Hey Poor Player says: "Why did Max Payne 3 fail? In this video feature I look at the various difference between Max Payne 3 and the previous games in the series for answers."
You could also say that is the point. Max Payne isn't technically Max Payne in the 3rd one, he just happened to get a job similar to what he had in his past because of his past. He had to go down a road which he was already broken from. Once again, Max Payne 3 was my least favorite of the 3 but I still liked it a lot.
There is a lot of truth in this video and the intro, even though funny for the first few seconds, did cover an aspect that I never really thought about the previous Max Paynes. I do applaud the most recent one for its amazing gunplay and actually removing a pet peeve that has plagued tons of games before it, the dreaded "magnet back" that holds other weapons. Seeing small details like Max actually hold a long gun in one hand when unequipped are one of the many things I really did like about it but the most important part of the series was always it's stories and characters, aspects that the third installment felt very flat on.
I think another part of why Max Payne 3 failed was do to Rockstar's bait and switch. They announced GTA V and later after that did nothing but Max Payne 3 videos and articles pissing off fans and new comers alike.
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