First off, let me say that I really loved, and still do play the first Max Payne game that came out in 2001. A New York City Police detective comes home to find his wife and baby brutally Murdered by the Mafia, so he decides to go after them himself, and now, he's on the run from his former partners. The linear story, the comic book cut scenes, shoot dodging, bullet time, all made the first game work, and it worked very well. Then the second game came out, and while it did take me a bit to get into the game, I finally did, but was a bit too short. The second game was released in 2003. After the release of the second game, I had wondered, as did many others if we would ever see a 3rd game. Rumors we're circulating that we wouldn't, and finally Rockstar announced sometime later we would eventually. This was 4 to 5 years ago. Then finally, it was confirmed by Rockstar that Max Payne 3 was in development, this got my hopes up that it would be a good game. First off, let me say that I have seen some other people say that this is an epic game, one of the best they have played. It is far from epic. Way too many cut scenes in the game to make this enjoyable. I got it for Playstation 3, and felt like I was playing(very little), and watching more of a mini series. 60 bucks to own a movie. Actually, this one made me happily go back and play some of the REAL epic games of the past. One that comes to mind is:Doom 3. Rockstar, you completely missed the mark with this one, and while I did finish it, now it just sits on my shelf, collecting dust.