Coolshop have a great price on Godfather II at the moment and copies of the game are currently going for £7.98. According to price comparison this is the cheapest copy available by nearly £10 with a next best price of £17.95.
However although this is a good saving, the game is certainly not worth anymore than £10. Sadly – especially for fans of the original Godfather – Godfather 2 is simply another addition to the ever growing league of truly dreadful game sequels. The story centres on the character of Dominic, a Corleone underboss who, after the disastrous Cuban expedition, is sent to oversee the family’s interests in New York. Overall the story is dire, with terrible voice acting and great Godfather lines constantly being misquoted and taken out of context.
Even when you disregard the awful story and concentrate on gameplay, things don't improve. Admittedly there is an impressive selection of weapons but the fire fights just aren’t satisfying. Unlike the original Godfather, the guns just don’t pack a punch. To make matters worse the AI is very poor. Enemies have little interest in self preservation and will either stand in the open waiting to get shot or just do suicidal charges. The Don’s View and the fact you can now recruit gang members could have done much to redeem the game, but these features are let down by repetitive gameplay and terrible AI.
All in all it is frustrating that the designers felt the need to reinvent the format. By doing so, they have inadvertently invented a load of problems which weren’t present in the game’s predecessor. The game is also terribly buggy, and the fact it has been released in this half baked state and had a £30 price tag slapped on it is insulting to consumers. Although it gives you a nice saving, the game shouldn't have cost anymore than £10 in the first place.
Thanks to Millarcat from Hotukdeals