The Godfather Blackhand edition is the Wii version of The Godfather video game. Its was developed by EA Redwood Shores and published by EA. It was released on March 20th 2007.
The godfather Blackhand Edition is an open world adventure game, it follows the story of the 1972 film of the same name, but through the eyes of a new recruit into the Corleone Crime family. Because this is an open world game you don’t have to do missions as they become available, but when you do decide to start doing them they usually include, Hits, protecting and escorting certain characters, helping crew members, and paying off high ranking officials. When not on a mission players will often find themselves paying off cops (they actually come back to help when your attacked by rival families.) extorting small businesses, and finding new venues and rackets. A cool feature of the game in the Black hand control system were players can quite literally slap around stubborn business owners using the immersive nature of the Wii’s motion controls. Methods include, slapping, punching, kicking, head buts and slamming people, against walls. But be warned when you extort a new business they fall under your protection so I when a rival family comes buy it’s up to you to defend it or you might get a smaller check on payday.
The more you play the game the more experience you get when you get enough your character will rise in level, with new levels comes new abilities and the ability to complete a wider range of jobs, levels include Enforcer, operator and eventually Don. On top of this your character is also customizable everything from their strength to clothing to even intimidation can be increased. Lastly the game also includes unloackable scenes from the movies, 10 new hit missions for the Wii version, rooftop battles and new favors.
Graphics wise Blackhand Edition looks ok. The textures aren’t great and the animations not very smooth. Gameplay wise the game itself runs great and there’s lots of content to keep you busy for at least 20 hours or more. Control wise the game has the same problems most early Wii games experience thankfully there not as gimmicky as I thought they were going to be. The godfather isn’t a perfect game but there were few issues I had with it, one it didn’t look very good and two the controls were a tad bit awkward. Despite this Blackhand edition is a fun game to play, many actors from the movies reprised there roles for the game, the music was great, the cool new Black hand control system is very engaging ,the AI works very well and the length and replay value will keep you coming back for more.
The Godfather Blackhand Edition gets an 8.4 out of 10.