Excerpt: It’s been around 9 years since the industry has seen a Max Payne release. What has our favorite gritty, cynical, and self-angst ridden hero been up to since then? You guessed it, drinking himself silly and popping painkillers.
Conclusion: Max Payne is the good person. He may be broken and bitter and praying for a way out of his miserable life, but he still does what needs to be done to save the innocent and protect the helpless.
Summary: Remedy’s first two Max Payne titles were a real rarity in the lurid world of action games. They wore their nostalgia for film noire and Hong Kong cinema on their sleeves, but were also cuttingly self-aware, pointing out the more ludicrous aspects of their own genre with a protagonist who could...
Conclusion: I find it difficult to be overly critical about Max Payne 3. While it has a few missteps and lacks the semi tongue in cheek humor of the original games, I found that the experience of Max’s journey to be far more engrossing than I initially expected.
Summary: This installment of the Max Payne series should have followed in the footsteps of Serious Sam: BFE. Could they have charged $60 for their product? Sure, but instead they went with a very fair $40 due to the fact that it wasn’t exactly designed to be a cash cow.
Excerpt: Max Payne is a stupid man. He’s lovable, in his self-destructive, grim, flailingly metaphorical way, but he’s fundamentally not very bright. He’s tricked, ambushed, misled, betrayed and never on
Excerpt: There was a time when we thought a third Max Payne game was never going to happen. The original developers, Remedy Entertainment, had sold off the franchise rights, and the new owners, Take Two, didn't seem to be interested in making a sequel.
Excerpt: game was never going to happen. The original developers, Remedy Entertainment, had sold off the franchise rights, and the new owners, Take Two, didn't seem to be interested in making a sequel. And while the first two games saw console releases, they weren't great ports on PS2 and Xbox, so
Excerpt: This week I’ve been taking many a slow motion dive through Rockstar Studios latest bullet riddled adventure Max Payne 3. With Rockstar having taken over the show for Max Payne 3 from the hands of the series previous developers Remedy Entertainment and also calling on the aid of Red Dead Redemption...
Excerpt: Max Payne 3 ‘s dive on to PC was in such slow motion that it took a few weeks longer to land than it did in augmented-televisionland. But it’s here now, and the critical shell-casings are beginning to chime on the concrete floor. Here’s how I heard them ring out.