Max Payne 3 Doesn’t Feel Like Max Payne At All…

Max Payne 3 is just around the corner. The third entry in Rockstar’s beloved franchise is looking like another hit in their collection. Rockstar has a history of making good stories, and this one looks no different. And we’ve missed bullet time, so it’s about time we get back to playing with time and wasting bullets along the way. But somehow, with the visuals and trailers, Max Payne 3 doesn’t feel like what we’ve come to expect from Max Payne; rather it feels like a completely different game, which leaves me a little disappointed.

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NYC_Gamer2265d ago

Its because MP3 isn't made by Remedy the original creators of the franchise

chaldo2264d ago

I think the author of this article needs to play the game first. I just feel like he's just saying it doesn't feel like Max Payne because of the setting.

I know one thing for sure, the voice and lines max says in the game feel like the same and that was my fav part in Max Payne 1 and 2!

Raf1k12264d ago

I was really annoyed about the fact that the setting had changed. No more film noire style meant no more Max Payne. That is until I heard Max's voice in one of the videos and then it was Max Payne again lol. Doesn't matter where Max goes. Max is Max.

chaldo2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )


If you watch the full episode from Gametrailers that came out sometime last week you will see some of those parts - and new footage

EZMickey2264d ago


Seriously, has no one actually watched ANY of the Max Payne 3 trailers that are out there?

You will play as both OLD MAX and NEW MAX. It will cycle between his previous locations and situations as well as his current location and situation and Rockstar have said several times, it will be narrated and presented as a Noir style story. Just because it isn't set in Perpetual Darkness doesn't mean it can't qualify as a Noir story.

EZMickey2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

It should also be pointed out that Rockstar bought and published the original Max Payne games as well as the fact that they had a decent hand in development.

If you have a moment, check out a video game documentary series on YouTube entitled All Your History Are Belong to Us.

When Dan and Sam Houser founded Rockstar, one of their main goals was to bring mature games to the video game medium. They purchased DMA Design who were developing GTA and published Remedy's Max Payne.

Really grinds my gears when people make assumptions. This isn't like Tecmo without Itagaki, or Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City being Developed by Slant Six instead of Capcom, this is Rockstar who have never made or published a bad game (that I can think of off the top of my head) and they were there with Max Payne from the beginning. They know what to keep and what to add.

Hufandpuf2265d ago

As long as the game is good I could care less. This is Rockstar's entry in the Max Payne franchise and I'm sure it'll be as good as the previous games.

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jc485732264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

always thought this only applied to some games like DMC, now people complain about Max Payne 3 not staying true to its roots or because some other developers are developing it. Kinda interesting I say.

mttrackmaster382264d ago

Personally, I think blame should be more directed at Max Payne 3 than DmC. Max Payne 3 is supposed to be a direct sequel yet it changes so much of the feeling of the previous games. DmC however, is a spin-off. It doesn't affect the main series in any way.

rdgneoz32264d ago

DmC is a spin off now, before it was a prequel, etc. Then they said they want to make the game for themselves, not for the fans (that went over well).

As for MP3, yah it feels a bit different from the first two games, seeing as it is suppose to be a direct sequel. Hopefully it turns out well. Though being a Rockstar game, it will sell even if it isn't anything like the first two except for the bullet time mechanic.

RyuX192264d ago

DmC does affect the main series. If DmC is a success then the main series is gone. Nobody even cares about DmC, they lost many of the old fans, and barely garnered any new ones. The whole project is a waste of time.

And honestly I'd rather a sequel with a slightly different feel then a reboot. At least you guys are getting a continuation in story with the same character that you love.

Fez2264d ago (Edited 2264d ago )

I was expecting to hear a preview about someone who has played the game first hand and who can attest to it's style and overall feel. Instead, I see someone is just worried that it might not turn out to be like the previous Max Payne games.

Fair enough, we can make judgements on the game based on what we've seen but it looks great to me. And I never understand why people want games, films and bands to stay stagnant with the same experience everytime.

They changed the look of Max drastically from 1 to 2. I think it's less of a change from 2 to 3 because with hair, it's the same Max as in 2 so the only real difference is he shaved his head. He still has a similar facial structure (how many people complained when they gave Snake grey hair and a moustache in 4?). From Max Payne 1 to 2 it was a completely different character (looks-wise).

Eyesoftheraven2264d ago

I'm with you, though Hollywood films could use some serious change. Spend an hour on Vimeo to find that out.

EZMickey2264d ago

Someone on N4G with a brain. I could kiss you, man. Bubbles!

TheEatingOrange2264d ago

It's because an amazing story means a greater developer like Remedy

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