It’s hard to believe Max Payne, the new shooter that has given us a long time, an insanely superior interlocutor, and one of the most famous frown In all video games, he’s now 20 years old. To celebrate the big Christmas, Remedy creative director Sam Lake and voice actor Max Payne James McCaffrey got together to prove that the grizzly tragic detective he still has.
Lake was the writer on Max Payne, but he’s also known for introducing the character’s grimace, a look that was likely meant to anger but ended up somewhere akin to finding something annoying at the bottom of your shoe. The larger-budget Max Payne 2’s look has been changed: Max Payne’s fall, but the Lake mug has continued as a sort of “Max Classic” that’s instantly recognizable. McCaffrey’s voice also matches the character, though – a fun bit of trivia here – he wasn’t originally on Max Payne 3 because Rockstar wanted someone who looked Older And even more affected by its effect on Max. Fortunately, that decision was eventually (and rightly) invalidated.
And from this wonderful partnership between writer and actor, we got gems like these:
▪️ After the year 2000, the apocalypse became a cliché. But who shall I speak of, the only underdog avenging against the Evil Empire, to right a grave injustice? It was all subjective. There were only personal insights. Nothing is cliched when it happens to you.
v There was no glory in this. I did not ask for this nonsense. Troubles have solved me, amid great dark swarms. The good and the righteous were like gold dust in this city. I had no illusions. I am not one of them. I was not a hero. Just me and the gun and the crook. My options have been narrowed down to a single track.
▪️ It wasn’t about how smart you were or how cool you were. It was chaos and luck, and anyone who thought it was different was an idiot.
Gognitti ran out of steam in a cul-de-sac. With steam boiling from the sewers like all the fires of Hell were burning high below us. It was time to get away.
Evidence-gathering recovered a few hundred bullets.
▪️ There was no Minotaur lurking in this labyrinth, but somewhere out there, on the deck of his cargo ship, the captain of Charon was waiting, like a riverboat Styx.
▪️ I had a bullet with Nicole Horne on it. I had ten thousand bullets with the name Hajj on it. It had high-tech security systems, enough mercenaries and weapons to start World War III. There was no fear.
▪️ Your rights will be read at your funeral.
Oh man, I love Max Payne.
I’ve said before (Recently, in fact) that although expectations were not met, Max Payne 3 is a worthy addition to the series (and a source of great quotes in its own right:”I’ve killed more cops than cholesterol and still no sign of Baker. It wasn’t the first time that dawn came to me, I should probably have gone into the plan in more detail, but it’s too late for that now.‘) and for anyone looking for a place to jump into, this is probably the entry point these days.
But as Andy Kelly said in his 20s العشرين Retroactively, the original remains a masterpiece: “Time has not dampened the game’s sense of humor, attention to detail, and glorious cinematic combat.”
Happy birthday Max!