well, its a nice premise but unfortunately the final product isnt as nice as i would like it to be.
you are dominic corleone, brother of michael and son of vito, the game starts off at new yeasr eve in cuba just before the riots start (if you have seen the film you will be familiar with this), your talk is to make your own family, to become a godfather
there are many rackets in the city that you can take over from other families and protect with your men in order to increase the size of your family and the respect that you get, your aim is to run the city
the handling in the cars.....not good, about the same as saints row 2
the graphics, average, looks like it shouldve come out 2 or 3 years back
the gameplay, now this is touch, i tried using the mouse and keyboard and although the camera was pretty slow to move (you have to follow your character around with the camera, the game does not do this for you a la gta4, unless you are sprinting) but once you get the hang of it, and all the buttons, its not too bad......i also tried with a usb gamepad, extremely difficult, the right stick became inverted, so if i wanted to move the camera left i had to press up for example and this became very difficult and frustrating, especially in a shoot out where you need to target someone and there is no options in the menu to change the controls for a gamepad, only keyboard which i thought was a bit rubbish really as games like this are best played on a gamepad and they offer virtually zero support for it
lastability, well i played it for about 90 minutes and im bored of it already, its ok, its not good or bad but somewhere in the middle, i probably wont bother to play it again as there is nothing really new to entice me and it does seem a tad repetative