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Decent game, not true to the originals.
on January 22, 2014
Max Payne the game was once hailed as The Matrix of video games - with cinematic special effects, twisted story lines and the feel of a psychedelic masterpiece that begs the question of reality vs. insanity. Max Payne two delve further into the madness and deepened the dark, haunting world of Max and Co. I remember reading the comics interspersed throughout the game, and feeling satisfied on every play and replay session.
MP 3 some how failed to bring much of those memories back. Striped of the dark atmosphere, and rid of its iconic comic intermissions, the only things that remained are the characters and the game play. It plays fine. But everything's too much, the NPCs and enemies are too crowded, and the sunlight to bright in a game so defined by its heavy mood.
The biggest thing I thought they could take from me was Mona. Where's Mona? And they did. But that is fine. The game is but a shadow (ironically) of what it formerly represented.