The short answer is yes. Mafia III is worth it now, but read my full review if you have the time, because I will tell you exactly what I mean.
Mafia III at launch was a mess. The game had all sorts bugs, glitches, and many issues. The gameplay was nice and still is. Shooting is smooth, driving is relatively easy but still has that "its Mafia game" feel to it, and stealth is overpowered. On my first playthrough, I absolutely hated it, I expected another Mafia II. Many people had high expectations for this game and it let a lot of people down. My second time around I really enjoyed the game despite taking a while to finish due it's open world structure (and those annoying racket mission!) Hangar 13 fixed many bugs from launch, and the game became playable. Hangar 13 also added new content to the game such as vehicle customization and races you could play.
Hangar 13 did the cutscenes very well and were always interesting (Despite most of them being prerendered).
Hangar 13 created a world that could have had more potential.
Vito Scaletta is back from Mafia II and is one of your 3 underbosses you must maintain as you take over New Bordeaux.
Hangar 13 released 3 DLCs that were just a joy to play and were so much fun.
-Faster Baby: A DLC regarding bringing down a racist Sheriff (map expansion)
-Stones Unturned: Finding a nuke(Semi map expansion) (Can't go back when you're done)
-Signs of The Times: Investigate a cult that has secretly been hiding in NB.
I appreciated all these DLCs as they add new cutscenes and missions that keep the player interested. I enjoyed playing these DLC as I went along with the story because playing them as soon as you can will make the rest of the game boring. I used these DLC as breaks. In Mafia III Definitive Edition (Which now gives you all paid DLC for free) You no longer need to buy the DLC individually, you own them all.
The problems with Mafia III.
When Mafia III launched, it was locked at 30fps for PC players, and if you are a framerate person, you will be happy to know that this has been fixed which is good.
Even with the framerate patched, Mafia III was still filled with issues, though Hangar 13 did a lot to patch a lot of them, many were left in that still effect the game to this day.
Sensitive stuff that I will not get into here.
Problems with the skybox and lighting. Mafia III can look very very ugly at times.
Here are somethings I enjoy and you might too.
-Well directed cutscenes
-Xbox One X and PS4 Pro enhancements
-Pre Order bonus that is awkwardly available for everyone now
-The architecture of some of the buildings
-The licensed music
-The characters (Lincoln, Vito, Burke, Cassandra, Donovan etc.)
-The music (Developers made)
-The outfits Hangar 13 added (No outfits other than Lincoln's default were in the game)
-Racing around the city and the Bayou
-Side missions and other side content
-The option to go lethal or non-lethal when using melee.
-Taking over New Bordeaux (Did you know they originally wanted to call it Bourbon City?)
-Mission failure cutscenes.
-Free ammo method
-Slow mode driving and shooting ability
-More stuff that would make this even longer.
If you finished Mafia II and are looking at Mafia III with high expectations, try again.
Mafia III is a good game, but is nowhere close to as good as Mafia II. If you want to enjoy Mafia III, don't think of it as a traditional Mafia game, but try to think of it as something new. Don't look at what it failed to do, but think about what it did right. Go into Mafia III with low to mild expectations, and you'll enjoy it more. Sometimes a second playthough does the job I don't know. Mafia III is not the best game ever nor the worst, but I will say it is worth a shot or two.
Length of ownership: 1 year or longer
yes: I recommend this product