This is a sister kissing post, and you should know that from the get-go. That’s not to say that I’ll be talking about incest or the literal kissing of sister, but that this post is something of a compromise with myself. Mafia II was a surprisingly robust, visceral experience for me, and I want to write about it at great length. I don’t, however, want to keep doing the same thing again and again. And what have I been doing lately? Reviews. Albeit in a form more akin to an abstract for a review or a paraphrased version, it still feels like it would be a steady stream of same-shit-different-game.
Here at FreeGriffin, we (I) just don’t roll like that.
Since Mafia II also happens to be a game that I took the time to platinum, I figured it’s time for the next installment of Trophy Love!
First, this game is really great. Second, this game is a relatively easy platinum for your collection. There are a few tricky ones, but the ones that are sure to take the longest are the collectibles. Starting with the easier, more rewarding of the two: Mafia II asks you to collect Playboy spreads from the era for the Ladies Man (silver) trophy. They’re pretty classy (comparatively) and teach you a lot about tanning in the 1940′s-1950′s. For a video guide showing you the location of all 50 spreads, check the video below.
And for anyone curious, this video does not feature any measure of bare girlie bits. If you wanna see the goods, you’ve gotta play the game… Or maybe run a Google search for “Mafia II Playboy pictures.” Either way.
Next up, we have the Card Sharp (silver) trophy for collecting all of the wanted posters. If you hate collectible trophies, don’t you worry your pretty little head. These are pretty easy, as far as collectibles go. They aren’t chapter specific, you can collect them at any time, the game auto saves as soon as you grab one, the posters are numbered so that you’ll know which ones you have, etc. etc. The only trouble I ran into is the fact that every single official guide has incorrect numbering. God knows what system they used, but it sure isn’t the one from the game. But, after scouring the internet for what felt like far too long, I came across a handy-dandy picture on WikiCheats. Why it involved this much searching, I have no idea. Like Blade, I’ll chalk it up to the fact that some motherfucker is always trying to ice skate uphill. Sometimes more than one. Once someone starts doing it, it always looks like a better idea. Like maybe they’ll be able to make it since some other jack ass is already trying.
And with that, I leave it to you. You’re two silvers closer, and everything else will feel like a cakewalk. Some of these trophies are just fun, while others are of the “fun in a challenging way” variety. Nothing as evil as Resistance 2‘s “get 10,000 kills in competitive multiplayer.” Not only a real trophy, but I have a friend who actually took the time to collect it. It’s called Killing Machine, and it’s a textbook example of the cruel design by which some developers shape trophies for multiplayer modes.