Max Payne 3

Guys, I don’t know how to put this nicely. I solemnly swear, The Slowdown won’t be turning into Negative Gamer any time soon, but… do forgive us, for just one post, while I try to explain this to our advantage. When Max Payne 3 was first announced, we collectively voted, in unison, to absolutely hold our judgement - after all, we’re nothing short of massive fans of Remedy and the Payne franchise. I recently completed ‘The Fall Of’ no less than three times, in the row, during the previous xmas holidays.

Yet this is what we all thought: The new logography seemed to be a poor man’s combination of the ‘Impact’ font and grunge cross-hatches. The reimagined Max seemed as if he had been suddenly relocated, against better judgement, from film noir territory directly into the realm of Kane & Lynch. Everything that was iconic about Max Payne seemed to have been conveniently axed.


Mind you, we thought we had it all wrong. I guess this is where we have to come to terms with the fact that things have really changed somewhat; VG247 happen to be showing off an unfocused photograph of a forthcoming GameInformer cover, and… boy, it does not look pretty. Kotaku, on the other side of the tracks, are hinting at a potential multiplayer feature.

I don’t know what to think. Do you?


  • Darkelth
    Posted 10/06/2009 at 15:09  (Quote) | Permalink

    Goodbye, Max Payne. It was nice to know you…

    That just looks, horrible. That’s not Max Payne. Make entirely new game, please do not ruin Max Payne! I’m not an eager Max Payne fan either, but come on!

  • Posted 10/06/2009 at 15:42  (Quote) | Permalink

  • Posted 14/06/2009 at 18:55  (Quote) | Permalink

    And here are some details from the article:
    Max Payne Auto?

  • Smeagol
    Posted 15/06/2009 at 12:10  (Quote) | Permalink

    I’m scared that the usage of RAGE will be this game’s beginning and end. I’ll crush my thumbs though and hope for the best, it could be really good with the new setting and all!

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