For Oscars weekend, I want to play a movie-based videogame. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of great movie-based games right now. Sure, I can dig back into The LEGO Movie Videogame to collect all that I missed, but I’m not sure how long that’s going to last me, since I’ve already spent a ton of time hittin’ the bricks, so to speak.
So, to make sure I had enough to keep me amused, I ventured into the dungeon of my game library and decided on a game I really like but haven’t played in quite a while. The Godfather II on Xbox 360 was fairly maligned when it came out (it has a Metacritic average of only 65), but I actually found it to be an engaging blend of strategy and action. It follows one of the greatest films of all time and it does it well. Sure, there are a few bugs here and there, but overall it is a satisfying adaption of a film unlikely to become a game in the first place. So, for Fredo, I am going to give this one another shot.