Max Payne 3 Catch All


Is the time stamp on your post right Quintin? Even so, I echo your sentiments on this game as I feel it was so far from what I wanted out of a Max Payne title. I didn't expand on my thoughts a few years ago because others were having such a good time with it I didn't want to put out any bad vibes.

I honestly can't remember how I felt about the cover mechanics anymore but I probably didn't even think about it.

I didn't really play the first Max Payne but I watched a friend play through the majority of it. The lack of the noir narration was a massive part of why I liked the series in the first place. I don't know of any other games that felt the same way Max Payne 1 & 2 did. The style was just fantastic.

Max Payne 3 never felt like it was part of the same franchise. Sure the character had the same name and backstory as Max Payne 1 & 2 but everything else just seemed completely out of place to me. It's been years since I played it so I honestly can't remember what happened in Max Payne 3 other than some rich people died and Max was on a boat. There was also an empty sports stadium at night.

From Max Payne 2 I can't remember specific names aside from Mona Sax but I have a lot of small bits of memory from great parts of that game. Address Unknown has always been one of my favorite bits.

Yes, the timestamp is right, I just finished it last night.

Is Max Payne 3 better or worse than the Max Payne movie?

Oh that's a tough question. Been years since I've seen the Max Payne movie.

Thanks for reviving the thread a bit, Quintin. I think about this game and shake my head, haha. It had its moments, sure, like getting HEALTH to score the sountrack and a couple nice set piece action scenes. But this game truly transformed me into a full-on gaming rage-aholic.

Max Payne 3 is one of the best shooter campaigns ever made and you are all nuts.

I would much rather replay Max Payne 3 than Half-Life 2.