max payne 1. (5 year anniversary)

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  1. Cartoon Corpse

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    i read this on the web. along with a suggestion to replay it.

    so i did over the weekend.

    stunning. a great game. especially compared to a lot of shooters i've played recently (including rogue trooper).

    imaginative and beautiful level design. nice sciency and business and penthouse levels. nice snowy outdoor stuff (I like the snow and rain of max paynes), dream/drug sequences

    noir dialogue, but done with intelligence, with references to things i have little/no knowledge of (occult books and whatnot).

    so i suggest to you, replay this one (i had forgotten so much about the content since my first time).
     
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    Yup, one of my all-time favourite series. :) I loaded it up a couple months back when I finally got it (again, after losing it. :mad: ) as part of a cheap bundle with Mafia.
     
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    Affirmative, did the same thing. Also re-acquired Max Payne 2 and played that. Would seriously like a third installment.
     
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    Max Payne was the first game I ever played that actually depicted in it's purest form the grittiness of NYC. It also captured the essence of film noir. While it retains it's value is a pinnacle of action gaming, it did borrow heavily from "The Matrix," opening the floodgates for an array of copycats which almost brought the name of slow motion killing to a screeching halt.

    Stranglehold, I believe, will restore my faith in 3rd person shooters of this caliber.
     
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    I should play it again, I having been holding out for a widescreen hack but I rather doubt that will ever happen.
     
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    Yeah, the only true widescreen version I know of is Max Payne 2 on the Xbox. :( It seems like they "hard-wired" the aspect ratios. Doh!

    teh funny! :p

    Last I heard, the rights to Max Payne were sold. I can't remember to whom though.
     
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    Max Payne, a better Matrix game than the Matrix games.
     
  8. Blade

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    Max Payne floored me. MP2 impressed me. (being the first big game to use Havok2 physics)

    I anticipate a 3rd MP, and I'm dying to play Alan Wake.
     
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    last I heard there was going to be a max payne 3, but remedy wasn't going to do it, or something like that, but it was still under taketwo. That was last year though so it could have been canned

    I think I will play it agian, should be quite nice being able to play it with everything maxed out
     
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    MP1 was nice, though not as good as people always hype it. I don't want to see another one at all actually, I didn't even bother finishing the second one because it was rather crap IMO.
     
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    First one: Great!

    Second: CRAP!

    I was so highly dissapointed with the second one. I dont really care if they make another. I'm simply going to wait for Alan Wake to see how that turns out.
     
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    Are you insane?

    The first MP was more of a comical approach, the second was a gritty, realistic masterpiece filled to the brim with background and character, not to mention bucketloads of interactivity to boot (Max Payne 2 Mario tribute anyone? :p ).

    I just can't see how anyone could consider the second in any way inferior to the first...that seriously boggles me.
     
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    To each his own, Sobek. I found the second one not just crap, but embarassing.
     
  15. see colon

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    if i had to pick 1 max payne to take with me on while i was stranded on an island in the south pacific, it would be MP2. gameplay is much the same as the first with the addition of physics and the subtraction of the "run on this razerblade thin blood trail or you die because the game is short and we needed some filler" dream sequences.
     
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    Remedy sold the rights to Take2 after MP2 IIRC
     
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    That was one of my favorite moments of the game as I have a real soft spot for psychologically twisted things like that, but then I didn't have much trouble staying on the path and I can see where it would be frustrating if you did.
     
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    me too. I thought it was kinda scary getting into his mind like that and seeing hiss "issues" manifested through this dream-state
     
  19. see colon

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    the first time it was fine, every time after that it felt like filler. i mean, it was basicly the same flashback 4 times, with slight variation.

    overall, i still loved max payne, i just enjoyed MP2 more. the dream sequences were just my lest favorite part of the first title.
     
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    well i don't think they were blood trails. they were brain synapses i think. i like that sort of stuff when thrown in for variety.

    i also like the little TV shows. and radio news and background chatter like dogs barking far off. nice ambiance.

    are there mod tools with the 2 MP titles? i like the map/level 'look and feel' alot. i like hip penthouses, fancy pants office suites, plus the gritty city (when all are mixed together). the lab areas as well...all sciency.
    the industrial areas too. made you feel your learning a little about steel mills and how they operate. (never been to one personally).
     
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