New York Comic Con Recap with Impressions of Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition

Posted on October 19 2011, 10:47am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

[Top Left: Cos-player of the show as far as we're concerned, a John Marston complete with scarred cheek; Top Right: A dedicated fan shows off a Rockstar logo tattoo; Bottom Left: Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary mugs given out at the show and coming soon to the Warehouse; Bottom Right: Fans at the booth getting hooked up with shirts, posters and more.]

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at New York Comic Con this past weekend whether to check out the live gameplay demo of Max Payne 3, to go hands-on with Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition for mobile - or to score some of the limited-edition and collectible gear pictured above (look for these items and more to land at the newly re-launched Rockstar warehouse soon), we had both games on display to fans and press alike. You can check out the pics above in higher res along with some other shots from the show over at our Twitter stream. Below is a look at early impressions from some of the gaming sites that were on hand at the show revealing what they saw - and look for more in a roundup to be featured here later this week.

Max Payne 3:

"Max, inspired by the real-life look of voice actor James McCaffrey, is physics-tuned to, well, the max. He walks and falls and flies through the air in slow motion like a human who has all 206 bones to use. What’s seen so far is really a marvel of motion capture and game design. Even as Max is falling to the ground, you can carefully lock on, aim and shoot. That’s going to be compelling with a weapon in each hand."
- G4

"[Max Payne 3] is powered by the same engine as Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto IV, albeit with some improvements. In the first scene of the hands-off demo - a shoot-out at Max's New York apartment - Max stepped onto the roof and gave us a jaw-dropping, winter time view of the Manhattan skyline. Furthermore, all the characters have been motion captured, making every little movement realistic." - Cinema Blend

"Rockstar went through a lot of motion capture work to get the characters right. It has paid off. Max, and every other character we saw, from allies to the most basic of enemies, are all a part of their environment. Max hops over barriers, takes cover and even takes actual footsteps (no sliding!) to move around.  Even quick changes of direction result in Max planting his foot and his body shifting." - DualShockers

Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition:

"After about 10 minutes of hands-on time with the game running on an iPad 2, there's no mistaking that GTA III on iOS is a loving port of the game that catapulted Rockstar to the top echelon of game developers. The up-rezzed graphics become immediately apparent, with tons more detail on character faces and clothes." - Kotaku

"It features faces with cleaner, more human-like facial detail... That attention to detail applies to the world you traverse as well. I really wanted to jump to the Callahan Bridge area just to check out the city’s vista at night. There’s subtle shading and a looming foggy look at you walk or ride down a street. The polished sheen on car paint now shows off real-time reflections of the nearby environment as you pass."
- G4

Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition at the New York Comic Con

  • kzysiek1989-20on October 29 2011, 2:02pmReplyFlag
    I will buy it !! just give us a gameplay:P

    • maciej595revanon October 28 2011, 4:07pmReplyFlag
      Max Payne 3 new artwork

      The new screen's are from a spanish magazine cover micromania they are small
      • Ray_VelcoroSKon October 28 2011, 4:02pmReplyFlag
        maciej595revan...send link for Max Payne 3 great the new artwork and 2 new screen's .....
        • maciej595revanon October 28 2011, 4:01pmReplyFlag
          I see ok and still no video
          • Ray_VelcoroSKon October 28 2011, 3:58pmReplyFlag
            maciej595revan .... question
            • maciej595revanon October 28 2011, 3:42pmReplyFlag
              mullen222 from where did you get this information?
              • Ray_VelcoroSKon October 28 2011, 3:32pmReplyFlag
                Rockstar Games : ....Posted October 7 at 7:00pm......" Expect another all-new Max Payne 3 video this month" where is it ????
                • traveler05on October 28 2011, 2:55pmReplyFlag
                  can we have new gameplay soon plz
                  • maciej595revanon October 27 2011, 4:03amReplyFlag
                    Just download micromania magazine and saw Max Payne 3 great the new artwork and 2 new screen's ow yeah
                    • tombstone14on October 26 2011, 10:48pmReplyFlag
                      @R When are u guys gonna release n a new gameplay video of Max Payne 3
                      • DGSimoon October 26 2011, 5:57amReplyFlag
                        Hey guys, Spanish magazine Micromania has a big multipage article in their new issue with some new screenshots and artwork. Here's a sample at the link below:
                        • maciej595revanon October 26 2011, 4:45amReplyFlag
                          What can we expect more on max payne 3?
                          • GTAMASTER_08on October 24 2011, 8:35pmReplyFlag
                            TO all you guys wondering how GTA 3 10th anniversary edtion will look like here it is :

                            YES! it's ported to mobile devices from the XBOX version of GTA 3 , so no major difference. But its good thing the mobile devices are getting it. Sure hope it comes to PS3 and 360 and PC. Happy belated Birthday GTA 3
                            • Katmulaon October 23 2011, 11:27pmReplyFlag
                              The month is almost over, will their still be a video this month? I am a little bit worried about the guns in this game. All i see in the pictures are desert eagles and Dual Ingrams, can you confirm that there will be more than 3 guns in the game?
                              • R* Yon October 21 2011, 7:44pmReplyFlag
                                @mullen222 Thanks for the link

                                Much more on Max Payne 3 in the next few weeks, stay tuned all...
                                • Ray_VelcoroSKon October 21 2011, 12:41pmReplyFlag
                                  4 new amazing screenshot ,
                                  • Mergimofficialon October 20 2011, 9:00amReplyFlag
                                    A HD Remake of GTA 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360 is much better.
                                    • SlupekPLon October 20 2011, 8:01amReplyFlag
                                      Great pics .

                                      It would be nice if now everyone could see the new trailer / gameplay ;]
                                      • jimbom101on October 20 2011, 6:10amReplyFlag
                                        • maciej595revanon October 20 2011, 4:22amReplyFlag
                                          I hope we gonna see the new gameplay video soon right rockstar?
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