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[Mafia III] As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to kill gangsters

Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6dgC5RMXRs

The year is 1968, and Vietnam vet Lincoln Clay has returned to New Bordeuax (read: New Orleans) to finally be inducted into the mafia in which he was raised

Shortly after that, the black mafia is wiped out by the Italians, and Lincoln is left for dead

It didn't take, and now he's out for revenge, assembling a new mob of everybody wronged by the Italians, hell-bent on wiping them out for good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1bjl9wM-og

But also it's an open-world game so you'll probably be able to go bowling or something

Make no mistake, though, Mafia 3 is going for some real shit

How successful it'll be, nobody can say for sure (especially not reviewers cause they aren't getting copies)



But they sure are trying, at least

Mafia 3 is out this Friday, October 7th, on PC, Xbox One, and PS4

Mafia doesn't look like a word anymore

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    No review copies, huh? isn't that kind of a weird signal?

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    No review copies, huh? isn't that kind of a weird signal?

    Doom didn't get review copies and that's arguably the best game of the year

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  • PreciousBodilyFluidsPreciousBodilyFluids Registered User regular
    The super racist comments surrounding this game (apparently this is a "BLM Terrorist Simulator") make me want to buy it just to spite them.

    I was already interested, so I hope the first impressions will be good.

  • Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    edited October 2016
    The super racist comments surrounding this game (apparently this is a "BLM Terrorist Simulator") make me want to buy it just to spite them

    I'm starting to wonder if companies are now employing social media people to hate their product while pretending to be the worst parts of society (racists, homophobes, nationalists, bigots) so people buy the product to spite a deplorable societal idea.

    In fact, I'd almost prefer that to the knowledge that so many people out there ACTUALLY BELIEVE in such ridiculous horrible bullshit and spew it openly and nobody they know is telling them "cut that shit out, you ass".

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sLOX7RanU8
    Giant Bomb is streaming the game right now, from the start, on PS4

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  • Theodore FlooseveltTheodore Floosevelt proud parent of eight beautiful girls and shalmelo dorne (which is currently being ruled by a woman (awesome role model for my daughters)) #dornedadRegistered User regular
    how have previous mafias fared in terms of just being enjoyable shooty games

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    how have previous mafias fared in terms of just being enjoyable shooty games

    I've only played Mafia 2 and it bored the hell out of me, so

    Not great?

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    As far as I can tell, this might as well be an entirely new series

    It's a new studio and everything

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    The action seems totally serviceable

    It reminds me a lot of Uncharted 2

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    The year is 1968 and you and I are undercover detectives on the hot rod circuit

  • ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    I loved the previous mafias. Why does this have to come out now? I have 50 unplayed games and like 15 games I want in the next 3 months. Gah.

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    The year is 1968 and you and I are undercover detectives on the hot rod circuit

    If I had any Photoshop ability you better believe I would have made a Speedway Squad logo for Mafia 3

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Mafia 3

    (In Color)

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Prohass wrote: »
    I loved the previous mafias. Why does this have to come out now? I have 50 unplayed games and like 15 games I want in the next 3 months. Gah.

    You wanna talk about traveling back in time, I restarted a GameFly subscription in order to keep up on the fall games (they sent me an email giving me a month for $1 and I am going to cancel it right away)

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    The action seems totally serviceable

    It reminds me a lot of Uncharted 2

    does not compute

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  • LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    got this weird thing where it won't border the fullscreen, and so my mouse keeps on going onto my second screen and clicking out of the game, which is annoying


    but I quite like this so far

    combat's got a loose, messy feel to it, which I kinda like.

    some of the control scheme stuff for kbam is downright baffling, tho

    "delete" to whistle? go into the options menu to switch between lethal and non-lethal takedowns? the fact that you can't bring up tooltips and tutorials again? (alright, I'm not so sure about that last one, but haven't found it yet)

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I like the idea of a box that just lets me tick "lethal"

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Footage of this on Giant Bomb makes it look real good. Only issues I can see are some checkpointing and the fact that the radio sounds too high-fidelity for the 70's

    Very interested in if it holds up the whole way through!

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I get that some people like the whole concept of "let's make our music sound different because of narrative reasons" but I do usually wish there was an option to turn that shit off when someone does it

    As much as I love Burnout Paradise - and good lord I do - I hated how when I played with certain larger aggression type cars it would muffle the music and make it more bass heavy, and I desperately wanted an option to just be like "yo knock that shit off"

    So it sounds like they erred in my favor here, at least

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular

    I didn't know I could be more interested

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    This game is available in Redbox for both consoles

    Picking up my PS4 copy from one tomorrow morning, I would totally just buy it sight unseen but I need to be a bit more frugal with my purchases this year

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  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    Went to start a replay of Mafia II as I wait to see how the whole 30fps lock thing gets resolved and found this fun bug.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro1cIXRqOcU

    So Mafia III is downloading now so I can enjoy some fast paced 30fps gameplay.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    The documentary framing is excellent

    It's a really unique way to handle exposition, they can jump around in time and skip scenes that can be summed up in a sentence

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    yo should I buy this practically sight unseen tonight

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    I for one can't wait to buy this unreviewed game about the struggle of being black written by a white creative director with the last name blackman.

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    The PC patch to unlock framerate should be out this weekend if testing goes well: http://steamcommunity.com/games/360430/announcements/detail/814414713567158759

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    yo should I buy this practically sight unseen tonight

    It worked out well for No Man's Sky

  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    AtomicTofu wrote: »
    YaYa wrote: »
    yo should I buy this practically sight unseen tonight

    It worked out well for No Man's Sky

    shit

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    I for one can't wait to buy this unreviewed game about the struggle of being black written by a white creative director with the last name blackman.

    And the head writer, who is black

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    I for one can't wait to buy this unreviewed game about the struggle of being black written by a white creative director with the last name blackman.

    And the head writer, who is black

    conceded

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    yo should I buy this practically sight unseen tonight

    I am deeply curious about this one, but spending $60 just to satisfy curiosity doesn't seem like the BEST use of money

  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    The real thing that's stopping me honestly is that Mafia 1 and 2 weren't very good and while I'm very interested in the subject matter of this I haven't seen any sign that the gameplay in this is any different.

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited October 2016
    I'm probably 3 hours into the game, but what I would say about it at this point is play it if exceptional storytelling can get you through a game, because I think the directing is what sells this game nearly singlehandedly

    The gameplay is fine, but it's not exemplary

    You shoot guys, you drive cars, it kinda has some Far Cry stealth going on, it looks like some territory control and gang management stuff is being slowly unfolded

    Play this game if you want to see a game that does a very good job of telling a new spin on a tired tale, the mafia revenge story, at least at the outset

    I am renting it and so far I'm happy with that decision

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  • godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    I'm gonna see if they knock a couple bucks off in the next Steam sale, but it does look pretty good.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Giant Bomb played through the introductory segment (Vinnie and Alex). It looks pretty good for an openworld crime game. The acting and story seem good at the beginning, at least.

  • VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    YaYa wrote: »
    yo should I buy this practically sight unseen tonight

    I am deeply curious about this one, but spending $60 just to satisfy curiosity doesn't seem like the BEST use of money

    Yeah, I'm real interested in this, but after the last Mafia game, I'm waiting to hear a bit more about this one before dropping $60 on it. Like it was ostensibly an open-world game, but there really wasn't any point to it, and you were just railroaded into doing the mission exactly how the developers wanted you to. The story looks good from what I saw on the Giant Bomb stream, and I like how they were able to take their time to establish everything, but I'm most interested in seeing what the game play is like right after they stopped since that seems like the point where the world really opens up.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    As I'm getting further into it, I get the impression that this is basically a Far Cry game

    There are operations to take down to damage the income of your enemies while bolstering your own and those are pretty much like the outposts in Far Cry games

    And that's pretty much the majority of the game

    I'm hearing it's a lot like that Godfather 2 game but I never played that

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  • TravanTravan Registered User regular
    I had some PSN credit left over and there's not much else coming out this year that I'm dying to play

    It's installing now, hope it finishes tonight so I can play tomorrow after work

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    Game on PC is a dumpster fire. I'm crashing every 15 minutes or so. Folks say play without fullscreen, but. . .it's not borderless. Ugh.

    Game itself is fine; might be one of those that would have been better served grabbing on the console since both have the same FPS at least.

    Also Clay sounds like John Cena. How did no one mention this yet.

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