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    What's wrong with games nowadays: Max Payne 3

    I just want to play it, yet I keep getting interrupted every 10 fucking seconds by completely unnecessary cutscenes. I want want to play.a.video.game. It's not a difficult concept to grasp, is it?

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    Play in Arcade mode then?

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    While I do agree that Max Payne 3 is on the offensive side with it's mini-cutscenes, it's awesome as what it is. A marvelous piece of story telling. I wouldn't start a hate train on the subject though, since it was well known before release that this was how things were going to be.
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    Wasn't there a "Law of Walker" about this exact issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIGS View Post
    I just want to play it, yet I keep getting interrupted every 10 fucking seconds by completely unnecessary cutscenes. I want want to play.a.video.game. It's not a difficult concept to grasp, is it?
    i assume it's to mask the loading screens/checkpoint system, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Jerusalem View Post
    i assume it's to mask the loading screens/checkpoint system, no?
    This.

    I prefer it to fucking annoyingly long elevators and smug elevator lady announcements...


    Unskippable cutscenes have been a constant gripe of journalists, but it has been explicitly stated that they are often used to hide the "streaming" of the rest of the level.

    The thing is, that technique only makes sense on consoles streaming from a DVD. Those of us with HDD or, lordy, an SSD, have marginal loading times. But it's very, very rare for a "skip" option to appear for loading-hiding cutscenes for those of us with PCs...
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    I found on the 360 version that most cutscenes were skippable, except the final cutscene/first cutscene of each level, because then it just said loading.

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    So is the game fun or what?

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    Yes. If you like shootybangs it's well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tei View Post
    So is the game fun or what?
    When it actually lets you play, yes. Too bad half of your time with it will be watching movies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tei View Post
    So is the game fun or what?
    when they let you play, yes. my issue isn't with the amount of cutscenes, really, but that they happen so often when entering a room full of people who want to shoot you. so the game dictates your starting position, etc.

    i really miss quicksaves.

    edit: also, another thing i can't stand, is that after said cutscenes, the game also decides what weapons you have equipped. so i always have to spent the first second of people shooting at me switching weapons. a minor annoyance, but it happens so often that it really adds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldvvvave View Post
    Play in Arcade mode then?
    Half-life didn't have any cutscene and it wasn't arcade either. There are other options...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIGS View Post
    When it actually lets you play, yes. Too bad half of your time with it will be watching movies
    I'd argue that 'watching movies' is half the point of the MP franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    I'd argue that 'watching movies' is half the point of the MP franchise.
    the difference is, in the original games, they weren't a constant gameplay intrusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Jerusalem View Post
    the difference is, in the original games, they weren't a constant gameplay intrusion.
    Perhaps. I've been playing both MP2 and MP3 a bit recently (Haven't gotten that far into MP3) and I've not really noticed any significant intrusion. It might change later on though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    Perhaps. I've been playing both MP2 and MP3 a bit recently (Haven't gotten that far into MP3) and I've not really noticed any significant intrusion. It might change later on though.
    Not really. It's worst in the beginning, and only slightly better later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wajomkolpo View Post
    YOu can archade, it's an option to choose
    you can only choose arcade for chapters you've completed normally.

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    I went into playing the game knowing that Rockstar was going for a cinematic experience so it's not bothering me at all. Once I finish it I will probably play arcade a lot though.

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    as far as i can tell, arcade doesn't stop the cutscenes. i only played part of a chapter, but the same cinematics played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Jerusalem View Post
    as far as i can tell, arcade doesn't stop the cutscenes. i only played part of a chapter, but the same cinematics played.
    lol are you serious? So what's the point then? Also, anyone not wanting this game for the multiplayer just save yourself $60/50€ and watch a full walkthrough on youtube, it's pretty much the same thing

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