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nelsonroyale
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(08-25-2012, 06:23 PM)

Originally Posted by Reiko

OT: Yeah right.....Crysis skin shaders look nice and all but they animated fairly basically...it was improved in Crysis 2 but it still isnt as fluid as in GoW3 I would say.

Max Payne 3 on PC does look pretty nice...the game is extremely linear and rather repetitive though....people criticize the uncharted series for this, but MP3 took it to another level
D4Danger
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(08-25-2012, 06:23 PM)
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I had time to appreciate their work while watching one of the many many many many oh god another one many cut scenes.
Necronomikon
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(08-25-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Yup, Max Payne 3 looks awesome and has it's moments!



Tookay
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(08-25-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Square Triangle

Like a runway model, Max Payne 3 was gorgeous- too bad it was empty and hollow inside.

/max payne monologue
Currygan
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(08-25-2012, 06:28 PM)
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it indeed is. I'm sad it didn't grab my attention for long though
scitek
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(08-25-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Best beard tech ever

ViewtifulJC
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(08-25-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tookay

/max payne monologue

"I knew this post was a bad idea, but in the absence of any GOOD ones, I hit 'submit replay' anyway"
chickdigger802
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(08-25-2012, 06:30 PM)
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Wish the story was good. Even max has no clue what's going on.

And why did sleeping dogs out max Payne this game? What I mean is Sd you kill folks in slow mo you get more slowmo.

Favorite system in mp2 which sadly didn't make it to 3.

Gameplay is still fun though. Probably rockstars best shooter and one of the better ones this gen.
UrbanRats
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(08-25-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Wish the story was good. Even max has no clue what's going on.

And why did sleeping dogs out max Payne this game? What I mean is Sd you kill folks in slow mo you get more slowmo.

Favorite system in mp2 which sadly didn't make it to 3.

Gameplay is still fun though. Probably rockstars best shooter and one of the better ones this gen.

The only one?
matrix-cat
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(08-25-2012, 06:34 PM)
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I adore the character models in MP3, they just show such amazing attention to detail. Max's beard grows as the story goes on, but his beard looks like real life stubble growing instead of the dark shading most video game characters have. And it isn't just some kind of generic stubble tech Rockstar developed; every single character in the game has a different kind of facial hair, different thicknesses and patterns. Max's hands don't just look like actual hands, they look like the kind of strong, coarse hands your Dad has. And that face of his, from the animations to the lip-sync to every little wrinkle... Gawd, that's a great looking game.

It think it's tied for the best shooter of the generation with Vanquish. There's just nothing out there with the same feel. I played the PC version, and I just felt like a surgeon with my dot reticle. I didn't just have to settle for headshots, I could choose exactly which part of a face to put a bullet into. I can't think of any other game where the shooting system works just as well in tight corridors and small rooms as it does in open environments. While I didn't shootdodge nearly as often as I used to in the old Max Paynes, I didn't necessarily miss it, either. Max isn't as nimble as he once was but that measured pace brought about a different way of playing. I rarely used cover, I just never stopped moving. When you just click into bullet time you can see all the bullets passing behind you as you run through an area killing ten guys with ten bullets.

I just wish the game would let me walk through a door myself. You never get more than a few minutes of control before Max has to go and do something on his own, and that sucks. I generally want to be in control of my character at all times, but I can accept cutscenes for things I couldn't do in gameplay. Max Payne 3 just takes control away at random, though, and it spins the camera around or teleports you to a different area so often that there's no feeling of cohesion to any of it. You can't form a good mental map of where you're going and where you've been when someone keeps blindfolding you and spinning you around. And so much of the gameplay is rail shooting or plain old turret sections. MP3 is one of the few shooters where I think the basic gameplay is good enough to deserve padding out with extra waves of enemies, but it never happens.
News Bot
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(08-25-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jason's Ultimatum



Whaaaaaa?

The gameplay in MP3 is great. Easily one of the best shooters this generation, if not the best, and this is coming from someone who hardly plays games anymore.

That might be your problem.
UrbanRats
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(08-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Yeah, i love how in one scene Max's suit isn't ironed, those details are crazy.
Jason's Ultimatum
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(08-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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I wish there were more gameplay scenes like the part where you're escaping the building on fire. I loved how Max was covering his face and was limping. I just wish if Max was seriously injured, he'd have a limp or hold his shoulders. More games need that to add to the realism.
cuyahoga
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(08-25-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Kane & Lynch 2 looks better.
chixdiggit
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(08-25-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Love Max Payne 3. I really dug the story and cut scenes. Wish more action/shooter games did the same. Not all of them but some of them.
Mileena
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(08-25-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Yea, I was surprised at the PS3 version in both looks in performance. Crossing my fingers GTA5 PS3 is as good.
Monty Mole
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(08-25-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by cacildo

Im still at the begining of the game. But i feel that up until now the biggest problem is the lack of a wiimote+nunchuk

Dual analog aiming is awful.

I had to read your post history after this.
Count of Monte Sawed-Off
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(08-25-2012, 06:43 PM)
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Love this game, favorite of the year so far.
Jason's Ultimatum
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(08-25-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Can't believe I forgot about the music. The score is amazing.
scitek
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(08-25-2012, 06:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jason's Ultimatum

I wish there were more gameplay scenes like the part where you're escaping the building on fire. I loved how Max was covering his face and was limping. I just wish if Max was seriously injured, he'd have a limp or hold his shoulders. More games need that to add to the realism.

Messypandas
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(08-25-2012, 06:46 PM)
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I thought it was a needlessly depressing, repetitive game that lost the black humour of the originals
Woffls
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(08-25-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Great looking game, which I someday hope to get on PC for a fiver and play on a super high performance PC and with patches that make it not control like utter shit.

Yeah, I really didn't enjoy this game. Very heavily Rockstar'd.
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(08-25-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by scitek

http://www.abload.de/img/maxpayne3_2012_07_08_w7uhl.png

I meant to say throughout the game when he takes too much damage.
dark_inferno
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(08-25-2012, 06:54 PM)
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Max Payne 3 was shit... look at the sales. The gameplay was really good (besides cover system... because of that feature it was nearly impossible to use shoot-dodge) and the graphics were brilliant. Max Payne as a character was bullshit (He was a pussy in MP3 and the monologues... sigh... were just awful compared to MP1 and 2) and i dont wanna start with the story.
JaseC
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(08-25-2012, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Woffls

Great looking game, which I someday hope to get on PC for a fiver and play on a super high performance PC and with patches that make it not control like utter shit.

Yeah, I really didn't enjoy this game. Very heavily Rockstar'd.

The PC version is actually very well optimised. The game's initially flaky stability aside (occasional crashes, and some couldn't even get to the main menu), I'd say that R* knocked it out of the park.
waypoetic
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(08-25-2012, 06:57 PM)
Some dude in the GTA V thread thinks that just because MP3 looks great on the PS3 - GTA V won't.
scitek
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(08-25-2012, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by waypoetic

Some dude in the GTA V thread thinks that just because MP3 looks great on the PS3 - GTA V won't.

Isn't it the same engine?
waypoetic
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(08-25-2012, 06:59 PM)

Originally Posted by scitek

Isn't it the same engine?

Sure is.
UrbanRats
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(08-25-2012, 07:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by cuyahoga

Kane & Lynch 2 looks better.

I'm one of the few who loved K&L2 visuals and general style (aswell as its setting) too bad the gameplay was so bad, though.
Huff
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(08-25-2012, 07:04 PM)
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too bad it wasn't fun to play
Kinyou
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(08-25-2012, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

It does indeed look gorgeous. It has that Rockstar patented Super Budget to back it too, so you end up with a billion custom textures, decals and details scattered throughout levels making them look all the more impressive.

Yeah, things like Max's changing outfits or increasing injuries is stuff you just don't see in other productions.
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Tookay
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(08-25-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by ViewtifulJC

"I knew this post was a bad idea, but in the absence of any GOOD ones, I hit 'submit replay' anyway"

I'm imagining this in Max's voice, with a random double-image flash and the words "GOOD ones" arbitrarily flying by the camera.
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Montresor
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(08-25-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tookay

I'm imagining this in Max's voice, with a random double-image flash and the words "GOOD ones" arbitrarily flying by the camera.

:lol Omg, awesome.

You guys might be poking fun at that stuff but still, hilarious. I loved that about MP3's presentation. Such a great game.
Alcoholikaust
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(08-25-2012, 07:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by DennisK4

Incidentally that is as far as I have gotten in the game.

Shit is hard

Does ramp up in difficulty-but the end result is worth it-great finale (IMO)
gadwn
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(08-25-2012, 07:23 PM)
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Yes, amazing character models (among other things) but the immersion breaks when you see it in motion. Too bad the animation can't match the pretty graphics.

But then again, very, very few games have believable facial animation. It's sad.
DonMigs85
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(08-25-2012, 07:24 PM)
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Man I hope GTAV is native 720p on PS3.
RionaaM
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(08-25-2012, 07:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guerrillas in the Mist

Clearly you need to go back and play MP1. The enemies late in the game take a ton of rounds and can generally kill you in one or two shots, even on the easiest difficulty. And that's before you even consider the bosses.

Yeah, in MP1 I always have a hard time defeating Vinnie in the 7th level. He can take a full Beretta magazine and still be fighting back.

MP3 really looks great, but I don't think it ever looked as nice on my PC as the above pics show. Are they using DX11?
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(08-25-2012, 07:26 PM)
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I love Max Payne 3. Played it on 360. It had so much detail packed into the game and everything felt really polished. I enjoyed the story too. Definitely a AAAA budget game. Credits literally last 20-30 min. They run out of music to play at the end.
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(08-25-2012, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monty Mole

I had to read your post history after this.

What the problem? Plenty people dislike dual analogs for aiming and prefer mouse/keyboard or pointer aiming.
AOC83
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(08-25-2012, 07:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Darklord

Hopefully, good gameplay.

The gunplay is flawless.
BigTnaples
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(08-25-2012, 07:28 PM)
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That beard is pretty amazing looking. Still have to beat MP2...
Yo Gotti
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(08-25-2012, 07:29 PM)
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Yea the game looks amazing, also the most fun TPS of the generation.
Zombie James
(08-25-2012, 07:30 PM)
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I loved Max Payne 3 a lot more than I thought I would, especially after all the shit that happened during it's development. Even on the 360 is looks amazing, and that soundtrack.
Atruvius
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(08-25-2012, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by DonMigs85

Man I hope GTAV is native 720p on PS3.

Haven't all Rockstar's games been sub-hd on PS3? I don't think that GTA V will be any different.
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(08-25-2012, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zombie James

I loved Max Payne 3 a lot more than I thought I would, especially after all the shit that happened during it's development. Even on the 360 is looks amazing, and that soundtrack.

Yeah i loved the music. Was so good. A rip of the game shows they had something like 400+ track variations for all the moments.
lunch
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(08-25-2012, 07:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Messypandas

I thought it was a needlessly depressing, repetitive game that lost the black humour of the originals

That's how I feel as well, and I never finished the game because of that. The original Max Payne felt like a chore to go through when I played it for the first time a few years ago, but the writing was strong enough that I made it to the end, and Max Payne 2 was brilliant throughout. Max Payne 3's writing, on the other hand, feels like a pale imitation that lacks all of the charm and awareness that Sam Lake brought to the original games.

Max Payne 3 does look great though.
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(08-25-2012, 07:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Messypandas

I thought it was a needlessly depressing, repetitive game that lost the black humour of the originals

Yeah, MP2 was a laugh riot alright.
TheDanger
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(08-25-2012, 07:37 PM)
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beautiful and amazing game.
Anustart
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(08-25-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by DennisK4

I think his clothes are melting. That's not normal.
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(08-25-2012, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by KMD

I think his clothes are melting. That's not normal.

THink he was just in a pool of WATERS

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