Excerpt: Rockstar may make awesome games, but they’re also notoriously known for rather lackluster PC ports. Considering Max Payne 3 for the PC weighed in at around 30GB, people immediately feared the worst. They were expecting a rather bloated, clunky and troublesome game, but to their and our surprise, Max Payne 3 is one of the Rockstar’s finest PC accomplishments yet.
Conclusion: I find it difficult to be overly critical about Max Payne 3. While it has a few missteps and lacks the semi tongue in cheek humor of the original games, I found that the experience of Max’s journey to be far more engrossing than I initially expected. This was a game I was ready to dislike when it the change in direction was announced, but in the end I just can’t stop talking about it.
Excerpt: Rockstar Games sent over a code for the PC version of Max Payne 3 to see how it compares to the console versions. The look and feel is classic since I played the original Max Payne games on the PC. I felt right at home. Max has cumulated a following since the earlier games and fans are happy to see Max is back, bigger and better than ever. Max Payne our flawed hero still has some action left in him.
Summary: A delirious blend of stellar storytelling, breath-taking visuals and explosive gunplay, Max Payne 3 is one of the few videogames that deserves the blitzkrieg of hype that’s heralded its arrival. Relocating the outrageous ultra-violence from the grimy streets of New York to the bustling favelas of Sao Paulo, Max Payne 3 finds the titular nutjob still dwelling on past tragedies and relying on a mixture of booze and pills to keep his personal demons at bay.
Summary: Nach über neun Jahre feiert der Ex-Cop Max Payne sein Comeback. Anstelle von Remedy Entertainment übernahm Rockstar Games die Entwicklung von Max Payne 3 und verspricht einen Knaller. Der Vorgänger ist schon zu lange für mich her als dass ich es noch vergleichen könnte. Insofern betrachte ich den neusten Ableger völlig unabhängig.
Summary: Il team Rockstar è riuscito a rivisitare con grande maestria il lavoro svolto in precedenza da Remedy. Probabilmente nessun altro avrebbe saputo interpretare nello stesso modo la maturità e la disperazione di un'icona d'altri tempi. Il gameplay, arricchito da elementi necessari a contestualizzare il prodotto ai giorni nostri, non tradisce in alcun modo le proprie origini: ancora incentrato su dinamiche coinvolgenti ed istintive riesce a catturare completamente...