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Post by Dan @ 08:23am 24/06/09 | 21 Comments
Max Payne 3 wasn't on show at this year's E3, so not having had much info on the game, it's a bit of a surprise to see the first screenshots look nothing like the noir Max Payne of old.
"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation."
Looks more like a chubby Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell than the iconic "taking a dump" angry face of the original Max. Check out all the images on our Max Payne 3 game page.




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maxe
Posted 10:43am 24/6/09
why is everything set in brasil these days?

DM
Posted 10:46am 24/6/09
Looks more like a chubby Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell than the iconic "taking a dump" angry face of the original Max

I choose to think of this as another guy who happens to have the name Max Payne. Changing the entire look of a character doesn't work for me. There was nothing wrong with him in the previous 2 games.
ravn0s
Posted 10:49am 24/6/09
theyve also got some new guy doing his voice. :(
Erisus
Posted 12:47pm 24/6/09
Oh my god..why...why would they stuff up the character model.
He looks terrible. Why bald? Why fat? and why only wearing a singlet and awful pants?
Yeah sure hes gone through some hard times but f*** me...theres nothing appealing about this design at all.
If i wanted to see some old bum get down to some gun fights Id go down the road and set off a vietnam flash back on some Old homeless war vet.
Max payne series are about style and awesome...not...this..
Sorry That just my own opinion. Biased rant ends here
ViscoS
Posted 01:28pm 24/6/09
@ravn0s- is it Marky Mark?
Martz
Posted 01:40pm 24/6/09
welcome to the forums erisus. btw it looks like it could have gameplay potential....
BillyHardball
Posted 01:50pm 24/6/09
My gut reaction was similar to the opinions expressed above - "why change the character?" But then I read the blurb, and I think it sounds potentially awesome. Imagine Max Payne a few years later, having turned to booze to get through the hard times, and basically having just stopped caring about himself. Bring on a reason to fire up again, and you get a Die Hard With a Vengeance style response! w0ot
Erisus
Posted 02:41pm 24/6/09
yeah but also look at the setting dude.
One of my other gripes with this new approach to the series is the setting.
In the first 2 Max payne games, the story heavily focuses on the idea of a dark new york, noir setting.
Nothing says noir more than gritty streets of new york, rain sleet or snow, with a femme fatale.
Instead we get bright sunny Brazilian jungles. It looks more like Uncharted 2 than a gritty noir themed game with an intense dark character.
I can see what they were trying to pull off with the new Max payne character design, but..its just soo distant from what the original character is. Nothing left behind to even hint at what he used to look like.
Again..sorry for rant. And thanks Martz for welcoming me.
Long time lurker, first time poster
ctd
Posted 02:55pm 24/6/09
Meh I couldn't care what he looks and sounds like as long as it is fun like the previous games.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:12pm 24/6/09
watch the movie "City of God", Brazil is a f*****g crazy gang-filled place full of violence
deadlyf
Posted 04:16pm 24/6/09
Yeah it's a great place to set a game but whether or not Max Payne franchise is the right vehicle for it is another question. IMO they are just using the popularity of the name to sell a new game, I'd say this is marketers meddling because they don't have the balls to support a new IP.
Spook
Posted 04:25pm 24/6/09
new max reminds me of old bruce (willis)
MatchFixer
Posted 04:48pm 24/6/09
One of my other gripes with this new approach to the series is the setting.
In the first 2 Max payne games, the story heavily focuses on the idea of a dark new york, noir setting.
Nothing says noir more than gritty streets of new york, rain sleet or snow, with a femme fatale.
Instead we get bright sunny Brazilian jungles. It looks more like Uncharted 2 than a gritty noir themed game with an intense dark character.
I can see what they were trying to pull off with the new Max payne character design, but..its just soo distant from what the original character is. Nothing left behind to even hint at what he used to look like.
I totally agree with this man, as a result i demand an increase to his post count to 10 000, immediately.


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Martz
Posted 04:36pm 24/6/09
I think we're all thinking too deep.. if the gameplay is good and enjoyable, then that is all that matters right??

also as long as it's got slow mo then i'm a happy camper.
MatchFixer
Posted 04:41pm 24/6/09
Martz, you haven't thought about it enough until you have at least 10 edits in your post.

See post #13 for details.
Martz
Posted 05:50pm 24/6/09
you edited that one sentence 10 times :O
taggs
Posted 05:55pm 24/6/09
bhardball summed it up pretty well for me, i reckon it looks great

qmass
Posted 06:43pm 24/6/09

I choose to think of this as another guy who happens to have the name Max Payne. Changing the entire look of a character doesn't work for me. There was nothing wrong with him in the previous 2 games.
Surprisingly, they havn't changed his face at all. (body and hair etc is obviously different)





Left side is max payne 2.
d^
Posted 10:13pm 24/6/09
Looks s***, the other two max payne games were darker with the colors and feel.
3x0dus
Posted 10:43pm 24/6/09
CSI:qmass ftw
greazy
Posted 11:49pm 24/6/09
none of those were screenshots.
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