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: They call it emergent gameplay. This idea that there is only the game, and what you do with it is up to you. We call it a sandbox. It can be anything from a real, open-world, freeform game with player-defined goals like Sim City or Crusader Kings 2 , or a scripted, player-driven experience like Deus...
Pros: Fast-paced, Faithful to the original, Yet with a new take
Conclusion: Max Payne 3 is a worthy addition to the Max Payne saga, with Rockstar keeping the spirit of the first two games alive despite some changes. Max Payne has always been an interesting franchise, to say the least.
Pros: Bullet-time gameplay still separates Max Payne series from crowd, Preserves spirit of first two games, with Rockstar-level polishEuphoria engine looks great during firefights
Cons: Some unnatural physics and rough spikes in difficulty, Single player gameplay often feels repetitive, with too little story
Summary: " Max Payne 3 " is without a doubt the worst Rockstar game for years. That’s not to say by any means that the game is bad though! It’s probably too long for its own good, and the multiplayer feels a bit tacked on.
Excerpt: It wasn't going to end well. As we are reintroduced to Max Payne we hear him promise himself a new life, away from the history of his past. A promise quickly thrown against the walls, drowned in drink, and numbed away with painkillers. Welcome back, Max.
Summary: Max Payne 3 won’t revolutionize the action genre, nor does it solidify the marriage of gaming and cinema, but it is a very slickly produced and highly addictive game. Payne might be a bit chatty and his actions a bit too slavish to the narrative, but there’s no denying the satisfying gunplay that...
Excerpt: On occasion, a fresh developer tackling an established series can be a good thing, with the possibility of them breathing new life into familiar mechanics and perhaps bringing their own ideas to the table and such, though there’s also the risk of a team unfamiliar with a series not getting what made...