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Payday 3: First Impressions

Payday 3 is the latest installment in the popular co-op shooter series that lets players live out their criminal fantasies. The game is set to release on September 21, 2023, but I’ve had the chance to play it in early access. Here are my thoughts on the game so far.

First impressions

When you boot up the game for the very first time the first thing that hits you is the amazing soundtrack I am in love with this games’ music it is perfect for to set the mood for a hollywood-esq heist and in my opinion It’s almost as good as Doom Eternals soundtrack. So Payday 3 already has a strong start but what about the actual heists are they any good?

Heists

When I first heard Payday 3 would launch with only 8 heists I was hesitant to pre-order the game but after getting my hands on the game and actually playing these heists myself I can safely say you can spend hours on a single heist. The variety of ways a single heist can be completed is a bit overwhelming, and in the time I’ve had with this game I have yet to complete all 8 heists. The maps are intricately designed with multiple routes to your objective weather you are going for a stealth run or going in guns blazing.

Enemy AI

While Payday 3 excels at moment to moment gameplay it is not without its flaws. If you are going for a stealth run then the enemy AI serves its purpose well even your squad AI when playing solo is great it becomes an issue when going for a ”loud” heist.¬†While the game promises smarter enemies that can coordinate and flank you, I found them to be rather predictable and easy to deal with. The enemies often ran into my line of fire, ignored cover, or stood still while I shot them.

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Customization

I haven’t progresses enough to unlock many new weapons and player customizations but even with what little I have the game gives me a lot of freedom to do what I want. Its not perfect I would have preferred to place my facemask patterns in whatever position I like, and I would have liked to be able to mod and customize the legendary weapons you get pre modded but the system as it is, is still very flexible, though it can be better and give players even more flexibility with player expression.

Overall, Payday 3 is a promising game that offers a lot of fun and replayability for fans of co-op shooters. The game has a lot of potential to be one of the best games in its genre, with its immersive level design, engaging gameplay mechanics, and catchy soundtrack. I hope that the developers will address these issues and add more customizability features down the line.

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