Max Payne was one of those IPs that I thought was dead. The first two games in the series were spectacular with their innovative combat (for the time), and their unique storytelling mechanics. You felt as if you were playing a graphic novel and slowly slipping into Max's hell chapter by chapter.
I just didn't think that Max Payne 3 would be relevant in this day and age, but I have been eating my words ever since trailers started springing up in recent months. Shame on me for not having more faith in Rockstar to begin with. But hey, at least I can admit that I was wrong.
In the Dev Diary posted below, not only does it show off the gunplay and the numerous ways in which you can destroy human beings, but it also discusses the narrative in the game. Like I said, the narrative was always an important part and now it seems that Rockstar it taking the series to a cinematic level. Much like the Uncharted games did, Max Payne 3 will integrate gameplay and cutscenes for a seamless, and immersive experience.
But, what I am really looking forward to, is the attack on Max Payne 3 at its releases because it's too violent or it's seen as being morally bankrupt. Certain groups of people will most likely be up in arms about the themes in the game, just like every other Rockstar joint. Because, you know, video games are amoral and sponsor bad, violent ideas for kids. HA!
Max Payne 3 will be out May 15th, and pre-orders are only available until April 2nd.
Does this video make you want to grab yourself a copy?