Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mafia 2 Reviews are out ...

... and they are to say the least mixed. Top marks from Gameinformer and a miserable 4/10 from the usually reliable Eurogamer except that there is also a 10/10 from Eurogamer.fr. As I said, mixed. Most worrying is the fact that even reviewers who seem to understand that Mafia is not GTA have still scored the game badly.

Given my impossibly high expectations I am genuinely worried now. The one glimmer of hope comes from Bill Harris at Dubious Quality. Bill is not a professional reviewer but he is someone who's opinion I trust, particularly on games that don't appeal to everyone like Mount and Blade and Red Faction Guerilla. Bill has only played the game for a few hours though.

I have decided to hold off purchasing. Partly because I am as a rule frugal about buying games and I don't want to waste the price of a new release on a turkey but also because I don't want my dreams of a superb Mafia sequel to be shattered.  At very least I will wait for Bill Harris to rack up a few more playing hours.

4 comments:

DM Osbon said...

Am hanging fire on this one too, although it's much more my type of experience than say GTA.

Once the price drops then I'll certainly pick it up.

Cap'n John said...

Wow. The Mafia II demo sure sold you a false bill of goods then, not that you should trust Demos in the first place. In fact, while playing a Demo you should probably constantly remind yourself that "this is the best the game has to offer; It will not be any better than this, and may very well be worse."

It seems like Mafia II is a whole heck of a lot worse than its Demo, but isn't that to be expected?

DM Osbon said...

I paid for the game & quickly resold it. It's just not what I look for in a gaming experience anymore.

mbp said...

Sad to hear DM. I have decided to hold off buying it for the moment. I am sure it will be on sale somewhere in a few months time so I will get it then and be prepared for dissapointment.