Posted 10:43am on Sun 9 September 2012
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This week the team has been playing Sleeping Dogs, The Walking Dead: Episode 3, Serious Sam 3, and Rayman Jungle Run.
Posted 10:43am on Sun 9 September 2012
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Max Payne 3 (finally!)
Now this is a cool game. A game that knows its roots and it's strengths. A game that has shed any unnessercary gameplay mechanics or gimmickery (except the gun-part collectibles) from recent years and focused on being Max Payne. The moment I started playing MP3 I felt like I was playing a genuine Max Payne game. But, this time Max has physics and feels like he exists inside his environment. Oh, and he's still a grizzly old drunk with a drug habit who suffers from severe mental issues.. Good.
I don't have a lot to say about the gameplay. If you like shooting things then you should probably play it (you probably already have, right?). It's amazing!
Instead I'll talk about how I think that Max Payne 3 is pretty much a Rockstar Manhunt game. Did anybody else get that feeling? Max could quite easily be James Earl Cash with his brutal aggression. The camera view-point in both game feels exactly the same with it's over-shoulder aiming/sneaking moves. Leaning out from cover to take headshots gave me the exact same feeling as the second half of Manhunt. Oh, and the derelict environments accompanied by that oppressive, nerve-wrenching soundscape? Yup.. Manhunt.
I know I'm a Rockstar fanboy and I expect that others don't enjoy their games as much as I do. But, I think Max Payne 3 is one of the best games I've played in a really long time! I'm completely absorbed by it..
..and to make this little fanboy even happier, I was given my copy of Max Payne while sitting on a sofa in Rockstar Games offices. BEST DAY EVER!
Posted 10:58am on Sun 9 September 2012
I thought it was rather meh myself. The first third of the game was terrible and the cutscenes were far too frequent and would hinder the game greatly at times. The only thing that kept me going past half way was the story which felt a little bit grounded but towards the end went too over the top.
It also badly needed Max's "trips" and comic book feel montage's from the previous game for me...the Kane & Lynch approach didn't work and felt overused.
Also it's clearly been made with "story first, gameplay second" and it greatly suffers because of it which is a shame as it does have some really good moments.
Right I played/finished
Alan Wake's American Nightmare which was really good and well worth 600MSP's in the sale. Not as good as the original Alan Wake or it's DLC but I found it a lot of fun and the bad guy in it is really good.
Prototype 2 I also finished and just loved to bits and might play on it again this week. Loved the side missions and the upgrade system and upgrades you can get as well are just genius.
Activision bow your heads in shame for dropping this talanted lot. You guys published the game and it's your fault it flopped as you published/promoted it!
Posted 11:01am on Sun 9 September 2012
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Hah, Martin's final note made me chuckle a little - given that Serious Sam 3: BFE is indeed due out imminently on XBLA <http://www.xbox360achievements.org/g.../achievements/ - achievement list>, I thought that was a review copy of that version!
Still, good to know we console gamers will also be getting such fun soon...
Posted 11:40am on Sun 9 September 2012
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I've been playing Guild Wars 2 and nothing else. For me one game lasting for two weeks with nothing else getting a look in isn't unprecedented, I've had Final Fantasy XI, Phantasy Star Universe, EverQuest Online Adventures, World of Warcraft, Borderlands, Just Cause 2 and even Farm Town phases that lasted this long.
The difference is that ending a play session of Guild Wars 2 is quite difficult, and being able to wake up the next day remembering exactly where I logged out, what I was doing, why, and having so much to look forward to is unprecedented.
Because games this good only come around once every 5 years or so I tend to get too loquatious, and maybe I can be a little over enthusiastic in my praise when waxing lyrical, perhaps even guilty of extolling virtues to the point of unreasonableness.
But taking that into consideration I'm still bursting at the seams trying to contain a "best game ever" descriptor. Experience has taught me that my attention span for specific video game titles can best be described as fickle, something could come along tomorrow that blows me away just as effectively, so I'm deliberately keeping a tight rein on heaping the ultimate accolade on most things.
But it probably is the best game ever.
Damn. Did it again.
Posted 12:59pm on Sun 9 September 2012
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Ok so I have played all three episodes of the walking dead this week and can easily echo Neons comments so far so so good that good I wouldn't want to talk about it unless you have already played it.
Erm some l4d, some football manager just started a save on crysis,
Posted 1:38pm on Sun 9 September 2012
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Munkee your dead right about your comparison of MP3 to MANHUNT,i agree totally,it was a feeling i had pretty much through the entire game.
This weeks been a big gaming week for me and have played as follows>
MODERN WARFARE 3(new maps)
SLEEPING DOGS(still excellant)
BORDERLANDS(after 5 false starts im really getting into this,incredibly entertaining)
WALKING DEAD EPISODE 3(best episode yet,finished it drained emotianaly)
DEMOS.MARK OF THE NINJA and DEADLIGHT(both very good)
RESISTANCE 3 online(great fun and loads of people still playing)
All these and BATTLEFIELD 3 ARMORED KILL out next week,yippeeee!
Posted 2:40pm on Sun 9 September 2012
|rbevanx|I missed out on Manhunt
Really fancy playing it now.
Posted 3:31pm on Sun 9 September 2012
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Still not much on console as I only came back to the UK on Wednesday and have been catching up ever since.
Played more Sound Shapes and PixelJunk Monsters on Vita, NSMB2 and Sonic & Mario London Olympics on 3DS plus a ton of iOS games and Plants vs Zombies on Steam for some reason.
This week I'm hoping to return to console gaming.
Posted 3:42pm on Sun 9 September 2012
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Guild Wars 2 - Really liking it so far, however to its detriment (and it isn't the game's fault) it's the only game I've been playing so I've been getting fed up with the world missions. Mainly because there's nothing else out to play and I don't want to burn myself out on GW 2 too soon.
I have a level 28 Asura and I've not even moved onto the 25-35 area yet.
Sleeping Dogs - Just started playing and so far, it doesn't seem like anything special.