posted by Shaggish (RICHMOND HILL, GA) Oct 16, 2014
Member since Aug 2013
The graphics and controls were great! The controls and co-op were spot on.
The draw backs from this game are many. First and foremost the repetition, you have the same base if missions with minimal variance,I.e. this door instead of this one, and felt like there was no change once you got the door open. The weapons, gear, upgrades, masks and customization pieces were given at a completely random rate and you could play until lvl 25 with the same look and weapons . The difficulty lvl is not adjustable, you choose a mission and hope you can finish it. The enemies seem to be random with power, you can shoot one swat member and get a 1 shot kill to the body and the guy right next to him could take a full clip and not even fall.
Although I like the thought of the drop in and out style , when someone joins it stops the gameplay and any action you were working (picking a lock, saving a team mate, repairing a drill ..... ) and you have to start over.
Good game to rent for the weekend but I wouldn't buy it for $5
Played this game with good expectations, but when actually playing the game the graphics wasn't what I expected, also when trying to shoot at the responding police or other characters very hard to hit them from distant very sluggish Would I recommend this game to rent or buy NO I wouldn't needs to go back and re-done over where worth the time to play the game
Graphics / 6 - Not really too much to look at, but I did enjoy all the gunfire
Story / 6 - You're a criminal doing illegal stuff, and killing a lot of cops, swat, and heavily armored military units to boot. But man oh man does that cold hard cash feel nice!
Sound and Music / 7 - Not the best but not the worst. Music gets tedious after awhile, but even after many listens and breakthroughs, it always seems to fire me up. Try playing without it sometimes for a change in pace. You'll hear the bullets fly and strike walls, the tactics of the enemy, and etc.
Gameplay / 7 - I gave the gameplay a solid 7. It's fast paced, and challenging (by God can it be challenging), but soooo addictive in large part because of the upgrades you receive. Not only that, you can re-spec your upgrades (change them around if you want a different style), and you get to wear different masks.
Overall / I gave Payday 2 a 7. It would've been nice if there was more blood, tighter physics, a covering system, choice of third person, a larger upgrade tree, the choice to upgrade your squad, and the ability to carry more than 2 weapons. If Payday 3 comes around, or another production from this company, I'll be there ;)