This is it! The game succeeded in getting rid of anything (I mean anything) that was adherable in the first part of Max Payne series. The graphics, sound and above all ACTION have been mastered to a level where the only thing you receive is the game itself. I really disliked the fact that the characters who survived the first part are put into the story in MP2 not much convincingly, however: who cares, when you have such a brilliant game to play. And the idea of playing two different characters in the simultaneous action is just terrific. I really can't wait to try MP3, when it finally is in the stores.