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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 23, 2010 (06:01 PM)
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I'm surprised you gave it a 7, considering the negativity throughout the review. I guess I didn't mind a lack of a story considering the setup wasn't supposed to give them much breathing room for story. Though, I thought the "banter" they had throughout the game gave us a good idea where they stood with each other: they're not fond of each other, but they need each other to survive.

An interesting read, though.


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Author: hmd
Posted: August 23, 2010 (06:18 PM)
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Max Payne

clunky

not great


>:c


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 24, 2010 (12:20 PM)
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Tom makes a good comparison between Kane and Lynch and Max Payne. I think he's right. Somehow dialogue like... "They were all dead. The final gunshot was an exclamation mark to everything that had led to this point. I released my finger from the trigger. And then it was over. To make any kind of sense of it, I need to go back three years. Back to the night the pain started..." wouldn't quite work if spoken by a man sportin' a hillbilly beard and wearing a wife beater.

The real selling point for me on this review is the description of the aesthetic. While some of the sentence structure is a bit jarring, I appreciate that the reviewer had an eye towards the unique graphical style and was able to find the words to represent it well. It doesn't make me think the game was worth a 7 and the problem there is that I've never played the game... what I mean to say is that the review I think overpowers itself with its criticism beyond the ability of one praising paragraph to fix.

But it's a damn engaging paragraph, nonetheless, and the criticism that frames it is similarly well stated.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 24, 2010 (02:35 PM)
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For me personally, what makes me so hung up about the review and its end score is that, for the first four pragraphs, he's disappointed about something that never really seemed meant to be: an in-depth story. I mean, Gears of War 1, a similar game, didn't have much of a plot, and that turned out to be a fine game.

I'm not trying to bash the writer, as he did make interesting reading material, but it is hard to accept that he thought the game was a 7 after all that he wrote. I'm looking forward to seeing what else he writes next, though.


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Author: Lewis
Posted: August 24, 2010 (03:07 PM)
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I must say, it's fantastic to see such revered writing talent working its way into HG's ranks.


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