By patanu 13 Comments
You remember that one scene where you hold up a guy to get into building. You drag him all the way outside and to the door and some random heavy accented mobster ask's "What the password" and the poor sap with a fully loaded barrel to his head responds "John Woo". Providing you know john woo and know his wanted speed of jumpin and gunnin. The congratulations your apart of an Inn joke. Something few people know unless they've heard of or no know from other material that's confusing to anyone hasn't watched Hard Boiled or The Matrix.
Then probably also remember a time when max wasn't constantly remarking on how much his life sucks. Granted if i found my infant daughter and wiife murderd by drug induced murders, i would have a pretty bleak look on life myself. But even though you followed a trail of blood to the background noise of a crying infant while in a drug induced catatonic state, at least then you didn't feel like it was thrown in your face every five minutes.
Of course i'm subtly referring to the story of Max Payne 3. A good shooter with interesting locales and a surprisingly fun multiplayer. But has our favorite expositioning Ex-NYPD officer feeling really bad about himself and blaming himself for killing everyone he knows. Though it hard to disagree when he's really good at it.
In previous games he was always atleast having some sort of joke to crack about the situations he goes though, clamming the sadness of his tragedy though humor. But though there are moments of that, they feel far apart and more observational then witty. The man always seemed to have a half decent outlook despite his loss. That kept him sane and nicely sober, but somewhere between 2 and 3, apparently his greif caught up to him and that turned into him into a heavy drinker. Maybe this turn to more realistic effects to was Rockstars take on Payne's past. But even then it seems a bit much when he cant even take control of a situation when he's done this dozen's of times with success, despite the body count.
Max Payne was never really a realistic game. Though for some reason Rockstar wanted to throw max into Brazil and make him look like the guy from Breaking Bad. At first i was for the change local and character design. After seeing gone for so long i was just happy to the old slow motion series again, but like an ex girlfriend you see she's changed so much that you hardly recognized her. Same game but with a change of paint.
But even though its differnt i still enjoyed the game itself. They kept the painkiller health system, the office level is cool, and like i said before the multiplayer was actually fun. Its a good game i would recommend.