Yippie kiyay, motherf*cker. It's
John McClaneMax Payne.
Otherwise known as Keelhauling.
Apart from the caption there's not a single thing about this that says Max Payne. At first I thought this was Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Maybe that'll be the plot twist. Sam Fisher has been working undercover as Max Payne all along.
Totally makes sense. I mean, Max Payne? What kind of name is that? An alias, that's what.
Umm...what happened to the really cool "Film Noir" feel...umm...the narrative...umm...hair?
PC version supposedly(edit: isn't) canceled
Cover system confirmed
Starring Sid haig
The Fail of Max Payne
Last edited by suliman; 10th Jun 2009 at 11:27.
What THE FUCK happened to Max? Sam Haig, lol. MP sure has gone downhill, and needs to wear a bib.
I like it.
On one hand we moan about people not taking our hobby seriously and then when the protagonist gets a bit more mature we don't think it's cool enough? Come on. John Maclane, John Locke, so what?
How is this more mature?
Look up the definition of mature.
I dunno, the new change in style could be a good thing. The whole crazy John McClaine let loose in Haiti style could be a good replacement for the Film Noirish feel of the originals. I'm interested in seeing how it turns out.
I know that. But gaming will be taken more seriously when the range of protagonists varies outside of the gruff marine, supercool emo motor-bike-sized-sword anime guy and so on.
And gunsmoke never actually replied to my post so...
So far I can't really say that the 'new' Max Payne looks much less clichéd. He pretty much looks like John McClane.
Added to which, the Max Payne games had a self-awareness, turning cliché into pastiche/parody, and especially the second game was relatively mature in its writing and characterisation. Not naturalistic though, as they were still playing with stereotypes, after all.
I hope that the new Max Payne will keep doing this to some extent, because otherwise it might just as well *not* be a Max Payne game. It might still be a cool game, but you'd have to wonder in this case what the point was of keeping it in the series.
I'm sure they are aware of the John Maclaneness in the aging Max, and that much hilarity (ok, smirks) will ensue.
oh man max is living in south america and addicted to painkillers!!! how gritty and dark and mysterious and noir and deep i cant wait!!!
i bet he fights a drug lord that would be pretty fresh and original!!!
go go beard of sorrow
Not sure what to make of this, and I'm a big MP fan.
From what little we know, I think the game has the potential to be quite cool - added to which I've liked most of what Rockstar has done in the past. My only (but pretty major) quibble is really that so far there's nothing about this that explains why this is a Max Payne game. Other than the obvious, of course: it's a name that sells, whereas New Franchise With John McClane/Jeff Bridges hybrid doesn't.
Unless it's about the unholy offspring of Korben Dallas and The Dude, of course. With German nihilists threatening to cut off your johnson and thugs peeing on your rug in bullet-time.
Exactly. This game looks great, but it's just not Max Payne. They even changed the voice actor on purpose.
Last edited by Wille; 16th Jun 2009 at 10:28.