Peruzzi wrote:Im currently playing and loving it. Its not flawless, a few time ive got caught on the scenery, and sometimes if youre low on health it does an automatica bullet dodge thing, which often means you are left in the open and die..
However, the story is quite interesting, and I love the dry humour in Maxs voice over narrative, and the gameplay is fun. I also like how the slow motion is not as necessary as it was, if youre a good shot, you can go a while without using it.
Another good thing is you HAVE to take cover, if you dont, youll last about 10 seconds.
This is by far the biggest departure from the original Max Payne games, the necessity (and option) to take cover....and for me it's not necessarily a good thing. And to be honest I thought the gameplay on this game would have felt better than what it does.
But unfortunately imo it doesn't feel as satisfying as the previous Max Payne games to simply shoot people. It doesn't move as slickly either as Max has a hell of a lot more weight to him. New engine of course but I preferred the gameplay of the originals. The narrative is much less of a tongue in cheek style and much more serious and again I'm not sure it works for the game. In and of itself it's good voice acting but in all honesty this game is very different to it's predecessors in terms of feel and presentation in some not so good ways for the franchise.
Rockstar put their stamp of flair on it and it's undoubtedly creative, but again I can't help but think Max Payne 3 done in the exact same vein as the originals but with the same updated visuals would've been a better option to take.
As a game though, the one thing about it that I can't stand is the amount of times you die suddenly and you wonder how the hell. Imagine it you pop your head out for a split second or walk a hallway and in an instant you're looking at the you died screen with alarming regularity and perplexity. Didn't like the game myself, disappointed.