This past week the “Week of the Trilogy” (as I just dubbed it right now) arose with the release of both Diablo 3 for the PC and Max Payne 3 for the (**insert console here**). Seeing how I’m not really into the whole “Up top MMO-esque” gaming style (and the fact that my PC and laptop is not one of the best for gaming), I decided that I would try Maxwell F. Payne a try.
I was a bit skeptical because I don’t know which way this game was going to go. To me, Rockstar has, lately, been hit and miss with their game not named “Grand Theft Auto”. There’s one extreme of the awesome game that was Red Dead Redemption, then there’s the other end of the spectrum, and I know people have mixed feelings about this, is L.A. Noire.
When I saw the hype of how awesome Max Payne 3 is going to be, based on the two other games (which, I will say it yet again, I have never EVER played), I just had to jump on the bandwagon and grab me a copy of this game. All I knew from the first two games was the fact that there are a lot of painkillers and Jack Daniels involved. Also, I know you can use the John Wu-esque Bullet Time to do some awesome dodge shooting with the multitude of weapons in your arsenal…and painkillers. Lots and lots of painkillers.
Let me just say that Rockstar is, by far, one of those game companies that you know when you buy a game you’re going to get one of the best visually stunning games of its time. Whether it’s the setting, the actions in the game, or the GINORMOUSLY HUGE EXPLOSIONS that you are going to get over and over again.
Overall, what I saw from Max Payne 3 is the good parts of what Rockstar gaming is. The game is action packed and highly addicting once you press start and there’s part of me that wish there was more hours in a day so I can play this game even more. However, there were parts of the game I wish I could see more. I mean, not make it open world, like GTA, but have a little side mission or two. You know? To stop and smell the Jack Daniels.
Even though there was a linear feel to it, unlike the free roam worlds of the previous Rockstar titles (GTA, Red Dead, L.A. Noire), I must say that this game is top notch one of the best games I have EVER played. Even though I never played Max Payne or Max Payne 2, I felt like I knew the story from the minute I started. I felt amerced in the story and, for someone who hasn’t played the other two, it was going to be really hard for me to do…and MP3 did it and suggest you guys to pick it up right now.
Like I said, it was a shocker when I saw that there was going to be a multiplayer. So I decided to check out what the multiplayer was like and, yup, it’s just like GTA multiplayer minus the open world. It has all the types of games you would expect in a shooter (death match, team death match, etc.). Kudos to Rockstar to, actually, make note that when you start you’re going to need to play with gamers your style and have “Rookie Team Death Matches” along with their regular game modes. Made my game a TON easier.
The multiplayer gameplay is, as said, one of the most accurate games in connectivity and had that feel that you would get in playing either GTA or Red Dead (still upset that LA Noire had NO MULTIPLAYER…as you can see, L.A. Noire is a sour note) and it was still its own unique style, and I love that.
What are your reactions of Max Payne 3? Is it the same as mine? Also as we see this week explode with game sequels and trilogies, what games would you like sequels? For me, there NEEDS to be another Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Let me hear ya, folks! Leave it down below!
Rizz Tip: Stock up on painkillers…or you are going to have a bad time.