Reviews for El Matador

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Say hi to Max Payne's inferior brother

minoru09 | July 24, 2014 | See all minoru09's reviews »

The game is so similar to Max Payne it's funny. Though it's more like the B-movie version of MP. You play as a DEA agent whose mission is to destroy a drug cartel. The game is nothing amazing but it's still fun to play, especially if you like 3rd person shooter with no nonsense.

If you ever find El Matador going on sale (which can be as cheap as $1), grab it. Better yet, buy a bundle which has this game in it.

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This game really wants to be like Max Payne. But it isn't.

waluigi | July 8, 2014 | See all waluigi's reviews »

First of all - source of inspiration for this game is quite obvious - it's Max Payne. Even main character is DEA agent. But such things don't bother me, if developers are not crossing some hard to define boarder between "strong inspiration" and "imitation". There is only condition - game should bring me lot of fun. And in this point El Matador is the failure.

Nothing is working here, as it should. "Bullet time" in Max Payne was not only intuitive and relatively easy to learn, it also brought a lot of fun. And here I've tried to use it many times, but still I had quite big discomfort with its lack of intuitiveness, efficiency and even with lack of "pageantry".

Amount of weapons is acceptable, but their usage is far from being pleasant. I haven't even half of the feelings I had during using shotguns, pistols, desert eagles and many other weapons in Max Payne. To be honest – I can't even remember any TPS I've ever played, where I had worser experience with the weapons.

And these levels. Sure, MP was also the game, where we were killing enemies and generally nothing more. But in El-Matador they have really monotonous design, and I was playing through them in quite big rush, in hope that the next levels could be better. And I was disappointed in case of this assumption too.

I generally wouldn't recommend this title to anybody. Sure, it's not the complete tragedy, but it's really hard to find the source of motivation to finish this game. Or at least end more than two-three levels.