Posted: May 17
So i've spent a few hours playing this game.
If you're a fan of noire, and you loved The first two games, you probably WON'T enjoy this. It's more of a acid powered self absorbed ego story about one man feeling real sorry for himself. That's not to say the story isn't great, i've completed it probably about 8 times. The soundtrack is great too, and the game runs really well.
If you're a fan of skill based shooters though, you will probably LOVE this game. Gunplay is fantastic, with graphics to match. It's shines in the players ability to think ahead and execute awesome kill chains by means of duel wielding, diving, going slow mo and hurling yourself off walkways with your apparent adamantium bones.
+Good -but different- Story
+Hard mode is HARD
+Game and story never stop moving, never loses pace
+Arcade mode is fun
+Collectibles cross over into multiplayer (golden guns)
+CO-OP mode is fun
+Huge variety of guns with various attachments
-Multiplayer, I've put a couple thousand hours into the multi of this game (non-steam copy + 2nd steam aswell) And the community stinks. At first there were a few good people but now they've moved on and Rockstar doesn't support the game anymore. Not to mention P2P connectivity which usually goes to the host whose internet is powered by a monkey on a bicycle. Hackers run galore and if you're not a hacker but play well, you might as well be one. Soft lock (controller) is broken, plain and simple. Free Aim is slightly better but there are so many a**holes on it there is no fun left anymore.
I do recommend the game but just avoid Multi, if you want a better review of the Campaign, see 'Sala6a's' review, its much better than this.