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The first round of Max Payne 3 online previews have hit the web today, read on for first impressions from the
gaming press and click to read each article in full.
"Max Payne 3 takes the feel of the first games and coats it in glorious HD... Bullet Time -- the ability to slowdown
time, leap through the air and blast your enemies -- is back, but it looks better than ever... From the moment I heard
that piano tune to the moment I heard James McCaffrey reprise his role as a man whose family was stolen away in a
violent crime, I was hooked. Max Payne is back."
"The game looks gorgeous... The camerawork is inspired as well, often exhibiting a slight handheld shake and natural movement in the story sequences I saw... mobsters were rushing up the stairs of Max's apartment building and starting to pierce the windows in his hallway with red-dot sights. Down a hallway, a hobo suddenly appeared, dressed in an army jacket, clearly wearing a bomb on his body and spouting some sort of madness. He runs to Max in the middle of a firefight after shotgunning some enemies for Max, then gets blown up. It was weird, surreal and excellent."
"With its flashy effects and cinematics as you kill your final enemy, Max Payne 3 is big on style. But, with its thrilling gun battles, detailed environments and Max's noir-style inner monologue, it looks to have the substance nailed too."
"The world that Max Payne inhabits is an incredibly detailed one, from the reactive, nuanced animations of the main character and his foes, to the myriad of objects giving the environments life, to the sophisticated destruction which adds both realism and tactical elements."
"I am so floored that Rockstar has been able to stay true to the fundamentals of what makes Max, Max. Rockstar even has the full blessings of Remedy, the original developers of the Max Payne series. Max Payne 3 is looking like one of the biggest games of 2012."
"Max Payne 3 is looking like the true sequel loyal fans of the series will want to play and, most importantly, embrace."
"It's shaping up to be one of my most anticipated titles of next year… I marvel at the game's exquisite production values...
The game has great cinematography, and the highly destructible environments heighten the sense of drama during the firefights... This demo definitely showed the Max Payne faithful that this sequel retains the core values of the series – noir storytelling and explosive slow-motion gunplay."
- Game Informer
|Max Payne 3
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We're pleased to announce that L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition will launch on Windows PC, Steam, and OnLive in North America on November 8, 2011 and in Europe on November 11, 2011.
In addition to the original full game, L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition for PC will include a multi-use code to access all the previously released downloadable content from the console versions, including the "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case, the "Reefer Madness" Vice case, "The Consul's Car" Traffic case, "The Naked City" Vice case and "A Slip of the Tongue" Traffic case.
Developed by Rockstar Leeds, the PC version of L.A. Noire will run on a wide range of PCs and feature increased resolution and graphical detail along with keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality, as well as support for NVIDIA 3D Vision for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion. Pre-order your copy now at http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/order/.
L.A. Noire - ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Violence