and much more.
As you complete more and more missions, your rank in the family contiues to rise. As your rank rises your perks rise too. You get paid more money, and you're allowed to hire stronger men with better guns. At one point you're given the ability to whistle and have 5 armed men in black (Corleones) come out of nowhere and follow you no matter the destination.
Unfortunately, while driving only 1 man you hire at the compound will go in the car with you. However, you'll find a GTA feel to this game. It's got the same violence and driving over pedestrians. In some ways more graphic than others. No nudity though, which is good for little kids that get this game.
There's different ways you can kill people. These all depend on motion which is a nice touch. Fist fighting is controlled by your own hands. You can strangle some1, snap their neck, beat them silly with a baseball bat(or other miscellaneous melee weapons).
You also aim guns through motion, but be rest assured there is a targeting system.
There's only a few minor glitches which, IMO, don't ruin the game. I've flown my car once across New York City, which killed me eventually, but was crazy insane!!!
The AI are fairly smart. Occasionally though, if you take cover behind some wall, they'll take cover too behind some garbage can and just shoot at your wall and not even think that you could be running away out of there view. (I've done this several times to avoid the cops).
Overall, I believe this game will have you coming back for more. It has a high replay value, the graphics are great for the Wii, the gameplay is fun, and of course the story is great because it's based off of one of the greatest movies of all time! You really feel you're the Don of NYC. I think most audiences would really enjoy this game. There is a lot of language though and I wouldn't recommend this for anyone under the age of 13. (The rating M isn't really earned IMO, more like a T to me)
P.S: This was my first review, let me know how I did >
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