posted by Lafleuffe (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jul 29, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
The game might be fun if you were allowed to play in more than 10 second spurts. I'm in these games for the campaign mode and the campaign mode on this is one long cut scene with maybe 10 total minutes of gameplay. I wish there would be some push back in the gaming community against the excessive use of cut scenes. It's just padding. I'd like games to include some kind of warning, "THIS IS A BLOATED CUT SCENE EXPERIENCE BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE THE BUDGET TO BUILD FULL ENVIRONMENTS!"
posted by officeninj (GAINESVILLE, FL) Jul 17, 2012
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I think the point I realized this was not the Max Mayne games I was used to was when I put 200 assault rifle rounds into the skull of a guy in a T-shirt and he wasn't even phased (on Normal difficulty, mind you). Max payne 3 tries desperately to continue the dark and gritty and realistic tone of its predecessors and utterly falls on its face as its actual gameplay embraces a cartoonish fantasy land more fitting for Duke Nukem.
This games reminds me of when a friend tells you how much you just MUST see a movie. Then it turns out terrible. I will be honest, I never played the last 2 MP games because I was in and out of the gaming scene at the time with alot going on. But I don't think that had ANYTHING to do with my terrible experience. Right away the game felt VERY stiff. The cover system got me killed me multiple times. I got stuck on a wall where I could not even move for about 2 1/2 minutes and finally failed the mission before I could get off the wall!
The graphics were pretty sub-par minus the details of the back drops. Everything else was kind of bland it seemed. I did really enjoy the effects that played during cut scenes however. But other than that it was very bland. I also enjoyed the fact that the games gives you lots of attempts to retry if you fail and usually starts you out in a good point. And that is a good thing because with all the bugs causing me to get stuck on the floor and various other things I died alot. And I consider myself a pretty patient gamer but I was mad and yelling most the time.
Overall without going into a ton of detail I can tell you the game just felt very unfinished and buggy. The amazing story the critics like IGN raved about was very boring to me. But then again about 3 hours into the game I became so mad I ejected the disc and sent it right back to gamefly. What a waste.