Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Pleasure and the Payne...



Hello my beautiful friends! I'm back from my three week vacation in the beautiful land of Wales. I took the xbox 360. One day I was watching the Matrix and I just got totally into it for about the twenty seventh time. I went over to the little shop on the caravan park, and they were selling xbox and ps2 games two for £15 (which is kind of a rip off 'cos you can pick 'em up for peanuts over here...) They had 'Enter The Matrix' and 'Max Payne'.

Still, it was the chance to play a Matrix game and the weather this summer in the UK has been shit and I was on holiday and Mrs. K wasn't arriving for a week. I had plenty of gaming time available! So I bought the games. Enter The Matrix wouldn't load up immediately (I didn't have the internet to download the code or whatever). However Max Payne loaded up straight away. I'd played and loved this game on the PS2 (I've got two copies) but got stuck and couldn't progress and like so many games before I'd abandoned it.

To cut what is rapidly becoming a long story short, I played the game to it's conclusion and LOVED it! It had every element of a game that should be there for me. To give it the award it deserves it came close to Shenmue. I know that's nearly blasphemy but it's true. What I absolutely loved were the faux series on TV... Lords and Ladies, Dick Justice etc. I love that!

When I finally finished the game, despite having a stack of games I could play, I felt the need to play more Max Payne. I found the sequel in 'Summit Games', Bangor, for the much more realistic price of £4. That saw me through the second w
eek of my holiday... If you've never played Max Payne 1 & 2 you HAVE to play them.



After that I needed something along similar lines. It proved to be GTA4 that has been in my house since it's release date. I'm loving it. I've never played a GTA game but now I literally am Nico Bellic, and Liberty City is my home! I've only played 10% of the game but I love it. I know I'm always behind the times but in this case the lag is not THAT long...
happy

Good to be back brothers!!!

12 comments:

Junlee said...

YAY!!! Welcome back fatherk! :D

About GTAIV, I played and loved that game for a long time, but unfortunately, I got tired of it like all the other GTA games. I still haven't beat the damn thing! I don't know if I ever will...

But anywho, it's good to have you back!

blondejon said...

welcome back matey, just in time to find out the entire world has gone spore mad....

Ice Koobs said...

It's good to see you FatherK.
I have to stop playing GTA IV. I started to skip work to play it. Thats never a good thing.
Koobs

DEITRIX said...

I gave up on GTA4 as well... It got to be too time consuming for right now...

Even tho Fallout 3 will be out soon... God help me... plus a ton of others...

Father, you need to check out the movie trailer for Max Payne if your a fan. Looks pretty wild...

fatherkrishna said...

Hi Junlee! I'll be checkin your place out tonite!

Thanks blondejon! Spore mad you say? My Littlest ginger has just got it for the DS...

Cheers Koobs! How's the quest going?

I'm just dipping into GTA4 I suppose... I'm only 13% into it deitrix... I could see me still playing it in 2012... :)

Junlee said...

Thanks for checkin' out all the posts fatherk! And don't forget to check the others past the first page. There's one on there for sure I know you'll like, lol. You will now which one.

NebachadnezzaR said...

Max Payne is made of win. The first game actually made me buy a new graphics card and more RAM for my pc back in the day. Good times, when I would do and upgrade just to play one game...

Too bad they never made a MP3, maybe after Remedy is done with Alan Wake...

blondejon said...

spore for the pc...i reckon 75% of the tech support staff at the ISP I work at have the game.

play.com seem to have the best price with free delivery :)

fatherkrishna said...

Blondejon, you're right on the money. My littlest got the spore "creature creator" sampler with his pocket money at the weekend (£5).

He's even uploaded his newest creation onto youtube (see post above.) he's only 10 for crissakes and he's managed to do something I wouldn't even begin to know what to do!

DEITRIX said...

He will be off to college in no time!

Ice Koobs said...

I don't know if this is old news to you but there is a Max Payne movie coming out. It's supposedly coming out on the 14 of November.
Koobs

fatherkrishna said...

It's coming out on the 14th of Nov? Wow! looks like Mrs. K is seeing it for her birthday! LOL!