History YMMV / MaxPayne

14th Mar '17 8:34:06 PM forsetipurge
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* SignatureScene: Three notable ones in ''3'': the UFE raid in the favela, Max and Neves' confrontation at the Imperial Palace Hotel, and Max preparing to execute a badly wounded Becker at the airport.
5th Mar '17 11:46:21 PM Dirtyblue929
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason Max isn't in New York in the third game is that he had to skip town after killing the son of crime lord Anthony [=DeMarco=] to keep him from attacking a woman. [=DeMarco=] put a price on Max's head, leading to him getting attacked even at home and forcing him to take up his guns again for the first time in years. His lone ally in this, with everyone from the first two games dead, is Raul, his old buddy from the police academy Max hasn't seen in years. This plot fits Max's characterization and is very much within the style of the first two games, but it's relegated to a series of FlashBack chapters whose only purpose is to [[HowWeGotHere explain why he's now a bodyguard in South America]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason Max isn't in New York in the third game is that he had to skip town after killing the son of crime lord Anthony [=DeMarco=] to keep him from attacking a woman. [=DeMarco=] put a price on Max's head, leading head large enough that every criminal in the state is out to him getting attacked even at home and kill him, forcing him Max to take up his guns again for the first time in years. His lone ally in this, with everyone from the first two games dead, is Raul, his old buddy from the police academy Max hasn't seen in years. This plot fits Max's characterization the tone and is very much within the style of the first two games, games and could have made a good sequel on its own, but it's relegated to a series of FlashBack chapters whose only purpose is to [[HowWeGotHere explain why he's now a bodyguard in South America]].
5th Mar '17 11:44:11 PM Dirtyblue929
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason Max isn't in New York in the third game is that he had to skip town after killing the son of crime lord Anthony [=DeMarco=] to keep him from attacking a woman. [=DeMarco=] put a price on Max's head, leading to him getting attacked even at home and forcing him to take up his guns again for the first time in years. His lone ally in this, with everyone from the first two games dead, is Raul, his old buddy from the police academy Max hasn't seen in years. This plot fits Max's characterization and is very much within the style of the first two games, but it's discarded once Max leaves New York.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason Max isn't in New York in the third game is that he had to skip town after killing the son of crime lord Anthony [=DeMarco=] to keep him from attacking a woman. [=DeMarco=] put a price on Max's head, leading to him getting attacked even at home and forcing him to take up his guns again for the first time in years. His lone ally in this, with everyone from the first two games dead, is Raul, his old buddy from the police academy Max hasn't seen in years. This plot fits Max's characterization and is very much within the style of the first two games, but it's discarded once Max leaves New York.relegated to a series of FlashBack chapters whose only purpose is to [[HowWeGotHere explain why he's now a bodyguard in South America]].
20th Dec '16 12:33:13 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mona Sax was this in the first game. Despite only showing up in a few graphic novel scenes and having no presence in actual gameplay, she quickly became one of the most popular characters, to the extent that she was PromotedToPlayable in the second game.
28th Nov '16 10:44:07 AM crazysamaritan
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''3'' can suffer from this. The shallow and materialistic Brancos can evoke an EightDeadlyWords reaction, not helped by Max himself noting he doesn't care for their attitudes or lifestyle, the villains of the game being ''worse'' than what's come before, and Max's {{Wangst}} after ''two'' failed attempts to get his life back together already, can result in a player simply not caring about the story.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: ''3'' can suffer from this. The shallow and materialistic Brancos can evoke an EightDeadlyWords reaction, Brancos, not helped by Max himself noting he doesn't care for their attitudes or lifestyle, the villains of the game being ''worse'' than what's come before, and Max's {{Wangst}} after ''two'' failed attempts to get his life back together already, can result in a player simply not caring about the story.
27th Nov '16 1:38:12 AM Raikoh
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** In 3, [[spoiler: the Brancos are being murdered by the brother, Victor, for voter sympathy while bribing the police and other politicians with blood money from an organ trafficking ring.]] The thing is that Max had the potential to be a thorn in the side of this before the game even began [[spoiler: when a cruise ship he's on in Panama got raided by pirates looking for said blood money. He kills the pirates but shrugs off Passos and Marcelo being suspicious about a bag full of money.]] And even during the plot, there was no reason to [[spoiler: leave Rodrigo alone during an attack on his compound, which gets him killed by the very police he called in when they're alone and the tape of it stolen.]] And when he finally finds Fabiana, [[spoiler: he barges in through a front door despite having sighted enemies within through the windows, gets ambushed and forced to watch Fabiana (and later Marcelo) die horribly for his stupidity.]] Max's only excuse for any of this? [[TheAlcoholic Being drunk and dazed for a good majority of the plot]] [[DeathSeeker while horribly depressed enough to consistently dive into a fight without thinking whatsover.]]
27th Nov '16 1:25:20 AM Raikoh
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** For some, Max himself throughout the third game. His drunk self stumbling through the game and fucking most things up, combined with his extremely blunt metaphors and almost ridiculously cynical amounts of snark and bitterness ([[UpToEleven even compared to the previous games]]) almost make him a caricature of his former self.
21st Nov '16 12:26:33 PM TheGunheart
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** [[BrokenBase As divisive as the third game is]], most players really enjoyed Chapters IV and VIII, mainly because they're the flashback levels that take place entirely in New York and capture the tone of the first two games.

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** [[BrokenBase As divisive as the third game is]], most players really enjoyed Chapters IV and VIII, mainly because they're the flashback levels that take place entirely in New York Jersey and capture the tone of the first two games.
19th Sep '16 1:35:10 PM Jake18
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** Played straight and averted in the third game; [[spoiler: Becker and his cohort]] aren't too tough themselves, the former being more of a mere survival gauntlet and the latter being that and a PuzzleBoss, but a couple of times throughout the game, Max encounters armored foes with heavy weapons who are nigh impossible to kill quickly without taking insane amounts of risks. This is especially the worst at the [[spoiler: Imperial Palace]], where [[TimedMission you have about twenty seconds to kill a single one of these guys]] or [[NintendoHard die and get sent to the last checkpoint of the whole section]]; many players get stuck here.

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** Played straight and averted in the third game; [[spoiler: Becker and his cohort]] aren't too tough themselves, the former being more of a mere survival gauntlet and the latter being that and a PuzzleBoss, but a couple of times throughout the game, Max encounters [[HeavilyArmoredMook armored foes foes]] with heavy weapons who are nigh impossible to kill quickly without taking insane amounts of risks. This is especially the worst at the [[spoiler: Imperial Palace]], where [[TimedMission you have about twenty seconds to kill a single one of these guys]] or [[NintendoHard die and get sent to the last checkpoint of the whole section]]; many players get stuck here.here[[note]]Though it becomes significantly easier if you bring the M82A1, which can pierce said enemy's helmet with a single shot.[[/note]].
4th Sep '16 7:18:45 PM spasskysteve
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** The third game's entire soundtrack is fantastic, but particular note should go to [[http://soundcloud.com/rockstargames/police-precinct-90-sec Combat Drugs]], THOSE DRUMS

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** The third game's entire soundtrack is fantastic, but particular note should go to [[http://soundcloud.com/rockstargames/police-precinct-90-sec Combat Drugs]], THOSE DRUMS Drugs]]
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