I picked this up during the Steam Summer Sale, and boy am I glad I did because I cannot stand this game's design decisions.
I'll start with what I like: The gunplay is superb. I cannot fault it or the battle animations or anything to do with that. Gunplay was consistently fun and shoot dodge actually felt a bit fresher than in MP 2
and a heckuva lot more than MP 1
I can't stand the story, and I truly can't stand the fact that the game tries to shove it down the player's throat every chance it gets. The amount of times it even just takes control away from the player is too much. The sniping segment in the soccer stadium is the primo example of this.
I don't like any of the characters except the sympathetic sister and the other security guard.
I don't like the environments, nor the needless words popping up or the random light-flutter effect.
Lastly, I hate the port, for precisely one reason: the textures.
Rockstar decided that it would be fan-damn-tastic for them to make the PC port the most beautiful version of the game, and they accomplished this by quadrupling the size of the textures. But, realizing that not all P Cs
can handle textures of that size, they also included the lower resolution textures. The result is that the fucking game is 35 gigabytes large.
I truly wonder if at any point when designing the port did they think that maybe they should make the better textures optional so that it didn't take 9 hours and a 10th of a person's monthly allotted bandwidth to download their cinematic masterpiece.
If the story was easier to ignore and if the game wasn't nearly so damn large, I'd love this game despite its flaws. But it's a monster and constantly tries to tell me where to look, so I cannot recommend this game at all.
edited 26th Jul '13 3:07:16 PM by Enkufka