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Mafia III

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Algonquin Assassin
13 hours ago, The Time Ranger said:

It's repetitive, like seriously repetitive, I was warned about this but I didn't think it would be so bad. After doing one and a half takeovers I don't have the motivation to keep going. 

Its opening hour or so is fantastic, but once you start doing the district takeovers it becomes a slog before becoming mildly interesting again when you unlock Vito, Cassandra and Burke as associates then it's back to slogging it out taking over districts. I got most of the way through, but gave up with a handful targets left.

 

It's full of uninteresting and completely forgettable goons so it became rather stale when you just rinse and repeat literally the same thing 30 times or whatever. It's not even on the same level as GTA IV's "repetitiveness" as it's far worse. GTA IV atleast tries to vary things up from mission strand to mission strand even if most of the missions have Niko killing people. You get some character/world building missions as well as shootouts, chases, the typical GTA norm etc. This game though doesn't even try IMO. It'll have you going back to the same locations just with more enemies to kill. Not even GTA IV stoops to that level. If you end up finishing it that's an achievement because I bought the game twice (After trading it in on PS4 and rebuying it on XB1 later on) and still couldn't push my way through.

 

Now this thread has been brought up again Mafia III's biggest strengths come from its atmosphere, setting, soundtrack etc pretty much what made the first couple of games so remarkable, but to me it was still a mistake trying to make it more like a GTA game and thus gimping traditional Mafia series trademarks. I hope with Mafia IV it steers more in the direction of the older games where they used their open worlds more as backdrops to the story instead of trying to fill gaps between the story and gameplay like Mafia III does.

 

Mafia III had so much potential to be one of the generation's defining open world games, but it's laced with mediocrity with sprinkles of brilliance here and there that kind of just make an "ok" game if you're into open world/crime games. Far from being the worst, but also far from the top. 

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The Time Ranger

@SonOfLiberty

Yeah you pretty much summed up my experience thus far. The final line in your post

Far from being the worst, but also far from the top.

This rings especially true, like it's not a bad game by any means but I just don't have the motivation to slog through. I'l probably read a story summary and leave it at that.  

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Geisterfaust
On 12/24/2019 at 5:59 PM, The Time Ranger said:

This rings especially true, like it's not a bad game by any means but I just don't have the motivation to slog through. I'l probably read a story summary and leave it at that.  

You can also watch the custscenes on YT, some of them are pretty badass.

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D9fred95

Bought Mafia 3 last month but haven't touched it yet, too busy with Far Cry 5. If the repetitiveness is as bad as it sounds then... geez. 

 

Kinda wish you could play Mafia 1 on current gen, preferably using the PC version since the console versions were awful.

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Pavle

on my second playtrough since 2016 when i first bought it. was on mafia 2 a few days ago and finished it p fast so i decided to go trough 3 again

 

still fun i don't care

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Algonquin Assassin
1 hour ago, D9fred95 said:

Bought Mafia 3 last month but haven't touched it yet, too busy with Far Cry 5. If the repetitiveness is as bad as it sounds then... geez. 

If there's any advice I could give it would be to perhaps play it in small bursts (No more than 45 minutes to 1 hour) which may help to alleviate it somewhat. 

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Mister Pink
10 hours ago, D9fred95 said:

Bought Mafia 3 last month but haven't touched it yet, too busy with Far Cry 5. If the repetitiveness is as bad as it sounds then... geez. 

I wouldn't say it's any more repetitive than a Far Cry game. The repetitiveness might be due to the fact that you have to take over turf. There is an inevitability in Mafia III and in Far Cry games that as you are taking over an area controlled by someone else, that you'll find yourself going in and killing the enemies again and again. That to me is just a game. Just like in Battlefield, I have to kill the enemy over and over, in a racing game I have to race over and over. In Mafia III you have to kill over and over. It's as simple as that. The difference is that Mafia III this time round, has a progression system. So you'll unlock more weapons and the ability to call for backup. You can also kill with stealth as well as guns blazing. So while there might be some repetition, there's always progression and sense of achievement with unlocked abilities along the way. 

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Yokelsson

Repetitiveness isn't just about performing an activity, it's about how and where that activity is being performed. If the activity itself is fun and it's structured in a way that makes you want to do it over and over again, then the repetitive nature isn't an issue. Mafia 3 just doesn't do that very well. All the missions are structured in the same boring way, there's no real variety in anything you do, and the progression and reward system is lacking. You can't even experiment much because you're limited to carrying only two weapons and the AI is pretty dumb so you don't need more than two weapons.

 

They could have just copied The Godfather 2 system and they'd have a much better game on their hands. In fact, I think that to this day, The Godfather 2 is the best example of an open world game about taking over turfs.

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DEALUX

If only the gameplay was as elaborate as the story. Even though Mafia III is technically superior (even in terms of writing) to Mafia I, I still find that I vastly prefer playing the latter. Maybe it's mostly nostalgia but the atmosphere of the first game was brilliant despite the somewhat clunky controls and limited gameplay and somewhat silly writing.

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StellarRunner

I really liked the history (until now) and the game idea.

 

But most of the map looks poorly polished. No trains or trams, lack of NPC and it's actions, and more arcade driving than previous mafia. 

 

It's like the game was released at half development. Also, the camera movement it's the worse I've seen in a lot of time... 

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Duhillestpunk

I liked Mafia 3. And was one of the few who actually tried it out before jumping on the hate bandwagon.

 

I absolutely loved the soundtrack. It gets an A+ from me in that department. They deserve a good pat on the back.

 

I also liked the story but like what others said, it got repetitive fast. I didn’t like that but I can understand why it was like that. The story of Mafia 3 was about revenge and killing EVERYONE in or related to the Marcono family. And that means going to their rackets, killing their goons and then killing the bosses.
 

Another plus was the collectibles. The album covers was a great collectible as well as the Playboys. I’d rather collect the Playboys and album covers than collect bs in a f*cking submarine or kill 100 pigeons.

 

Lincoln was also a good character. Hell they all were good. Donovan was funny as sh*t. The actor who voiced Lincoln was great as well. Nothing bad about the voice actors/ actresses at all.

 

I never played the dlc so I can’t speak on that.
 

Another thing I absolutely hated was the weapon inventory system. I hated how you could only hold two weapons. Some would argue it’s realistic but I disagree. Mafia 1 had a better weapon system in my opinion... If you all haven’t played Mafia 1, SERIOUSLY give it a chance on PC you’ll love it. If not well can’t say you didn’t try it.

 

Mafia 3 overall isn’t bad by far but isn’t the best Mafia game. If I were to grade it, I’d give it a C+.

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Shadowfennekin

It was extremely repetitive. Go here, destroy/kill that, take this car, blahblahblah *snore*

 

I liked Donovan and the side characters/villains.... but Lincoln was such a bore. I hope they bring Vito back(yet again) and keep Lincoln where he is.

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Zello
5 hours ago, Shadowfennekin said:

It was extremely repetitive. Go here, destroy/kill that, take this car, blahblahblah *snore*

They needed to go the GTA route with actual missions the repetitive nature of do whatever you want was stupid.

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Commander S

...oh, hey - both Mafia II and Mafia III are getting "Definitive Edition" re-releases, for Xbox One/PS4/PC:

 

https://www.gematsu.com/2020/04/mafia-ii-definitive-edition-and-mafia-iii-definitive-edition-rated-for-ps4-xbox-one-and-pc-in-taiwan

 

I'm expecting a resolution bump for Mafia II - probably not for III, though, since it's already a current-gen title, complete with enhancements on 1X and Pro. Either that, or it'd be nice if any additional improvements were offered to people who own the current version - I'm reminded of how Konami added Pro enhancement for the "The Definitive Experience" all-in-one version of Metal Gear Solid V, and the base version of The Phantom Pain, but not for stand-alone copies of Ground Zeroes.

 

We'll see - but I suspect that unlike Mafia II (where it'll be nice to play it with all the DLC cars/outfits from the get-go, with clean visuals, and maybe the option to screencap the game enabled on XB1, so I can take endless pics of the car showroom! :pp), there's not going to be much benefit to double-dipping if you already own III.

 

(...oh, and who else thinks this is 2K gearing up to dropping some news/hints about Mafia IV - ?)

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Bloodytears1666

I'm waiting hints on Mafia I remaster, some rumors are in the air and if there very very tiny chance of it's happening.

 

Mafia 4 has to be really good if it's going to be sold:) 

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LittleBlueTroll

After reading these rumours, I reinstalled Mafia 3 last night on Steam, never finished it and haven't played it in ages.

After I click the game to run it, it crashes immediately. No error code, nothing. I get the menu to pick graphics and FPS, ETC, then it will crash before it even gets to a loading screen.

 

Couldn't find a fix anywhere online. So if anyone has this on Steam, and has ever had this issue, let me know a fix if you have one 👍

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GhettoJesus
3 hours ago, Bloodytears1666 said:

I'm waiting hints on Mafia I remaster, some rumors are in the air and if there very very tiny chance of it's happening.

 

Mafia 4 has to be really good if it's going to be sold:) 

Mafia remaster would be great. There is a mod for that which enhances the graphics and has better textures. For some reason with some vehicles it means they return the beta design.

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Bloodytears1666
15 minutes ago, GhettoJesus said:

Mafia remaster would be great. There is a mod for that which enhances the graphics and has better textures. For some reason with some vehicles it means they return the beta design.

The problem is, I don't have a PC since may be 2004, so there was a last time I have played Mafia I. But those country side roads trips, mission on race track, free ride extreme, and wonderful music haunts me till this day. This game deserves to be known and never forgotten. Game has had semi simulator handling for 30's era cars, just those all mechanic cars you barely could find anywhere else.

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GhettoJesus
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8 minutes ago, Bloodytears1666 said:

The problem is, I don't have a PC since may be 2004, so there was a last time I have played Mafia I. But those country side roads trips, mission on race track, free ride extreme, and wonderful music haunts me till this day. This game deserves to be known and never forgotten. Game has had semi simulator handling for 30's era cars, just those all mechanic cars you barely could find anywhere else.

Couldn't have worded it better myself. Mafia is definitely in my "best games ever made" category. I am willing to risk that it is on top of that category for me. I consider it as an artistic game. I remember watching my older brothers play it and I vividly remember getting an outage when one of my brothers were chasing down the motel manager, we didn't know back then that we could shoot him through the window. And then when I got to play it, it was an experience. I am not quite sure if we will see a remaster tho. Mafia as a franchise is owned by 2K but who owns the rights to the first game?

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Bloodytears1666
33 minutes ago, GhettoJesus said:

Mafia as a franchise is owned by 2K but who owns the rights to the first game?

I don't know for sure. 

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Dan_1983

Decided to give this game another go recently and got it for £8.99 from PS store. I certainly wish I hadn't. Absolute crap IMO.

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Jowday

Yeah, for sure the worst Mafia... far more bad that Mafia 2, incomparable with the original.

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Bloodytears1666
16 hours ago, Dan_1983 said:

Decided to give this game another go recently and got it for £8.99 from PS store. I certainly wish I hadn't. Absolute crap IMO.

Lol, I did bought it full price day one, because Mafia wow, 60's etc. Could bought a lot of cool stuff for those money.

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Zello
6 hours ago, Bloodytears1666 said:

Lol, I did bought it full price day one, because Mafia wow, 60's etc. Could bought a lot of cool stuff for those money.

I was so excited when I got it back in 2016. Such a disappointment.

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El Penguin Bobo

It's 10 bucks on the Microsoft Store, might grab it just to kill people since the combat seems very fluid and satisfying.

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Kngee1899
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Still havent played it but it has been sittin in my ps4 for almost year now,,, Why? Because the big ass digital copy gets fore ever to load so i never fully loaded it lol... also theres no space for it in my ps

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Tonesta

So about a year ago, I bought both The Witcher 3 & Mafia 3. They were super cheap, open world games are my bag, and these were two of the bigger franchises that I'd never played. It made sense at the time. Decided to give Geralt first crack.....and that sent me down a deep, deep rabbit hole of hundreds of hours of gameplay (which, with work & family, meant months went by).

 

But finally got round to giving Mafia 3 a shot a couple of weeks ago. I'm now about halfway through I think (well, I've completed the prologue and taken down nine rackets)

 

In general, I really like it. Much more than I expected to. Obviously there's a bunch of consensus opinions that I agree with wholly so won't discuss in any details (story is outstanding, soundtrack is unbelievable, map is stunning, gameplay is solid, collectables are fun, A.I. is idiotic, game is way buggier, even now, than you would expect from such a major release.......)

 

But to express three slightly deeper thoughts (in case anyone else is still popping back to this thread).....

 

1) I haven't found the game tedious, as some have, and I think it's because the general gameplay really fits my play-style. When I play an open world game, I'm very much an explorer. I love to spend a bunch of time wandering through the corners of the map but I love to do it region by region, and only when the story takes me there (so, for example, I never left Los Santos until I switched to Trevor.....I never went to Saint Denis until the start of Chapter 4).

And basically, that's the only way to play Mafia 3. It almost forces you to do exactly that.

The game moves you from area to area, and when I arrive, I'll go chat to whomever I need to to open up the racket missions and then set off exploring. And then every now and then, my wandering will be broken up by a massive fire fight where I need to kill some dude/interrogate an informant/steal something/blow some sh*t up. Once I've finished touring the region, I've done enough damage to bring the underbosses out of hiding. So then it's a couple of infiltrations to take them down - and finally the story mission for that area.

As such, and because the different regions are themselves very varied and interesting, I've never really found it to be offensively repetitive. At the halfway point, I'm still enjoying it.

 

2) I also feel a bit of sympathy for game developers - because what they've done here is offer up a series of set pieces that are similar, and left it to the player to create the variety themselves by attacking those set pieces in different ways. And the message boards are full of people screaming that it's tedious and repetitive.

But when Rockstar releases GTAV, and its series of missions that vary wildly in content - they get screamed at because the missions are too 'on rails' and there's no room for player freedom. Honestly, I'm not sure how you win, unless maybe you release a game that's half and half!

 

3) Ultimately though, the reason this game is fun but not on a par with anything that Rockstar has done is that there's just nowhere near as much content. Like an order of magnitude less.

And I don't just mean the lack of activities outside of missions - though those are severely lacking.  But there's also just a lack of dialog and interaction in general. Outside of the core story missions - so all the racket missions, side missions, optional missions and free roam - there's just not a whole lot of interaction with the world, and if I want to know who anyone is, or why I'm doing anything, I'm probably going to have to read that in the objectives menu, because the few conversations that the game does offer don't really fill in any of those gaps.

I feel exactly the same way when I'm playing a Ubisoft game, and it's why the two Watch Dogs games feel the closest to me to Mafia III of anything I've played (although obviously the story here is massively better). And it's the difference between creating a world in which I have fun and enjoy spending 30ish hours, and a world that really drags me in and keeps me interested for hundreds of hours.

The only open world games that have achieved the latter are made by Rockstar, with the single exception of the Witcher 3. That's the only other game I've played that's offered Rockstar-equivalent levels of content.....and that's why I'm excited to see what Cyberpunk is going to deliver later this year.....

 

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