The Fall of Max Payne
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP Only!) (DVD Box) (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
"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."
Max 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.
Fully 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.
All new AI, cooperative NPC's fight with Max and more
believable enemies create tension and more interesting and varied challenge.
A 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.
Massive 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 extent."
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