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Old 06-11-2012, 02:00 AM   #91
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Great find. I haven't decided if I am going to use this yet or not, only just finished my Hard playthrough today.

I think the only thing that might push me to it is the unskippable cut scenes. Like I really enjoy the gameplay but even today when I was mopping up the misc achievements it was bugging the piss out of me having to sit through, in some cases, 4-5 minute scenes I have seen already before I could even quit out to the main menu.

Maybe if I played through it a few months down the line when they story isn't as fresh it wouldn't bother me as much. But I am enjoying actually playing it so much I want to keep playing it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:45 AM   #92
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I am almost done with my Old School playthrough. Nice to see I can grab the achievement. I was actually not even playing to play another playthrough. I am already sick of the game! It was an awesome fun game, but I'm finding it more a chore on my second playthrough. Maybe that's because I have less and less time to play games. I was lucky to put in 3 hours this week into games. Tricks like this help save time for those who don't have it
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:01 AM   #93
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I just have Old School and Hardcore to do, now that I've done NYMH. The question I ask myself (and you all); do I utilise this glitch? Do I deserve to after the shit I've endured, the countless times I've watched the scenes? I say that I've completed the hardest challenge in Max Payne 3, so would it diminish my accomplishment in any way?
If you really enjoy this game as much as i do then then play through the game
and whatch every cut scene from the beginnig to the end
I played through the game again after i had unlocked every singleplayer achievement.
I turned off the subtitle and enjoyed every seond of all cutscenes and gameplay

You are already unlocked the hardest achievement in this game!
Hardcore and old shool will be a walk in the park for you
But you will be glad that there are checkpoint
and you dont have to play everything over and over again from the beginning
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #94
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You are already unlocked the hardest achievement in this game!
Hardcore and old shool will be a walk in the park for you
But you will be glad that there are checkpoint
and you dont have to play everything over and over again from the beginning
Haha, I was playing Hardcore last night and was killed and started to get annoyed because I had to go back to the beginning! I'm so used to NYMH now that I think it'll always restart. I also keep checking the top left corner of the screen to see what time I'm at...
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #95
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Like i said
It will be easy with checkpoints ^^
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #96
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I am almost done with my Old School playthrough. Nice to see I can grab the achievement. I was actually not even playing to play another playthrough. I am already sick of the game! It was an awesome fun game, but I'm finding it more a chore on my second playthrough. Maybe that's because I have less and less time to play games. I was lucky to put in 3 hours this week into games. Tricks like this help save time for those who don't have it
With that little time, I'd imagine your days of writing achievement guides is over? I will miss your well written guides. I was looking forward to writing another guide for Dead Space 3, but with my recent engagement, it seems like I'm in the same boat as you.

OT: After some contemplating, I decided to give in and use this glitch. With the little time I have to play games and with the other games I need to work on before the fall/winter Blockbuster hits coming, I just want to finish this. Plus, the four other playthroughs needed for the 100% more than make up for "cheating" a little.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:52 PM   #97
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Soooo happy this was discovered, used it last night and I'll happily shave 8 hours off time needed to play this game. I loved it but after initially playing on medium, then hard then old school while still needing NYM and NYMHC why wouldn't you want to cut your play time down?? A great game can turn to severe annoyance from all of these play through's.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #98
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The only real reason why I used it and why I would imagine many would is because of the difficulty. I mean really, like 2-3 shots and DEAD, well last stand provided you can find the guy and hit him.

I myself don't care for dying instantly, thank you.
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Im going to try this right now thanks
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #100
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It worked for me perfectly!
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:26 AM   #101
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this worked a beast thanks alot for finding the discovery lol i have played through it 3 times now 1 of them being void as i turned on hard lock at end of first hard playthrough not knowing that that whould void my entire playthrough so done it again on hard then old skool used this glitch because i still have to do nym and nymhc not looking forward to those :/ again thanks alot
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:05 AM   #102
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Personally, I found playing Hardcore substantially more difficult than Old School (which I find ironic, since the achievement for Old School is of a higher point value). If you don't WANT to go through both Hardcore AND Old School, then here's what you do:

Play through the game on Old School. Upon destroying Victor Branco's plane (and ending the game / triggering the final cinematic), you will be awarded with the Achievement for Old School. Once that pops up, press the guide button and quit to the Dashboard. Boot the game back up and select Continue from the Main Menu. You'll be right at the moment where you have to destroy Victor's plane. Once you're loaded in, Pause the game and drop the difficulty down to Hardcore. Destroy the game and blam, you've unlocked the achievement for beating the game on Hardcore.

Update: And doing this will unlock BOTH the One Hit Kill cheat and the Max Payne Advanced skin.
Hi, I tried doing this as I played through on hard and it didn't work but this is not the problem. The problem is, when I pressed the Xbox button the first time it took me into the achievment and I wasn't able to dashboard, but I then pressed the second time and I was able to dashboard. Is this how you're supposed to do it or am I missing something?
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:17 AM   #103
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Hi, I tried doing this as I played through on hard and it didn't work but this is not the problem. The problem is, when I pressed the Xbox button the first time it took me into the achievment and I wasn't able to dashboard, but I then pressed the second time and I was able to dashboard. Is this how you're supposed to do it or am I missing something?
That is exactly what happened to me. But it popped after I really did dashboard the second time. The first time it does pasue the game.
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Some achievement hunters, like myself, do have lives outside of video games and still like to 100% games. Why should I have to play through this game five times, when I could do this glitch and save myself a playthrough? I don't see how that makes me lazy in any way.
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Some achievement hunters, like myself, do have lives outside of video games and still like to 100% games. Why should I have to play through this game five times, when I could do this glitch and save myself a playthrough? I don't see how that makes me lazy in any way.
since you're an achievement hunter you should be able to understand this (and im not trying to argue or fight, im just answering the question that you presented out of no where)

its lazy because, if the glitch wasnt present, the only way you would be able to get this achievement is by playing through it on Hardcore. But knowing that there is a glitch that will save you time and frustration you'll use it which would classify you as Smart or Lazy depending on the gamer. its like you want the achievement, but you dont want to work for it.

Me, i think its smart and lazy.. i would've used the glitch if it were known before i had already beat it on hardcore.
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Lazy is a relative term and as you are already sinking over a 100+ hours into this game to get the full 1,000 , I hardly consider saving yourself 8 hours, lazy in any way...but regardless of what you want to call it, I spent my own money on this game, so as long as it doesn't affect other players, I'm going to play it how I want, without grief from others.
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All that matters now is as long as your profile is online like mine. People can know when you got the achievement and when this glitch was found out. That is all, no need for lazy this or that.
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idc like i said, i would've done it too and i wouldnt give 2 shits about what anyone on online forums had to say about it. but i still think of it as a lazy alternative.

but like sparacino says, you're committing 100+ hours into the game, so it really is just a small dent.
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I used the trick mentioned and I got it. Saved me the playthrough that got messed up on the Hardcore difficulty.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:08 AM   #110
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Pretty kewl..

I decided to start my Old School play through tonight (everyone says its easier than hardcore).. and so far im on chapter 5 with overall ease and hardly any rage.. either Hard playthrough trained me some or Old School is a bit easier than Hard/Hardcore..

Depending on how my Grinds are after i get to the end of Old School will probably determine if i use this tip or not.. although i probably will =]

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Pretty kewl..

I decided to start my Old School play through tonight (everyone says its easier than hardcore).. and so far im on chapter 5 with overall ease and hardly any rage.. either Hard playthrough trained me some or Old School is a bit easier than Hard/Hardcore..

Depending on how my Grinds are after i get to the end of Old School will probably determine if i use this tip or not.. although i probably will =]

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Old School has to be medium difficulty at most. I only have Old School, New York Minute, New York Minute Hardcore, and Single player grinds left. I played it on Hard and then Hardcore and Old School is easier than both by a long shot.
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Old School has to be medium difficulty at most. I only have Old School, New York Minute, New York Minute Hardcore, and Single player grinds left. I played it on Hard and then Hardcore and Old School is easier than both by a long shot.
That's because you're more accustomed to the game. The damage you take is comparable to Hard. If you could try Old School first, you'd have a different experience to trying it after mastering the game.
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That's because you're more accustomed to the game. The damage you take is comparable to Hard. If you could try Old School first, you'd have a different experience to trying it after mastering the game.
I agree with you. After hard I did hardcore first and then oldschool.
Oldschool gave me more of a pain since I wasn't used to popping pills in time.
Especially the becker fight made me wanna destroy things.
That skill improved with numerous runs in NYM and NYM HC.
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I agree with you. After hard I did hardcore first and then oldschool.
Oldschool gave me more of a pain since I wasn't used to popping pills in time.
Especially the becker fight made me wanna destroy things.
That skill improved with numerous runs in NYM and NYM HC.
I think NYM HC made me become unstoppable in this game. I destroyed Becker in no time at all but, my biggest problem area was in Chapter 3, when you have just left the lift and are at the top of the stairs. I did my normal Shootdodge down the stairs and died. Twice. That's the most amount of deaths I had in any of the levels.

However, I would never say that the difficulty of it is any less that what it is. For a person who hasn't played this game to death (and believe me, I have played this more than enough now...), they will have some problems with this mode.
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I think NYM HC made me become unstoppable in this game. I destroyed Becker in no time at all but, my biggest problem area was in Chapter 3, when you have just left the lift and are at the top of the stairs. I did my normal Shootdodge down the stairs and died. Twice. That's the most amount of deaths I had in any of the levels.

However, I would never say that the difficulty of it is any less that what it is. For a person who hasn't played this game to death (and believe me, I have played this more than enough now...), they will have some problems with this mode.
Feeling unstoppable describes it pretty good. When the 10G poppep it felt like the next 10k, lol.
I never ever used shootdodge during my NYM runs, always relied on BT. I died to many times lying out in the open during my other runs.
The difficulty wasn't the problem just the pressure of knowing what happens when you die. I got worse the further you came. Made me do stupid mistakes I otherwise wouldn't have done. It was a pain nontheless.
Especially when stupid glitches destroyed you.
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I just feel people are dying a lot easier from non head shots in Old School than in hard and hardcore.
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Does anyone know if the latest update on 26th June has fixed this glitch?
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Does anyone know if the latest update on 26th June has fixed this glitch?
Seems like they fixed it. Finished old school today and followed the guide here but no hardcore achievement.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:30 AM   #119
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Seems like they fixed it. Finished old school today and followed the guide here but no hardcore achievement.
thank god i didnt dwnload the update till after i got the hardcore achievement with the glitch
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nooooooo if only i had read this before trying, just loaded up my save on new update and when it didnt pop i deleted update tried again said game not compatible, flippen gutted.
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