Made Man: Confessions of the Family Blood Image

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  • Summary: Made Man is based on real-world events and will allow players to assume the role of Joey Verola as he is indoctrinated into the dark world of organized crime and relive his life - every moment, every kill - as he rises through the ranks to become a "Made Man". Game created in conjunction with David Fisher, an accomplished author and respected authority on the Mafia, who possesses unparalleled knowledge and access into the inner workings of organized crime; Authentic Mafia-inspired gameplay scenarios, including bookmaking, racketeering, loan sharking, hijacking, assassinations, numbers running and high body count family wars; Over 25 weapons to master, including a Beretta, shotgun, machine gun and more; Full complement of melee weapons - chairs, pool cues and balls, bats, telephones - in the environments that can be used to wreak havoc, unleash pain and gain respect; Human shield/disarm mechanics for taking cover and getting out of sticky situations; Picture in Picture system, providing the player with greater awareness of the in-game action; and 20 diverse and fully-deformable environments. [Acclaim] Expand
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Made Man is a fine shooter after all, not just another crime sim-bynumbers. It's nothing you've not played before, but you won't have played anything as single-minded for a while. Forgeddabout it at your peril.
  2. All the natty Maria dialogue and realistic story threads can't disguise the fact that, at its core, Made Man is bland like breadsticks. [Dec 2006, p.81]
  3. Aims to be smart and slick, but comes across as dumb and crude. [Dec 2006, p.94]
  4. If you missed out on the slow motion craze a couple of years ago, then this might be the game for you to pick. On second thought, just try to find "Max Payne." The poor execution to the game is where the real harm is in Made Man.
  5. The difficulty level here fluctuates more than the NYSE, with some enemies being as effective as 2 year olds while others could put an eye out from a half mile away.
  6. Inspired by true events, with a storyline developed by Mafia expert David Fisher, Made Man is simply a woefully slipshod product. [June 2007, p.86]
  7. 20
    It never becomes fun. It looks awful and sounds even worse. It could almost be recommended ironically as a game so bad that it's entertaining or as a basis for some sick drinking game (take a shot every time an enemy gets stuck on a corner), but it's even too bland for that.

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