Noob Rental Review – Max Payne 3

  Hello all, and welcome to the Noob Rental Review! 🙂 I’m sorry for the lateness of this post – I’ve been going through a transition with my day job (I work weekends too), so it’s been tough keeping up with the blogging this week. Wish me luck!

Now, on to that review. 🙂 This week I played Max Payne 3.

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I have to say, from the start this game is really well done. You move almost seamlessly from the start screen into actual gameplay, with only a brief pause as you choose your difficulty and adjust your screen brightness. In fact, they’ve covered pretty much all the load times with cut scenes – and they’re actually both good and relevant to the story at the same time.

This game has a darker storyline, and is very engaging once you get into it. At this point in the series, he has an alcohol and drug problem, and is tormented by his demons.

Battle is beautiful, and the transition between story and shooting at people is perfectly executed. And there is even a mode to slow time, and also a last chance kill if you’re about to die which gives you a second chance. Very cool.

And the enemies don’t just stand there. They will come after you after a while. When enemies get close enough to you, the melee option is also very well done. Fast and brutal, and also very cool.

If I’m really looking for something to pick on, it would have to be movement. Movement feels a little slow and clumsy at times when walking. It gets very awkward when you do one of Max’s epic slow motion dives where you shoot half the people in the room before you hit the ground. The actual falling and shooting is awesome and well done, but once you’re on the ground Max has issues. It feels like it takes forever for him to get back up, and even if you happen to have dived behind cover, he’ll stand up slowly and take a moment to regain his bearings, oblivious to the bullets pelting his head and chipping away chunks of his health.

Over all, this was a lot of fun to play. I’d definitely suggest giving it a shot. 🙂

My Max Payne 3 Rating: Cash-Worthy

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