So far, Rockstar Games has done a commendable job of explaining how Max Payne 3’s single player story is in safe hands; looking revitalised, without losing the sight of what made the games so brilliant in the first place.
Still, in a time when most see multiplayer in a predominantly solitary experience as a bad idea, Rockstar still have their work cut out for them; especially when Bullet Time and its implications of online use is involved.
In Part One of their new Multiplayer videos, we finally get to see how it all works. Bullet Time is one of many “burst” power-ups, action is far more frantic than Red Dead Redemption, and team deathmatch has a narrative thread. Also, there’s a co-op mode, with two players taking control of Max Payne and Raul Passos, while everyone else is out for their blood.
Once Max’s dark journey into sobriety ends, seems like the multiplayer won’t have the shakes when it carries on the experience. Max Payne 3 is out May 15th (US) and May 18th (everywhere else) on PS3, 360, and (a little later) PC.