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Playstation: The Official Magazine May 08

Jan 15, 2006
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Cover Story: Mafia 2
Next Month: GT5:p Review, Big June PS3 game review (obviously MGS4)

Reviews:

Crisis Core: FF7 - 4.5/5
MLB 08: The Show - 4.5/5
Dark Sector - 4/5
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - 4/5
Singstar 90's - 3/5
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - 4.5/5
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - 4/5
Army of Two - 3.5/5
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 - 4/5
Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz - 3/5
Flatout: Head On - 4/5
Need for Speed: ProStreet - 2.5/5
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty - 2/5
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis - 3.5/5
American Idol Encore - 3.5/5

Mafia 2:

- 3 families
- Cops only call reinforcements if you commited a large enough crime.
- 2 hours of cutscenes
- references to original game/easter eggs
- 3 acts
- all of the 2.5 square mile city open at the start
- can use taxi's to get around
- cars get damaged, dirty, and explode if shot in the gas tank
- can customize cars with your own license plates
- 2 types of context sensitive environment interactions: Standard and Violent
- Can buy food from vendors like hotdogs
- While buying stuff you can't be attacked
- NPC's will smoke, read newspapers, wait for buses, look through trash cans
- several points in the story you can make choices that affect the game
- multiple endings
- police go after other criminals instead of just you
- can buy houses where you store gear
- can take missions for and against competing families
- lots of interactive objects like chairs, bottles, sinks
- map waypoints including sidequests
- checkpoints improved from original game
- no on screen interface
- go to gyms to learn new hand to hand combos
- shooting through doors will possibly be added
 

Ghost

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Those Mafia 2 bullet points are DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL.

Luckily games aren't all about bullet points.
 

Elbrain

Suckin' dicks since '66
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I am hating this magazine the more issues come out for it. Once my subscription is over I a done with it, I find nothing interesting anymore.
 

slider

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The reviews (overall) do seem pretty generous. From a quick totting up that's 56.5 outta 75 which = 3.766666... outta 5 per game. Any flaws in my logic? I think not!
 
Oct 10, 2007
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SuperSonic1305 said:
2/5 is generous?
Yes, because Turning point is pure shit.

edit - I'd just like to add, I've always distrusted their reviews. I still think their review of Warhawk, which they gave a 6/10 is total trash.
 

Z3F

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Nov 16, 2006
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When's Mafia 2 coming out? I digged the original. Too bad it was overshadowed by GTA.
 

Kintaro

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Rated-Rsuperstar said:
Their review scores seem to generous. Naruto a 4/5, Turning point a 2/5, Pro Evolution 4/5. I mean really?
No clue on Pro Evo and Turning Point, but Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 is a damn fine game.