Publisher: EA Games Developer: Electronic Arts Expected: Mid March 2006 Players: 1 www: ea.com
Based on the 1972 film of the same name, The Godfather immerses you in the dangerous world of the Mafia. The game features free-roaming / open-ended gameplay, a new storyline and voice-acting by original cast members. Featuring non-linear action-adventure gameplay, The Godfather will offer gamers countless choices for solving the family’s problems with brutal violence, skillful diplomacy, or a cunning mixture of both. From mob hits and bank heists to drive-bys and extortion, step deep inside the world of The Godfather - where intimidation and negotiation are your tickets to the top. Players will use their powers of loyalty and fear to earn respect through interactions with characters in the world. Decisions made by the player in the game will have lasting consequences, just as it was in the mob underworld featured in the classic movie.
With the non-linear storyline, vehicle driving and third-person action set in an open world, it’s difficult not to compare the Godfather with the Grand Theft Auto series. But EA have ensured some differences; interactions between characters will feature a lot more control for the player (going so far as to list a menu of different forms of communication as you approach an NPC) and targeting will be manual with “old-school” weapons.