Rockstar Promises Max Payne 3 Will Still Be Still Noir

Rockstar Promises Max Payne 3 Will Still Be Still Noir

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"Bright" doesn't necessarily mean "not dark" in Max Payne 3.

The South American setting for Max Payne 3 may be a little bit brighter than the previous games in the season, but Rockstar promises that, despite all the sunshine, the game will be as "noir" as either of its predecessors.

Jernoimo Barrera, Rockstars VP of product development, said that noir was about more than just location, and that the game's sunny Sao Paulo setting didn't mean that Rockstar was abandoning what the Max Payne games were about. "We aren't moving away from those styles and techniques at all," he said. "And we've come up with what we think is an interesting interpretation of classic noir."

Barrera explained that the reason that there was sunshine at all was that, unlike previous games in the series where the action had taken place over a single night, Max Payne 3's story unfolded over the course of several weeks. He also said that, while Sao Paulo might seem a bright and cheerful place during the day, at night it was a different matter entirely and promised that there would be "enough rain-sodden, pitch-dark nights in the game to satisfy the most ardent fan of dark and wet locations."

Max Payne 3 comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in March.

Source: GameSpot

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Hey I'm all for it. So long as it's not another Kane and Lynch.

Ah it'll be good to play as Max once again. My preciiiiious...

I'll give it a shot, but the first game is in my humble opinion a masterpiece that won't be exceeded by any future instalments.

Actions speak louder than words, Mr. Barrera. That said, i dont believe a single word until i see it with my own eyes. P.S.: Oh, and prepare for a true shit storm if you got rid off the Custom Game Option, the graphic novel cutscenes or Mona Sax as a character.

"And we've come up with what we think is an interesting interpretation of classic noir."

That's a get out of jail card if ever I've heard one. So if people complain that it isn't noir, it's their fault for being to dumb to "see" it.

Still unsure. The trailer they've already released simply didn't have the noir feel of the previous two games. The overdone metaphors weren't there, the overbearing pathos wasn't there... it could still be awesome, but I'm yet to be swayed. It takes more than guns and occasional night levels to make a true noir game. That's what made the previous games so brilliant.

I hope so. I love noir aesthetics and was disappointed by the lack of it in LA Noire.

Which isn't a Rockstar-developed game. I know.

I am a fan of dark and wet locations.....

Sindre1:
I am a fan of dark and wet locations.....

Now they come in a box!

I shall retain very high level of cautious optimism for this game...

Probably won't be sold on this until critics, gamers, and friends tell me first-hand that it works.

Or maybe I'm just jaded since the original Max Payne guys are doing Alan Wake, which was great (if repetitive), and I've rarely seen any new studio pick up a floundering franchise and make it better (apart from Retro Studios).

Look at it this way. Rockstar never made a bad game. Further more, they took Red Dead game and turned it into something more awesome than it's original developers could have ever imagined. They can do the same with Max Payne.

I'm not gonna get too hype
but woo Max Payne 3 looks win

I hated the iffy controls of the first game. Why was it a masterpiece? Please tell me. Anyway, I hope they fix the controls.

I'm sure it'll be good but... I don't know, I know they made RDR But they also made GTA IV so I'm having a hard time trying to remain optimistic. Especially after the trailer.

Adam Jensen:
Look at it this way. Rockstar never made a bad game. Further more, they took Red Dead game and turned it into something more awesome than it's original developers could have ever imagined. They can do the same with Max Payne.

Red Dead was already made by Rockstar. See. I'm not excited for this game, but I might pick it up eventually.

still think part 2 was the best but well, if they really do it that way, then part 3 could end up on my pc.

Evil Teddie:
I hated the iffy controls of the first game. Why was it a masterpiece? Please tell me. Anyway, I hope they fix the controls.

When did you play it? Back when it was released it as renowned for bullet-time and intimate gun-play -- like being in an action movie. Not to mention a mature and gritty noir-themed story. It's a classic, and was exceptional for its time.

I'm replaying right now and while it's dated, MP is still a blast to play.

Uber Evil:

Adam Jensen:
Look at it this way. Rockstar never made a bad game. Further more, they took Red Dead game and turned it into something more awesome than it's original developers could have ever imagined. They can do the same with Max Payne.

Red Dead was already made by Rockstar. See. I'm not excited for this game, but I might pick it up eventually.

I think he was referring to Red Dead Revolver originally being a Capcom game that was later acquired by Rockstar.

On topic: Nope. Not convincing me, developer guy. If there are so many awesome things, then show them to me, instead of a cover based shooter it seems to turn out as.

Max Payne is all about flamboyantly jumping away from covers, not hiding like a sissy.

Besides, you lost me completely when you decided to attempt to pull at my heart strings in the last trailer I saw by adding the cello theme from the second game. You cheap bastards. That music does not belong in your travesty. Go make you own music if you're so good at "interpretations". Go talk to Starbreeze or 2K Marin about how to do it. I'm sure they can give some advice.

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