We here at Nordic-Vikings have a few personal picks within games that we like and follow, Max Payne has been one of them we have played both Max Payne and Max Payne 2 “The fall of Max Payne” to bits and loved every moment of it so when we heard that there would be a third Max Payne we almost jumped of our chairs in joy.
First scheduled for 2009 it was delayed first to 2010 to get some more development time then in June 2010 the game was postponed to 2011 and then in 2011 it was delayed to March 2012 but was on september 14 2011 it was set back even 2 months until May 2012 this was done to make i better, to ensure the best quality and to maintain the core values of the game.
In this chapter Max is 8 years older and works in the private security sector in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Max was double-crossed in Sao Paulo and is searching for a the truth and a way out now even more cynical then ever.
The Max Payne character is still played by James McCaffery as in the previous two games, in our opinion this is crucial for the success of the game, if they had changed this the game would have been doomed right from the get go.
The game uses the Euphoria Physics Engine this to ensure that the game looks and feel right and from the looks of the videos we have seen this has been achieved! The game still has bullet time, one of our favorite features and shoot dodging has been made more realistic with Max reacting to the environment. Max can now take hostages and use them as human shields and a feature we really like is the possibility to use different weapon together for a more realistic dual-wield like using a sawed-off shotgun in one hand and a revolver in the other! The developers have focused on making the world inside the game believable so if you can shoot through it in real life, well then supposedly you can in Max Payne 3. Load time is something all gamers hate, having to stop the action to load up the next level can really mess up a game, the guys over at Rockstar Games seem to hate this too so they have eliminated it all together. The AI has been upgraded and is more realistic than before, they now spot you easier and can use cover properly, and if you are hiding behind something they will use flanking or charging methods to drive you out!
Here’s the Design at tech video Rockstar released to give gamers a better inside view:
Mutliplay has finally been added to the game and we really hope the mutiplay part of Max Payne 3 is more stable than the previous Rockstar launches (GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption) we have been cursing the online feature in these games as they constantly disconnect players for no reason, but if they fix this we’re all in. The multiplay version also features bullet time and shoot dodging. Check out this multiplayer gameplay demo:
The weapons of Max Payne 3 has been redesigned and done properly as shown in the video below or you can check out a selection of the weapons close up at the Max Payne 3 site and select Weapons
Following the release of Max Payne 3 a three part Max Payne comic book will be released by Marvel, The original Max Payne game has been ported to smart phones and is out for iOS devices and was due on Android the 26 of april but it was pushed back a week or so, as of writing this we are still waiting on that to check that out with daily Google Play searches for it just in case.
More Screens can be found here
The new game is available for pre-order at Gamestop both at Special edition and standard edition
The special edition contains ($99.99):
- Max Payne 3 (who would have thought).
- The disorderly conduct multiplayer weapons pack wich contain the Hammerhead auto shotgun, G9 Grenade launcher and Molotov cocktail.
- Classic Multiplayer character pack with 8 multiplayer characters from Max Payne and Max Payne 2.
- Max Payne 3 official soundtrack.
- A 10″ tall Max Payne Statute.
- A copper and brass plated iron bullet shaped key chain.
- A series of game inspired original art prints.
The standard edition contains($59.99):
- Max Payne 3
- Cemetery multiplayer map.
Max Payne 3 Wiki