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Images of Mafia 2

Images of Mafia 2

Illusion Softworks releases four new images of Mafia 2. We don't really know if these screenshots are truly representative of the actual state of the game, but it still looks right down awesome.


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Commented on 2008-04-12 02:57:13
If this is what the game truly looks like, brilliant ...

But I think it may just be too good to be true.
Commented on 2008-04-12 02:59:00 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
If this is what the game truly looks like, brilliant ...

But I think it may just be too good to be true.
Well it is the PC shots and graphically it looks better than GTIV. So I think it is possible to look like that.
Commented on 2008-04-12 03:15:53
stylish cars and clothes, someone has an eye for details
Commented on 2008-04-12 03:42:53
I would rather buy this then GTAIV.
Commented on 2008-04-12 04:31:10
Are these shots labeled as PC shots when distributed? I only ask because it would tell how committed they are to decent console versions. The console versions were a complete afterthought for Mafia 1, of course they came later too.

I wonder if the game will have changing time of day, because with those soft shadows and the view distance in these shots, it's unlikely any PC could pull of that (soft shadows for the entire city at that resolution, using shadow mapping presumably). Otherwise if there is no time of day and the environment shadows are just lightmaps of course that's possible.

It could turn out like Crysis where they scaled down many effects and give the reason that no current PC could handle those effects, too.
Commented on 2008-04-12 05:42:29
the crysis of sandbox games

but given the platform .....rockstar utilized every drop of next gen power for gta

you just cant have these types of graphics on a console....its impossible
Commented on 2008-04-12 08:22:32
They're a little too much touched up. @philly, neither on a pc.. its impossible. I can say the same thing.
Commented on 2008-04-12 10:08:11
O.o

Looks amazing
Commented on 2008-04-12 10:21:11
DX10 Power?
Commented on 2008-04-12 10:30:01
Looks sweet, but WAY too much bloom.
Commented on 2008-04-12 11:29:26
Well, if these are genuine, then I'm impressed.
Commented on 2008-04-12 11:32:40 In reply to phillymantis
Posted by phillymantis
rockstar utilized every drop of next gen power for gta
some how i doubt it.
Commented on 2008-04-12 12:13:58
More
http://games.tiscali.cz/clanek/screen.asp?id=12318

Just because GTA IV looks inferior,doesn't mean that X360/PS3 can't handle this.
Commented on 2008-04-12 12:42:43
The city is alot smaller then GTA IV's(not to say the one in Mafia 2's is small but GTA IV's is huge) allowing for the graphical boost. I have no idea why its so hard for people to understand how game development works.

Rockstar might've used every bit of power but not all the potential of the consoles. In the same context that both Gears of War 1 and 2 are using all the power but GOW2 uses it in a more efficient way.

Mafia 2 and GTA IV have very different engines that were built with different objectives. GTA IV's engine was built to have huge landscapes while Mafia 2's engine didn't have to cater to large landscapes so they freed up more power for graphical improvements.
Commented on 2008-04-12 13:42:58
Holy cow this game looks brilliant, that last screenshot :O
Commented on 2008-04-12 14:13:12
The first game looked awesome too and run really well. So I would think this will too.
Commented on 2008-04-12 16:09:58
GTAIV does a lot of stuff that this game probably won't do. Deforming car crash physics, the new AI systems, dynamic IK based animations...

All of those things in GTAIV are going to be WAY more impressive when seen in motion...
Commented on 2008-04-12 16:35:34 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
GTAIV does a lot of stuff that this game probably won't do. Deforming car crash physics, the new AI systems, dynamic IK based animations...

All of those things in GTAIV are going to be WAY more impressive when seen in motion...
Why are you guys comparing them GTA IV comes out in 2 weeks and Mafia 2 comes out some time in 2009.
Commented on 2008-04-12 16:41:43
hmm, Ive noticed in those images that car plates are AAAAAA, I got a feeling you will be able to customise them with your own? Maybe something to do with online multiplayer? :)

In other images other cars have a plate number etc, but the car belonging to THE player has just AAAAAA....
Commented on 2008-04-12 16:42:54 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
Why are you guys comparing them GTA IV comes out in 2 weeks and Mafia 2 comes out some time in 2009.
Which will make Mafia 2 even more obsolete if it doesn't include those features.
Commented on 2008-04-12 16:49:12
I'm just stunned! It looks so great. I absolutely loved the first one. And I'm pretty sure this one will be even better. Graphics look already good so early in the development and I'm sure they will stay this way. I just hope the game got the same linear storyline as the first game.
Commented on 2008-04-12 18:42:30
Looks great. I wonder if it'll stress PCs like Crysis.
Commented on 2008-04-12 22:16:55
from what i see in these shots, GTA IV has more stuff going on. like more pedestrians and more cars. thats not much of an improvement u might think but when you add rocket launchers and a shit load of police raining down on you, u will see.
Commented on 2008-04-12 22:36:16
scans removed
Commented on 2008-04-13 05:49:11 In reply to Jigen
Posted by Jigen
Which will make Mafia 2 even more obsolete if it doesn't include those features.
Man what a stupid way at looking at game development. Having or not having any features doesn't make a game anymore obsolete. Mafia 2 and GTA IV are different games that will have different features.
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