Excerpt: Max Payne 3 is about 90% awesome. Everything about it is well-made - music, graphics, environments, characters, most of the plot, dialogue, models, gunplay, controls - but there are a few strange decisions that bring the entire package down.
Conclusion: Little touches (from the aesthetic 'haze' found throughout most of the story, present in cutscenes, to the well implemented vehicular levels showcasing the environments destruction) make this game. Overall, a solid 4 out of 5 stars. An excellent addition to the Rockstar library.
Conclusion: Killer Instinct is by and large a more than satisfying return for a fighting series that's been left on the shelf for far too long. As a modern fighting game, it manages to hold its own against more seasoned stablemates, thanks to its accessibility and hidden depths.
Excerpt: Things change, and we have to accept that. Max Payne has moved from the endless falling snow in more ways than one, leaving behind his Nordic developers and residing instead in a universe dominated by sandbox adventures, hot coffee controversy and table tennis.
Excerpt: Max Payne 3 is about 90% awesome. Everything about it is well-made – music, graphics, environments, characters, most of the plot, dialogue, models, gunplay, controls – but there are a few strange decisions that bring the entire package down.
Conclusion: Max Payne is the good person. He may be broken and bitter and praying for a way out of his miserable life, but he still does what needs to be done to save the innocent and protect the helpless.
Conclusion: Max Payne is back with style. The story is well crafted and the gameplay oozes with polish. The graphics are some of the best on console to date. The soundtrack from HEALTH is great. The voice acting is fantastic.