Max Payne 3’s Road to Revenge Starts With A Kidnapped Trophy Wife and Lots of Booze

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Is it just me or does Max Payne seem really in over his head every time Rockstar shows off a piece of their upcoming noir threequel?

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This time, it looks like a fuck-up on Max's part lets a Brazilian magnate's hot young wife get nabbed by some criminal faction. Favela gangs, paramilitary troops and elite police squads are all trying control the action in the city's streets and it's a safe bet that Max will have to shoot his way through all of Sao Paolo's social strata to find out where Fabiana Branca's been taken.

But tough as Max is, he's on unfamiliar territory and another section of the clip shows him getting beat down by some ne'er-do-wells. Hopefully, this is a sign that Max Payne 3 won't be a cakewalk when it comes out on May 15th.

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GrendelKhan
Erik Sofge

I played the first Max Payne up until that stupid train jumping scene, and never bothered with the second. But I really, really want to check this out. Even when they fail (The Warriors), Rockstar takes risks, and their games are legitimately "cool." I know, saying that marks me as a total square, but you know what I mean. The voice acting, the environments, the badassery wrapped around a tiny kernel of self-awareness about violence and its consequences. There's an effortless edge to what they do, that still really impresses me.