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Mafia With 500% Facial Animations is Making Our Tuesday


What’s worse than getting mixed up with the Mafia? Watching their eyes, lips and skin contort in some genuine horrifying ways, that’s what.

Fortunately, since the mafia we’re talking about are strictly virtual, watching these gangsters faces warp in a video dubbed “MAFIA but 500% facial animations” is more funny than threatening. We haven’t tried going to sleep yet, so that may be a problem, but we have spent the morning laughing ourselves silly at this particular video.

Created by YouTuber Kamzik123 and hosted by DPO23, the video is in the same spirit as DPO23’s Heavy Rain and Resident Evil videos, except this time with Mafia. In short, there’s a way of dialling up facial animations to the point where cutscenes become so exaggerated the characters faces start clipping through themselves. Tiny gestures, such as a half-smile, become absolutely ludicrous, with expressions that could be carved out of play-doh.

What makes the Mafia video so much fun is that the cutscenes are so deadly serious, that they’re trying to paint a grim picture of Mafia life, all the while gurning in some glorious, glorious ways. So if your Tuesday isn’t up to much, this could be just what you need. Enjoy.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.