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ani.for.prez Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:48am
Is it worth it?
It's on sale and a steep 75% at that. It's been on my wishlist but suddenly I find myself doubting the game.

I have a ridiculously slow internet speed and downloading this will take me 160 hours. Not to mention leaving me short of 10$.

I am completely disinterested in the multiplayer. I'm never interested in multiplayer of any kind.

Is the game worth it for the single player alone?
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r a z R! Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:49am 
Can't even connect to social club, that's required to activate the game.
R.A.T7BEAST Oct 29, 2013 @ 10:59am 
worth , paid 30$ for it ..
Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic) Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:06am 
In short, YES! I have recently finished the single-player experience, which took me just under 8 hours on Medium/Normal difficulty. There are only two aspects of the single-player you may not like. First is the "cinematic" gameplay. Not QTEs but scenes that trigger Max's BulletTime that require you to take out a group of enemies. It is also heavily story based with cutscene transitions throughout the levels. They can be annoying if you're not a fan of that but I never had to replay a cutscene just because I died. The second thing is if you're not a fan of satisfying linear levels. There are open areas meant for total destruction of the surroundings but you will pretty much be on a straightforward path.

On the plus side, if you enjoyed MP1 and MP2 I think you'll find the gameplay really gratifying. Using cover, the weapon system changes and the 360 degree shooting are top notch. And because this isn't no open-world game all the little details have so much more interest to the player, especially how Max will react to the surroundings. Instead of the Doom/Quake/Wolfenstein method of a giant arsenal you now can hold two one-handed weapons along with a two-handed gun (or dual-wield the two one-handed guns, which drops your two-handed gun). Health system is also improved with a last-stand kill, which uses up a painkiller to give you a last chance to recover health.

I had an average of 200 to 800 kB/s speed that took me about 19 hours to download. I figured I'd share that to let you compare how long it might take for you to download it. You only have to activate the product to play the single-player, then you can just sign-in to play even offline (like Windows Live). If there is any other mode you might consider playing it's the two-man horde mode. Otherwise, the multiplayer is pretty barren.
Zipster Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:23am 
If you are interested you can get it even cheaper + all the DLCs too for $9.79 on GMG: http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/max-payne-3-complete-pack/
Just Cheezze~ Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:49am 
And also use this code - GMG20-50Z66-SCTEU for a further 20% discount, bringing it down the $7.84.
Don't know what more you want for that price.
ani.for.prez Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:51am 
Originally posted by Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic):
Etc. Etc.

Dude, 8 hours is pathetic. My internet is 0.5 Mbps with download speeds as high as 60KBps. This means it's gonna take 140 ♥♥♥♥ing hours to download this game. If I'm going to get 8 hours of single player and am completely disinterested in multiplayer, then I'm sorry but I think I'll let this one slide.

I am sure you enjoyed the game but the money and time involved is too great of a sacrifice.

Thanks for your recommendation though.
ani.for.prez Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:53am 
Originally posted by Just Cheezze~:
And also use this code - GMG20-50Z66-SCTEU for a further 20% discount, bringing it down the $7.84.
Don't know what more you want for that price.

It's not just the money. It's the fact that I have to download 30 GB of stuff for some single player worth around 8 hours with a story that's not ground breaking. If it was Last of Us level quality, I'd have thought about it. And I am completely disinterested in multiplayer.

So I think I'll skip this game permanently. Thanks guys for your suggestions though!
Zipster Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:55am 
Originally posted by Just Cheezze~:
And also use this code - GMG20-50Z66-SCTEU for a further 20% discount, bringing it down the $7.84.
Don't know what more you want for that price.

Oh man thanks I was looking for the 20% voucher code for October from GMG, couldn't find it though, :D
Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic) Oct 29, 2013 @ 11:56am 
Originally posted by ani.for.prez:
Originally posted by Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic):
Etc. Etc.

Dude, 8 hours is pathetic. My internet is 0.5 Mbps with download speeds as high as 60KBps. This means it's gonna take 140 ♥♥♥♥ing hours to download this game. If I'm going to get 8 hours of single player and am completely disinterested in multiplayer, then I'm sorry but I think I'll let this one slide.

I am sure you enjoyed the game but the money and time involved is too great of a sacrifice.

Thanks for your recommendation though.

Well, considering how Max Payne 1 and 2 took about 6 to 7 hours each I'm not too bothered by it. I think 8 well worth hours are worth the wait. Oh well, it's all subjective.

If you are interested in the story here is a nicely put-together "movie" of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaWBINtmVU
Zipster Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:01pm 
Originally posted by Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic):

Well, considering how Max Payne 1 and 2 took about 6 to 7 hours each I'm not too bothered by it. I think 8 well worth hours are worth the wait. Oh well, it's all subjective.

If you are interested in the story here is a nicely put-together "movie" of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaWBINtmVU

Is this spoilers then I take it? If so, I will shield my eyes until I actually play it, :D
Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic) Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:04pm 
Originally posted by Zipster:
Originally posted by Ryan M. C. (The Schmaltzy Cynic):

Well, considering how Max Payne 1 and 2 took about 6 to 7 hours each I'm not too bothered by it. I think 8 well worth hours are worth the wait. Oh well, it's all subjective.

If you are interested in the story here is a nicely put-together "movie" of the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeaWBINtmVU

Is this spoilers then I take it? If so, I will shield my eyes until I actually play it, :D

Yes. :P
I do think the story is worth the price of admission. But I don't blame anyone not wanting to deal with waiting for 27 GBs.
Zipster Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:07pm 
LoL, that is tame compared to some of the newer games coming out. They are upwards of over 40 GB, ;)
ani.for.prez Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:17pm 
Originally posted by Zipster:
LoL, that is tame compared to some of the newer games coming out. They are upwards of over 40 GB, ;)

In which case it might be time to emmigrate from my country. Because my plan is one of the best. :P
Zipster Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
Originally posted by ani.for.prez:

In which case it might be time to emmigrate from my country. Because my plan is one of the best. :P

Or perhaps go with another Internet Service Provider (ISP) to get better download speeds?
Eric Oct 29, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
Probably one of my favorite games and I hate multiplayer games (haven't played MP3's) and shooters. The noir is to die for. If you like this game check out the whole series.

I just recommend playing on the highest starting difficulty with free aim. Dying is part of the experience.
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