I Never Finished…Mafia II…Because

Mafia II

Here was another game that was originally introduced to me on the PS2 and frankly it was one of my favorite games. When I heard they were making a sequel to this awesome PS2 game I was more than eager to pick this game up and hopefully spend as much time with it as I did with the first one. As you know though, if it’s on this blog then it means that I didn’t finish is. Keep reading to find out why.

In Mafia II you take on the role of Vito Scaletta, this guy couldn’t even have a more Italian name if he tried, who is basically recounting his whole life story. Of course he was born in Sicily and immigrated to the fictional city of Empire Bay. Of course he falls into the wrong crowd, this is what usually happens with these types of games, ends up going into the Army, fights in WWII, and then comes back and continues to live his life of crime. It’s basically a typical “Mob” story that you get to star in.

For some reason I just couldn’t get into this game. I really don’t know what it was as I usually love these types of games. The whole mafia thing and being a gangster is a big draw for me, but this game just didn’t and couldn’t do it for me. The story was mediocre at best and it wasn’t even interesting enough for me to want to continue to play it or even try to. I barely made it through two chapters before dumping this game back in the return bin at Blockbuster. There’s a twist with this though and I’ll tell you later on.

As you can see from my wonderful picture that I was only able to get 7 of the 48 main trophies for this game. If you want to go for the 100% there are a total of 68 trophies for this game thanks to DLC. The trophies that I was able to get were for some random things along with completing the first two chapters of the game. I still hadn’t entered my trophy hunting phase yet so at the time this didn’t matter to me. Crazy right? I also still thought I was way too cool to have my PS3 hooked up to the internet so everything is missing a timestamp because I was still really painfully thinking that this online thing was a phase.

Probability of this game getting played again…3 out of 5.

Here’s the twist that I told you about earlier on. I actually now own this game. A couple of years ago I found a brand new complete edition on sale for $9.99 and picked it up thinking that I would give this game a second chance. Cut to a couple of years later, the game still sits in it’s game case with a pile of other games that I bought thinking I would get a chance to play and are now just sitting there. While I won’t say that I’m itching to play this game, I recently had a really horrible experience with Mafia III that might as well have ruined the whole franchise for me, it might be a possibility that sooner or later I’ll want to play this game again since I do own it.

Mafia II

Now it’s your turn. Did I completely miss something that was great the first time around and should now drop everything to play this game again to see what I was missing out on? Or was I right and this game was just not as great as the first game? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section and if you were able to get the platinum trophy for this game, if you’re a trophy hunter. Now for next week, a game that I’m going to admit I really didn’t even give a chance. I played for probably half an hour before dumping this game back at Blockbuster. Come back next week so I can tell you why I never finished Prototype.


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