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Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Max Payne 2 manages to do everything asked of it in providing a killer third-person shooter with another gripping storyline that does the series proud. There is no doubt that the gameplay isn’t as revolutionary as it was back in 2001, but there are enough changes that keep the game addictive while not being a complete departure from the original. Just like its predecessor, Max Payne 2 is short, short, short.
Excerpt: Console gamers had to exercise a little patience when PC gamers were the first to get their hands on Max Payne 2, but the wait is over. Max is back, and this time he has company to liven things up a bit. Max is wasting bad guys and dodging bullets better than ever via the bullet time ballet, but the high point here is the superbly crafted narrative. Gamesfirst! editor Shawn Rider delves the depths of Max Payne 2, and the story begins right here.
Excerpt: "Max Payne" became a hit with players, offering a third-person shooter that combined strong visuals, exciting gameplay, an interesting story and a memorable main character. As enjoyable as that game was, I doubt anything could have prepared me for quite what "Max Payne 2" would bring.
Excerpt: "Short but sweet" is a good way to describe 2001's Max Payne, as well as its newly released sequel, now available for the Xbox just weeks after the PC version debuted. As far as the quality of the translation is concerned, this new Xbox version features the same content as the PC release but loses some of the graphical frills that can be found in its PC counterpart (when running on a high-end PC, anyway).
Conclusion: So even with the impressive physics engine and the new-look Max, MP2 feels like a data disk rather than a true sequel - not exactly disappointing as far as I'm concerned because the gameplay and story is so strong, but certainly less that it could have been. Just like its predecessor, MP2 isn't a long game but has several difficulty settings to draw you back for another play-through.
Pros: It's Max Payne!, Intense story that will keep you playing., Bullet Time!, Explosive and violent action, and we like a bit of that., Impressive physics.
Cons: It's rather short., Max still can't walk or climb.
Conclusion: Eh oui, Max Payne à un gros problème, son aventure ne dure pas longtemps. Le jeu est constitué de 3 parties, avec une demi-douzaine de chapitres environ pour chaque partie. Ces chapitres sont vraiment courts, vous laissant sur votre faim à la fin du jeu, et vous serez enragés par l’absence de modes de jeux réellement convaincants et surtout celui du mode multijoueur. Comptez environ entre 6 et 10 heures pour terminer le jeu.
Excerpt: Questa è probabilmente la recensione più difficile che mi sia capitato di scrivere e come tale ho necessità di impostarla differentemente dalle altre. Stiamo parlando di Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball. Il gioco più atteso dall'uscita di Xbox, il gioco che avrebbe dovuto portare la console Microsoft ai vertici delle classifiche nipponiche. Ancora non avevo provato il gioco e già partivo prevenuto, con in mente più o meno quello che sarebbe stato questo articolo.