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    jp's Max Payne 3 (PS3)

    [June 10, 2013 10:10:02 PM]
    I finished part 1 of the game and Max has now lost his hair and gained a beard. It usually takes me a while to get into the game, but I think I've got things (mostly?) figured out. Cover is important and I never seem to get much use out of bullet time. Mostly because my aim isn't all that good and it results on my getting shot up more than I want.

    While the game's story is incredibly implausible, it's still quite fun. I'll admit that I (still) get an extra kick from mostly understanding the Portuguese. I'll also admit that I was quite surprised to unexpectedly run into some...well, I guess you could call it a "adult movie scene" with careful camera placement and blocking. Max is wandering around a favela and decides to cool his heels for a you wander in you can almost see things you might not have wanted to see in the first place.

    I guess this might have been the point during which Brazilian players really got offended? (assuming it didn't happen earlier, of course).
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    [June 2, 2013 05:46:49 PM]
    Started playing this the other night. I figure it shouldn't take too long, and I'm interested to see how Max's mental state is woven into the game. I'm particularly curious about this having recently finished Spec Ops: The Line - since it's definitely an important part of THAT game.

    I've already completed to "episodes" (I don't recall what they're called, chapters maybe?). Anyways, it's been enough to get a general sense of the gameplay and setting. I'm surprised by how complicated it's been for me to wrap my head around the controls. They seem quite complicated for me, but I suspect it's more about my getting used to them than anything else. I tend to forget to switch into bullet time, for example. I also forget to dive while in bullet time, and so on. In all, I'm not terribly effective, which has resulted in way too many re-starts. An embarrassing amount to be honest. I'm not playing on easy, but on the next one up (the one that has aim assist rather than free aim).

    So far, it's been an interesting experience. Mostly because the game is set in Sao Paolo. The Latin American setting resonates with me, obviously, even if the setting so far (I'm a bodyguard to some ultra-rich locals) isn't all that familiar personally. The nice thing is that I can understand the Portuguese, which is a neat plus. I don't understand enough to spot issues (or complain about accents) which is what I guess most Brazilian players would do. I might have to look around online just to see how Brazilians felt about the game...
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    jp's Max Payne 3 (PS3)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Something better came along

    GameLog started on: Sunday 26 May, 2013

    GameLog closed on: Friday 7 November, 2014

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