The simple pleasures of a straight forward linear cinematic action game is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. I've not played too many of them myself, because I usually prefer grander more open games with more player agency when it comes to singleplayer experiences.
Which current gen action game, in which you go down a linear and singular path of progession, from action gameplay to cinematic cutscene, from setpiece to setpiece, is your favorite amongst the bunch? It doesn't necessarily have to be a 3rd person shooter, but somehow those seem to fit the bill of *linear cinematic* the best.
I've spent the last week playing through Max Payne 3 multiple times, and it's been a treat. Infinitely quotable writing and the most satisfying 3rd person shooting I've played in forever, it's nothing short of a classic. Writing this down though, I think I'll still give it to Relic's Warhammer 40k : Space Marine - because what's better than being a drunk angry rent-a-clown with a gun down on his luck in Sao Paulo? Correct. Being a Space Marine locked in a state of perpetual all-out war. I think I'll be re-playing that tomorrow!
Total Biscuit's reaction to the game's awesomeness in his WTF Is... video is... apt. In case you don't know about it yet.