History VideoGame / MaxPayne

18th Oct '17 11:21:27 PM Joylock
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* PuzzleBoss: True to form for the series. [[spoiler: Bechmeyer]] has to be flushed out of cover by dropping debris from the ceiling on him before he can be shot, at which point he's no tougher than any other [[EliteMooks Elite Mook]], and FinalBoss [[spoiler: Becker]] is basically a FlunkyBoss who hides behind an impenetrable shield while you kill his goons and shoot his grenades out of the air until a cutscene triggers.
18th Oct '17 11:18:10 PM Joylock
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* EliteMooks: Elite U.F.E. tactical troops are equipped with full body armor and military-grade weaponry; they can take multiple shots to bring down (what would be fatal damage to a gangbanger only knocks them down for a couple seconds), and wear ballistic helmets that can deflect one or two headshots.
** GasMaskMooks: Some of the U.F.E. elite soldiers wear gas masks and use laser sights on their guns. Justified as these guys usually try to use tear gas against you.



* HeavilyArmoredMook: Max fights a few of these at various points throughout the game [[spoiler: (at the office building, the derelict hotel and the police station).]] They're armed with light machine guns and can survive almost [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Juggernaut]]-levels of damage before going down if you don't get headshots. There're actually two varieties: One can take multiple headshots, doesn't flinch from body shots and gets a cutscene whenever it shows up, while the second only needs one and can be knocked down.

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* HeavilyArmoredMook: Max fights a few about 3 or 4 of these at various points throughout the game [[spoiler: (at the office building, the derelict hotel and the police station).]] They're armed with light machine guns and can survive almost [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Juggernaut]]-levels of damage before going down if you don't get headshots. There're actually two varieties: One To a lesser extent there are also U.F.E. EliteMooks equipped with full tactical body armor; they can take multiple headshots, doesn't flinch from body shots bullets to bring down and gets a cutscene whenever it shows up, while the second only needs one and their helmets can be knocked down.even deflect poorly aimed headshots.
16th Oct '17 8:56:56 PM Kalaong
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* FollowThePlottedLine: {{Lampshaded}} in Max's monologue;
-->There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask "why me?" and "what if?". When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you, it would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.



* VideoGamesAndFate: The second game is entirely linear, with NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom (although there are two MultipleEndings depending on difficulty level). It also features numerous ruminations upon the nature of free will and destiny, with several of the characters debating whether they truly have agency of their own or if their actions are simply pre-determined.
-->'''Vlad:''' ''Hypothetically, if the [[MortonsFork only choice you have is to do the wrong thing]], it's not really the wrong thing. It's more like fate.''

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* VideoGamesAndFate: The second game is entirely linear, with NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom (although there are two MultipleEndings depending on difficulty level).level), and all Max does is FollowThePlottedLine. It also features numerous ruminations upon the nature of free will and destiny, with several of the characters debating whether they truly have agency of their own or if their actions are simply pre-determined.
-->'''Vlad:''' -->'''Max''': ''There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask "why me?" and "what if?". When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you, it would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.''\\
'''Vlad:'''
''Hypothetically, if the [[MortonsFork only choice you have is to do the wrong thing]], it's not really the wrong thing. It's more like fate.''
16th Oct '17 11:13:47 AM fagtotsupremeultimate69
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* NoGearLevel: When Max is [[MuggingTheMonster robbed of his weapons]], he has to make his way to a strip club without grabbing attention. [[SarcasmMode Yeah a bald guy covered in cuts on his face and a Hawaiian shirt won't attract attention.]]

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* NoGearLevel: When Max is [[MuggingTheMonster robbed of his weapons]], he has to make his way to a strip club without grabbing attention. [[SarcasmMode Yeah Yeah, a bald white guy covered in cuts on with everything short of a gigantic "Gringo" sign floating over his face and a Hawaiian shirt head won't attract attention.]]
3rd Oct '17 9:34:30 AM Veltro
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* KarmaHoudini: You never get to cap Anthony [=DeMarco=] Sr. for all the grief he gave Max, though you did leave him in great grief.

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* KarmaHoudini: You never get to cap Anthony [=DeMarco=] Sr. kill Serrano for all the grief he gave Max, executing Fabiana Branco, though you did leave him in great grief.he does at least lose his position as the slum king of Sao Paulo.



* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: By the end of the second game, ''every single character'' whose name is uttered (including every character who merely has his name mentioned ''once'' in conversation, such as gangsters, cops, hitmen and bystanders) is dead, except for Max, a badly injured Lt. Bravura, and, [[MultipleEndings in one out of three cases]], Mona Sax. Then Bravura dies of a heart attack in the ''Hoboken Blues'' comic and Mona is all but confirmed dead. By the end of the third game, it gets a little bit better, with Passos, Giovanna and Da Silva surviving.]]

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* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: By the end of the second game, ''every single character'' whose name is uttered (including every character who merely has his name mentioned ''once'' in conversation, such as gangsters, cops, hitmen and bystanders) is dead, except for Max, Kyra Silver, a badly injured Lt. Bravura, and, [[MultipleEndings in one out of three cases]], Mona Sax. Then Bravura dies of a heart attack in the ''Hoboken Blues'' comic and Mona is all but confirmed dead. By the end of the third game, it gets a little bit better, with Passos, Giovanna Giovanna, her unborn baby and Da Silva surviving.]]
20th Sep '17 11:40:36 AM Crino37
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* BilingualBonus: Given that the game takes place in Brazil, it's natural that much of the dialogue spoken by enemies and side-characters isn't in English. Max doesn't speak Portuguese, so the subtitles provide no translation.

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* BilingualBonus: Given that the third game takes place in Brazil, it's natural that much of the dialogue spoken by enemies and side-characters isn't in English. Max doesn't speak Portuguese, so the subtitles provide no translation.
16th Sep '17 7:55:47 AM NNinja
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* BadassNormal: Mona Sax's ability to mow through mooks can be explained by the fact that she's a professional assassin. Max Payne is just a detective, and how much he survives over the course of all three games is... yeah. He's probably killed more than one thousand people by the time the credits roll on ''Max Payne 3''.
5th Sep '17 7:22:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MoneyIsNotPower: When Max reaches the innermost part of the [[spoiler: Imperial Palace Hotel, Dr. Fisher explains that [[OrganTheft the organs he harvested from the kidnapped urban poor]] will save lives, Max points a gun at him, which causes Fisher]] to bribe Max with an armful of money. Max lets the money drop on the floor, and [[spoiler: lets Serrano, who prior to that point had been antagonizing Max, [[DowithHimAsYouWill kill fisher for harvesting the organs of his friends and neighbors.]]]]

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* MoneyIsNotPower: When Max reaches the innermost part of the [[spoiler: Imperial [[spoiler:Imperial Palace Hotel, Dr. Fisher explains that [[OrganTheft Hotel]], he discovers [[spoiler:Dr. Fisher]], who frantically attempts to excuse his part in the crime of [[spoiler:[[OrganTheft stealing organs he harvested from the kidnapped urban poor]] will poor en mass]] by claiming that this heinous act is going to going to save lives, lives]]. Having absolutely none of this, Max points a gun at him, which causes Fisher]] [[spoiler:Fisher]] to attempt to bribe Max with an armful of money. Max just lets the money drop on the floor, and [[spoiler: lets Serrano, who prior to that point had been antagonizing Max, [[DowithHimAsYouWill [[DoWithHimAsYouWill kill fisher Fisher for harvesting the organs of his friends and neighbors.]]]]neighbors]]]].
13th Aug '17 9:58:08 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: InUniverse: after fighting off Serrano's heavily armed [[GangBanger street gang,]] Max refers to Sao Paulo as "Baghdad with g-strings."

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* XMeetsY: JustForFun/XMeetsY: InUniverse: after fighting off Serrano's heavily armed [[GangBanger street gang,]] Max refers to Sao Paulo as "Baghdad with g-strings."
12th Aug '17 8:44:54 PM Lanes17B
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* XMeetsY: InUniverse: after fighting off Serrano's heavily armed [[GangBanger street gang,]] Max refers to Sao Paulo as "Baghdad with g-strings."
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