History Headscratchers / MaxPayne

5th May '16 12:00:52 PM EmperorNorton
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** ''Max Payne'' began development in late 1996, the team that worked on it was entirely in Finland, and the episode with Faith staking that guy aired in 1999. It's entirely possible that the in-joke was put into the game before the episode aired, or that it's a joke specifically referring to the Kristy Swanson movie, where vampires didn't simply blow up into ashes upon death.

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** ''Max Payne'' began development in late 1996, the team that worked on it was entirely in from Finland, and the episode with Faith staking that guy aired in 1999. It's entirely possible that the in-joke was put into the game before the episode aired, or that it's a joke specifically referring to the Kristy Swanson movie, where vampires didn't simply blow up into ashes upon death.
5th May '16 11:59:59 AM EmperorNorton
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** ''Max Payne'' began development in late 1996, the team that worked on it was entirely in Finland, and the episode with Faith staking that guy aired in 1999. It's entirely possible that the in-joke was put into the game before the episode aired, or that it's a joke specifically referring to the Kristy Swanson movie, where vampires didn't simply blow up into ashes upon death.
24th Apr '16 3:26:08 PM tsstevens
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* Okay this is very minor but there's a bit where Max finds a guy killed with a wooden stake, he tried to identify his killer as Buff...[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer you know where this is going.]] It was actually Faith who killed someone that way in the show, shouldn't she had been used instead? Or might that make the reference a little too obscure?
5th Apr '16 1:08:08 AM hpl
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* What's the deal with the yacht max is on getting attacked by Pirates/Terrorists/Thugs in the Panama Canal? The Panama Canal is a vital economic artery between the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean and thus is very heavily patrolled. It's probably one of the safest waterways in the world as far as pirate attacks are concerned. Even if it were to be attacked, the local law enforcement would be on the attackers like flies on honey once the alarm went out.
27th Mar '16 3:43:20 PM THEAngryLemon
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** it's heavily implied Max is an Unreliable Narrorator and the sheer body count he racks across the three games is an exaggeration caused by his guilt complex



** Likely a subliminal result coming from early instances of the drug's use, as well as its name. Hallucinations aren't 100% random, and Valkyr would bring up memories of the Valkyries. If a few people testify that they had those hallucinations, it would lead to other users thinking of the same thing and thus influencing their brain into having that hallucination.[[/folder]]

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** Likely a subliminal result coming from early instances of the drug's use, as well as its name. Hallucinations aren't 100% random, and Valkyr would bring up memories of the Valkyries. If a few people testify that they had those hallucinations, it would lead to other users thinking of the same thing and thus influencing their brain into having that hallucination.hallucination.
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4th Feb '15 7:51:55 PM damnedifiaint
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** If you aren't an above-average shot, the human head is a hard target to hit when firing a high-caliber pistol with one hand.
23rd Dec '13 2:00:37 PM Joylock
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** It's not unrealistic for these groups to have membership numbers in the mid-to-high hundreds, especially in a city as large as San Paolo (L.A.'s Metro Division numbers about 300-400 officers, for example, and several American militia movements have memberships in the high hundreds). The real suspension of disbelief comes from Max killing them all single-handedly.
3rd Oct '13 5:58:38 PM Jake18
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*** Plus, his employers are fluent in English, so he may not have felt the need.
27th Sep '13 1:19:22 AM Shepherd
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* It seems glaringly unrealistic for Max to kill as many people as he does in the course of this one game - easily topping a thousand. The Comando Sombra would have to number hundreds of members, as would the Cracha Preto and the UFE. That would have to be every gun-toting favela thug, every dirty cop and every Hoboken mobster. I guess I can believe that life in Sao Paulo is tough enough to make joining a favela gang desirable, but where does one find that many corrupt cops to turn into a special police unit of that size? Or where does one find that many ex-cops and soldiers willing to form up an organ-stealing ring?
14th Aug '13 8:39:55 PM PaladinPhoenix
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*** The tie-in comics show that Bravura does survive, but is ultimately forced to kick Max off the police force with half-pension because, while he did take down a crime syndicate and uncover corruption at a really high level, he still went off the reservation and broke more than a few rules. While Bravura painted him as a hero for what he did, he still had to let him go, which is why Max is spending his time drinking: he has absolutely nothing else to do.
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