I have never played a max Payne game before this one. I heard it was by rockstar and everybody knows rockstar games are awesome. I like the shooting mechanics and graphics however in some parts of the storyline I was left scratching my head trying to figure out what exactly they were talking about. I give this game a hard 8.
It's been a long time since Max Payne ruled my PS2, but I miss the old Payne. It's visually very good. The story is fun and I like the cut scenes. The game play is what ruined it for me. Sooo many issues. The worst. Getting into a gun fight and then.... Black screen.... All the enemies would be dead. Pain pills magically disapearing???? The white aim dot. Not the best idea when it blends into the background a lot. Movement. Not the best.
Bullet time..... Still awesome!!! Especially the last bullet cam.
A brutal game that can be fun at times, and at others, Rage quit. Some very satisfying moments. They really put some effort into the graphics, story, and mood of the game, but left the game play quite a bit below that of others.
I recommend people give it a rent. It's worth deciding for yourself.