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Will Mafia III be a "Hit" or "Miss"
Hit
22%
 22%  [2]
Miss
44%
 44%  [4]
I would rather watch paint dry
22%
 22%  [2]
"NURSE!... take me back to the ward."
11%
 11%  [1]
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Here you can post reviews on Mafia III and YES
only reviews/ discussion on those reviews - please
stay on topic.I will also post scores in this initial
post. Apart from known source game critics reviews,
why not do your own and post it here in this thread.

Anyway the first review I found was
actually for PS4 from thisgengaming.com

Mafia III PS4 A Boring Repetitive Experience
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The open world of Mafia III leaves a lot to be desired
as the world is just lifeless and boring. Some pedestrian might
say hello or something every once in a while but thatís pretty
much it. Nothing goes on other than people walking
around constantly in the background. Thereís also not that
much to do in this open world which makes me question why
the game is even an open world game to begin with other
than being one due to the popularity of them.

Quote:
The Final Verdict
Mafia III had serious potential but was let down by an extremely
boring & repetitive storyline that was tough to get through because
it felt like I was just doing the same thing over and over again.
Issues & bugs are scattered throughout the game, and happened
surprisingly early in the game which also negatively impacted the
experience. Now Mafia III is far from a complete failure, there is
still some fun to be had with this game but itís not one I will
recommend paying full price for.

+ Great setting

+ Amazing soundtrack

Ė Boring & repetitive missions

Ė Bugs & other issues

Final Score: 5/10


*Can't wait for Worth a Buy's review on YT, should
be interesting*
. Thinking

*Mind you if Eurogamer gives the game 7 or above
out of 10 then we'll know it's a piece of shyte... afterall
they gave Mafia CoLH and Mafia II 4/10*
Laughing

Scores/ratings
  • This Gen Gaming - PS4: 5/10 = 50/100

  • Forbes - All platforms 8.1/10 = 81/100

  • Trusted Reviews - 5/10 = 50/100

  • Merlin'in Kazanı (Turkey) 6/10 = 60/100

  • The Guardian UK - PC 4/10 = 40/100

  • Digital Spy - PC 5/10 = 50/100

  • IGN - PC 7.5/10 = 75/100

  • The Telegraph - All platforms 4/10 = 40/100

  • Metro - 5/10 = 50/100

  • PC Gamer - PC 5.4/10 = 54/100

  • US Gamer - PC 3.5/5 = 7/10 = 70/100

  • Eurogamer - All platforms 3/5 = 6/10 = 60/100

  • Game Informer - PC 6.8/10 = 68/100

  • PCGamesN - PC 5/10 = 50/100

  • Gamespot - PC 6/10 = 60/100

  • Games Machine (It) 7.5/10 = 75/100

  • Game Revolution 7/10 = 70/100

  • MeriStation 6.8/10 = 68/100

  • Games.cz 5/10 = 50/100

  • LeaderGamer 8/10 = 80/100

  • Quarter to Three - PC 2/5 = 4/10 = 40/100

  • Polygon - All Platforms 6/10 = 60/100

  • The Independent - All platforms 3/5 = 6/10 = 60/100

  • IB Times 2.5/5 = 5/10 = 50/100

  • Angry Joe Show 6/10 = 60/100

  • PC Invasion 5/10 = 50/100

  • Game Crate 7.8/10 = 78/100

  • Ragequit.gr 8/10 = 80/100

  • Everyeye.it 8/10 = 80/100


Total Rating So Far from 31 reviews = 60/100
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Waiting for WaB's review as well. Although I don't always agree with him, he seems to be the only reviewer who lacks any political correctness and doesn't sugarcoat any issues any game has. He's pretty much the only reviewer who hammers a game because of (gamebreaking) issues, all in favor towards hardcore PC gamers who don't need handholding and DLC.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:26 pm    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Yeah have to agree that Mack from WaB can be a bit rough
and language explicit.. Laughing but I like his "in yer face" approach
to games...

anyway, here is Forbes review mostly favourable.
(rating to be posted in OP)
Mafia III a story of revenge, beauty, hate and imperfection

I don't agree with everything that is said but I have
to appear as being neutral and all reviews should
be posted as and when they come in.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:24 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

*Confession time now.* Guilty

I have got the game, but only because I wanted to see
for myself the issues at first hand. To begin with I
now have to agree wholeheartedly with MatteoCapoletti
that this is not a Mafia game. The whole layout structure
and how the game plays is very similar to games like Saints
Row from 2009 some GTA-IV elements and even a smidgen
of Ubisoft similar open world games. There are similar
mini maps also the flashing red on the mini map when
you are wanted by the police...and yes you've guessed
it..."Lose the cops!"...gameplay is so GTA it is
unbelievable.

As a game that should not even have the word Mafia in
the title it is passable for something to do. If the game
had been released under another name I might give it
possibly a 6/10 - yes the graphics (once you do a few
tweaks and occasional groans under ya breath) are OK
but not ground-breaking; they are so similar to games
of years circa 2008/9 and even texturally 2000

The game itself is a clichť "revenge story"
There is nothing new that has not been done in
other similar games. Another point I would like
to make - "cutscenes" hoish! I loved the cutscenes
of the first game and yeah some of them in the
second game, but here they jump out at you
when you least expect them and the pop up
tutorial just grates on me (would rather have a
key you can press if needed) - But as it stands I am
giving it *5/10 because of the misleading manner in
which the devs have gone about the making and
release of this game.

+ Story +1
+Setting i.e. New Bordeaux itself +1
+Music, some good some bad but still +1
+driving not perfect but not bad +1
+for the effort to try and tackle such a controversial subject +1

Cons: Too many to mention but graphics, gameplay
etc. blah! blah!

Total 5/10
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 pm    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Trusted Reviews' review

TR - Mafia III review

TR wrote:
New Bordeaux is gorgeous, the periodís abhorrent racial tension is respectfully replicated, and Mafia 3ís revenge story
is told via some of the most convincingly-acted out cutscenes Iíve seen. Itís just a shame that youíre forced to repeat
the same tedious activities to see them. For the first four hours, during its linear prologue, Mafia 3 is superb but, as
soon as it embraces its open-world design, it yet again all falls apart.


see first post for TR's rating


Merlin'in Kazanı (Turkey) (Merlin's Cauldron) Review
"New Bordeaux wants revenge!"
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The first few hours of Mafia 3 are great. It really feels fresh. But after a while, it starts to get boring as you realize
you are doing the same thing over and over again in order to reach the main story-line. And visually, it doesn't
look like a game from 2016.


again as above, see first post for MK's rating

The Guardian UK Review
Mafia III review: how can a super stylish 1960s shooter be this boring?
Quote:
It tells its story well, with smart writing and some superb characterisation that elevate its simple revenge plot.
Ultimately, however, it never capitalises on its open world potential, instead succumbing to an almost constant
lull of tediously unimaginative repetition that makes for a boring and dated open-world shooter.


yeah...first post for rating

Digital Spy's Review
Mafia 3 review: A Deep South Grand Theft Auto that misses its target
Quote:
If only it handled action as well as it does racism....

...Alas, once Clay's motive is set up, it becomes just another game about hoovering up map icons
and shooting bad guys in back rooms...

Mafia 3 has one of the best soundtracks in any game ever and is good in brief stabs, but it's
difficult to recommend when its rays of Mafioso sunshine are buried beneath poor mission
design, repetitive action and forgettable bloat..In a year of brilliant games, Mafia 3 is one of
2016's biggest disappointments.


scroll up for DS's rating
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:47 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Those are not good scores.

Sounds unfinished. The first few hours are great? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:58 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Here is IGN's review on GTA 6 er I mean Mafia III
IGN: Mafia III Review
Quote:
Making my way through a creepy abandoned amusement
park, escaping a bank vault after a heist, and sneaking aboard a
sinking riverboat all provided some awesome, memorable action.

That being said, the path to these big encounters isnít nearly as
exciting. Taking over parts of the city involves repeating the
same handful of tasks like simple assassinations, destroying
some sort of cargo, or stealing something from a well-guarded
compound. The first time I did each one of these was great; the
literal 20th time, not so much. Whatís even worse is that a lot
of locations are used as the setting for multiple missions,
meaning I had to clear out the exact same bath house filled
with enemies twice in a row, which is pretty nonsensical.

Quote:
A fantastic story and cast of characters are held down
by some familiar, uninspired gameplay.


mosey on up to the first post for scores n all

The Telegraph's Review on Mafia III
Mafia III - great ideas and 1960s setting, scuppered by an open-world grind

Quote:
At its heart, Mafia 3 is a simple story of
revenge, but its actors sell it to you with gusto,
and the linear prologue does a great job of
getting players invested. Unfortunately, as soon
as youíre out in the open-world and youíre free
to roam, it becomes a repetitive slog, not least
because when youíre doing the same thing on
repeat, it only serves to highlight the limitations
of the rest of the game.


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Metro Mafia III Review
Mafia III Review: An offer you should refuse

Quote:
In Short: A horrible waste of a strong narrative, whose
politically-charged storytelling is squandered on a dull and
horrendously repetitive GTA clone.

Pros: An excellent script, good acting, and convincing facial
animation. Although whatís more impressive is that the story
actually has something to say about racism and intolerance.

Cons: Insanely repetitive mission design, dull combat, and
no fast travel. Poor use of the open world environment.
Weak artificial intelligence and unreliable cover system.


First post for score

PC Gamer Review
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Starts promisingly, but soon slips into a tiresome,
repetitive grind, never doing its unique period setting justice..


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:13 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

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*whoever voted I would rather watch paint dry
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Thanks. That was pretty hot.

I sort of regret that vote, but I was trying to say it doesn't matter much to me...I'm sure the game is much better than watching paint dry Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:33 pm    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

US Gamer Review
Mafia 3 PC Review
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Hangar 13 tells a great story in Mafia 3, pitting
Lincoln Clay against those who took his family from
him. Great characters, solid dialog, and some top-notch
motion capture flesh out the world. Unfortunately, the
open-world nature of the game kills the story pacing
with a repetitive mission loop. Mafia 3 could've been
great, but it's just good.


Well here's the biggie urrggh! Laughing
Eurogamer's Review on Mafia III
Quote:
As clever and original as it is tedious and broken,
Mafia 3 has the makings of a classic, but doesn't go the
distance.

Mafia 3 review: Bug easy.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:10 pm    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

just under 4 hours since last post so no double-posting here.. Laughing

This deserves a post on its own
Worth a Buy's Mafia III Review WARNING Explicit Language


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-Good story and characters
- gameplay "total wan...plank!"

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Game Informer Review
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Mafia III is at its best when its focus is on linear
gameplay design Ė like the previous two games.


PCGamesN Review
Quote:
An initially intriguing game that quickly reveals itself
to be a slight and unimaginative shooter. An opportunity
missed, and a let-down on a technical level to boot.


Gamespot Review
Quote:
Though Mafia III's campaign contains quite a few
memorable moments like that bayou shootout, they're
buried under a pile of repetitive filler missions and
undeserved by dated gameplay, which adds little to the
standard sandbox shooter formula we've seen in dozens
of other games. And worse still, the game suffers technical
blemishes from start to finish.

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Mafia III Games Machine Review (translated to English)
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Mafia III keeps its promises in the powerful story
and setting, but fails in getting the same results on the
technical side, as well as in several details of the gameplay.

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Game Revolution Mafia III Review
Quote:
Mafia 3 seems to be a great game that was rushed to
meet deadlines...Sadly, it's paid the price for its rush to
market with a noticeable lack of polish across gameplay
and presentation.


MeriStation Mafia III Review (translated)
Quote:
A flawed game with lots of potential, good ideas and
some excellent elements like story, ambientation and music,
but it fails on execution and polish.


Games.cz Mafia III Review (translated)
Quote:
The average urban action game does not offer anything
that would define it against the competition. Quite good in
driving and shooting, also the setting is interesting, but the
game soon gets boring due to the annoying repetition of the
same actions. It is technically imperfect, but with excellent
sound and successful engagement to its story Ė but again the
story itself is mediocre.


LeaderGamer Mafia III Review (translated)
Quote:
+ A successful scenario.
+ Rich open world.
+ Period reflects good atmosphere.

- Distressed artificial intelligence.
- Gameplay ordinary.


Quarter to Three - Mafia III Review
Mafia IIIís raisin in the sun sags like a heavy load
Quote:
Someday, maybe, the Mafia series will find its footing.
It will stand tall, secure in its own skin. Until that day,
Mafia III will sit at the back of the bus, waiting for something
braver to defy convention.


Polygon Mafia III Review
Mafia 3 feels shrouded in the legacy of Mafia 2
Quote:
the terrible artificial intelligence in Mafia 3 makes stealth feel like cheating

Quote:
Mafia 3's goals are ambitious and even laudable, but to tell
a serious story about race, especially within the form of an
open-world action game, requires heavy lifting. For all of
the writing's attempts to push the genre forward, its game
design is trapped in the open-world conventions of five
years ago. That stale foundation isn't strong enough to hold
the weight of Mafia 3's words ó even if they're words that
are worth hearing.

Quote:
Mafia 3 attempts to do great things with its writing,
but the gameplay can't keep up

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Mafia III Reviews Reply with quote

Ars Technica: Mafia III Review
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The sky boxes look like something from a PlayStation 1, the
draw distance is shoddy, and the pop-in sometimes throws
oncoming traffic into your face about three metres in front of you.

Worst of all, the game seems to be rendered at a far lower
resolution than I was setting it to, looking like a 720p game
blown up to 1440p. It's a bizarre mix of occasionally good
looks contrasted with some supremely bad ones, and it tops
off an already lacklustre game.


Rock Paper Shotgun: Mafia III Review PC
Quote:
Astonishing amounts of work have gone into this, to creating
such a vast detailed city, writing an apparently infinite story,
building something on such scale. And then this has
been dramatically let down by the dreadful AI, a woeful
inability to edit, and the mindnumbing monotony of its
identical missions. Iím fascinated by it, but I absolutely
cannot recommend it.


The Independent: Mafia III Review
Quote:
The sad thing is that the best part of Mafia 3 is the non-gameplay
parts when the storyline really begins to heat up and grab your
attention. If the intensity continued into the live scenes, then
Mafia 3 would easily challenge the best games around, but sadly
it falls short.

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CNET Mafia III Review
Open-world crime and all that jazz
Quote:
Mafia III does accomplish some impressive feats, aside from the stellar soundtrack and engaging setting.
Its story is exceptionally well delivered, thanks to heavy-hitting acting and writing, and a unique mix of
documentary-style cutscenes and flashbacks. Unfortunately, that's where my admiration ends. In my time
playing the game on a Maingear PC running two Nvidia GTX 980 GPUs, I experienced significant graphical
wonkiness, including a pair of flatout crashes. I also tried out the PS4 version -- it too had its share of glitchy
visuals.

Quote:
THE GOOD / Mafia III is incredibly stylish, with great acting, soundtrack
and setting. Its brand of action and gun play is as entertaining as it is
brutal. The first 90 minutes of the game are great.

THE BAD / It suffers from a serious lack of diversity in mission types.
It's occasionally glitchy and it becomes tired and repetitive.

THE BOTTOM LINE / The action and chaos of New Bordeaux kicks off
with a bang, but in the end Mafia III reverts back to a very familiar
open-world game that never picks up enough momentum.

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