Totally agreed on the story.
For me, the only dissapointing thing about Max Payne was the gameplay. There simply wasn't much depth to it. The simple combat moves ended up as mere barrels for the whole bullet-time gimick (Like a gun with no scope, silencer, or lasersight
) The linearity of the levels didn't help either.
I hope for the next one they add more moves that utilize the environment or ones that are useful for close combat, such as whatever we'll end up seeing this Wednesday
Overall of course it's still an excellent game. There are few games today that can execute such flawless presentation.
"Nothing livens up a robotic hymn of doom more than an amazing pair of jugs." - Brak