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.
posted by JohnnyCuda (CARROLLTON, VA) Jul 17, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Game was extremely repetative, kill 50 thugs, wash, rinse, and do it again. Bust your but to save the gal and cut scene you guessed it stand there and watch as a predertimed scene unravels before your eyes making you feel like you just wasted 2 hours of your life. Got through 99% on normal difficulty and got so fustrated at the end I just stuck it in the mail never to finish it again. I never quit games but this one had gotten so mundane and impossible at times I said heck with it. I lost interest in the charachter and the story. Don't waste your time. One other thing if you shoot a cop 10 times youd better have more ammo cause he still aint dead, total BS.
I enjoy games with and without lengthy cutscenes, but the constant blurring and color slashing of these were jarring and honestly I was looking up something else on my computer by the second chapter as I found them difficult to watch and had no interest in the characters yet.
So I didn't like the movies, but I really thought I was going to like this game. I just didn't. I agree with those who found the combat clunky and I would like to add that the camera was so pulled so far away from Max I felt like I was playing from a movie theater distance, squinting to make out enemies in the same room.
Aside from the shooting consisting of trying to line up a tiny white dot on some random dude's head, Rockstar inserted the occasional on rail mission where instead of a white dot, you use a red laser of which I could not see the end. The downside to missing in those moments is the instant kill factor. Once again you need to be perfect during escort missions because the escortee can be killed in less then a second. Insta kills need to disappear from video games in my opinion.
That takes me the hypocrisy that seems to be popping up more and more in video games - easy, medium, and hard are meaningless when something can instantly terminate the game. At the selection screen next to the word Easy it states that it still presents a stiff challenge. Well, that's not easy, is it? I do not have a lot of time and occasionally, particularly with a movie heavy game, I like to breeze through once and see if I like it, therefore I pick easy. Suffice to say, I did not finish the game, but look forward to the inevitable edited movie on youtube.