Headscratchers / Mafia II

  • In the chapter where Vito is imprisoned, he gets a letter stating that his mom passed away. Right after he gets it, we see two police officers. One is shutting off the lights, but before he turns off the lights around Vito's cell, the other stops him and we hear Vito's Big "NO!". Now how exactly did this police officer know when to stop the other guy to give Vito time to read the letter? It almost looks like he knew what the letter said and wanted Vito to read it.
    • I'm pretty sure prisons read the letters being sent in, so it's not too hard to believe the guard did know what it said.
    • They do, all incoming and outgoing inmate mail is read and checked, both to prevent contraband and to make sure the inmates arent getting illegal information.
  • Providing that there aren't any policecars nearby, I can break into vehicles in front of large crowds of people and no one seems to be bothered and I can drive away nice and easy. What gives? You'd think they'd react a bit more than "Oh, some guy's breaking into a car. Oh well."
    • What are they going to do to a man in a business suit carrying 10 different guns? Call the police? Well, if they did you can just imagine the police cars showing up are there because of those people.
  • How can I have more than one car in the garage? I put one car in, then I try to put another in, but it doesn't work. :(
    • Unless you're an idiot trying to park your jalopy in Joe's garage, you should have no problems.
  • Why would Henry, a FBI informant, start his own drug dealing operation behind his boss's back? Fridge Logic kicks in here: he gains nothing from it and instead of keeping in line and focusing on the power players, he merrily pisses the Don off and rolls around with two nobodies.
    • Henry was said to be with the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, not the FBI. The two organizations didn't work well together because of Hoover's insistence the Mafia did not exist. As for why, Henry may have been required to initiate the drug deal clandestinely because his superiors want information on the dealers in Empire Bay, and infiltrating Clemente or Falcone's gangs wasn't enough to be allowed access to this information, so Henry decided not to waste more time ingratiating himself to Falcone.
    • He probably wasn't really an informant and that guy is lying?
    • Also, informant and operative are two completely different things. Just because he may have been leaking information for favors doesn't mean he was actually working for the Feds or had a specific mission.
  • After all of the bad decisions, and crap that Vito went through in the game, due to Joe, why didn't Vito just walk away from Joe, or at the very least, stop listening to him. If it was not for Joe, Vito would have had a better life.
    • You can't really blame Joe for what happened to Vito's life, it's just that crime doesn't pay. Vito has always considered himself a criminal and frequently spouts lines on the page of "I'm not gonna do honest work for shitty pay like my father did". Vito would be a criminal with or without Joe. At least Joe allowed Vito to live the good life for a little bit...
    • Its not Joe's fault Vito didnt take the correct lesson from his fathers death. Rather than rightfully blaming the mob for ruining him, and unknown to him, actually killing his father, Vito decided he just wanted all the benefits of organized crime.
  • Let me get this straight. In the ending Joe is being driven off to get whacked and Vito is told as much. So Vito, who's gunned down dozens of mobsters at once, beaten up just as many with his bare hands, and taken out entire families just... sits there and does nothing instead of kicking ass out of the car and pulling a Big Damn Heroes moment?
    • Do you WANT Vito to start another war by killing Frank Vinci's men? He doesn't have much choice.
    • The way I see it, this is symbolic of what happens to Vito at that very moment. Joe was the only friend he had left, hell the only one in his life left that he really cared about other than Leo. We find out what they plan to do with Joe and Vito just has a sort of distant look in his eyes, the credits roll, we can't control him anymore. He's a broken man, the fight is out of him, pretty much no free will left. He has resigned himself to the hell that his life has become and there's nothing he can do about it that will fix things permanently.
    • You do realize Vito's One-Man Army moments are only in gameplay terms, right? He didnt actually kill all of Falcone's men himself, he killed Falcone himself and maybe a handful of his guys. Storyline wise, there's nothing Vito can do trapped in a car with Leo, Wong and Vinci's men.
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