Good story, but overdone on the alcoholic influences. Plenty of enemy soldiers to fight, but targeting mechanism is one of the worst I have seen. Graphics were not of the best quality. They lacked compared to Rage or Modern Warfare 2. Overall, I was disappointed, considering all the hype.
i have never played a part of series, i recently rented it from redbox and i was blown away from the story line, especially if you love shoot 'em ups. the campaign is exeptionally long, but it is very fun. the only problem i had with it is, the very long cutscenes, which are cool, but they are very annoying how you cant skip them until there is like 5 seconds left.
Rent and Buy!!!
The multiplayer is also really cool, because its kinda like CoD Black Ops, and MW3, (if your'e a fan) because you can buy the weapons, but you need t get kills with them to get attachments. but what is really cool, is you can get golden tint on the guns by finding the parts in the story mode.
Over all i give Max Payne a 9, because of the long cutscenes. If there was none, it would be a perfect 10.