At 5/16/12 02:53 PM, Cootie wrote:
I am a fan of Rockstar, but I never played Max Payne. What exactly does it play like? I would imagine it is different than GTA because if it wasn't there wouldn't be any reason for the game to be made.
I don't have Max Payne 3 yet, but I know a good amount of the game series. It's a third person shooter at its core, focusing on run-and-gun gameplay and fancy slo-mo moves and dives to avoid getting shot, and very, very heavy and high quality when it comes to story telling. If I'm correct, there is now a cover mechanic in Max Payne 3 like GTA and RDR had, should you want to use that. You are right that it is different from GTA because there is no open-world gameplay or exploration; you are following Max Payne through the locations he travels to and the events that come upon him, meaning that it can be considered as a linear game when it comes to single player (an example I dread using is Call of Duty).
Being a series that has a very well done story, you may be missing out on Max Payne as a whole if you haven't checked out the first and second games. Unless there is some sort of recap option in Max Payne 3, I highly recommend checking out Max Payne 1 and 2 on PS2, Original Xbox, or PC. You can also download the games through Games on Demand on Xbox 360, on Steam, and maybe for the PS3 as well.