@ both DLC:s - where is the soul?
I bought Mafia 1 - loved it, replayed it twice. On my top 3 of best games (I) ever played.
Mafia 2 - loved it, not quite reaching the prequel but good, some flaws yes, but I love the small details an the general impression. A game well done.
With the DLS:s someting went really really bad.
I am now halfway through Joes adventures after suffering through Jimmys revenge.
They both have one thing in common - No soul, no story, rushed generic missions on repeat.
I am not a guy who bothers to post posts like this one, but I get genuinly disturbed by the lost opportunities here. Lost haven have SO MUCH more to offer than the main game, Mafia 2 but DLC one was a disappoinment. "Joes" is so far just as bad imo. After a good start, some story, cutscenes and the timeout from LH its straight back into the generic hasted missions.
Example 1 "Warn these guys from the police" - I drive there as fast as I can, rush towards the guy, it says press E to warn him. I Press E - Nothing happens.
Press E again, no reaction, no "thanks buddy, Im off!"
Press E again. Then I realise the next mission target is alit and that I am already done here. The guy I warned has been warned silently apparently.
No voice work for a simple DLC - am I expecting too much?
Example 2. Whats with the f-n timer? I can defend some missions is and should have a timelimit, but here all of em does. Without any apparent reason, except to challenge other singleplayers by beating their time. I could not care less, Mafia is a single player game, all about the atmosphere, the devs are surely missing their target audience by miles here! I want to drive my fifties car slow and gentle, take in the so neatly worked ambience outside the window while playing but that is not an option here. I have to rush, run over civilians in order to park my frickin car in a garage in time, or replay the mission from pixel one if I'm one second too late.
I love the game, but I hate what you are doing to it the DLC:s, the memory of Mafia 1 and 2 is soiled by these crappy downloads, and it makes me pretty sure I wont replay the maingame or buy any future downloads. You have all the tools to make great DLC:s and I would be happy to pay more for good ones, but so far I am far from impressed.
I hope "Joes" picks up the last 40% and I hope you pull your act together for next download.
This content was supposed to be for mafia ii and no dlc arcade packs.2k thought they could cut this out and get amazing sales but thought wrong so they released the rest of the missions and cars/clothing packs for more $$ and failed.
I think the soul is in jimmy's head but we don't see, we only hear him swearing.
I believe it's still possible to tune the timer seconds countdown rate on a pc, I did try it for the race for time to warn leo about assination on him. I can still drive by to a clothing store and cafe to steal burgars to eat then rob a few stores before going there to warn leo. But because of what I seem so far about all the dlcs gameplay on youtube and it's glitches that were reported, I have yet to purchase any of the dlc. :P
Last edited by Bruce Lee; 12-03-2010 at 10:57 PM.
What's next after Joe's Adventures?
the next DLC is called Mafia3 sept. 1951 - 1957
no im just jokin there are no further ones, officially