I got Max Payne 3 on sale just now. I just completed 6 chapters but apparently you need a bunch of other DLC to finish it. And frankly, I would rather watch someone do their taxes for four hours rather than spend one more minute with Max "Nickelback" Payne. He never shuts up. He's like if jar jar binks was a manic depressive.
The shooting was fun, though. Frankly, if I had something that was just that, it wouldn't be so bad. If I didn't have to spend my time with Sir Osis of Liver, I probably would have downloaded the content necessary to finish the game.
I don't know what you're talking about, if that's a troll post or what... Max Payne 3 does not require DLC to finish. All the DLC packs are for multiplayer, from what I remember. I beat it on Xbox 360 with no DLC installed, and picked it up on steam later on sale with all the DLC, and the story mode is seemingly identical. In other words, there isn't sh*t in the main story that's locked off by DLC, as far as I know.
OT: I honestly was hoping for shooting mechanics very similar to Max Payne 3 (shoulder switch, crouch, prone, 3D modeled wounds, etc). They are not as good, but in my opinion it's certainly miles better than GTA IV's shooting mechanics (we're talking comparison of free aim in both games). It took me a while to get used to the sensitivity and feel in a lot of Rockstar's games lately (RDR & MP3, GTA IV & V included). But it's not too hard to get used to. I haven't played any bit of GTA V or Online without free aim, and it never felt like it was overly punishing or unfair. A big part I think is just getting a feel for the many little quirks and things, "pro-tips", little known aspects of gameplay.
Like remember in GTA IV, the hospitals with interiors? The back hallway where I'm sure a lot of us remember holding out and shooting countless cops from. It had that thing (small table/tray or something) against one of the corners that would f*ck you up in the cover system if you tried to switch between the left side to the right.