Excerpt: Remember the climactic bank heist in the immaculately-constructed crime-thriller Heat? Remember the tense, pumping music, the incredible crack of gunshots ringing out through downtown LA streets? Remember Robert De Niro and company gunning down like a hundred cops?
Pros: Captures your favorite movie heists perfectly, Frantic, pressure-building action, Nice variety amongst missions
Cons: Actual shooting isn't satisfying, Menus could have been more helpful, No competetive multiplayer
Summary: Not a bad showing, but without some free DLC or some low cost DLC I think the lifecycle of this game is fairly limited. They say ’endless replayability’ but I only see that as valid if say, you never tire of repetition, or only play it once a month.
Conclusion: The concept behind Payday: The Heist is ambitious. Commonly compared to the great multiplayer shooter Left 4 Dead, Payday sets you into several scenarios where situations go bad and it’s up to the player to complete these insane missions.
Excerpt: Generic multiplayer shooters are a dime a dozen nowadays, but occasionally, a shooter comes along which tries to change the formula slightly. Payday is one of these games, and although it can be a little confusing and needs more polish, it’s a quirky and enjoyable experience.
Excerpt: If you have ever seen the movie Heat, then you know the intensity that can come from that type of scenario. Developer Overkill Software and Sony Online Entertainment are aiming to recreate that with...
Pros: + Fantastic concept, + Great with three friends, + Surprising variety
Cons: Lack of tutorials, Playing solo is useless, Online community is sparse
Excerpt: The late and great GRIN studios--now partially reformed under the banner of Overkill Software--is gearing up for one more score with Payday: The Heist. A four-player cooperative shooter unabashedly hewn from the same stock as Left 4 Dead, it replaces its inspiration’s love for the undead for that of...
Excerpt: I think I'm more in love with the concept of multiplayer than the actual form it usually takes. I like the idea of working with other players to accomplish a common goal, which is apparently a foreign concept to a majority of players I run into whenever I play online.
Excerpt: Fans of heist-flick and first-person shooters alike will find a rare gem in Overkill Software's new cooperative title. Adrenaline-pumping action, unlimited replayability, and film-inspired scenarios the three reasons to get excited for Payday: The Heist.
E3 2011: Payday: Heist lets you rob banks with your friends
8 June 2011
Excerpt: If you thought E3 2011 is simply a show of sequels to blockbuster first-person shooters, think again. Payday: Heist lets you rob banks, take hostages, and initiate a daring escape with up to three friends.