Posted: May 24
I picked up this game during a sale and did not give it any attention for over a year. I was a big fan of the former two titles in the series but for this one I was kinda worried that they would lose the original "Max Payne-feeling" with the change of settings.
Turns out I was suprised that it really worked, Sunny São Paolo might be a lot different then a snowy New York, but the gritty Max Payne-feeling is still there in my opinion. If you are a fan of the series I am convinced you would like it.
+ Great Gun play. I mean really great. Things are flying all over, shooting stuff, glass getting smashed and so on..
+ Great Setting. São Paolo and Brazil is a great setting for this, with all the grittiness, corruption and violence that is Max Payne
+ The new mechanics. I like how the developers implemented a cover mechanics and how you can keep shooting while lying down for instance.
+ The story is good and fits in the Max Payne universe, there might have been some clichés and some predictability but all in all good.
+ Sound and Soundtrack. Generally good overall, adding to the atmosphere of the game.
- A bit on the short side, especially if you, like me, are not interested in any multiplayer
- Not much replay value, this is much I guess due to me not being interested in multiplay
- Gun Variation. I did not feel like there was that many guns to choose from and this is not good in a game such as this. But come to think of it, the earlier games did not have that many guns either. The different attachments for the guns feel kinda useless aswell and could have been done better