Max Payne 1 & 2 were great action games that 3 tries to build off of. It's hard to care about the story in this game, "heck" I don't think Max really cares about the story in this game. The narrative is detached and the characters are extremely forgettable. The only one you care about is Max... and the faceless masses of goons that you need to kill to get to the next checkpoint.
This game breaks down like this: 20 minute cut-scene, 10 minute gun-fight, 5 minute cut-scene, 13 minute gun-fight and so on. If you need a game to fill that void that we all have that drives us to shoot things, then this game can fill that adequately, but if you require a reason to pull the trigger or to go on with the "missions" than this game is pretty shallow. I would've like to see the developers continue Max's story, but it just might end here. I expected more out of Rockstar. 5/10
This is not the Max Payne I use to play, I am more upset then having any fun playing this game. The controls are very bad but the graphs is good. I am glad I rented this game I will not buy it, because instead of having fun you get upset with the game in many ways. WOW I almost destroyed one of my controllers. Do not play this game to get achievements.
You've got to be kidding! What were they thinking?
posted by Marketguy (SEATTLE, WA) Jun 24, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (53%) found this review helpful
For those that rated this game any more than a 6 you must of gotten a different version than I did.
While the graphics were actually really great, the game play was horrible. Just make another movie and leave the gaming to someone else. I mean there were times I kept thinking; did the studio even test the play-ability?
Trying to maneuver Max was really frustrating and about half the time firing from cover was worthless. just to name a few things.
I think I got to only really play just a third of this game, while the rest was stuck watching cut scenes. I mean a few times I watch these five minute scenes only to walk (cant do anything else) through a room/ally (this takes 30 secs) and go into another scene..sheesh. Then you finish a section and spend an eternity watching more. I wanted poke out my eyeballs out and feed em to the crows on my neighbors roof!!
Skip this one and save yourself a lot of frustration. I am just glad for GameFly and the ability to send it packing!