||Max Payne 2:
The Fall of
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Retail) (MAXPAYN2PR)
Violence , Blood and Mature Sexual Themes
from Four Fat Chicks
A violent, film noir love story between a cop and a femme fatale murder
suspect. Dark, tragic and intense, this story is a thrill-ride of shocking
twists and revelations.
" I lied to myself that it was over. I was still alive, my loved ones are
still dead. It wasn't over." His life in ruins, Max Payne finds himself back on
the NYPD. During a routine murder investigation he runs into Mona Sax, a woman
he thought dead, a femme fatale murder suspect. She holds the keys to the
questions that haunt him. But nothing is simple in the dark and tragic night of
New York City. An Army of underworld thugs stands between Max and the answers
he seeks. His journey deeper into his own personal hell continues.
"You'd have to be a first-degree fool to fall for a woman who returns from
the dead only to put a gun to your face."
Features and Activities:
Payne's signature slow motion gunplay has been improved on every level. Get
ready for Bullet Time 2.0. New guns and new moves make action more cinematic
and intense than ever before.
integrated Havoc physics engine allows for interactive environments creating
incredible combat scenes. Rag doll characters and physics in slow motion create
breath-taking combat scenes.
AI, cooperative NPC's fight with Max and more believable enemies create tension
and more interesting and varied challenge.
stunning level of detail. Extremely detailed environments with photo realistic
textures, highly enhanced radiosity lighting and extremely lifelike characters,
including facial animations & lip synchronization, provide a visually
staggering cinematic experience.
production values including a motion picture stunt crew, professional talent
for voice acting and graphic novels, motion capture and authentic digital
source material from New York City.
Windows98/Me/2000/XP: Hard Disk: 1.5 GB HD SPACE. Required RAM: 256
MB RAM REQUIRED.Processor: PENTIUM IV 1.2 GHz OR LATER
Four Fat Chicks by Steerpike
"Max Payne 2 is a breathtakingly good game. The
beauty of the engine is an embarrassment of riches glittering on our monitors.
The writing deserves awards we haven't invented yet, given at swanky awards
shows that aren't yet aired. It tells a tale as heart-searing as the one in the
original. It is loyal in its design, courageous in the lines it crosses and
decent in those it doesn't. It is ridiculous in its quality, and it shows a
degree of respect for the feedback about the first Max Payne that we rarely see
in sequels, because for most studios, sequels aren't about reexploring a world
that gamers loved, they're about selling more games."
"Once again, the story in Max Payne 2 is told mainly through still "graphic
novel" scenes, which are either photographed-then-Photoshopped or hand-drawn by
some very talented artists. Actually, the whole presence of Max Payne 2,
including the box design, theme music, and menus, show beautiful quality and
attention to detail. The graphic novel looks and sounds great and tells the
story very well, narrated again by Max himself throughout. Also, since the game
engine is so much better, the cinematic game scenes are far less jarring than
they were in the original."
"Max Payne 2 is the best game I've played in months and certainly one of the
best sequels ever. As far as I'm concerned it's got Game of the Year locked up,
and it deserves it. It's a fascinating action-adventure and a beautifully
constructed tragic love story, rich with noir elements, pop-culture references,
scintillating characters, and gorgeous locales. It compellingly evokes a grim
world of crime, violence, and human shortcoming. Frankly, Max Payne 2 makes me
confident that the best is yet to come for gaming, that the awesome narrative
and creative capability of this medium has yet to be explored to its fullest
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