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Max Payne 3: sequel or reboot?

GameZone's David Sanchez writes: "Is Rockstar's latest a true follow-up to the Max Payne series?"

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NYC_Gamer2272d ago

Nah,it's a reboot in my opinion since it really doesn't have much to do with the previous titles..

user54670072272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

"Is Rockstar's latest a true follow-up to the Max Payne series"

Nope

Good game...great game in fact

But not something I would call a true sequel to Max Payne 3

Just seems like a new IP that was turned into MP3 early on in development, probably explaining the un fitting location and Max's out of character bald look. It's like instead of respecting the roots of MP, they structured the story around whatever game they were planning to make from the start even though it's not very Max Payne like. Hell the game could of probably been an open world, GTA, game set in Brazil with a bald Die Hard wannabe as the main character.

The New York levels are fantastic, showing us that they could of kept it fresh and exciting despite being in the same location as the past two games.

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I'm quite p*ssed off that it seems like they've decided to go with the ending of MP2 where Mona dies. Mona was a great, strong female character...which is quite rare these days and even though they had the chance to bring her back they didn't. It paynes me (couldn't help myself) to play her online with her witty remarks knowing she's probably dead.

I hope they find a way to bring her back in MP4...I actually hope Remedy will be in control this time

NYC_Gamer2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

I agree with you....R* version just doesn't capture the original vibe/story/style of Max Payne created by Remedy at least for me...R* has a lot of talent but MP is better left in the hands of Remedy.

CharlesDCI2272d ago

"Just seems like a new IP that was turned into MP3 early on in development, probably explaining the un fitting location and Max's out of character bald look. It's like instead of respecting the roots of MP, they structured the story around whatever game they were planning to make from the start even though it's not very Max Payne like. Hell the game could of probably been an open world, GTA, game set in Brazil with a bald Die Hard wannabe as the main character."

I have to disagree with you here.

Sometimes you have to change a character in order for them to grow. Shaving his head bald made sense because I'm sure he didn't want to be recognized when he was in the favela. This also explains the awful shirt he was wearing too lol.

All Rockstar did was put Max in a different environment, because having him on the New York streets would make MP3 just like the previous two games. I guarantee you that people would complain if they didn't..

user54670072272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

"All Rockstar did was put Max in a different environment, because having him on the New York streets would make MP3 just like the previous two games. I guarantee you that people would complain if they didn't.. "

Thats just a poor excuse

1) It's Rockstar...people wouldn't of complained. Rockstar knows this themselfs

2) As I've said with this current gens tec and graphics they could of made a cold, gritty New York look amazing and because it's on this gen consoles it would of felt fresh.

3) Characters need to grow not change into something which look nothing like what they used to look like. Hell the way Max changed wasn't even something he would of went for anyway.

"Shaving his head bald made sense because I'm sure he didn't want to be recognized when he was in the favela"

They could of structured the story differently...it's not like they were forced to go with that one path in the story.

Rockstar didn't just drop Max in a differen't enviroment, they changed most things on what a Max Payne game was all about. I mean you can't just go "Oh it had Bullettime...it's a MP game" because there was a ton of stuff which was put into MP and MP2

HeartlesskizZ2272d ago

I enjoyed the game as for what I was looking for, a good TPS with a good story.

Valenka2271d ago

Direct sequel to the events of Max Payne and Max Payne 2? No. Continuation of Max's journey? Yes. It's clearly not a reboot, as he wouldn't be the age he is and the setting wouldn't be described by Rockstar as "two years after the events of Max Payne 2."

TheSanchezDavid2269d ago

I think it takes place eight years after the events of Max Payne 2, not two years. Either way, the continuity was sketchy, which is why I personally think of it as a reboot.