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Cant agree with the rating at all

posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) Feb 14, 2007

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1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Why is it that Programers think the Majority of Gamers like to not be able to get into the game very far before they find out they cant get past a certain level because the programers thought it would be fun gaming to have to walk A red Line in a black room and if you misstep by a Nanometer you die and have to start all over again. If You Ask me it is just Lazy Programing and absolutly no idea what makes a "GOOD" game. I gave up on this game and Am sending it back after just a couple of days, i couldnt get past the Dream Sequence part where you have to follow the redline on the floor and cant tell where the floor is after an hour of continuos try i decided to quit thanks Lazy Programers for another game only about one in a Million people can play and finish

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MAX PAYNE: Likes & Dislikes

posted by tonyk1 (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Oct 6, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

He was once a decent, gental, family man. Now, DEA agent/vigilante Max Payne is a man on a bloody mission to bring down everyone who was even remotely behind the brutal murders of his wife and child. He is half hard-boiled cop and half stone cold killer. And, he doesn’t discriminate when the bullets start flying. So, I suggest get the frack out of his way.

If you blink, you die. The action is very quick and in your face. You have to stay sharp throughout the game.

The film noir style dialog reminded me of those old dime store crime comics. Max isn’t the only quick wits in the game. But, he the best one.

The realism is also quite good. When you get shot, it starts to slow you down. You can get meds to heal. But, they are few and far between. So, you’ve got to ration them out. Ain’t nothing for free in this game.

Bullet time is a privilege not a right. This game is designed to make it a necessity WAY too often. Max doesn’t acquire armor through the game. So, they set him up to wear bullet time like a cheap leisure suit.

The trials are too trying. Figuring out what you have to do in a tough situation doesn’t give you any hints as to how to do it. I had to go online to find out that I was not only supposed to shoot the cables in the last scene, I had to shoot down the tower as well. You will know what I am talking about when you get there.

The story got too big. It was a decent mob story. But, about half way through, they switch things up. Suddenly, there a secret society to defeat. And, an evil woman trying to take over the world.

The dreamscapes are TERRIBLE. They are boring, nauseating, and annoying as all get out. And, worst of all, they don’t serve a purpose for the story or the gameplay.

I thought that the ending was rather unsatisfying, especially after all of the work you have to do to beat the game, while under a 1min countdown.

I’ve got two words for you. “Quick Save.” Use it often.

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Max Payne

posted by zenubio (FARMINGTON, MN) Oct 31, 2007

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I'm sorry but by today's standards this game is pretty weak. I can appreciate that it was good back in the day, but it's hard to play now. The controls are very clunky, aiming is horrid (you get a tiny dot), so you get hit a lot, so you die a lot, and they don't give you many health packs. Health packs are dumb. Ever since Halo, I can't stand playing without them now.

If you want a current 'slow motion' game, play F.E.A.R. or Time Shift. The graphics are definitely dated and a couple controls are just backwards. For me to rent a game and play it all the way through it has to grab me and I just don't get that.

The one really good thing about this game is the story. It's told VERY WELL, makes you want to like it, but I think I caught this game too late. I'm told it's good on PC? Must be the mouse/controller issue.

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