Αναρτήθηκε: 23 Ιανουαρίου
Taking a step forward deep into the chaotic endless black desert of insanity.
Max Payne 2 eventhough it stands on common ground it really has many differences from its predecessor.
Something that made the hard core fans of the first game not like it too much at first.
However for me Max Payne 2 really stands out of the library and into my golden list of masterpieces and on the throne with the rest of my most fav titles ever.
The game has obvious graphical advancements engine-wise, physics-wise, texture-wise and gameplay-wise.
The environmental design stays along the lines of the same dark concept the first game was in and goes deep in the underground paths of life of a world filled with corruption.
The design and overall direction gets you straight into the mood of a romance/mafia-drama with strong storytelling elements, incredible naration and amazing voice acting.
The character models are completelly different from the first game. I really really loved Timothy Gibbs for Max and Kathy Tong for Mona.
Also the gameplay is really smooth, easier to survive compared to the first game mechanism-wise, smarter AI, better slo-mo bullettime feature, better gun design and scripting.
What impressed me most about this game is the movie-like quality of the naration and the perfectly scripted quotes in it.
The game feels like a dramatic movie that sucks you down to its darkness which bewitches you to not wanna get out.
Transforming the line into a blur to what's black or white, what's good or bad, what's life or death, the unique experience of following Max Payne through the events of the game leaved me beyond satisfied.
The game also supports mods, and there are tons out there, which increases its replayability value.
Glad to have played this game for once more and totally recommending and urging you all who haven't, to buy this asap and play it now. Especially if you are into action/mafia genre games with a strong taste of Noir Drama.