To be honest. I had fun playing this Demo. Let me walk you through the experience.
At first glance, I saw another carbon copy Grand Theft Auto. I know that there are differences, but it just felt the same to me. To my surprise it was not and I was wrong. I have been searching for originality and I did not know where to look. I have played lots of video game demos before, this much is true. I have also played a game involving crime and a mafia element before, this is also true, but this experience was different.
We have all played GTA before. We have even played its sequels. So how does one enjoy something like Mafia II? When we have already shot as many people as we can shoot? When we have already stolen as many cars as we possibly can? I picked up the control and I started playing the demo and I didn’t know what to do. I literally thought that the only two things that I could do were shoot people or steal their cars. It was because I had done that already that I could enjoy Mafia II on another level.
I recommend that you try the Mafia II demo for yourself. My impression is that it was enjoyable. If you are new to the genre, you will of course go out and rob and shoot. If you have had your fill of that, then I recommend you take a closer look at this game. It is a different experience, I assure you.