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on April 12, 2002
This game is fun for about 5 minutes. The slo mo effect loses it's charm after that, and then you are left with a really banal PC type game with little variation in gameplay. The story is total cheese, with lame Genesis/SNES cutscenes. The background environment is very dull and I caught myself yawning several times. I beat this game in a couple days with minimal playtime. I killed the bosses so fast I wasn't even sure they were bosses. This game tries hard to be innovative but falls short of even older games like Syphon Filter 1 and 2 which have similar control mechanics and visuals. Truly great games possess replayability and an integration of challenge and fun, like Halo or Jet Set Radio Future. If you want to you can do the slo mo thing a hundred times, go ahead, but you'll just feel cheap in the end...
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on April 24, 2002
its a very fun game, i suggest not using the cheats or it will ruin the game (until youve beat it that is). the matrix-esque style and storyline is great, but the game is very short, and it leaves you feeling just that , short. for [the money] you might want to get eldeer scrolls 3: morrowind which has virtually hundreds of hours of gameplay, or UFC: tapout.... this game gets a 1 out of 5 stars for replayability. i beat it once and havent been back since.... it would have been cheaper to go to the arcade and spend ... bucks anbd i would have got more fun out of that. my advice, look at the other great games for xbox and skip this one... (the graphics kind of [are bad] as well, as this game was intended for PS2 and doesnt take advantage of the xbox's full power)
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on September 13, 2002
This game is ok, but only ok. It resembles a 5cent detective novel with lots of cliches. It's trying to create atmosphere but failing miserably. Add to that it's EXTREMELY easy, boring after the 2nd level. The bullet time is over rated. I got tired of it after a while, there's no action (think the opposite of serious sam). There's no puzzles, Max enters a room and says "the letter sat on the table like a letter sitting on the devils table". That's a prompt for you to read the letter. Press A and the "puzzle" is solved. There's about 3 places where you have to find a key to open a door. That's it.
If curiosity gets the better of you (as it did me) rent this game before you buy it.
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on February 22, 2004
Max Payne would be great, if you have never played Splinter Cell.
This game requires no strategy - other than jsut blasting the living guts out of everything in sight. If you like that stuff - this game is great.
But - if you like to think - even just a little bit - Splinter Cell is FAR SUPERIOR.
Max Payne's movements are very limited - he cannot hang, jump, bounce off of walls, or sneak around the way Sam (Splinter Cell) can.
The slow mo effects are very impressive - but if you jsut blast everything in sight, you can get to the next level without using it.
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on May 19, 2002
I bought this game when I got my xbox. first off the graphics of this game is the same as ps1, if not worse! it looks like they have just taken the PC version changed a few things and released it for the xbox! second the controlling is really bad you cant turn him just with one of the joysticks you have to use one for walking and the other one to turn him which was irritating becuase of the camera angles!! Tomb raider was a much better game then max Payne!! dont waste your money on this game.
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on July 19, 2002
This game was not that great, after hearing so many great things about it, I expected to be hooked on it, I so WASN'T hooked. The bullet time gets old after a while, and the gameplay is not much other than running around shooting bad guys, and finding a key here and there to unlock a door; wow, big deal. I think Dead to Rights will be a better game.
For nonstop action, I'll stick with Devil May Cry, Dante is cooler anyway.
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on June 19, 2002
When I first played this, I thought perhaps they initially were going for "the Matrix" and just gave up. The moves are pretty cool, but it gets weird in that some levels are just "odd". The action is really cool, the weapons are good, but after playing a great action packed level, you run into this weird drug-like maze thing which just ruined it for me.
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