gamers (90%) found this review helpful
So, this game was pretty nice.
It certainly has that, big budget, current Gen Rockstar feel that LA Noire, GTAIV, Red Dead have. In other words, it's worth whatever money you invest into it.
This game is PERFECT for GameFly. A) it's really good. B) it's not very long. C) You don't need a BS Online Pass for Multiplayer.
I can absolutely say that it feels more built for a PC in terms of controls and graphics, but make no mistake, the game translates just fine on the PS3 with all the same great action narrative and detail.
I will say that it feels more like a linear GTA, than a sequel to in the Max Payne series, but it's certainly enjoyable. It would have been nice to see how the gritty city would have translated under Rockstars care, but going full on Gun for Hire/Body Guard/Kane and Lynch in Brazil wasn't a bad experience at all.
It's a game for Adults, and is without question the Video Game epitome of Tony Scott movies like "Man on Fire" "Deja Vu" "Taking of Pelham 123" and "Domino." 100%. Remarkable similarities as far as story telling and cinematics there.
The game is great, but, it can only be as good as a Max Payne. It deserves all the praise it gets for bringing the series back to life with such care. But, let's face it, at the end of the day, it's still Max Payne.
It's a great game. Kill a few hours. Go back again if you're a glutton for punishment. Enjoy some great Multiplayer while you're at it.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
this game is pretty freaking amazing. the story is just awesome, even though I lost track of it towards the end, but the clever script keeps you intrigued throughout. the music --oh, the music! They have awesome hip hop songs during these amazing battle scenes that just combine so well. I would absolutely give this game a 10, the only reason why I gave it a 9 is because there were some glitches. One being where when I would hide behind a wall, I would get stuck in that position, thus prompting me to roll away, then get some bullet shots to my dude. that annoyed the living daylights out of me. But disregarding that, I would have given this game a 10. Trust me, I wanna keep it because it's so good.
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
This game is a great new installment in the series. Rockstar has put together a game with great gameplay and a compelling story.
The story is told to us through flashy cutscenes and in-game narration that make the player feel as though they are watching a movie rather than playing a game. This isn't bad at all though. It gives the game a nice feel to it and a style all its own. The story is solid, spanning through years of Max's later years and although it is a bit confusing, it can be fully understood in one playthrough.
The gameplay is much like an average Rockstar game. Shooting is simple and the cover mechanic works well. The game remains challenging no matter what difficulty you play on, but never too frustrating, which is a plus. Painkillers for health aren't very hard to find as well, seeing as they are highlighted with a green glow, so health isn't completely scarce, but you do have to look around for it. If you're having too much difficulty and dying a lot, the game will recognize this, and give you extra painkillers to heal yourself.
Overall, the game was amazing. I found a few bugs where the audio would cut off during a cutscene, or your gun would disappear, but these are minor bugs, and can be worked around. Although the game is amazing, it is not perfect, due to the lack of replayability in story and a few minor bugs.