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Max Payne 3
« on: September 28, 2012, 11:38:06 AM »
This week I invested in a lovely, shiny PS3 Slim with Max Payne 3.

Being an ardent fan of Max Payne's first outing on the PC I was hoping that the third installment, this time on a console with a controller - no keyboard and mouse - would live up to the standards. And what are these standards I expect from a Max Payne game?

Beautiful artwork, scenery, character models; stylish music to craft an atmosphere worthy of this genre of story-telling shoot 'em ups; and importantly, the great voice acting we've come to expect from Max Payne and the characters around him alongside a compelling, 'cool' or 'stylish' storyline that involves the player providing tensions and laughs when needed amongst some explosive and down-right graphic nastiness.

Does Max Payne 3 on the PS3 hold up?

Yes, yes it does: beautiful artwork, the music compels the mood without really being noticed - one must stop and take stock to notice how good the music is at doing what it does - and the story, voice acting and game play are great. Not to mention, the game on standard difficulty level with few 'assisting' options is quite tough but not frustratingly so.

I like this game, a lot. It gets me all giddy like the first Max Payne did when I was a teenager.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 11:41:44 AM »
Also, it's all set in Rio, so the scenery backdrops, the nightclubs, and stadiums etc. are pretty gorgeous to behold.

With regards to gameplay, Max Payne is quite a bit older now, somewhere in his early 50's I'd guess by the graphic models, so the gameplay has taken his age into account. Bullet-time has a shorter duration and his jump-dodge skill - once all powerful on the first PC outing - is no longer as affective as it was once before, obliging the use of cover much more frequently alongside the odd snap of bullet-time. Max can't take quite as much damage as before, increasing the realism, and two or three hits tops will put him down.

Presently I'm stuck on Chapter 3 where a group of hired SWAT team guys are throwing grenades at me.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 03:08:29 PM »
Oh...see, I loved the first one, but people really hated the sequel. Might have to grab this one.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 03:40:33 PM »
It's worth a grab.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 11:00:25 AM »
Have any of you cunts grabbed Max Payne 3? If not, SHAME on you. You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 11:08:01 AM »
Have any of you cunts grabbed Max Payne 3? If not, SHAME on you. You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.

I haven't played beyond part one. And, now that I'm going back to Skyrim, I'll get my kicks with glowing swords and flaming arrows, thank you!

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 11:38:23 AM »
You terrible cunt.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 11:43:40 AM »
You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 11:44:16 AM »
You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 10:16:53 PM »
Have any of you cunts grabbed Max Payne 3? If not, SHAME on you. You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.

And pine for the noir style of the original. I don't know about you, but 3 lacked character. It's Call of Duty-style shooting on rails with some one-liners and a couple throwbacks to the previous games.

I hate everything, apparently.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 12:18:21 AM »
Have any of you cunts grabbed Max Payne 3? If not, SHAME on you. You get to kill a lot of poor people in Brazil.

And pine for the noir style of the original. I don't know about you, but 3 lacked character. It's Call of Duty-style shooting on rails with some one-liners and a couple throwbacks to the previous games.

I hate everything, apparently.

It's because you have The AIDs.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 10:18:33 AM »
I've failed to get back into the world of Max Payne because I still have flashbacks about the dream maze from the first one.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 10:27:43 AM »
I've failed to get back into the world of Max Payne because I still have flashbacks about the dream maze from the first one.

I loved that dream maze.
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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2013, 03:44:37 PM »
I've failed to get back into the world of Max Payne because I still have flashbacks about the dream maze from the first one.

You should get Alan Wake. It's like that except for hours on end.

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Re: Max Payne 3
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 03:45:29 PM »
Also! Alan Wake is full of Max Payne references which I felt really clever about catching before I realized that I'm a shut-in.