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Max Payne 3 : The Crachá Preto

Max Payne 3 : The Crachá Preto

Rockstar Games has today unveiled some screenshots of Max Payne 3 focusing on the Crachá Preto paramilitary faction of São Paulo. You will find details here.

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Commented on 2012-04-18 21:08:29
What's with those huge, weird/bad looking watches on those dudes in the firrst image. hahah.
Commented on 2012-04-18 22:40:42
And what's with the damn harmless guy in the third image?
Commented on 2012-04-18 23:20:49
What's with the shrub in the second picture? It's all like "oooooooooo look at me, I"m in Max Payne 3!"

Anyway, graphics do look a bit dated, but I could care less. This game in motion is a thing of beauty! I'll take a smooth playing, well animated game with outstanding physics but blurry textures over a high res picture show any day of the week!
Commented on 2012-04-18 23:32:03
Visuals look fantastic in motion, these screens don't do the game justice.
Commented on 2012-04-19 00:04:18
the graphics engine is crap, it doesn't look "fantastic" by any stretch of imagination.

The normal mapping on the characters reminds me of early Xbox 360 games.

The lighting seems weak and so are the environments....so many better looking games out there. Hell I am playing Just Cause 2 on PC and even that looks better than this abomination and JC2 is an open world game!!!
Commented on 2012-04-19 00:53:41
Kinda wish the enemies were Italian mobsters with NY accents rather than some Brazilian mercenaries.
Commented on 2012-04-19 09:08:41 In reply to Doom_Bringer
For some reason my feeling says's this are multi-player shot's from the console.
Just grab some older shot's and compare the lightning and bloom and even the texture quality .
Commented on 2012-04-19 13:11:38 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
the graphics engine is crap, it doesn't look "fantastic" by any stretch of imagination.
Nah, it does look fantastic since the animations are so good.
Commented on 2012-04-19 14:38:48
A bit dissapointed by the screens. I know these are for the console versions but what I had seen so far (PC) looked way better than these which makes me think if they will actually look that good outside consoles.
Commented on 2012-04-19 15:19:58 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
the graphics engine is crap, it doesn't look "fantastic" by any stretch of imagination.

The normal mapping on the characters reminds me of early Xbox 360 games.

The lighting seems weak and so are the environments....so many better looking games out there. Hell I am playing Just Cause 2 on PC and even that looks better than this abomination and JC2 is an open world game!!!
I really don't see how graphics matter so much at this stage. It's not mind blowing, but it doesn't need to be. I mean, so what if there are better looking games out their? There always is.

The art direction here is strong and has enough support from the engine to portray the game brilliantly and that's all I really need.

And that's not even touching on the great dynamic animation work Rockstar implement in their games.
Commented on 2012-04-19 15:38:44
Even RDR 360 looks better than this pos....I don't know what you guys are smoking
Commented on 2012-04-19 18:39:57 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Even RDR 360 looks better than this pos....I don't know what you guys are smoking
How did you ever even play the original Max Payne games....
Commented on 2012-04-19 18:44:09
Do elaborate....
Commented on 2012-04-19 19:04:26
well, I mean, they look alot worse than this. Technically speaking.
Commented on 2012-04-19 19:07:12
They looked good back in the day especially Max Payne 2. Didn't like either games (thought they were a brain cell nuking experience) but they did look good at the their respective release dates.
Commented on 2012-04-19 20:44:01
The "art" direction reminds me of MW series in multiplayer, generic mercs and generic setting.
Actually if anything, it reminds me of Favela in MW2 and that Brazil or something level in MW3.
Commented on 2012-04-20 01:04:08
Well the game is set in Sao Paulo...
Commented on 2012-04-20 03:21:29 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
the graphics engine is crap, it doesn't look "fantastic" by any stretch of imagination.

The normal mapping on the characters reminds me of early Xbox 360 games.

The lighting seems weak and so are the environments....so many better looking games out there. Hell I am playing Just Cause 2 on PC and even that looks better than this abomination and JC2 is an open world game!!!
If you are so obsessed with high res textures and pretty pictures, maybe go to an art museum or something. If you can't appreciate the other things this game does (and does incredibly well) like animation, physics, damage, etc, then you are just ignorant or jaded. You already made known that you hate the series, so why are you in here whinging about the graphics? I don't go into forums about chick flick movies that I will never watch and b!tch about the art direction.....
Commented on 2012-04-20 09:21:03 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
If you are so obsessed with high res textures and pretty pictures, maybe go to an art museum or something. If you can't appreciate the other things this game does (and does incredibly well) like animation, physics, damage, etc, then you are just ignorant or jaded. You already made known that you hate the series, so why are you in here whinging about the graphics? I don't go into forums about chick flick movies that I will never watch and b!tch about the art direction.....
What? Come on, you're one of the most cynical people on this entire website (yes, including me) how the hell you have the audacity to complain about someone complaining when you do it constantly yourself is just mind blowing.
Commented on 2012-04-20 11:24:05
OKay, the game looks good for me, I an not expecting the Holodeck from the Starship Enterprise. My concerns are, how long is the single player, I wonder about replayability, this is what I am on the fence about. The multiplayer looks cool, but I doubt I will invest too much time into that. What about the single player, is this a rent or buy (Hint: I don't rent games).
Commented on 2012-04-20 13:18:54 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
If you are so obsessed with high res textures and pretty pictures, maybe go to an art museum or something. If you can't appreciate the other things this game does (and does incredibly well) like animation, physics, damage, etc, then you are just ignorant or jaded. You already made known that you hate the series, so why are you in here whinging about the graphics? I don't go into forums about chick flick movies that I will never watch and b!tch about the art direction.....
Dude thinks that BF3 looks bad on high. I wouldn't put too much stock in that opinion.
Commented on 2012-04-20 14:36:44 In reply to KORNdog
I really want to defend this game , but sins most complaints are about the console version , i will just move along XD.

Btw ,have they made a horde-mode for this game, because that would be so awesome :D
Commented on 2012-04-20 16:29:42 In reply to GriftGFX
Posted by GriftGFX
Dude thinks that BF3 looks bad on high. I wouldn't put too much stock in that opinion.
Yea the jaggies ruin the visuals in Battlefield 3, I don't have a $500 video card to appreciate the visuals in that game. Both Crysis 1 and Crysis 2 look far superior on my computer compared to BF3. Although, I must say that after fiddling with the ATI control panel and enabling wide tent AA, the game has become a bit more pleasing to the eye, but still it's a hit or miss depending on the map.

But anyway this game looks like crap for a few reasons:
No ambient occlusion
Flat lighting
Poor character models with bad normal mapping that remind me of initial Xbox 360 games
Terrible looking environments.

Pretty much all third person shooters I have played in recent years, destroy this game visually.

And I don't know this game is getting hyped anyway....it looks so repetitive...

btw these are the settings I use for BF3:
Textures - High
Shadows - High
Effects - Ultra (look the think smoke effects)
LOD - Ultra
Terrain Quality - Ultra
Terrain decoration - Ultra
AA post - Medium
AA - none
AO - HBAO
AF - 16x

with triple buffering at 1080p, game maintains a nice frame rate for the most part but it does drop near heavy smoke since the effects are at ultra but it doesn't bother me. Crysis with the right mods (mster config, rygel's texture pack, HD foliage) is a far better looking game than BF3. It has better lighting, better textures, better skin shaders, better shaders overall, better looking NPc's etc.
Commented on 2012-04-20 17:50:13 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
with triple buffering at 1080p, game maintains a nice frame rate for the most part but it does drop near heavy smoke since the effects are at ultra but it doesn't bother me. Crysis with the right mods (mster config, rygel's texture pack, HD foliage) is a far better looking game than BF3. It has better lighting, better textures, better skin shaders, better shaders overall, better looking NPc's etc.
Sorry but after comparing vanilla with mods , you cant been taken serious anymore for today.
And also why are u coming here if you just want to bitch about a game you dont like anyway 0-0?

And you're points why as it looks like shit IYO are also hardheaded. The game uses a ton of other visual features that are IMO much more appealing (and heavy) then some nice lightning or ambient occlusion(which takes a shit load of performance and is just some more and better defined shadows).

If you wanna rip on a game you hate please think about what you post.
Commented on 2012-04-22 03:23:42 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
What? Come on, you're one of the most cynical people on this entire website (yes, including me) how the hell you have the audacity to complain about someone complaining when you do it constantly yourself is just mind blowing.
Point out one single time where I say that something looks like absolute garbage with no redeeming qualities like he did. I have issues with games that I don't like the gameplay direction of, but I very seldom, if ever lambaste a game for not looking pretty. I think there is a pretty big distinction between saying a game like MP3 looks like utter garbage in spite of its outstanding redeeming qualities (physics, animation, destruction), and not liking the dumbing down of certain franchises. I am about as far from a graphics whore as you can get.

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