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Remedy: Max Payne 3 'Looks Absolutely Phenomenal'

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Matt Gardner
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Remedy: Max Payne 3 'Looks Absolutely Phenomenal'

Max Payne 3 might be under development at the moment on Rockstar's watch, but series creators Remedy have had a look at the most recent instalment and have given the third game a big thumbs up.

"We’ve been blessed with being able to actually see the game and give some feedback," said Oskari Häkkinen - Head of Franchise Development at Remedy Entertainment. "We’ve been meeting with Rockstar and looking at Max 3 - it looks absolutely phenomenal - the nice thing is we’ve been giving our feeling on the game but at the end of the day we don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting, which is nice.

"Rockstar don’t make bad games, so you already know it’s going to be good. Just like we hope the Remedy brand is a seal of quality, you know that Rockstar’s brand is a seal of quality. It’s been nice to be part of the process, but we don’t want to take any of the limelight. From what we’ve seen it’s going to be absolutely fantastic."

Max Payne 3 launches on in March on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. [NowGamer]

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hurrakan  Jan. 9, 2012 at 16:35

"Looks" are the least important aspect.

Hopefully the main character and noir style will be recognisable from the first two games. But I highly doubt it. Can't remember the last time a new game did NOT disappoint me :(

MattGardner  Jan. 10, 2012 at 00:57

Well it won't feature Sam Lake's face or voice, but you can bet it'll be polished. Rockstar have been very secretive over this one, but we won't have to wait much longer.

hurrakan  Jan. 10, 2012 at 09:30

Well it won't feature Sam Lake's face or voice, but you can bet it'll be polished. Rockstar have been very secretive over this one, but we won't have to wait much longer.

Great... polish. That's the first thing I think of when I think of Max Payne (that was sarcasm).

By the way, Sam Lake HAS reprised his role as the voice of Max. Only the character and style are in doubt.

MattGardner  Jan. 10, 2012 at 14:56

Well it won't feature Sam Lake's face or voice, but you can bet it'll be polished. Rockstar have been very secretive over this one, but we won't have to wait much longer.

Great... polish. That's the first thing I think of when I think of Max Payne (that was sarcasm).

By the way, Sam Lake HAS reprised his role as the voice of Max. Only the character and style are in doubt.


Sorry, original statement was wrong. Sam Lake has nothing to do with Max Payne 3, should have said 'face and writing'...James McCaffrey will be reprising the voice AND will be doing mo-con for it.

Glad McCaffrey is doing the whole shebang, but I worry that it'll miss Lake's writing.

hurrakan  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:08

Sorry, original statement was wrong. Sam Lake has nothing to do with Max Payne 3, should have said 'face and writing'...James McCaffrey will be reprising the voice AND will be doing mo-con for it.

Glad McCaffrey is doing the whole shebang, but I worry that it'll miss Lake's writing.


Ah ok. Sam Lake is credited with the "characters" for Max Payne 3 on iMDB but that could be a credit for the original games.

It just seems that Sao Paulo, Brazil is an incredibly unsuitable location for a Max Payne game. It should be overcast and raining all the time!

Max Payne 3 looks more like Far Cry than Max Payne :(

Last edited by hurrakan, Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:08
stevenjameshyde  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:38

It just seems that Sao Paulo, Brazil is an incredibly unsuitable location for a Max Payne game. It should be overcast and raining all the time!


So, a rural Welsh setting for Max Payne 4 then?

hurrakan  Jan. 10, 2012 at 15:52

It just seems that Sao Paulo, Brazil is an incredibly unsuitable location for a Max Payne game. It should be overcast and raining all the time!


So, a rural Welsh setting for Max Payne 4 then?

Ha! No.

Film noir is often associated with an urban setting. Sao Paulo MIGHT work as it is quite "maze" like. However it would need to be set 100% at night and raining all of the time. All of the screenshots I've seen are day-time shots.

MattGardner  Jan. 10, 2012 at 17:45

I know what you mean, Hurrakan. The first two games were fantastic genre pieces, the second one - with the introduction of the femme fatale - especially. Rockstar know how to spin a good yarn and present it well, I'm not particularly worried about the quality of the material in that respect. But I do worry a bit that it won't be Max Payne. Delivering sequels to beloved IPs is always fraught with difficulty, the key question being how far do you deviate, how far can you? Noir as a genre is pretty restrictive in and of itself and although there've been some screenshots that look a little noirish - black hair, dark suit, gun pressed to forehead almost as if in prayer - those such as the one above look more like Kane and Lynch...

Which isn't ideal.

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