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DarthParametric 09-15-2011 09:42 AM

Max Payne 3

After years of gestation and limited news, the official trailer is now out:

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Releases March 2012.

Note to mods: there was some weird God of War/MP3 hybrid thread, but I figured it deserved its own thread. Feel free to merge as desired.

igyman 09-15-2011 03:59 PM

Saw it yesterday evening and I'm not sure what to think. I definitely don't dig Max's new bald and bearded look as it doesn't have a single recognizable element, like the leather jacket or the Hawaiian shirt, that says "this is Max Payne". The guy in the trailer reminds me more of Sam Fisher's Double Agent look with a bit of Lincoln Burrows from Prison Break. I do like that the voice actor is back at least and that the music theme's still there, but it seems the storytelling won't be done via panels as it was in the previous games, but rather via motion captured cutscenes.

DarthParametric 09-15-2011 10:08 PM

Yeah, I'm even more confused now than I was when the initial announcement was made a couple of years back. I thought it was supposed to be some old guy Max, gone to seed who had lost all his hair. Now it seems he's not that much older, he just shaved his head and stacked on a few kilos?

igyman 11-17-2011 01:08 PM

New video:

I have to say after seeing this, I'm a lot more optimistic about the game. Looks like the classic bullet-time action is still there and shooting isn't restricted to finding cover and taking pot-shots at the enemy, like in so many "modern" shooters. Even the current HUD looks similar to the one used in May Payne 1 & 2.

DarthParametric 11-17-2011 08:33 PM

Embedded version for your viewing convenience:

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Sabretooth 11-25-2011 07:31 AM

I'm just looking forward to the sequel of this:

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DarthParametric 02-07-2012 04:53 AM

The release date has been pushed back a couple of months. New release date is May 15 (US) / May 18 (EU) on 360/PS3 and May 29 (US) / June 1 (EU) on PC.

Also, the most recent video:

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DarthParametric 02-17-2012 12:38 AM

New trailer:

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Also, maybe I'm just imagining things, but did they just give away the (inevitable) big plot twist at the end there?

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Ctrl Alt Del 02-17-2012 03:16 PM

This looks nothing like the real São Paulo. It does looks remarkably like Rio, though. Not sure what they were aiming at.

I like where this is going, by the way. Bullet time seems so efficient it almost feels like cheating. But the controls, while apparently improved, still seem far from perfect, as running around until your targeting reticle is on the enemy is used in detriment of just pointing your gun at your him.

Sabretooth 02-18-2012 12:51 AM

I keep forgetting the game isn't set in Rio >_> I'm pretty sure Rockstar mixed up their city names somewhere in the beginning of development and decided to go ahead with it anyway.

DarthParametric 03-02-2012 09:25 AM

Rockstar have opened up the game to tests by the press. There are a bunch of previews around, but here's the one from RPS -

The prevalence of cutscenes sounds a tad disturbing. Wish devs would stop with the whole "cinematic" thing.

DarthParametric 03-16-2012 08:02 AM

New video:

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Yeah... I would have preferred they just stick with the proper comic panels from the first two games.

DarthParametric 04-08-2012 12:32 AM

New video with a quick look at the selection of shotguns available:

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I don't imagine I'd be using a shotgun much, but the SPAS-15 brings back fond memories of VTM: Bloodlines.

DarthParametric 05-04-2012 11:45 PM

The first issue of the prequel comic is now available online -

DarthParametric 05-11-2012 02:04 AM

Official launch trailer:

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Boba Rhett 05-11-2012 06:44 PM

Bring on da bullet-time! I hope this is as film noiry or the first two games.

Darth Payne 05-11-2012 07:24 PM

Hmmm, all of these videos are making me reconsider ordering the game...

Ctrl Alt Del 05-16-2012 05:06 PM

Critics are loving this game. Good going, I was planing to get this anyway.

Sabretooth 05-17-2012 12:58 AM

They aren't giving away free copies to all Brazilians? :xp:

Ctrl Alt Del 05-22-2012 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2811830)
They aren't giving away free copies to all Brazilians? :xp:

Please do not insult us.

We steal/pirate what we play. :carms:

Darth Payne 05-23-2012 01:09 PM

Heh, got this game today. :)

So far its a pretty good game, the new bullet time is very nice (its pretty cool when you can follow the bullet in slow motion to its target).

Find myself stuck on the first real boss though, as i can't seem to figure out how to kill the SOB... :(

Q 05-24-2012 12:21 AM


Originally Posted by Boba Rhett (Post 2811529)
Bring on da bullet-time! I hope this is as film noiry or the first two games.

For some reason I liked the way Max Payne did bullet-time a lot better than The Matrix.

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