Tricky tricky… okay let's just start and get the obvious out: its a great game. There's no denying that. Usually film-to-game adaptations stink, but certainly not with The Godfather. The story tells its own, so its not a lot to do with the movie as a whole – but it more or less fills in the gaps. The great thing I found while playing the Godfather is the variety in gameplay. Once you get the nasty controls to work for you, you will find that things actually get suprisingly involved. So there's no problem there. I'll tell you what the problem is though: graphics. The graphics and movements just arent acceptible for a next-gen console like the PS3. It is almost as if they have ported the game straight from the PS2 without any changes and simply stuck a “The Dons Edition” sticker on the front. And let's face is – after playing a game like Uncharted or Heavenly Sword or even MotorStorm on your PS3 – you're gonna feel somewhat annoyed when you stick that Godfather disc in.
So it breaks down like this: great game but poor graphics and animations ruin the experience. I cant think of one reason to buy the PS3 version over the PS2 version other than at least you know it's gonna work on your PS3 – or you've got a 40 gigger model that isnt backward compatible. Thats about it. The PS2 version is cheaper: just get that. Simple.