The Godfather: The Game. The video game to be exact. Yes, it's true! I first heard about this title last year and was intrigued. They had some how managed to get Brando to agree to do voice over work before he died. James Caan and Robert Duvall signed on as well. That punk, Pacino, couldn't find the time. Too bad his voice is so hard to mimic. Actually, and probably so they don't get sued, his likeness nor uh..soundness does not appear in the game.
But, a bunch of the others do. And, man...sure looks like the real thing! Just check out Brando over there! Which is real and which is the game! Okay, it's not that hard to tell, but pretty impressive, no? Rest assured, all of the other characters, EXCEPT Pacino, are in there and they all look like the actors who portrayed them.
Now, I hadn't bought a new video game in quite some time. When I first got my X-Box a couple of years ago, I bought plenty and played with myself for hours! Wait...that sounded wrong. Nope. Played with myself for hours! That's right! So, when this game came out a few days ago, I thought about it. I mean, I've seen GODFATHER I & II hundreds of times. This was an offer I couldn't refuse. (Yeah, I said it.)
Basically, you start off as a low level thug and get immersed into the story of the movie. Becoming a part of such pivotal and memorable scenes from the movie like Luca Brassi's death, the wedding, the Don's shooting, etc. Suddenly, you have a hand in the outcome! No, you can't change the outcome from the movie. At least, not as of yet. I started playing a couple of days ago and have barely stopped. I have moved up to the rank of a Corleone Family soldier! Recognize,bitches! Or, in the world of the game, Capiche? You keep playing until you become the new Don Corleone. Oh, it'll happen.
If you don't hear from me for awhile, it's not because I'm sleeping with the fishes. It's just that I went to the mattresses with this game and wont give in until I win! And remember:
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.