From what I've heard, there's no reason whatsoever to want to do the sandbox stuff in Mafia 2 between missions, and the average mission entails 7:30 video, 8 minutes of driving there, only 3minutes of which at high speed, and less than a minute's worth of shooting. Approx 2-3hrs worth of decent play, including the 40% video time. This on top of the fact there's no multiplayer, or reason to go back through the game again. While it may or may not play awesomely, that short of time I just can't justify for even a half price game, let alone full price. Call me when it's on sale for $10.
Glad you gave me the heads up on Kane and Lynch, although the multiplayer is meant to be pretty swanky.
Starcraft 2, while the singleplayer mode is that short, there's an awesome multiplayer part - Nexus Wars anybody?