Max Payne 3:

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Jonah Falcon
Jonah Falcon
2 SoCalToa10th Dec 2011 05:27:47 PM from The Town With No Name
King of Pants
Gonna give this thread a dose of painkillers, and bring it back to life. Rockstar recently posted a video on the current technology they'll be using for Max Payne 3, most notably the RAGE and Euphoria engines (which I loved in RDR, mainly because I thought watching my foes tumble over like idiots was funny).

[[youtube:/watch?v=p3KK0Z-rzlw]]

Rockstar has also released the Special Edition of Max Payne 3, which is available from now until January 15th. The bundle will include the soundtrack, a book of artwork, a bullet keychain, exclusive DLC, and a 10-inch Statue of Max himself dual-wielding a pair of pistols.

Details on the Special Edition.

Seriously, I am keyed up for this game. Binging on Max Payne 2 probably hasn't helped, either.

edited 10th Dec '11 5:28:11 PM by SoCalToa

Some nights I rule the world...
The only way I'm buying it is if I can play as Max with his trenchcoat for the entire game instead of just one level. Otherwise, pass.
"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Pretending to be human
Seeing them bring back bullet time already got me sold. Maybe we'll be having two parallel storylines ala God Father 2, one in the present, and the other about how how Max slid into his current state or something.
Jonah Falcon
I hated Max Payne 1 & 2. Max Payne 3 looks really, really good.
Jonah Falcon
Some nights I rule the world...
[up]How laconic. tongue

But I have to this, this is literally the worst character design I've seen this generation. What's the point in those advanced cloth physics if your design spends 90% of the game with a design that can't take advantage of them? I thought character design couldn't get any more boring than Nathan Drake, but they actually managed to top that.

edited 10th Dec '11 10:23:16 PM by TheGunheart

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Joining the Team.doc
no James McCaffrey no go.

edit: Wait. IMDB and Wikipedia say McCaffrey is returning for this game. ok, I'm slightly interested now.

edited 10th Dec '11 10:31:41 PM by Dragonzordasaurus

Teens dress as Batman to catch pedophiles; cops not impressed
8 SoCalToa11th Dec 2011 07:57:33 AM from The Town With No Name
King of Pants
Yes, Mc Caffery is returning, and is even doing motion capture work for Max. Dan Houser also revealed that he was sending scripts over to Sam Lake, so as to stay consistent with the plot of Max Payne.

As for his character design, I honestly think it's a necessary change. The man's a painkiller addict and a burnout, so why not look the part?
Some nights I rule the world...
Because between "sense" and Rule of Cool, I'll take Rule of Cool any day.

The story already has a scenario that takes place in New York, so why does it even need to move? Why can't it begin and end there instead of a silly, jarring change of scenery.
"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
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New York is a overused place? perhaps?
Some nights I rule the world...
[up]At least it's consistent. This looks like Max Payne's been taped to Kane and Lynch.

edited 11th Dec '11 12:38:16 PM by TheGunheart

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
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[up]Thats not a bad thing for me at least
Some nights I rule the world...
I'm just sick of how every time there's a decent character design in gaming, there seems to be this intense need to make it as boring as possible.
"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
14 HellmanSabian11th Dec 2011 01:17:23 PM from England, The United Kingdom , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
What is a man? Not this guy up here exactly.
Hey along as it stays similiar to the gameplay and spirit of previous games I'll be happy.
"Some are born speedy, some achieve speediness and some have speediness thrust upon 'em. -William Shakespeare. (Well, sort of.)
15 SoCalToa12th Dec 2011 07:03:36 PM from The Town With No Name
King of Pants
Yeah, Sao Paulo is a pretty nasty place, too. Comparing it to Kane & Lynch seems hardly fair since those games mainly took place in Hong Kong. Also, with the new location, I don't have to worry about playing the same levels twice over (or in Ragnarok's case, three times). Also, forgot to mention that if you preorder from any Game Stop in North America, then you also get access to the Cemetery Multiplayer level, which apparently takes place near the burial grounds of Max's wife and daughter.
Jonah Falcon
Jonah Falcon
17 BornIn114216th Feb 2012 03:47:51 PM from Estonia , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I'm just sick of how every time there's a decent character design in gaming, there seems to be this intense need to make it as boring as possible.

How is the new look "boring?"

It seems more like the opposite of boring - a welcome change from typical video game protagonists.

edited 16th Feb '12 3:52:00 PM by BornIn1142

Some nights I rule the world...
He's bald, and Bald of Awesome is a really overused trope in video game character design given how much easier it is to render. And his costume is just a short-sleave/sleeveless shirt and pants. I don't care if it's a Hawaiian shirt, because the "average guy" look is also pretty damn overused in any "modern day" game setting. At least before he had the short trenchcoat to highlight the shotdodges.

edited 16th Feb '12 4:20:14 PM by TheGunheart

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Jonah Falcon
You know what's another popular trope? Hate Dumb and Fan Dumb.
Jonah Falcon
Some nights I rule the world...
"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Jonah Falcon
Except I've actually played some Max Payne 3. Have you? What are you basing your opinions on? Face Palm.
Jonah Falcon
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sigh, chill it out will ya?, nobody is forcing you to even play the game, so, why do you complain
Some nights I rule the world...
Because the redesign frustrates me on account of the original being one of my favorites and there are no other characters like that this gen, while this is just a rehash of the mentality behind Drake and Cole. Plus, I think you missed the fact that Born In 1142 actually asked. I wouldn't have posted here again at all if not for that.

edited 16th Feb '12 6:35:19 PM by TheGunheart

"If you're out here why do I miss you so much?"
Jonah Falcon
There's about as much in common with Uncharted as there is with Gears of War and Halo.
Jonah Falcon
Fantastic!
EDIT: Whoops already posted. Sorry.

But, yeah. I really like the direction the game is going in so far. The gameplay looks top-notch and the story seems to match that. Story is beginning to feel like a transition to a more neo-noir feel, leaving behind the almost solemnly classic noir feeling.

edited 17th Feb '12 6:25:40 PM by HerrKman


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