Max Payne 3 - March 2012

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  1. Scott_Arm

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    Since there isn't a console thread for this already

    http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/18761/max-payne-3-coming-march-2012.html

    Latest version of RAGE engine, including new improvements to Natural Motion's physics
    Online multiplayer including persistent leveling, loadouts and clans
    New cover system to go along with bullet time

    From screens you can mix and match different weapons for dual-wield

    Release date is March 2012
     
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    From GAF.
    Those shots...they don't seem to be bullshots,looks pretty damn good.
     
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    So it's a generic cover based shooter coated in fashionable shades of brown, set in a South American shit hole, entirely bereft of the series' trademark noir aesthetics, and starring a drunken fat guy who quickly gets rid of his hair to join the ranks of creatively bankrupt protagonists. This is sooo exciting.
     
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    Oh lets hope its not that. Would be a shame if Rockstar decided to drop the film noir and comic book atmosphere first parts so well assembled.. Today I checked some Max Payne 1 and 2 trailers plus listened to the tunes. Gotta play them again! Very enjoyable games dripping with atmosphere.
     
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    I don't like at all where they're going with this. Doesn't look like a Max Payne game. It may still be decent, but not what I was hoping for in a sequel to the Max Payne games.
     
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    After Remedy ruined the good thing they had going by wrecking bullet time in Max Payne 2, there's not more Rockstar can do to defile its corpse.
     
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    You are crazy! Absolutely crazy. Max Payne 2 was one of the finest moments in action-gaming history.
     
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    MP2 was awesome.
     
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    Yeah MP2 was a truly incredible game, still one of my all time highest points in gaming.

    As for MP3, I'm not too hopeful about it. It was the film noir/comic strip atmosphere that made MP what it is. Thislooks closer to that new splintercell game or Uncharted. Not bad games in their own right but they've already been done.
     
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    Just want to point out that there's really nothing in the trailer, visually, that betrays film noir as a genre. Film noir is defined more by subject matter, melodrama etc. Visually it comes in many flavours. To be honest, I was never a big fan of the comic book sequences in Max Payne, so I'm not disappointed if they aren't there. Not that they couldn't work, but I thought they were somewhat poorly done, and I didn't like the photorealism vs comic book contrast. What I'm more worried about is the actual gameplay. If it isn't fast, furious and over the top, then they'll really have lost me. From the trailer, it looks like the action might deliver, but the mechanics is what I'm worried about.
     
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    Another interview from IGN and some nice tidbits. The comic cutscenes are back, but different. This is the best part of the interview:

    http://pc.ign.com/articles/119/1197638p1.html
     
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    :roll: Not again. Everytime they've done that the game controls horribly.
     
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    There will be no negative talk towards Natural Motion!
     
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    Will Max be a stumbly hero like Nico, or will he be fluid and agile like himself?

    That and more:
    http://www.rockstargames.com/newswi...d-max-payne-3-la-noire-red-dead-and-more.html
     
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    Go here for links to previews from IGN, Kotaku, Destructoid etc:

    http://www.rockstargames.com/newswi...he-first-max-payne-3-previews-from-ign-k.html

    Looks like Rockstar is ramping up the PR. (I am apparently also ramping up the PR. Give me some money, Rockstar!)

    From Kotaku
    From Destructoid
    CNET
    From CVG
    It's all coming together. I just want to know more about destructibility and AI. Seems like they've made some good additions there.

    They are promising no loading times and seamless transition between cinematic and gameplay a la Uncharted.
     
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