Max Payne 3 vs Diablo 3 – Which gets your $60?
For some reason, two of gaming’s biggest developers have opted to flood the last month before E3 – a period normally devoid of all but the most ephemeral IP, thanks to developers wanting to keep their powder dry for the showroom floor – with the revival of two long dormant franchises. Blizzard Entertainment has, at long last, resurrected the Diablo franchise with the hugely anticipated Diablo 3, which looks to successfully split the difference between immersive RPG, competitive PVP, co-op, and roguelike elements. Likewise, Rockstar Games has taken over the Max Payne series from Remedy Entertainment, delivering a sequel, Max Payne 3, that takes the series into the darkest territory yet seen.
But here’s the thing: In the midst of a recession, never mind that we still have no idea precisely what we need to be able to afford later this year – seriously, Rockstar, stop jerking us around and just tell us when GTA V is coming out already – it’s likely you don’t have the money, much less the time, to blow on two lengthy franchise-revivals. So, which is it? Diablo 3, or Max Payne 3? Yes, even you are going to have to choose wisely. And we’re here to help.
Alas, we have not had the chance to play either Diablo 3 or Max Payne 3 in their entirety (we’ll be joining all of you as soon as they launch, trust me). But by using the power of science – not to mention our meaty previews of Diablo 3 and Max Payne 3 – we’ve taken a big picture look at both games. And examining everything we’ve seen over months of coverage, we’ve boiled the question down to its essential components. So read on, O Game Front Readers, and discover your own answer to the question: Max Payne 3 vs Diablo 3 – Which gets your $60?