Submitted by Nick212004 1276d ago | review

Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Review: Intuitive or Tacked On? | TheGamerAccess

"Building upon a popular franchise, Max Payne 3 redefined shooters as a whole. A surprising new addition to Max Payne which took the game above and beyond what we had already thought was a superb play, the multiplayer experience, now incorporated into the third installment of the franchise is in your best interest to at least try out. Read on to find out why!"

-TheGamerAccess.com (Max Payne 3 , PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 4/10

chaldo  +   1276d ago
alien626  +   1276d ago
i been playing the multiplayer and i love it so far. idk why it score so low...maybe the reviewer sucks..
morganfell  +   1276d ago
Now sites are breaking up reviews into different parts? The Single Player gets a 10 and the same site gives the MP a 4? So the game is a 7?
badz149  +   1276d ago
depends on the weightage
if the game is 50% SP and 50% MP, then 7 might be right. but for games like Max Payne and Dead Space 2 where the SP is long and MP is tacked on, 8.5 sounds about right!
NegativeCreep427  +   1276d ago
@ Morganfell
That is the exact same treatment that I have witnessed towards Starhawk.

With some reviewers it seems that Starhawk has a great multiplayer component, but a good or passable SP campaign, therefore it falls below a 9 and gets 7-8.5.

It is a bit misleading for some gamers. Much like Starhawk, I think gamers should experience Max Payne 3 individually and determine for themselves what makes the game playable and significant.
#1.1.3 (Edited 1276d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report
xPhearR3dx  +   1276d ago

I wouldn't say the MP in MP3 is tacked on. It actually has a lot of depth and strategy to it with all the different burst, items and attachments.
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1275d ago
Just because someone's opinion differs from your own personal opinion does not mean the Reviewer sucks. Also, you do realize a review is a person's personal opinion on something right? So the only way for a review to suck, is if it's poorly written.
ReservoirDog316  +   1276d ago
I was just playing this yesterday and I actually liked it so far.

No multiplayer game ever let you jump off stairs in slow motion, press the 180 degree button and shoot someone running up the stairs.
the worst  +   1276d ago
i agree 1000%
wait!!! i think 4/10 is to high
2/10 is just fine

and who ever gives the single player 10/10
needs to play something else
#3 (Edited 1276d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(15) | Report | Reply
InTheLab  +   1276d ago
I swear...if Remedy made the exact same game, it would get a bunch of 7s or lower. The controls are god awful and Max moves around like he's 60 instead of a drunken drugged out 40. Add that to not giving PS3 players the ability to map out the shooter controls to standard PS style with R1 for shooting...

There's also a bunch of QTEs and pass or fail moments that make the game feel like it's a decade old.

I've never seen a game with such poor controls given praise.

Let's hope Remedy is allowed to do Max Payne 4. Alan wake is a much better game.
Pintheshadows  +   1276d ago
"Add that to not giving PS3 players the ability to map out the shooter controls to standard PS style with R1 for shooting..."

Either you haven't played it (likely) or you're so dimwitted you can't understand the word 'options'. And there aren't any QTEs at all.
InTheLab  +   1276d ago
I actually do own it and have played it. There's no way to map the controls to your liking. They just give you a list of configurations and all of them are set up for Xbox controls.

And why must we always be assholes on this site. Attack something you love so instead of attacking an opinion, we attack the person giving the opinion. I swear you never run into these assholes at gaming conventions but man I wish I did...

Quick time does not always mean mash a specific button to progress. The part where you're in the hele protecting one of the club skanks by shooting the rifle is in fact a QTE.
nolifeking  +   1275d ago
Not knowing how to do something and not having the option are 2 different things. Try checking in the options again then slap yourself when you figure it out.

No, the heli scene is not a qte, it's a setpiece/on-rails segment.
#3.1.3 (Edited 1275d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(1) | Report
chilopirrin  +   1276d ago
4.0?? ok ok, it is noy COD, or BF3, but it is just diferent, and actually better than a lot mp out there, like uncharted 2 and 3, o even gears of war 3, is fun, fast, satisfaying, and let´s you progress, gears of war never give you perks, weapons, and stuff that make you stronger, so... a 4.0? that is a mediocre review, just ignore it, and play the game, tha single a mp portion make this a really good game that deserves more than 9 all the aspects.
Pintheshadows  +   1276d ago
I respectfully disagree.

Of course, there is a chance this was written after a rage quit.
Valenka  +   1276d ago
I was thinking the same, good sir.
Pintheshadows  +   1276d ago
He could be the guy I killed 16 times the other day. I've never been sworn at and called a cheater so much in my life.
yeahokchief  +   1276d ago
My advice to those who are rage quitting is to upgrade a weapon with maximum range via attachments. Even if you have to sacrifice some Damage attribute. You will be able to kill players from further away than they can shoot you and your K/D will improve. Although this won't help you with completing some of the objectives.

If you do need to switch, have a 2nd loadout with dual handguns to mix it up since you can swap loadouts mid game by hitting pause and changing it for the next time you die.

It gets better as you level up. Don't play against people who are a much higher level than you early on. I made this mistake in my first two games and we got destroyed by a guy with a much more effective weapon and bursts. The stuff you unlock makes you crazy Overpowered when you play against low level newbies.
#5.2 (Edited 1276d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   1276d ago
Because we all know fun isn't factored into a review.
Pintheshadows  +   1276d ago
I still don't get how the text and number relate. It reads more like a 7 or an 8.

"The gameplay in the mode was a bit chunky to me", I'd like that statement explained in depth as I haven't a clue what he's on about and I wouldn't say MP3 feels anything like GTA4.

"after a while it gets a little complicated. Max Payne 3 multiplayer absolutely has a learning curve!" So, that isn't a good thing? Am I missing something here?
NegativeCreep427  +   1276d ago
Reviewer complains of a learning curve?
JFC, I guess the De-Evolution of real gaming has certifiably made its stretch across numerous gaming "outlets" these days.

I assume this reviewer would have quit and put a bullet through his head if he had ever reviewed Ghosts N' Goblins.
#7.1 (Edited 1276d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
JellyJelly  +   1276d ago
Personally I'm loving it. Would give the MP an 8/10.
skywarpgreer  +   1276d ago
PC version still yet to be reviewed
Sarobi  +   1276d ago
The multiplayer just doesn't meet up to my standards I guess.. I do agree with the reviewer though
Cablephish  +   1276d ago
Up to your standards is a bit of an egotistical thing to say. You just didn't find as much enjoyment in it!
Sarobi  +   1276d ago
Well I don't have a high standard on multiplayer experiences, but MX3 just doesn't feel as smooth to me as the other third person shooters that have multiplayer
Cablephish  +   1275d ago
Hmm, well, I'll have to play it for myself once it releases on PC.
yeahokchief  +   1276d ago
I'd give the single player a 10/10 and the multiplayer an 8/10.

2 main complaints:

1. I don't like the hangups like getting caught on the edges of walls when you run around. I guess i'm spoiled by Uncharted. Uncharted put a focus on making the controls feel smooth 100% of the time in both the singleplayer and multiplayer whereas Rockstar puts a focus on realism, innovating with natural motion and bullet reactions. Although the controls are MUCH better than RDRs. You can turn on a much tighter radius, dive and go prone etc

2. The game freezes up occasionally. I don't know what causes it, but it's annoying and it takes quite a bit of time to load into games which makes it frustrating when the game freezes if you're having fun.

Bitching aside, it's a great multiplayer with a lot of depth and customization that will keep you hooked for a long time if you're into 3rd person shooters. They have taken a big step forward from RDR's competitive multiplayer. There is never a shortage of people to play with either so you know it's doing something right.
#11 (Edited 1276d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
GamerzElite  +   1270d ago
Yes great multiplayer with only 4 main maps, with so many bugs.
GammaSix  +   1276d ago
people just suck as usual
seanpitt23  +   1276d ago
look i love the single player i would give that a 8.5 but the multiplayer is a real let down it hasnt the same feel as the single player it is totally unrealistic i mean i shoot someone in the head 10 times and dosnt die and then he get one lucky shot and iam dead. there is no skill invoved in this game its just luck i have reached level 11 and i think thats as far as iam going to go i have lost interest in it.But i think 5 out of 10 is about right its just average.
dafegamer  +   1276d ago
Another Nonamesite who strikes for HITS

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Xbox One Cyber Monday Deal; $299.99 Gears Bundle, EA Sports Game & 3 Months Live

7m ago - Retailer Target has an amazing Xbox One Cyber Monday deal for those who are in the market to purc... | Xbox One

GameFly Thanksgiving Sale 2015: Under $20

7m ago - GameFly has just started its Thanksgiving Sale for gamers! | Xbox 360

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition Graphics Driver Now Available

7m ago - AMD has just released the first version of its AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics driver. | PC

4 Ways to Prepare for Bloodborne: The Old Hunters

7m ago - When Bloodborne hit earlier this year, it proved to be just the nightmare that everyone was looki... | PS4

Pressurecast One-Hundred-Five: No, Terrorists Didn’t Use PS4s to Plan an Attack

8m ago - Major News Outlets Misreport the PlayStation Network’s Ties to the Paris Attacks and Green Man Ga... | PS4