Despite all the bullet-time diving, dual wielding, and Mickey Spillane dialogue, Max Payne 3 just didn't feel like Max Payne to me. I blame Quentin Tarantino. He certainly wasn't the first to spin a fantastic yarn through a disjointed, non-linear narrative, but he made it a trend-setting signature with Pulp Fiction. Since then, we've seen it in everything from Lost to Tribes: Vengeance, and even the original Max Paynes -- with mixed results. It doesn't work for me this time around, and if I could change one thing about Max Payne 3, it would be to put the story in chronological order.
***Note: Spoilers galore***