Hangar 13‘s remake can be seen even more, but if you are bothered by the commentary, begin by muting the video.
This commentary style does not fit the video – an influencer is asking the president of Hangar 13 (Haden Blackman) about the game, while the top right of the video at the start openly claims this is sponsored by 2K (Take-Two). If you want to play the game in a somewhat older style, you can pick the Classic difficulty (which we discussed in detail before).
Unfortunately, the developers did not go all the way to the wall, even though that should have been the thing to do in this case. The original had no HP regeneration, yet this remake will have it even on Classic to 20%. The original Mafia punished you brutally for making a mistake, and keeping that would have been the right thing in the remake.
Back in July – when fourteen minutes of gameplay was showcased – we wrote the following: „If you played Mafia III, you will recognize it all: Hangar 13 has essentially taken the gameplay and the engine of that game and modified it to the location and story of the first instalment. And it might not be a better result than with the original, where the gameplay might have been intentionally a bit clunky: Tommy Angelo, the cab driver-turned-gangster wasn’t meant to be part of the Salieri crime family, so his aim wasn’t the best, plus he died fairly quickly from a round of Tommy gun bullets…
„Part one of the Mafia crime saga—1930s, Lost Heaven, Illinois. Re-made from the ground up with a new game engine, an updated script, new cutscenes, additional gameplay sequences, and more, you’ll rise through the ranks of the Italian Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that some rewards are too big to pass up,” quoting a bit of the press release there, too.
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