When I played the first Max Payne, I fell in love instantly. What wasn't to love? Sastifying shot guns, the ability to hold more than 10 weapons at a time, the shootdodging and slow-mo, noir and gritty story and a whole ton of metaphors. It all added up to you feeling like a badass. I played the crap out of that game. Then I played the crap out of Max Payne 2. Then I heard about Max Payne 3.
I was afraid.
Because this game was my child, and I only wanted one father (Remedy) to take care of it. But the father wasn't taking care of my child so I needed a foster father. That ended up being Rockstar. I shakily and slowly handed my baby to Rockstar, half-expecting them to throw him on the ground and stomp on him. But to my suprise, they took wonderful care of him, except they dropped him a few times.
But overall, I was pleased with my decsion to let them take care of my child.
So even if this game is not your baby, it is worth playing and I certainly enjoyed it. As I said: they messed up a bit here and there, like the cover system, but they still did a good job with the main ideas I mentioned earlier.
In review: IF YOU PLAYED THE FIRST GAMES:
Buy this game. IF YOU'VE NEVER PLAYED A MAX PAYNE GAME:
Buy this game on sale and the first two