With it being almost 10 years since we've since the release of Max Payne 2, Rockstar hasn't give up on one of it's fan favorites and have returned with Max Payne 3.
Now I haven't personally played Max Payne 1 or 2 so this review will be from the POV of a console gamer but a reasonably one.
Max Payne 3 has a pretty good story. I honestly didn't think I'd be into the gritty ex cop kind of story but Max Payne is truly a great character and you can't help but to love how truly scarred his character is. Max has had a troubling past and is still suffering from the lost of his wife and kid. Although I haven't played the previous games Max Payne 3 does a fine job with letting newcomers in gently.
The gameplay mechanics are excellent too. Although others may not notice it, Max Payne 3 allows the player to seamlessly enter and exit bullet time which helps a lot especially if you're playing with no target assistance on which I highly recommend! Max's movements not only look amazing but so does everything he does, to the cool and realistic way he holds an assault rifle in one hand while putting holes in his enemies with the pistol in his other hand to how he dives to prone position. Everything just runs so smooth.
The graphics on the game look great. It's worth saying that even though the game is visually dark the colors of the streets/slums of Brazil bring it to life. Every cut scene in the game just works so well and James McCaffrey nails it as Max Payne. Him and every other character in the game just has a voice that fits them even if I can't understand half of it. (The game takes place in a Spanish speaking country)
Although some gamers may not appreciate the change from it's predecessors, newcommers will appreciate Max Payne 3's shoot em up gameplay and dark and addicting storyline.
I wish Rockstar would fix its shooting mechanics!!
posted by Brnhornet (ROSEVILLE, CA) May 24, 2012
Member since Jun 2010
This game is a 10 but the shooting is horrible (only Uncharted is worse) doesnt mean that every game has to shoot like COD or BF but playing on any level higher then mid and the game is frustratingly bad to aim and shoot...especially the last boss battles and the timerless exploding building level
Story is great..gets a little lost but wraps up well
Multiplayer is a joke and if you are the one guy that has to be on the leaderboard of this game I feel sorry for you...This is a perfect example of a game that doesnt need multiplayer because it a movie style game
Single player is only 8 hours but that's ok for this type of game definitively have to play twice to get most of the achievements I think I got around 70 the first play and could get another 400-500 with another play through the others are multiplayer ones and i played 5 games and they were so random and boring that I couldnt play anymore