Mafia II Demo!

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#1 Posted by MatPaget (1113 posts) -

August 10th!
 
So for me in an hour and a half!
So stoked!
 
I pre-ordered it yesterday!
I was going to get the collector's edition but instead thought it would be better just to get the game because Id probably look at the book once and forget about it.

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#2 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

o hell ya will it be on psn?

#3 Posted by Mmmslash (2166 posts) -
@scarace360:  It'll be on PSN, but PSN doesn't update until late evenings. iirc, they aim for 6pm GMT.
#4 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

ok cool.

#5 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I hope there is a demo for the pc version.

#6 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

Oh neat, I'll consider thinking about trying the demo... maybe. If I can.

#7 Posted by Bionicicide (1213 posts) -

I'll try it.

#8 Posted by endless_void (706 posts) -

Tomorrow?!?!?!?! AWESOME
 
I was expecting it to be an after-launch demo. Thankfully it isn't ^_^

#9 Posted by MatPaget (1113 posts) -

I hope its a 30 minute to an hour trial

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#10 Posted by Rhode (23 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47:  There's going to be a PC demo on steam. 
http://www.mafia2game.com/demo/
#11 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
@Rhode: thanks for the info.
#12 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

i wonder if it will be infinite and you just get a small portion of the map and a couple missions.

#13 Posted by Rhode (23 posts) -

PC demo just went live on Steam. 1116mb.

#14 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

Cant wait until tomorrow. I forgot the demo came out in the 10th. All I've been thinking of was how awesome seeing Back to the Future was in theaters on Sunday and Scott Pilgrim the game was coming out on the 10th.

#15 Posted by DiscoDuck8k (499 posts) -

Almost forgot as well. Looking forward to seeing how it plays and if it can put my doubts to rest.

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#16 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Demo isn't out yet here in canada on steam.

#17 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

fuck man canada steam hurry up I WANNA PLAY.

#18 Edited by Rhode (23 posts) -

Took about 20 minutes to play through the PC demo. Runs pretty okay on my system, which is surprising. Plays quite well too, though im rather disappointed how much certain things have changed from the first game. Gunfights dont seem even nearly as intense as they used to be. 
 
And yeah, there are playboy collectibles even in the demo, god damn!

#19 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Demo works now for canada, i'm downloading it now.

#20 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Waiting for XBLA to update. Excited to try it.

#21 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@Rhode said:
" Took about 20 minutes to play through the PC demo. Runs pretty okay on my system, which is surprising. Plays quite well too, though im rather disappointed how much certain things have changed from the first game. Gunfights dont seem even nearly as intense as they used to be.   And yeah, there are playboy collectibles even in the demo, god damn! "
but does it have tits?
 
(i just had to ask, sorry)
#22 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

well im off to download it.

#23 Edited by Rhode (23 posts) -
@niamahai:  Oh yes it does!
 
(No problem, the flesh is weak)
#24 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@Rhode said:

" @niamahai:  Oh yes it does!  (No problem, the flesh is weak) "

thanks for understanding.
 
hence:
  http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20100809/tap-china-food-safety-milk-child-8d4ea94.html 
 
back on topic:
it's impossible to recapture the same Mafia 1 feel. At least this one would be more "playable" due to 
1. health regen (it's health regen rigght?)
2. hopefully no racing mission (Mafia 1 required race mission....)
3. it's authentically Italian!
4. collectable tits (confirmed)
5. nothing to play before Halo Reach
#25 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@niamahai: what about the new kane and lynch.
#26 Posted by Vitor (2812 posts) -

Currently in between this and Kane and Lynch 2 - the latter ran pretty poorly on my system so I'm hoping Mafia edges it out performance-wise despite being an open world game. 
 
Downloading right now.

#27 Edited by niamahai (1405 posts) -
@scarace360 said:

" @niamahai: what about the new kane and lynch. "

No collectable tits.
 
@Vitor said:

" Currently in between this and Kane and Lynch 2 - the latter ran pretty poorly on my system so I'm hoping Mafia edges it out performance-wise despite being an open world game.  Downloading right now. "


read the 1st review by OXM, said it wasn't as open world as you thought it will be (same with Mafia 1). but that does not mean M2 won't be a fun game!
#28 Edited by Vitor (2812 posts) -

Is it just heavily scripted and guided or can you actually not explore the whole city ala GTA? The former would likely explain the decent performance as an entire city isn't being rendered but it's totally not what I was expecting (not that I mind - I find most open world games get tedious after a while due to the constant need to travel to the mission start point and the abundance of down time in between the action proper).

#30 Posted by Psych0Penguin (412 posts) -
#31 Edited by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Tried the PC demo, graphics are nice and performance is better than I expected (running maxed except with Apex off).  Gameplay feels pretty simple, and the demo was linear, didn't really engage me much.  I wouldn't be opposed to picking it up cheap in the future.

#33 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
I just played through it twice. Really enjoyed it. I don't know why exactly, but I've been skeptical about this game for some time now. But the city looks great, controls felt solid and I love the shooting. It feels like you're firing actual powerful weapons with a lot of feedback, which is something I think is missing from a ton of games. Loved the recoil on the shotgun in particular. Driving feels nice and heavy which feels right given the type of cars.
 
The little details are cool as well, like the time period appropriate radio stations. I guess it remains to be seen if the story will be good, that's the only thing (albeit a big thing) that can keep this from being a quality game. I did find your sidekick/friend a little annoying (he must have yelled out Vito at least 30 times during the demo's combat sequence) but that's pretty minor.
#34 Posted by Clembo (341 posts) -

God damn this game really hogs my system.  It truely is a sight to behold, though.  You can tell where that extra year or two in development went with all the PhysX (*drools*) and lighting.

#35 Edited by gike987 (1751 posts) -
@Vitor said:

" Is it just heavily scripted and guided or can you actually not explore the whole city ala GTA? The former would likely explain the decent performance as an entire city isn't being rendered but it's totally not what I was expecting (not that I mind - I find most open world games get tedious after a while due to the constant need to travel to the mission start point and the abundance of down time in between the action proper). "

Mafia was always a very story focused game so it wouldn't surprise me if it did.
#36 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Went for the demo on steam. It's good, didn't really give me anything I hadn't seen before from the videos though.
Didn't go explore the city much though given the timer it smacked in my face. Played good and the vehicles behaves great. I'll definitely buy it if I have some money.
 
(didn't fancy the lack of a cruise control though, always had a fun depth to the driving with speed limits and a cruise control to that)

#37 Posted by ScottishGamer (215 posts) -

Gamespot have a video of the demo here.

#38 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Cool. I might try it but I am not sure I want to bother with it.

#39 Posted by AlisterCat (5488 posts) -

Played the demo for a bit on Steam. Seems decent, enjoyed driving around listening to music. The gun combat was solid but not that exciting. PhysX made it more intense because of all the crap flying everywhere. Doubt I'll buy it, in fact I'm just going to say I wont but interesting to try the demo.

#40 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I thought you will like to see a few screenshots of the demo. The graphics are good, even though you can't see the detail for small screenshots. Looks alot better than gta 4 and also runs better too.  
 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

#41 Posted by Pepeman (104 posts) -

Played to 360 version and gotta say that technically it's not that impressive, sure there is a lot of attention to detail and models look great etc. But the game runs poorly: under 30fps pretty much the whole time, it makes the shooting and driving more frustrating that it already is. Also i hardly ever mind jaggies and screen-tearing but i gotta say Mafia 2 really suffers from both of those in a big way. 
 
I hope that this is an old e3 demo or something and the technical hiccups are corrected in the final version ( doubt it ). Shame really, cos'  both the time period and the story seems interesting and very well put together.

#42 Posted by Vitor (2812 posts) -
@Pepeman said:
" Played to 360 version and gotta say that technically it's not that impressive, sure there is a lot of attention to detail and models look great etc. But the game runs poorly: under 30fps pretty much the whole time, it makes the shooting and driving more frustrating that it already is. Also i hardly ever mind jaggies and screen-tearing but i gotta say Mafia 2 really suffers from both of those in a big way.    I hope that this is an old e3 demo or something and the technical hiccups are corrected in the final version ( doubt it ). Shame really, cos'  both the time period and the story seems interesting and very well put together. "
PC version runs like a dream - I guess the devs previous PC-centric experience probably shows here (the PS2 port of the original was awful from what I've heard also although I don't know whether or not that was an inhouse job or not). 
 
I've got a pretty beefy rig but not a monster by any standard and am getting an average of around 40FPS at 1920x1080 with everything maxed minus AA and Physx (can't even turn on the latter due to the performance hit - the destructible items in game are still pretty well done though, the bullets really feel like they pack a punch on both enemies and your surroundings. Enjoying not having to unload a whole clip into a guy for him to go down - 2 bullets usually does it).  
 
I think I may have just been swayed into choosing this over Kane and Lynch 2 due to the performance.
#43 Edited by Gunner612 (4338 posts) -
@Pepeman said:

" Played to 360 version and gotta say that technically it's not that impressive, sure there is a lot of attention to detail and models look great etc. But the game runs poorly: under 30fps pretty much the whole time, it makes the shooting and driving more frustrating that it already is. Also i hardly ever mind jaggies and screen-tearing but i gotta say Mafia 2 really suffers from both of those in a big way.    I hope that this is an old e3 demo or something and the technical hiccups are corrected in the final version ( doubt it ). Shame really, cos'  both the time period and the story seems interesting and very well put together. "

From the sound of it, it seems its going to be like the first mafia game.  As far as the PC being greater than the console versions.
 
I played the PC demo and i gotta say, the shooting and controls felt absolutely perfect. Only thing that bugged me was the lack of specific AA options. I had loads of jaggies even with AA enabled and 1680x1050 resolution. The lighting and models looked amazing though...
 
Also runs extremely well on my 2 year old rig.
#44 Edited by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

Played the PC version. Game feels good. Boobs. Driving with a keyboard is easy. I really like the feel of the cars, the loose back end is nice, and powersliding is easy. Shooting is fine too, no real complaints there. Performance is good and framerate is stable with APEX turned off, terrible with it turned on (I only have a 9600gt). AA on or off doesn't really seem to make a difference though, it's really jaggy. So far I really like it, though I'm waiting for someone to release a trainer that freezes the timer, before I can really make a judgment on it. I do think there are too many buttons though. A button used exclusively to smash a window? Really? Anyway, looking forward to play the full game.
 
EDIT: Fiddled around a bit with the settings. Thank god there are subtitles! Tried simulation driving, and it's difficult with a keyboard. Lots of wheel spinning, and the car is all over the place. Oh, and you can die if you crash into something hard enough.

#45 Posted by void (50 posts) -

Game is very good. Although I hate that they removed the little details, like being able to turn off the engine without exiting the vehicle, manual gearing, etc.

#46 Posted by Peacemaker (1101 posts) -

I wish I wasn't at work right now so I could give the game a try.  Oh, well added it to my Queue.  Nice to see some of you are having fun with it though.

#47 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -

ehhh.... I don't know about this now.

#48 Edited by gike987 (1751 posts) -

The demo was very good. The controls are great for both the Xbox controller and mouse/keyboard.

#49 Posted by DiscoDuck8k (499 posts) -

No complaints about the 360 version so far here. Looks and plays great, better than expected.

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#50 Edited by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

Timer hack found!
 
Fire up your favorite hex editor, open the Mafia2.exe file, go to offset  000F5380, look for  D9 56 4C, change to 90 90 90, save, and fire up the game. I just tested it, and it seems to work just fine. Played for about 20 minutes.
 
EDIT: Or get my modified .exe from Megaupload.

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