Episode 357

357 Premium: Max Payne 3

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May 19th, 2022

2 hrs 50 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

Poor Max. Poor sad, hyper competent timelord Max.

Our man is in Brazil this time, playing the patsy and killing more people than most video game protagonists do in a lifetime. When Rockstar took over the franchise, fans feared that they would ruin this classic series. They were half right, turns out, as bolting a cover system onto the breach and clear pace of Max Payne has damaged the pacing. So did adding a truly criminal number of cutscenes. There are moments of thrilling action and fun, and a genuinely interesting tale to be found here, but as fans of the first game, we're disappointed. Listen in to hear why!

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