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Godfather II - EA Redwood Studios - Playstation 3, XBox 360, PC [$59.99]
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The Godfather II

(Electronic Arts; US: Apr 2009)

Review [16.Apr.2009]

The Godfather’s familiar emblem, the hand that holds the puppet strings, signals the clearest interests of what the films and this game explores: how individuals seek and attain power through manipulation and control, albeit largely at the distance afforded the puppeteer, not the puppet.


This series takes the idea of being a professional criminal seriously.  Wedding a meditation on control and the ugly nature of power to the play is a smart way for The Godfather to carve out a niche that truly belongs to itself in a genre known for caving in to conventionality.


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16 Apr 2009
The Godfather's familiar emblem,the hand that holds the puppet strings, signals the clearest interests of what the films and this game attempt to explore: how individuals seek and attain power through manipulation and control albeit largely at the distance afforded the puppeteer, not the puppet.
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