It is a very linear experience. The story has gotten rave reviews and I just don't see why. It's typical and very cliche. The only skill required to do well in the game is to be able to aim and fire quickly enough to stay alive when you're out of slow-mo time. You go from one group of bad guys to the next and never do anything more versatile than shoot'em'up. I know I should have expected this latter turn-out, however I kept up hoping it would be more like the first game than it turned out to be.
I will say that the AI is pretty spot-on. They will not let you just stay behind cover. The bad guys' persistent hounding forces you to stay running and gunning through the entire game. Also the shooting mechanics and gameplay are super tight. This is imperative seeing as how that's all the game is, shoot shoot and shoot some more.
Perhaps the problem for me is just that I've played to many better, more versatile, multi-faceted, games since any Max Payne like effort as been enticing enough to give a try.
If you play a lot of games like Skyrim, Arkham City, or even COD, Max Payne 3 may prove to be a bit too one-dimensional.
Definitely worth the rental, definitely not worth retail pricing.
posted by MrManBoy55 (CENTER MORICHES, NY) May 16, 2012
Member since May 2012
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
MAX PAYNE 3 is one of the best games I have ever played RockStarGames never disappoints me with there games. First of all this game is not for kids its very violent, bloody, mature, and has sexual content and nudity. Ok this game I find better than Red Dead Redemption which won game of the year and was one of my favorite games and I had 270 or more hours of gameplay on that but I'm happy to say that MAX PAYNE 3 is better, yes it is. MAX PAYNE 3 is a story driven game with interesting characters and really good graphics and at the end of every level there is a climax to get you to play the next level which works. If you have played the other Max Payne games you will know that Max is a depressing character who mixes painkillers and whiskey. The multiplayer is also really fun and I found myself hooked to that as well and it isn't to hard my first match I went 25 and 8 its really fun with the bullet time mechanic being in the multiplayer as well with other "bursts". I highly recommend this game and it could be a participant for game of the year.
posted by Jollyroger1721 (SIOUX FALLS, SD) Oct 26, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Max Payne 3 is just like everything else Rockstar does: amazing. Max Payne is a character that's easy to get behind and feel for, the story is really good, the multiplayer is a lot of fun, the dlc is cheap but jam packed full of content, the crew system is good (bonus xp for playing with your crew/clan) it's just perfect on all counts for anyone who enjoys a good story, a good multiplayer or both.