Rockstar has created the worst nightclub ever. Kudos

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#1 Edited by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

Ok. I don't know if this was re-used art materials or location scouting left over from The Ballad of Gay Tony...but Rockstar has created the most realistic depiction of a nightclub where I honestly wouldn't feel bad accidentally hitting the patrons with a stray bullet. Or a few.

Seriously. This place looks like the Babylon Club from Scarface vomited all over a shitty day-glo neon nightmare.

I finished this short 90 second video and I feel genuine douche chills: 500 dollar bottle service. Helicopter access because only poor people drive cars. Horrid music that even massive dosages of cocaine and MDMA wouldn't make tolerable. Fist pumping. Vapid drunk assholes with too much money and the overpriced champagne to boot. The sleazy world of San Paulo new money...it really looks like somebody at Rockstar did their homework. These assholes make the cast of Jersey Shore look like Rhodes scholars.

And Max half-drunk and totally self destructive, with the blurry vision and shaky cam to boot.

(Addendum: I LIKE the direction Rockstar is going. I think the location looks fantastic in all it's tacky glory)

#2 Edited by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

This made me open my door to see if Amazon delivered Max Payne 3 10 days early by some miracle...

That game can't come soon enough. Also that gave me some heavy deja vu from that Collateral scene where Tom Cruise runs through a club in his grey suit.

#3 Posted by steveurkel (116 posts) -

So you don't like the club scene, don't have to be a dick about it
 
Game looks pretty fun asshole

#4 Posted by FilipHolm (667 posts) -

@steveurkel said:

So you don't like the club scene, don't have to be a dick about it Game looks pretty fun asshole

Great work reading the thread dude

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#5 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

Rockstar knows ambiance and tone better than any developer that I can think of. It's a little premature, but I think they nailed it.

#6 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -

I didn't really care about Max Payne before I heard about this game. Now I'm friggen pumped.

#7 Posted by drGiggless (222 posts) -

no.

#8 Posted by Xolare (1273 posts) -

Dafuq are you talking about? That scene looks pretty rad. Reminds me of Collateral.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I have no idea what you're trying to say. Is it that Rockstar did a great job by perfectly depicting the worst kind of nightlcubs in Sao Paolo? Or that they did a bad job depicting it?

#10 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

I have no idea what you're trying to say. Is it that Rockstar did a great job by perfectly depicting the worst kind of nightlcubs in Sao Paolo? Or that they did a bad job depicting it?

He praised Rockstar for creating such a realistic nightclub.

Goddamn, reading comprehension in this thread...

#11 Posted by StrawHatLaw13 (166 posts) -

Yea the whole night club in a grey suit thing really does remind me of Collateral.

#12 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

People really should read more than the thread title

#13 Posted by AlexW00d (6182 posts) -

That looks a lot more like a Rockstar game than I had anticipated.

#14 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4929 posts) -

That is a nightclub allright. I hope the game not gonna penalize for shooting some assholes.

#15 Edited by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

nightclubs are places that a lot of developers fail to capture properly imo. always feel vacated or too vapid. looks like rockstar know their shit.

#16 Posted by Ghostiet (5223 posts) -

I love the Man on Fire-like editing on the cutscenes.

#17 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4578 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

I love the Man on Fire-like editing on the cutscenes.

Yeah, I was trying to think of where Rockstar is pulling their influence from on this one, because basically all their games are based to a certain extent on some movie(s), but I think you nailed it. Granted, it's Brazil and not Mexico, but still.

#18 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@Venatio said:

People really should read more than the thread title

I read the whole thread, i still couldn't understand.

#19 Edited by squirrelnacho (329 posts) -

This doesn't really feel like a Max Payne game, aside from the voice actor. It's unfortunate they don't have the writer from the first two games. Max sounds way too gung ho about using his gun on someone he doesn't like, it's almost corny. It's also completely out of character that he would be working as a private employee for a corrupt figure.

Definitely not made by the developer from the first two games. I like most of the Rockstar games, but they are making the story and theme too brash here. This will appeal to people who've never played the first two, or who have and just want a simple action story.

#20 Posted by ShaggE (6325 posts) -

@valrog said:

Goddamn, reading comprehension in this thread...

#21 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

SHRIMMMMMMMM

#22 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1145 posts) -

Yeah, that's an awesomely accurate depiction of being fucked up in a shitty nightclub.

#23 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1724 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic said:

Yeah, that's an awesomely accurate depiction of being fucked up in a shitty nightclub.

The whole of Max Payne 3 looks like 'an awesomely accurate depiction of being fucked up'.  
 
Can't wait for it. 
#24 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

@steveurkel said:

So you don't like the club scene, don't have to be a dick about it Game looks pretty fun asshole

Learn to read damn it.

#25 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

@GoofyGoober said:

@steveurkel said:

So you don't like the club scene, don't have to be a dick about it Game looks pretty fun asshole

Learn to read damn it.

Jesus fucking Christ. Did the whole user base just suffer collective brain damage? How the hell are these individuals able to operate a keyboard without drooling on it?

#26 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

The nightclub scene in the Goldeneye remake had 2D cutout dancers.

#27 Posted by l4wd0g (1907 posts) -

@jerseyscum said:

It's a little premature

That's what she said.

#28 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1914 posts) -

@squirrelnacho said:

This doesn't really feel like a Max Payne game, aside from the voice actor. It's unfortunate they don't have the writer from the first two games. Max sounds way too gung ho about using his gun on someone he doesn't like, it's almost corny. It's also completely out of character that he would be working as a private employee for a corrupt figure.

Definitely not made by the developer from the first two games. I like most of the Rockstar games, but they are making the story and theme too brash here. This will appeal to people who've never played the first two, or who have and just want a simple action story.

I'm pretty sure Max wasn't being completely serious in the inner-monologue. Also, you don't know how Max wound up in this situation, so you can't comment on whether it's out of character or not. Way to judge a game before having any sort of experience with it.

#29 Posted by RampageAssassin (416 posts) -

Judging a nightclub in a game ???? HA !!!!

#30 Posted by McBEEF (360 posts) -

Oh man I wish my laptop could run this-actually seeing the style of it in motion is awesome, a little different from the other payne games but looking good

Anybody else read the Max Payne comics on rockstars website?

#31 Posted by Mikey2D (217 posts) -

I made it about 3 seconds into the video before telling myself i'll enjoy the game all the more if i don't keep watching videos of it. I'm certainly looking forward to getting my hands on a bit of quality time with Mr Payne :)

#32 Posted by jacksmedulla (278 posts) -

@valrog said:

Goddamn, reading comprehension in this thread...

#33 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

This definitely isn't your grandfather's Max Payne (or even mine). This reaffirms to me that this game will probably feel loosely connected to the previous games at best. That isn't to say that it won't be a good game in its own right, but Max Payne was a very distinctive game with a very particular flavor. Who knows, maybe they'll bring it back to New York at some point, give him a trench coat, and have a whole act set in a perpetual snow storm.

That being said, the game will probably be a good game, and yeah it really does scream Rockstar. I'll likely check this one out.

#34 Edited by squirrelnacho (329 posts) -

@RollingZeppelin said:

@squirrelnacho said:

This doesn't really feel like a Max Payne game, aside from the voice actor. It's unfortunate they don't have the writer from the first two games. Max sounds way too gung ho about using his gun on someone he doesn't like, it's almost corny. It's also completely out of character that he would be working as a private employee for a corrupt figure.

Definitely not made by the developer from the first two games. I like most of the Rockstar games, but they are making the story and theme too brash here. This will appeal to people who've never played the first two, or who have and just want a simple action story.

I'm pretty sure Max wasn't being completely serious in the inner-monologue. Also, you don't know how Max wound up in this situation, so you can't comment on whether it's out of character or not. Way to judge a game before having any sort of experience with it.

It doesn't matter if he's completely serious or not, it's completely our of character, and sounds corny. We know that he willingly took this new job from the previews shown so far; also out of character, given the tone of the first two games. They've put out so many trailers and previews of this game, we've already seen a large portion of the plot so far. Way to pay no attention to any of this game's coverage at all.

#35 Posted by EuanDewar (4753 posts) -

I think I'm starting to build up some hype for this, I'm a sucker for a good nightclub freakout scene. I also like this game's vibe waaaayyy more than what I played of two, editing is cool as fuck.

#36 Posted by l4wd0g (1907 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@valrog said:

Goddamn, reading comprehension in this thread...

TL; DR

Anything over a paragraph in length will have the community making comments about the title instead.

#37 Posted by DukesT3 (1891 posts) -

I've been to a few clubs like that and by a "few" I just mean two. Easy way to get laid thats for sure.

#38 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Never played 1 or 2, but definitely excited about this one.

#39 Edited by bybeach (4724 posts) -

This is exactly how I felt about Purgatory or that other bar in Mass Effect 2, souless and shallow. I've learned to like some forms of Electronic music, but be it in Mass Effect or in rockstar's world, I do agree with Max.

Edit, I actually kind of liked the song that was played often in Vice City's nightclub, cocaine-hole that it was suppossed to be irregardless.

#40 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

NOBODY KNOWS IT BUT ME BUT I'M STILL I'M STILL AN ANIMAL!!!

Sorry just got a flashback to ballad of gay tony, can't wait to play this babysitting mini game. Game looks awesome, I still feel like its missing something, maybe not enough inner noir monologues.

#41 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -

@l4wd0g said:

@ShaggE said:

@valrog said:

Goddamn, reading comprehension in this thread...

TL; DR

Anything over a paragraph in length will have the community making comments about the title instead.

To be fair, he did say "kudos" in the title. That used to mean something. Then again, it's been a long time since 19th century. They may have changed its meaning.

#42 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1914 posts) -

@squirrelnacho said:

@RollingZeppelin said:

@squirrelnacho said:

This doesn't really feel like a Max Payne game, aside from the voice actor. It's unfortunate they don't have the writer from the first two games. Max sounds way too gung ho about using his gun on someone he doesn't like, it's almost corny. It's also completely out of character that he would be working as a private employee for a corrupt figure.

Definitely not made by the developer from the first two games. I like most of the Rockstar games, but they are making the story and theme too brash here. This will appeal to people who've never played the first two, or who have and just want a simple action story.

I'm pretty sure Max wasn't being completely serious in the inner-monologue. Also, you don't know how Max wound up in this situation, so you can't comment on whether it's out of character or not. Way to judge a game before having any sort of experience with it.

It doesn't matter if he's completely serious or not, it's completely our of character, and sounds corny. We know that he willingly took this new job from the previews shown so far; also out of character, given the tone of the first two games. They've put out so many trailers and previews of this game, we've already seen a large portion of the plot so far. Way to pay no attention to any of this game's coverage at all.

I've seen all of the game's coverage, they are all bits and pieces, we still don't know the whole story. Every Max Payne game has him making some dark jokes in his inner monologues so it's not out of character at all.

You seem dead set on not liking this game without seeing any reviews or playing the game yourself. That's cool with me, it's your opinion, but that doesn't make it any less irrational.

#43 Posted by Shadow (4977 posts) -

not crowded enough, music isn't loud enough, and there aren't enough old men dancing alone while looking at groups of women, seemingly trying to literally undress them with their eyes.

#44 Edited by BBQBram (2200 posts) -

@RampageAssassin said:

Judging a nightclub in a game ???? HA !!!!

If it was in a movie, it'd be okay to judge the aesthetics and tone of the scene, but this is just in a game so who cares right? Why not just have stick figures since art direction is a waste in this frivolous medium. If you really think like that, you're missing out and also possibly a moron. Heads up.

@EuanDewar said:

I think I'm starting to build up some hype for this, I'm a sucker for a good nightclub freakout scene. I also like this game's vibe waaaayyy more than what I played of two, editing is cool as fuck.

Yeah from what I've seen this is already surpassing the previous games in every aspect. It's a lot less pulp for pulp's sake, more legitimate character development in a more natural style. Whoever says this is cornier than the originals needs to take off the rose-tinted glasses.

#45 Posted by Demoskinos (14561 posts) -

I thought the first Kane and Lynch did a pretty good job of doing a Nightclub.

#46 Posted by EuanDewar (4753 posts) -
@Demoskinos I think you maybe need to take a look at that again, it was a terribly paced section of the game with countless copy-paste NPC's that you had to go through TWICE.

UGH, that bit.
#47 Edited by squirrelnacho (329 posts) -

@RollingZeppelin said:

I've seen all of the game's coverage, they are all bits and pieces, we still don't know the whole story. Every Max Payne game has him making some dark jokes in his inner monologues so it's not out of character at all.

You seem dead set on not liking this game without seeing any reviews or playing the game yourself. That's cool with me, it's your opinion, but that doesn't make it any less irrational.

It seems you haven't seen nearly all of the coverage otherwise you would have known about more about the major plot points so far. Sure he made jokes in the first games, you are ignoring the argument. I said it was so over the top that in that preview it just seems unintentionally corny, and a set different sort of tone than the one that made the first two games so liked.

You seem set on refusing to believe that a large amount of the story has already been revealed, and that some people are forming opinions based on the large number of major plot points shown so far. We haven't seen all of the story, but the entire premise has been revealed. I never said anything about gameplay (which you would really NEED to play before judging), in fact, I think the gameplay needs to be modernized from the first two games.

#48 Posted by jerseyscum (861 posts) -

@Brunchies said:

NOBODY KNOWS IT BUT ME BUT I'M STILL I'M STILL AN ANIMAL!!!

Sorry just got a flashback to ballad of gay tony, can't wait to play this babysitting mini game. Game looks awesome, I still feel like its missing something, maybe not enough inner noir monologues.

Damn. All I need now is a disco ball and some Ketamine.

#49 Posted by Demoskinos (14561 posts) -

@EuanDewar: Well I enjoyed it so thats all that matters to me.

#50 Posted by supermonkey122 (811 posts) -

This looks fucking awesome.

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