History VideoGame / MafiaII

3rd May '18 10:35:27 AM MaciekOst
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** Overall, most of the game is anachronistic being set in 1951 but [[PopularHistory containing things from all across the 1950s]], especially the more well known elements from its latter half - most egregiously, [[spoiler:the game changes the year of Tommy's assassination from 1957 to 1951 - they could have kept the original date and avoided most of the anachronisms that way!]]
25th Apr '18 6:15:00 AM LentilSandEater
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* ShownTheirWork: It's an almost totally accurate period piece; notably, when Vito mentions to Joe in 1945 that he's driven a Jeep, Joe replies, "What the hell's a Jeep?" as the first civilian models didn't appear until later that year.
** Depends on where you're looking. Barring the storyline, many aspects of the game appear ahead of their time, like songs ("The Fat Man" by Music/FatsDomino, a 1949 song, shows up in 1945 Empire Bay, and Dean Martin's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" only debuted nine years after the end of events in the game in real-life) and cars (especially those circa 1951, like the Shubert Beverly, a [[FictionalCounterpart 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air look-alike]]). Seems more like the creators opted for an ArtisticLicense to make the most out of the time periods the game is set in.
** The most egregrious are a 1961 song in 1951[[note]] But, what the hell, "You Can Have Her" by Roy Brown is an ''awesome'' song[[/note]], and a 1963 song in 1945, as well as a 1949 Cadillac Expy in 1945 and a 1957 Ford expy in 1951. Also, you can find Playboy magazines as early as the second level, in 1944-ish, when Playboy didn't come out until 1953.
*** The worst part is that most anachronisms had been avoided had they just set the 50's in 1956, as almost all the music would fit and so would the cars...
*** The retcon above would have been unnecessary as well.

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* ShownTheirWork: ShownTheirWork:
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It's an almost totally a fairly accurate period piece; notably, when Vito mentions to Joe in 1945 that he's driven a Jeep, Joe replies, "What the hell's a Jeep?" as the first civilian models didn't appear until later that year.
** Depends on where you're looking.Averted in other areas. Barring the storyline, many aspects of the game appear ahead of their time, like songs ("The Fat Man" by Music/FatsDomino, a 1949 song, shows up in 1945 Empire Bay, and Dean Martin's "Ain't That a Kick in the Head?" only debuted nine years after the end of events in the game in real-life) and cars (especially those circa 1951, like the Shubert Beverly, a [[FictionalCounterpart 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air look-alike]]). Seems more like the creators opted for an ArtisticLicense to make the most out of the time periods the game is set in.
** The most egregrious are a 1961 song in 1951[[note]] But, what the hell, "You Can Have Her" by Roy Brown is an ''awesome'' song[[/note]], and a 1963 song in 1945, as well as a 1949 Cadillac Expy in 1945 and a 1957 Ford expy in 1951. Also, you can find Playboy magazines as early as the second level, in 1944-ish, when Playboy didn't come out until 1953.
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1953. The worst part is that most anachronisms had been avoided had they just set the 50's in 1956, as almost all the music would fit and so would the cars...
*** The retcon above would have been unnecessary as well.
cars.
25th Apr '18 6:12:11 AM LentilSandEater
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* MythologyGag: The scene where Vito slowly lifts a few crates and brings them to a pallet, then refuses to do any more, is a bit of SelfDeprecation regarding the agonizingly long segment of one of the first game's penultimate missions when you had to do this in seriousness.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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The scene where Vito slowly lifts a few crates and brings them to a pallet, then refuses to do any more, is a bit of SelfDeprecation regarding the agonizingly long segment of one of the first game's penultimate missions when you had to do this in seriousness.



* NoEnding: [[spoiler: Vito has fulfilled his end of the "deal" that Leo has tasked him with to kill the {{Big Bad}} and save his own life. Its too bad that Joe wasn't a part of the deal.]]
** The sequel however shows that [[spoiler:not only are Vito and Joe both alive, but depending on the endings Vito can end up as the Don of New Bordeaux, so things end up working out]].

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* NoEnding: [[spoiler: Vito has fulfilled his end of the "deal" that Leo has tasked him with to kill the {{Big Bad}} and save his own life. Its too bad that Joe wasn't a part of the deal.]]
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]] The sequel however shows that [[spoiler:not only are Vito and Joe both alive, but depending on the endings Vito can end up as the Don of New Bordeaux, so things end up working out]].



** Completely axed in the [=PS3=] version.



* RealMenWearPink: You have the option of wearing a pink suit and fedora, which is not very far-fetched as the color was associated with boys up until the late-1950s. Still, the notion of going on a murderous rampage dressed in what is now considered a girly color will strike some players as being ironic and hilarious.
** Wear it to the tense and dramatic initiation scene and watch the atmosphere dissolve!

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* RealMenWearPink: You have the option of wearing a pink suit and fedora, which is not very far-fetched as the color was associated with boys up until the late-1950s. Still, the notion of going on a murderous rampage dressed in what is now considered a girly color will strike some players as being ironic and hilarious.
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hilarious. Wear it to the tense and dramatic initiation scene and watch the atmosphere dissolve!



* ShopliftAndDie: Attempting to steal items from a gunstore will cause the owner to pull out a shotgun and shoot you.
** Though really, if you're robbing a gun shop, [[BallisticDiscount you should expect to spend ammo to get ammo.]] Worth noting that if you are quick enough, you can gun him down and get away with it- assuming you can outrun the cops.

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* ShopliftAndDie: Attempting to steal items from a gunstore will cause the owner to pull out a shotgun and shoot you.
** Though really, if you're robbing a gun shop, [[BallisticDiscount you should expect to spend ammo to get ammo.]] Worth noting that if
you. If you are quick enough, you can gun him down and get away with it- assuming you can outrun the cops.
20th Apr '18 7:18:46 AM Anicomicgeek
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies]] was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoots Tommy this time around.]]

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies]] was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone Creator/RickPasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoots Tommy this time around.]]
25th Mar '18 2:00:59 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies]] was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoots Tommy this time around.]]



* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies]] was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoots Tommy this time around.]]
18th Mar '18 8:16:16 AM SkylaNoivern
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Walker Rocket (based upon the Tucker 48, also infamous for being the same) is the fastest car in the game. That's provided that you don't get pulled over by the speed for disobeying traffic laws or that you avoid trying on bendy or rough roads, as it is hampered by its bulky weight and low acceleration.
15th Mar '18 9:26:16 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies}} was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoot Tommy this time around.]]

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies}} dies]] was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoot shoots Tommy this time around.]]
15th Mar '18 9:22:18 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies}} was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoot Tommy this time around.]]

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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies}} was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoot Tommy this time around.]]
15th Mar '18 9:22:17 PM Anicomicgeek
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* FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin: [[spoiler:In the original game, the PreMortemOneLiner said to Tommy Angelo right before [[TheHeroDies he dies}} was voiced by Bill Buell. Here, Rick Pasqualone voiced Vito here, so naturally, that isn't Buell's voice coming out of Vito's mouth when he said [[WhamLine "Mr. Salieri sends his regards,"]] before Joe shoot Tommy this time around.]]
18th Feb '18 10:22:18 AM SkylaNoivern
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** Several cars (such as the Shubert Beverly, Smith Custom 200 and Smith Thunderbolt) are based on, and have the design aesthetics of, cars from much later in the decade.
*** A similar, yet strange case exists with the Lassiter Series 69[[labelnote:*]]Based off the '49 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Sixty_Special#1948.E2.80.931949 Cadillac 60 Special]][[/labelnote]], a car with a late 40's/early 50's design that is plentiful in the 1945 sections, where it's more streamlined post-war look makes it stick out like a sore thumb. And while it's still in use by the fifties, it becomes vanishingly rare before being phased out entirely by the late game. They had the right year for the car, yet for some reason put it in the wrong one.

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** Several cars (such cars, such as the Shubert Beverly, Beverly (second generation Chevrolet Bel Air), Smith Custom 200 (1957 Ford Custom 300) and Smith Thunderbolt) Thunderbolt (1953 Ford Thunderbird), are based on, and have the design aesthetics of, cars from produced much later in the decade.
*** A similar, yet strange case exists with the Lassiter Series 69[[labelnote:*]]Based off the '49 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Sixty_Special#1948.E2.80.931949 Cadillac 60 Special]][[/labelnote]], a car with a late 40's/early 50's design that is plentiful in the 1945 sections, where it's more streamlined post-war look makes it stick out like a sore thumb. And while it's still in use by the fifties, it becomes vanishingly rare before being phased out entirely by the late game. game (despite this, the car occasionally appears being driven by enemies in both the main game and in two of the [=DLC=]s). They had the right year for the car, yet for some reason reason, put it in the wrong one.era.
*** Inverted with one car in the game, the Smith Deluxe Station Wagon. Despite the fact that it is based on a late '30s Ford car (with a continental tire at the back and wooden plating, both of which became popular in the early '40s) that wouldn't be out-of-place in 1945, the car doesn't actually appear until 1951. This mistake appears to be fixed in two of the [=DLC=]s that take place in the '50s, where the car does not appear at all.
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