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Originally Posted by KrisLooks very interesting - seems i have to check out the first mafia game as well :)
(also, link has one extra - at the end, fixed: http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2010/06/mafia-2-hands-on-preview/mafia-2-preview-9.jpg)
Originally Posted by NuTechI loved the first Mafia game and I'm praying that the second doesn't suck.
Seriously, please don't suck.
Originally Posted by robotsThis is exactly what I was expecting (and hoping) to hear actually. The first Mafia game was nothing new either. I bought it knowing nothing about it, and after 5 minutes I thought, "Wtf this is just a GTA rip off". But after an hour I realised that although it is basically a GTA clone, it does everything better than GTA.... The missions were better, the city was better, the driving was better, everything about it was just more fun. I loved it.
I think this game is going to be the same way. It's still the same kind of game, driving from A to B on missions, and doing various shooting sections, but what makes it special is that all these things are just better than in the GTA games.
Also, I remember in the older GTA games you used to be able to drive cars down to the docks to sell them for money. I think you can still do it in the newer versions too, but it's not necessary because you get plenty of money from just going through the missions. I think this kind of thing is sorely lacking from GTA, and it's what makes it become a mindless action game, rather than more of a gangster lifestyle simulator. I think Mafia does a better job of balancing that.
I can't wait for this game.
p.s. There are some very clever underlying technologies in this game which the preview didn't mention. I read about it in other previews. I'd like to hear more about that, as well as some hints about system requirements.
Originally Posted by _Metal_Guitar_Do all the features of APEX work on ATI cards? I know loads of people say that physx doesn't really add anything but I miss things like the dynamic fog out of Batman in other games. It just adds a little something extra to the mix.
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Don't know for sure, but I'll definitely try and find that out at the next chance. My notes only confirm that it works in the console versions of the game.
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