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Max Pyane 3 worth it?

#11DawgwoodPosted 3/3/2013 6:39:58 PM
I liked it, but the constant visual flashes and effects really got tiresome quickly.
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#12M4karovPosted 3/3/2013 6:46:43 PM
It's not very good. I don't think it's even worth the time to play through. Get Max Payne 1 or 2.
#13656stoogePosted 3/3/2013 6:50:35 PM
Pros

*Gameplay is great.

*Graphics are nice

*Physics are pretty impressive

*It's not a bad length for a SP game

*The story is good. Unless....

Cons

*....you were a fan of the originals

*Max's narration quickly got on my nerves. He's just such a downer

*The pacing is pretty bad. The game stops after every fight to show you a 5 minute cutscene.

And my biggest gripe: Max shaves his head.

It wasn't the new haircut that bothered me though, but rather the fact that the game seemed far less interesting from that point on. The scenery was less varied, the story less interesting, and for some reason the quality of writing for Max's dialogue took a nose dive.
Before that scene Max swore once or twice, but generally seemed pretty calm and kept his head despite the situation. After that scene he just seems to tell everyone to go **** themselves, and just lacks wit and shows how immature R* can be.
In the originals Max used to antagonise people with smart ass remarks, but in this he just swears at them.
I don't know. After that point in the game the writing just didn't seem as smart.



Sounds like I hate the game, but i don't. I'd probably give it around an 8 if it was a new IP, and a 7 for a Max Payne game. It was better than I thought ,though.
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#14JenniferTatePosted 3/3/2013 6:52:13 PM
SunDevil77 posted...
the best third person shootin' you'll ever do.

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#15M4karovPosted 3/3/2013 6:59:08 PM
I don't think rockstar understood max payne very well. The writing / storyline sucks, period. It's about as well written as one long GTA mission.

Max Payne shaving his head doesn't bother me, the idea that he would hit rock bottom is fine. But the execution of the idea sucks.
#16JenniferTatePosted 3/3/2013 7:00:54 PM
M4karov posted...
I don't think rockstar understood max payne very well. The writing / storyline sucks, period. It's about as well written as one long GTA mission.

Max Payne shaving his head doesn't bother me, the idea that he would hit rock bottom is fine. But the execution of the idea sucks.


See, I'm a huge fan of the first two, and I thought they handled the material fine, even if it was a different take.

Then again, I like different directors handling similar material, and I like when comic books mix up creative teams to get a totally different take on something.
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#17Arucard05Posted 3/3/2013 7:02:39 PM
From: AlkalineKitten | #016
Then again, I like different directors handling similar material, and I like when comic books mix up creative teams to get a totally different take on something.



Agreed.

Just keep Rob Liefeld far away is all I ask.
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#18Look_A_UsernamePosted 3/3/2013 7:07:26 PM
Bought it for $30 last june I think and it was worth every penny, so any cheaper than that is a steal. I would've gladly even payed full price for this game
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#19Marvel ManPosted 3/3/2013 7:10:50 PM
Max Payne 3 is dirt cheap on the Australian and UK marketplaces. Anyone know if either version region locked and can download without a vpn?
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#20656stoogePosted 3/3/2013 7:14:46 PM
Marvel Man posted...
Max Payne 3 is dirt cheap on the Australian and UK marketplaces. Anyone know if either version region locked and can download without a vpn?


Wow. $5! Is it better than the PS3 version (that I bought last week).

Peace Walker is only $5 too.
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