i kind of feel like this should be a no-brainer, but i surprisingly get asked this question a lot: godfather 2 or the saboteur?
first of all, if you don’t own the saboteur, you are to drop what you are doing and run down to your local game shop and pick that shit up ASAP. i have recommended it to everyone i know, because aside from the voice acting it is a great game and well worth the $25 or so you can get it for now. there’s a few glitches in it, but nothing that justifies passing it by. it takes place in nazi germany and nothing on earth beats killing nazis in new and creative ways.
the godfather 2 on the other hand… meh. i was playing it the other day, and little_nerdxo wandered into the room, asking why the hell i was playing a ps2 game.
then there is the matter of the controls, the don’s view, or whatever the fuck they call it. in the previews, they make it out to seem like some great big awesome control panel. you’re made to seem like a general, commanding armies of men all over new york city in the 40s. in reality? johnny clusterfuck sends sammy the half-assed bagman over to someplace… maybe. maybe you discover their skillset is lacking and have to upgrade them before you send them anywhere – if you have the money. then, of course, if they get there, they do fuck all. if you send them to some racket that’s getting knocked over because you have to deal with someone, you will arrive and find the supposed minion pouting in a corner.
this all, to be truthful, was a bit heartbreaking for me. i loved the first godfather. it was so good. it was so so well-thought out. and then along comes this thing, this red-headed bastard stepchild and RUINS the entire goddamn franchise.
morale of the story: the saboteur beats the godfather 2 any day of the week. don’t buy some shitty sequel.