posted by Sterling_Archer (LAS VEGAS, NV) May 19, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
I'll start off by saying that I really enjoyed this game. This game was everything I expected. I truly missed Max's commentary as he walked through one death trap to the next to discover the truth. Though in a bright and sunny place the dark tone of the game is present is Max’s world. You feel Max’s pain as he drinks himself into forgetting his tormented past and lack of future. The mood in which Max Payne 3 presents overwhelms you and you instantly feel part of the story. For Feel I give 10/10
Now to the story, Max Payne 3 has a great story line. It will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, making you never want to put down your controller. However, though the story is good and a decent length, the story is also shallow. Though there are some twists and turns, the story is more of an action movie than an intense drama. For Story I give 9/10
Gameplay is the next stop. Max Payne 3 takes from the classic Max Payne and adds to it. A cover system is now in place and they added motion shooting as well. The big hit of the Max Payne franchise however is the Bullet Time. Bullet Time is present and strong in Max Payne 3, a little too strong. Though everyone loves slowing down time and shooting an enemy as you fly through the air, it loses its luster as you do it for the 100th time in an hour. Going out of bullet time in Max Payne 3 is nearly an immediate death, which in my opinion takes greatly from the overall game, often making the game feel slow and very repetitive. For Gameplay I give 7/10
Last is the Multiplayer. I don’t have much to say about it, however I do know I did not enjoy it the few hours I did put into it. I found it not as strong as the Single Player and unneeded in an otherwise strong game. For Multiplayer I give 6/10.