3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dark & Atmospheric Classic Game,
By A Customer
This review is from: Max Payne (Video Game)From the first level this game immerses you into a dark world where the atmosphere is just spot on. Think of the movies Seven and Trainspotting for the dark mood and you're about there...
This was one of those games where it didn't matter what else I had available to play at the time, this was the only disk in my PS2 from start to end.
While the graphics and gameplay are good, they are not perfect. However, this matters little when the plot forces you to play 'one more level' just to see what happens next. Also, the game is challenging enough without being frustratingly so, so you don't need to attempt certain levels ten times until you crack it, not do you need to wander around a level for half an hour before you figure out what you need to do next. Some would say this is too easy, but I play games like this for fun. If I wanted a tax my brain really hard I'd try a Times crossword.
To summarise, Great Game, Great Atmosphere, Looks Good and the unique 'Bullet time' adds a new twist to an old genre.
Go get the bad guys Max. And watch your back!