Summary: Max Payne is back..yay! Who cares if the story makes absolutely no sense? Who cares if it's needlessly told through flashbacks? I would have gladly accepted that if the game was more fun. And it is a good game. It's not a great game. It gets better as it goes, but by then I had a bad taste in my mouth. It's linear like all Max Paynes. Especially at the beginning, you shoot a guy, there's a cut-scene. You shoot two guys. There's a cut-scene. You shoot three guys.
Summary: The game was fun to play, however my main gripe on it is that I felt very constricted moving throughout the game. They only let you go certain routes. Would be better if it was more sandboxish. Also, the amount of cut scenes was just ridiculous.
You might want to save your money and wait for GTA 5.
8 October 2012
Summary: Pretty solid game and fun multiplayer. It goes back to more of an original Max Payne feel, although I still think the first Max Payne was best. I got a good challenge out of single player, I'm sure some ADHD kid will breeze right through it, but I found it quite cahllenging at times. Doesn't have a lot of replay value other than to collect all golden guns. Multiplayer is nice, be to be honest, I'd rather play Grand Theft Auto or Red Dead Redemption.
Summary: I have not played a Max Payne game previously, I found it a bit slow overall. Bullet time is fun, but overall it's a slow developing game and there's really no super-compelling piece that keeps you coming back for more. It's a challenging game which is good; even on medium which is typically fairly easy, It was a struggle at times. This is a good one to rent for a weekend, get your fill of bullet time and then move on.