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Op Ed

Kotaku - Gaming's Biggest Problem Is That Nobody Wants To Talk.
The biggest problem in gaming today is that the gaming industry thinks we're all out to get them. They think gamers are the enemy, a group that needs to be treated with disdain and avoided whenever possible. They think the only way to fool us into buying their products is to cover everything in a shroud of secrecy, only drip-feeding us pretty trailers and juicy soundbites during carefully-tailored marketing campaigns. They think we should just sit there and lap it up.

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33. Re: Op Ed Aug 5, 2012, 07:47 Prez
 
Max Payne 3 for me was a fail.

Off topic but I saw you say that about Max Payne 3 and thought I'd add my two cents. Considering that they fattened ole Max up and aged him quite a bit, and set it in a Brazilian country during mostly the daylight hours, I was surprised at just how well the signature Max Payne moody contemplative, melancholy 'noir' theme still held up. The shoot-dodging action is still as awesome as always, and even the much-maligned frequent cutscenes didn't bother me at all, and in fact I felt they really added some flavor to what otherwise have become a repetitive shooter. What really soured my experience were 2 big negatives:

1) the over-reliance on cover shooter mechanics - 'Max Payne' is not 'Gears of War' and I shouldn't be forced to play it as such, and
2) The utterly ridiculous difficulty spikes that made me have to replay certain sections thirty times to advance ( making matters worse you had to watch the sequence's introductory cutscene every time. ). I may not be the most adept shooter gamer out there, but I was able to finish both Max Payne games on 'Hardcore' mode with less trouble than I had finishing Max Payne 3 on 'Normal".

All in all it was a very good shooter and deserves the Max Payne name, but it isn't as good as Max Payne 2.
 
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