Let's cut right to the chase. The first and most important thing you need to know about Max Payne 3 is this: It's not a happy game, though its graphics engine sure is gorgeous.
In Max Payne 3, you play a bitter, middle-aged drunk. Max remains unnaturally eagle-eyed and spry enough in combat, but there's nothing like vomiting into the sink after a night of binge drinking to kill your sense of accomplishment.
So no. It's not a happy game. If you're looking for that sense of righteousness brought on by being the rogue cop who delivers the sort of rough justice "the system" can't, you won't find it here but the scenery is nice at least...
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