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Old 08-24-2003, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mafia

Did a search for this but didn't really find anything, so I thought I would start a thread in honour of one of the best games I have ever played.

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Old 08-24-2003, 07:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Agreed, as good as if not better than GTA3, amazing graphics and great storyline. Anyone with a good enough PC to run it get it now.
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Old 08-24-2003, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Agreed, plus the ending for this game will always stand out for me as the best one ever conceived for a videogame.
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Old 08-24-2003, 03:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is an excellent game. It's like a beautiful mix between GTA3 and Max Payne, too bad my first CD is scratched and I can't install the game anymore
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, very good. The storyline is among the best ever, the ending just socks you in the gut too.
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Old 08-25-2003, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This is one of the VERY VERY few games I have ever played, where I was literally sad when it ended. I was absolutely immersed in the game world, tremendous environment and play, nothing else needs to be said.
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Old 08-25-2003, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mafia was definately a great game.
Didnt it get GOTY awards? Pretty sure it did..

Like said before, one of the few games, where the gameplay, the story, and the graphics were all top notch.
And the plot twists were always keeping you on your toes

Anyone who wants to buy a new game and has a decent comp, get Mafia!
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I loved this game. Top notch action, the driving around town could be a little tiring as cops will chase if you speed, but the rest was spectacular.
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Although I pretty much have the same thing to say as everybody else, it can't be said enough. It is by far one of the best modern games I've played. The storyline, characters, and the general feel of the game sucks you in.

Technically it's amazing as well. The city actually lives, and believably so. Many compare it to GTA3 and such, but the feel is much different. Having to do such things as obey the speed limit and traffic lights essentially forces you to view the city in a more realistic fashion, which I believe heightens the immersiveness of the game. I could almost go on for hours about this game, though probably in a more sensical manner then the above post.

Just make sure you have a decent computer to run it. Finally, if the race level is giving you problems, just slow down a lot into all of the turns.
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Old 08-25-2003, 09:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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did any1 else have the troubles of climbing some roads with a slow car? I had sum times where i wouldnt have enough horsepower just to climb bridges
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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LOVED that game, although the freeride missions were damned hard. Like hat one where you have to drive across the bridge while a blimp is bombing you. Anyways, still a great game.
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Old 08-26-2003, 03:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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LOVED that game, although the freeride missions were damned hard. Like hat one where you have to drive across the bridge while a blimp is bombing you. Anyways, still a great game.
At the moment I'm stuck on 'The Whore' where you have to escape across the rooftops. I got tagged a little too much in the previous mission so I've only got 10 health to see me through, and I CANNOT do it. I think I'm going to have to do the hit all over again (which took me several attempts in itself) so as to not get all fucked up by the time it comes to face all those lovely cops.
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Old 08-31-2003, 11:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Np, I loved the game. The facial animations were some of the best i've ever seen. The only downside (and not a very big one at that) was that damn race. Took me forever to beat it. Other then that the game is perfect.
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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AWESOME game!

I have to admit, I had to cheat to beat the race - I truly believe it's impossible for most people. Otherwise excellent! And, yes, that freeride mission with the bombing blimp is incredibely hard!

If it didn't win a GOTY award, it should have. Although the feel is different, it's WAY better than GTA3! Best story I've seen in a looong time - like a movie!
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Old 09-01-2003, 06:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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it took me forever to get past the whore level, then it took me forever to get past the rooftops level, then i got stuk on the level in the church. and i quit.
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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To the previous two posters, I managed to beat the race without cheating, but it took me countless attempts, and I had several frustrating occasions when I would complete 4 laps in the lead only to crash out on one of the trickier corners. I believe I actually danced around when I won.

The trick is to try and get ahead early, and then to try not to take the corners too quickly. Your car seems to romp away from everyone on the straights, so you can afford to take it easy round corners. A cool, calm approach will see you right.

And to the other guy, I've now actually managed to get through the rooftop level with only 10 health, and onto the church. Did you collect the health on the top floor of the church before going down the stairs? There's a rifle somewhere along the way you can pick up to ice those gangsters at the funeral.
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Old 09-03-2003, 12:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I'm playing through Mafia again for fun (or for frustration sometimes it seems)

I got the new patch, and things seem a lot different this time.

1. There was a mission where you had to assassinate a politician with a sniper rifle, I really liked this mission even though it was hard as hell. But with the patch, its simply gone! Bummer.

2. There was a mission where you had to kill the other Don when he was getting away via airplane, and you had to shoot it down.
Now, there is a new map, where you just follow him on windy roads, and then you bump him off a broken bridge to his death.. cheap!

I dont know why they did this.. maybe because of 9/11, the sniper shootings, something, but then again the game came out after 9 /11 didnt it?
All I can say is too much censorship for the sensitive people.
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:47 AM   #18 (permalink)
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To the previous two posters, I managed to beat the race without cheating, but it took me countless attempts, and I had several frustrating occasions when I would complete 4 laps in the lead only to crash out on one of the trickier corners. I believe I actually danced around when I won.

The trick is to try and get ahead early, and then to try not to take the corners too quickly. Your car seems to romp away from everyone on the straights, so you can afford to take it easy round corners. A cool, calm approach will see you right.

And to the other guy, I've now actually managed to get through the rooftop level with only 10 health, and onto the church. Did you collect the health on the top floor of the church before going down the stairs? There's a rifle somewhere along the way you can pick up to ice those gangsters at the funeral.
flamingdog,
That is exactly the same experience I had with the race. Your advice is dead on.

One of the best games I ever played! And for once a game had an ending that was worth the wait. I also loved the ending in GTA III, but the GTA VC ending sucked. What a let down.
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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1. There was a mission where you had to assassinate a politician with a sniper rifle, I really liked this mission even though it was hard as hell. But with the patch, its simply gone! Bummer.

2. There was a mission where you had to kill the other Don when he was getting away via airplane, and you had to shoot it down.
Now, there is a new map, where you just follow him on windy roads, and then you bump him off a broken bridge to his death.. cheap!
That really sucks. Both those missions were awesome...the sniper level was one of my favorite in the game.
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Whoops.. hehe
Turns out the sniper one is still there.

Just feels WAY later in the game than when I played it last year.
Maybe the other one is still to come, I dont know.

Maybe I should keep me mouth shut until I finish the game.
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think GTA3 is better in terms of action.
But Mafia has a much better story/plot, and the way the music, atmosphere, graphics, voiceover all work together to really immerse a player into the game is just great!
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The main thing that bugs me about Mafia, is that the cars (90%) are SLOW as hell.
And to top it off, their handling is the worst thing ever.

And the other thing I hate is that the computer cheats. Like if you have to chase after another car, I notice that they can drive straight through big telephone poles, and they accelerate really fast, even in the slowest cars in the game.

Very frustrating at times, but a great game.
Very nice faces on the characters too. Lots of detail.
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:39 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I'm playing through Mafia again for fun (or for frustration sometimes it seems)

I got the new patch, and things seem a lot different this time.


2. There was a mission where you had to kill the other Don when he was getting away via airplane, and you had to shoot it down.
Now, there is a new map, where you just follow him on windy roads, and then you bump him off a broken bridge to his death.. cheap!
The mision is still there - there are actually 2 options based on your success. If you manage to damage the airplane enough to shoot it down, that's all you need to do, but if not then you have to chase him off the road. I think that's how it goes - it's been awhile - but I do remember that there were two possibilities with the airplane thing.
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:20 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The main thing that bugs me about Mafia, is that the cars (90%) are SLOW as hell.
And to top it off, their handling is the worst thing ever.
What do you expect for the 1930's
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Old 09-06-2003, 04:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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wondash speaks true words. These vehicles are based on real cars in that time period. They shouldnt perform better than your dad's VW bus. I admit, it was a tad frustrating at times only because I've been spoiled on games like Gran Tourismo and the like, but its not like it was a bug in the game.

As for the race. I found it was *way* easier when using a gamepad to control the car. Keyboard controls for that makes it incredibly difficult.
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Old 09-06-2003, 05:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Love the game, the problem is that its realistic to a fault at times. The race nearly gave me an anyeurism after failing for the 30th time or so. But other than that it was amazing.
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