Journey into the gritty and not particularly pleasant world of Max Payne. This third person action game features a strong storyline and an altogether interesting antihero. Max Payne is a gritty journey to the present day New York City during the worst winter blizzard in a century. The thriller pulp story keeps the players guessing right on till the end. The game shoots from the lowest slum pits to the greatest skyscraper heights, leaving behind a trail of corpses, splatters of blood, and empty brass rolling on the floor.
They were all dead. The final cutscene was an exclaimation mark to all that led up to this point. I released my finger from the mouse and then it was all over.
To make any sense of it I need to go back 6 months - back to the night I installed Max Payne.
OK, enough quoting, this is one of the best games ever. It has a great, emotional, engaging story, about despair and revenge, with a lil' bit of conspiracy, great dialogues and monologues, sometimes some humour here and there, and a lot of athmosphere. Blizzard-torn New York, with it's darkest places, a great noir story. And the music, holly crap, it's beautiful!
But it's still a game, so what about gameplay? It's one of the most action-packed games I've played, shootouts remind me of Matrix trilogy. Bullet time, dual wielding, etc.
I don't know what else to tell, I already rated it, so I might aswell stop here. So yeah, the end.