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Max Payne 3 Impressionz

Posted by The Nine, in Initial Impressionz 06 March 2013 · 612 views

Max Payne 3 Impressionz Been playing Max Payne 3 for a bit now, and here's what I think of it so far!

THE GOOD

- James McCaffrey delivers an excellent performance as Max.

- Great script.

- Great writing.

- Simple but fun gameplay with awesome shoot-dodging and bullet-time.

- Difficult.

- Plenty of environmental variety.

- Game can look gorgeous at times, but is at least good at all times.

THE BAD

- Depending on your tastes, the cutscene heavy tale may not be for you.

- The film effects such as chromatic shifts and scan lines and be overwhelming at times.

- The game can be a tad overly difficult at certain points.

- Some missing third-person mechanics (such as cover-swap and the ability to move while aiming from behind cover) can make the game a bit frustrating.

OVERALL

It's been one fantastic ride so far, it should be at least an 8 from me.




Haven't played Max Payne since the 2nd one. I guess this will be something to watch out for. It sounds like the comic-book style from the 2nd Max Payne isn't implemented, which I found to be a particularly redeeming aspect for the game.

 

Also, THE DREAMS CREEPED ME THE HELL OUT.

Yea, the game doesn't have the comic panels anymore. It does however have frequent nods to them, freeze-framing parts inside of comic-panel-like moments.

 

Either way, comic-book panel cut-scenes have been present since the first one, :P

I enjoyed this game a lot, although I got some very strange bugs... like the comic frames sometimes showed up graphically glitched frames of previous missions haha. That was disappointing but not enough so that I didn't enjoy it.

Who doesn't like bullet time? :D