So, being an avid Nintendo-ite, I tend to miss out on big titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo. Scarface fills one of those holes in my little gamers heart. I thoroughly enjoy the aspect of walking around and completing tasks and missions at my own rate. I also enjoy the preservation of the movie's foul language and cast of colorful characters. Though I have only played through about 1/3 of the game so far, I am really impressed with the gameplay. The AI isn't that great, but gangs will chase you down if you make them angry enough; and if they can't get you on foot. They will rip people from their cars and chase you down that way. Really exciting to get in the middle of. The driving facet of the game is not incredibly physics based, but allows the driver to power slide and receive "Balls" bonuses for skillfully attacking corners and driving into oncoming traffic. A good deal of the cars maintain the ambiguity of GTA while staying vaguely similar to actual cars and trucks. In addition to walking around and driving, one can also complete missions on the water. Boating is altogether a fun experience, but nothing to write home about. I am never excited to just jump into a boat and complete the water missions. Also, do not get caught swimming for too long as you will inevitably come to pass on from 80 or 90 tiny stab wounds from a great white's (or generic equivalent's) mouth. Not less than 40 curse words came out of my mouth when this happened as I had lost about 2 hours worth of building up money and drugs to that flipping shark. As I have continued to play through the game the controls have gotten much easier to use. At first, you are thrown into a classic, little friend, scene from the movie and are left without having been able to practice with the movement controls or reading the interface. This is ridiculously frustrating when you can't get through the first stage of the game without dying about a dozen times. It is, however, worth your time to finally make it through this as the game only gets easier to control and more fun. As for the graphics, I believe Vivendi took full advantage of the Wii's controls and mostly their graphics. As everyone says about the Wii, they are not 360 or PS3 graphics, which is true, but I think they did a great job nonetheless. Overall I gave this a 9 out of 10 as I believe the beginning was a lot harder than it needed to be, but once past that, it is a great and immersive game.
yes: I recommend this product