I’m a little past finishing the first chapter of Max Payne 3, and I find myself reminded of the movie Man on Fire.

It’s a Samurai game… well, a Ronin game. We’ve got our Ronin who is hiring himself out and he’s waiting to find his purpose. I’ve not yet found the chapter where Max finds his purpose quite yet… so he’s still Ronin at this point. I tell you what, though. They’ve already established that, when he does? Hell follows.

It feels like a game that will be finished rather than one to be abandoned… but don’t they all at this point? I’ll keep you posted.


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