Top critical review
Good game, poor DLC
on November 26, 2013
I personally enjoyed this game, though it wasn't anything to write home about. Although it is more enjoyable than the original game in the franchise. It wasn't anywhere near perfect, but still an enjoyable experience. It has the look and feel of GTA games, as well as other free roam games, except it's not *REALLY* free roam.
The game is very linear, you have one mission, and once you complete it you can move onto the next. Sure, you have a whole city to cruise around, but there's no side missions to discover, so "Exploring" is pointless. Although it is fun to just drive around, and listen to the radio, because the music in the game is FANTASTIC.
Despite the linear nature of the game, the storyline is pretty fantastic, and follows Vito through the 40's and 50's as he rises from an associate to a made man. You get to witness his rise and fall, and while he is a bad guy, you still care about him and can sympathize with the main character.
Once you finish the game, there's no real free roam though, but there IS the DLC, which to be honest are very poor. They don't play much like the main game, and are mainly text based missions, that are more action oriented and have stricter time limits. They only useful purpose of these DLC is to serve as a Freeroam, and just muck around with the poorly constructed missions. The DLC is included with the game free, so while they stink, it doesn't impact the main game in any way.