posted by carllamar (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Aug 12, 2014
Member since Aug 2014
loved this game had to rent it. i brought this for ps3 and loved every second of it possibly the best game on ps3 that year it came out. now that i have an xbox1 and plan on trading my 360 for a ps4 i just had to play this one last time. such an epic story great gun battles and graphics. i pray for a part 4 on next gen consoles mutiplayer was great as well. great job Rockstar
Max Payne returns in a very strong, almost Rocky Balboa-esque fashion.
Max, after leaving the Police force and falling into a cycle of drinking and pill-popping, is contacted by an old friend who asks him to do some private security work down in Brazil. Once there, Max and his friend Passos are tasked with protecting Rodrigo Branco and his family who are extremely wealthy. Someone is kidnapped by a local gang of criminals and Max goes on a one-man crusade to set things right. The story takes many twists and turns, there is betrayal and corruption and it is masterfully told. One major complaint is that there are MANY cutscenes that constantly wrest control from the player. I don't think this is too bad, because the scenes themselves are very cinematic and set the mood perfectly. Its a trade off, less control but more cinematic. The characters are great, with Max stealing the spotlight. James McCaffrey returns as Max and brings a level of depth to the character never seen before, and you really do feel for Max.
Gameplay: The gameplay is fast and fun, with a very satisfying level of challenge. Max can now take cover, which is very useful (especially in the final levels). His signature Bullet Time mechanic is back and can really help in sticky situations. There are tons of weapons in the game, and even a few different enemies. The enemies range from local Favela gangs without shirts to private security contractors who wear bullet proof vests and helmets forcing you to either pump them full of tons of lead or carefully (and quickly) aim for their weak points. But these more difficult enemies make up the entirety of the last three levels, which are absolute meat grinders. There isn't much variety, but this is Max Payne which focuses more on shooting than anything else. AI is also pretty smart.
Graphics: Stunning. The character models & environments are beautiful. One of Rockstar's best looking games ever. Many varied locations, from night clubs to Favela