Max Payne 3: 4 ½ out of 5
Max Payne: I now had a hole in my second favorite drinking arm.
I enjoy my fair share of video games. I have also been incredibly busy for the last month. Still, I did manage to find time to play and finish Max Payne 3, the latest entry in Rockstar’s hybrid Noir-John Woo infused shooter series. It has been a long time since I was able to jump into the shoes of the rogue cop with a murdered family, grief to deal with, and unlimited ammo for his dual pistols, but I was happy that unlike the terrible 2008 film adaptation starring Mark Walhberg, this return to the Max Payne universe was well worth it. As of late, many games I tend to play in installments, with lots of gaps in between me picking up the controller again. Max Payne 3 fell into the category of games that I could not stop playing, which is a credit to its quality and reason enough for me to put in my two cents about it.