Max Payne starts off as a story-driven game with an interesting plot and colorful characters. The downside to this game is repetitive gameplay that gets boring by the fourth chapter. Imagine 'Grand Theft Auto' without the ability to free-roam. The problem arises early....you have cut-scenes that last WAY too long, that you can't skip. Once you're done not caring, you are thrust into the same duck and shoot level over and over again. The bullet timing is like putting a band aid on a heart attack. Quite frankly, by Chapter X I couldn't care less about any of the story or the plot. Simply put, this game is 'Uncharted' without any puzzles or manuevering. If you love hiding behind things with the same 4 lame guns for hours on end, then this game is for you!
posted by NIUpiguy (BLOOMINGDALE, IL) Jun 13, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This is a fun straight foreward 3rd person shooter. When I say straight foreward, i mean, even if you wanted to get confused you wouldn't be able to. The only thing slightly confusing about this game is why there are pieces of golden guns scattered around the poorest parts of Brasil. Anyways, the game play is easy to pick up and the controls are easy to master. The game kind of gets repettative and Max's commentary make me want to shoot my self.
One cool thing about the game is there are no loading screens. And the story, eventhough far fetched, was pretty good.
The online multiplayer is a bit cluncky and got boring fast. It takes too long to obtain cash to buy upgrades and or weapons and upgraded weapons give a huge advantage over weaker weapons causing me to die alot.
I do recommend you play this but do not waste your money. RENT