More on Max Payne 2

Max Payne Headquarters (thanks Xombie) offers some details on the plans for Max Payne 2 based on a story in the latest print issue of PC Zone magazine, discussing the reasons for the subtitle "the Fall of Max Payne," and offering some new scanned screenshots from the third-person shooter sequel. The blurb offers a description of the efforts at making the story more integral to gameplay and some details. There are also reassurances that, in spite of a romantic angle, Max is not going all soft on us in the follow-up, which Remedy's Sam Lake says is "dark, tragic and violent, and mostly in Bullet-Time of course. Love hurts, and you just know there isn't going to be a happy ending? Or is there?"
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Re: Agreeable Review Jun 28, 2003, 21:11
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Thanks Tanto, its good to see someone who thinks like me! Yeah I thought the dream sequences were a really cool idea, especially when you go through the very first part of the game again and end up killing your wife. But the running through the halls and stuff was too tedious.

As for the facial expressions, have you noticed that when someone dies in Max Payne, their faces frown and eyes close? That's enough for me I guess.

But I TOTALLY agree with the third person observation. I mean it is really rare when a thirdperson shooter actually DOES what you want - allows you to see what's going on, to control the camera a little, but also let the game know when to choose a good angle. Heavy Metal FAKK was the first 3rd person shooter that controlled very well, and Max Payne fortunately was likewise very responsive. Complex dodging coupled with precision aiming is something I think far too many take for granted!

Hah,I know I said before that I don't like so much pessisism in this industy (well with the gamers at least) but there isn't much out there now that is too original (I'm waiting for HL2, Doom3, Tribes, etc), so I'm playing all these older games again. They really are entertaining, and I'm getting more gaming for that $40 - 50 I shelled out each a few years ago!

Good games to replay (well ones I am right now at least):
-Outcast
-Diablo II
-Max Payne

And of course, a little GTA3 is always fun!

Again, all just my humble opinion

This comment was edited on Jun 28, 21:12.
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