What is *wrong* with this community? (poll).

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#1 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#2 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Joking title, implying that not knowing/loving Max Payne is a flaw.   

If you've enjoyed one and disliked the other, pick the enjoyed OR the disliked option based on your general opinion of the two games as a franchise. Don't hit OTHER! 

[Cautiously] is an optional addition, yo! 

 
But seriously, sometimes I think I'm in an alternate reality when I see so many of you guys who simply do not know what Max Payne is, or think it's a shooter where you run forward and shoot in slow motion...
The MP games have some of the best most intriguing and emotional stories, incredibly fun shooting mechanics and smart level design, and overall a once-in-a-life-time kind of noire video game atmosphere.
Yet when I'm with other duders on our voice server or the IRC chatroom or these forums, 9 out of 10 people think it's a shootdodge simulator and nothing more.
It's not that I'm mad because I'm a fan, it's simply surprising because Max Payne is such a famous and well-known video game name, and the two games put together sold 7.5 million copies which was alot 10 years ago.

I simply can't think of any other game that sold so much, has such an iconic and popular name, yet is barely known by seasoned gamers. It's strange! 
#3 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

I dont like Shooters.

#4 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

Other.

I've played a little of both of the games and thought they were fine. I'm sort of looking forward to Max Payne 3 but, financially, I'm not in a situation where I can be too excited about it.

#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

Other.

I've played a little of both of the games and thought they were fine. I'm sort of looking forward to Max Payne 3 but, financially, I'm not in a situation where I can be too excited about it.

That's not other, that's A  :/
#6 Posted by Xolare (1269 posts) -

I'm not [cautiously] looking forward to it. I'm just looking forward to it for Christ's sake.

#7 Edited by UnrealDP (1220 posts) -

I've played the PC version of both and they're both pretty good, but the audio on the first one is so screwed up it ruined most of that game.

Edit: Why are the only two options for looking forward to 3 cautiously looking forward and not being happy? I'm syked for that game and it looks fan-fucking-tastic, but I'm still gonna wait for some amount of word of mouth 'n all that.

Edit2: Oh wait, I'm stupid. My brain made me forget the meaning of brackets. My bad!

#8 Posted by EuanDewar (4693 posts) -

I played Max Payne 2 recently, eh. Granted with some exceptions I kind of haven't given that much of a shit about video games lately but it wasn't doing it for me. Interesting, certainly.

#9 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

@JasonR86 said:

Other.

I've played a little of both of the games and thought they were fine. I'm sort of looking forward to Max Payne 3 but, financially, I'm not in a situation where I can be too excited about it.

That's not other, that's A :/

I've never completed them so I didn't feel it was A. Don't hate my interpretation of this polls!

#10 Posted by yoshisaur (2612 posts) -

The first two games simply just didn't interest me when they released. A lot of people I know tell me if I head back to it now I might enjoy it more, but there really is no motivation I can find. Also, Diablo III is coming out the same day and even if I was interested in the title, I wouldn't play it anywhere near it's release.

Even though I'm sure not everyone in the world will be buying Diablo III, I think it is really stupid to release the game close to the juggernaut that is Diablo III.

#11 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Other.

I've played a little of both of the games and thought they were fine. I'm sort of looking forward to Max Payne 3 but, financially, I'm not in a situation where I can be too excited about it.

yeah, that option is A.

#12 Posted by razkazz (169 posts) -

I fucking love Max Payne, I double fucking love Max Payne 2 and I'm fucking lovingly looking forward to the 3rd.

#13 Posted by JasonR86 (9587 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@JasonR86 said:

Other.

I've played a little of both of the games and thought they were fine. I'm sort of looking forward to Max Payne 3 but, financially, I'm not in a situation where I can be too excited about it.

yeah, that option is A.

See the above response.

#14 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I'm not sure which one to pick. I loved the first one, but I can barely play around 3 or 4 hours of the second one before giving up.

#15 Posted by Blackmamba85 (38 posts) -

I Fucking L O V E Max Payne 2, and thought that the first was great as well. I'm not expecting much from Max Payne 3, but I'd like to be wrong!

#16 Posted by Undeadpool (4903 posts) -

@Xolare said:

I'm not [cautiously] looking forward to it. I'm just looking forward to it for Christ's sake.

Ditto

#17 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Put me down somewhere inbetween C & D. I know relatively nothing about 3 other than that Remedy are not at the helm.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Claude said:
I'm not sure which one to pick. I loved the first one, but I can barely play around 3 or 4 hours of the second one before giving up.
If you liked the franchise in general, pick one of the 'enjoyed' options, if not, then 'disliked' 
 
@Xolare said:

I'm not [cautiously] looking forward to it. I'm just looking forward to it for Christ's sake.

Added between those brackets as an optional addition to the poll option, so whether cautiously or not, it's the same.
#19 Posted by hawkinson76 (354 posts) -

I was hyped about the graphics and style of Max Payne 1. I really did not enjoy the gameplay, and for many years steered clear of 3rd person shooters. Gears was the first one to work for me, but I still find most of them... nauseating? Yeah, an hour or two of Just Cause 2 was all I could stand.

#20 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

@UnrealDP said:

I've played the PC version of both and they're both pretty good, but the audio on the first one is so screwed up it ruined most of that game.

you know there's a real easy fix for that. anyways i really REALLY enjoyed max payne 1 and 2, and this isn't just nostalgia. i'm 17 and i just played them for the first time a month ago and they're just really solid games. really excited for MP3

#21 Posted by Ketchupp (672 posts) -

I'm [cautiously] picking C.

#22 Edited by themangalist (1716 posts) -

What bothers me about any Max Payne sequel is that they fail to acknowledge Sam Lake is the one and ONLY Max Payne, as far as I'm concerned.

#23 Posted by BBQBram (2199 posts) -

From what I've seen so far, they'd have to really jump the shark somewhere in the game for it NOT to be totally great in all aspects from presentation to gameplay. And it will probably (brace for controversy) blow the old games out of the water.

#24 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Undeadpool said:

@Xolare said:

I'm not [cautiously] looking forward to it. I'm just looking forward to it for Christ's sake.

Ditto

I'm curious, what did you guys vote for? :P Like I said, the 'cautiously' is simply an optional addition for those who aren't 100% certain, because I wanted to merge both cases in one option. 
  

@razkazz said:

I fucking love Max Payne, I double fucking love Max Payne 2 and I'm fucking lovingly looking forward to the 3rd.

@captain_clayman said:

Ii really REALLY enjoyed max payne 1 and 2, and this isn't just nostalgia. i'm 17 and i just played them for the first time a month ago and they're just really solid games. really excited for MP3

Respect! The lack of Max Payne acknowledgement on these forums hurts me.
#25 Posted by Stonyman65 (2573 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

Joking title, implying that not knowing/loving Max Payne is a flaw.

If you've enjoyed one and disliked the other, pick the enjoyed OR the disliked option based on your general opinion of the two games as a franchise. Don't hit OTHER!



But seriously, sometimes I think I'm in an alternate reality when I see so many of you guys who simply do not know what Max Payne is, or think it's a shooter where you run forward and shoot in slow motion...
The MP games have some of the best most intriguing and emotional stories, incredibly fun shooting mechanics and smart level design, and overall a once-in-a-life-time kind of noire video game atmosphere.
Yet when I'm with other duders on our voice server or the IRC chatroom or these forums, 9 out of 10 people think it's a shootdodge simulator and nothing more.
It's not that I'm mad because I'm a fan, it's simply surprising because Max Payne is such a famous and well-known video game name, and the two games put together sold 7.5 million copies which was alot 10 years ago.

I simply can't think of any other game that sold so much, has such an iconic and popular name, yet is barely known by seasoned gamers. It's strange!

I think the problem is that here on GB, a good number of the guys here are/where too young to play that game when it came out. These are the same people who think that Halo was the first FPS game lol.

I can't wait for Max Payne 3. It looks and sounds awesome!

#26 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

I don't think that Rockstar is taking any missteps in their approach in making MP3. Its been years since the last game and its a new studio. The changes make sense and the type of studio that rockstar can bring life to Max Payne. I loved MP1 and 2 when I was a kid, replayed the constnatly but I drifted away from the series and am excited with what Rockstar can do.

Also, HEALTH :D

#27 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

C, but without the cautious. Everything I've seen of 3 looks really fucking good.

#28 Posted by UnrealDP (1220 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic: I didn't put it in my post, but I went with A.

#29 Posted by ch3burashka (4996 posts) -

Where's the 'I love 1 and 2 and am looking forward to 3, no 'cautious' crap about it'?

#30 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic: C
#31 Posted by DarthOrange (3842 posts) -

Never played a Max Payne game and not really interested in this one.

#32 Posted by Fattony12000 (6969 posts) -

I'm going to reinstall and play Max Payne 1 from my original disc this weekend.

#33 Edited by deerokus (532 posts) -

It's interesting, for all the apparent hype for Diablo 3 on here and other sites, I get the impression it is seen as the bigger and more important game, as some sort of all-conquering juggernaut. However, I've never met anyone in real life who has ever played a Diablo game, nor gives two hoots about Diablo 3. I was only dimly aware of Diablo 2 until I started listening to the GiantBombcast and heard them talking about it relatively often. Then I realised it was a big thing that people cared about, which blew my mind. Is it just a US/UK thing (I'm in Scotland, the UK)?

Max Payne 1 and 2 were far bigger games in my mind, and Max Payne 3 is by far the biggest game on the schedule for this year, to me. Max Payne 2 still looks unbelievably good for a nine year old game. And yeah there's probably an age thing here. I was 17 when the first game came out, it was among the greatest things ever at the time. There are a lot of users here who are only about that age now.

As for MP3... I'm cautiously optimistic. The videos so far look great, but they're following on from the best third person shooter games ever made and I can't think of any Rockstar-developed games that have had really good gunplay. The tone doesn't look right either.

#34 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

@deerokus said:

It's interesting, for all the apparent hype for Diablo 3 on here and other sites, I get the impression it is seen as the bigger and more important game, as some sort of all-conquering juggernaut. However, I've never met anyone in real life who has ever played a Diablo game, nor gives two hoots about Diablo 3. I was only dimly aware of Diablo 2 until I started listening to the GiantBombcast and heard them talking about it relatively often. Then I realised it was a big thing that people cared about, which blew my mind. Is it just a US/UK thing (I'm in Scotland, the UK)?

I had never heard of Diablo II until my mom brought it back from America, so I think its popularity was kinda limited to just America.

#35 Edited by Winternet (8002 posts) -

I believe Max Payne is fairly well known. You also have to remember that the last game was 9 years ago. That's a long time between games.

Edit: Oh, and I love both games and can't wait for Max Payne 3, but that should be apparent.

#36 Posted by BeachThunder (11650 posts) -

@DarthOrange said:

Never played a Max Payne game and not really interested in this one.

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#37 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -

Love the first two Max Payne games, and I'm stoked for the third game.

#38 Posted by Doctorchimp (4067 posts) -

You should really watch and read more thriller and noir stories, Max Payne was not deep at all and Rockstar is more than capable of delivering a story that has its hooks to keep you shooting forward.

#39 Edited by iAmJohn (6107 posts) -

Voted C because I'm not a moron.

1 is fantastic. 2 is brilliance. Jury's out on 3, but I'm willing to give it at least some of the benefit of the doubt.

#40 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -

I loved the first 2 and I am looking forward to the next game, no caution needed.

#41 Edited by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -

I can honestly say i don't remember anything from max payne other than bullet time, a dead baby and that face.  That's not to say they were bad or anything
 
I'm pretty much buying MP3 because i like the games rockstar puts out and probably more importantly, there's nothing coming out anytime soon that i plan on picking up

#42 Posted by Grillbar (1792 posts) -

i fucking loved 1 and 2 and looking forward to playing 3

#43 Posted by Ramone (2956 posts) -

I played the first 2 when they first came out and I'm planning on playing through them both again but that'll have to wait until after my exams. Not sure about the 3rd one, I'll probably wait until reviews hit and if it's not amazing I'll wait until the price goes down a bit.

#44 Posted by Weltal (2272 posts) -

I played and loved one and two and have no idea what three is or what it's about.

#45 Edited by MrKlorox (11198 posts) -

Disliked Max Payne 1, Really liked MAx Payne 2. Looking forward to Max Payne 3.
 
So I chose other because that's what it is.

#46 Posted by buft (3300 posts) -

I played through all of max payne on my PC which had a Matrox G400 then when 2 came out i bought it and sadly the combination of graphics card and processor i had seemed to have problems running it even on the lowest settings, I had the 32mb card so i was above the recommended specs too, i could play some then it would crash and unfortunately in my time with the PC it never got resolved, later i bought it on my 360 but never got around to playing it but im looking forward to 3, nothing i have seen has made me think that it wont be a great game.

#47 Posted by MEATBALL (3020 posts) -

Can't I like the games and be looking forward to Max Payne 3 without any caution? None of the footage I've seen has concerned me in the slightest.

#48 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

C. I am How I am about all games before I play them for a few days. Impress me. R* is good sign. They have always done the best they could at a product and them keep getting better in my eyes. Or at least that's the bullshit feeling I get.

#49 Posted by Village_Guy (2484 posts) -

I fucking loved both Max Payne 1 and 2 but I am a bit cautious about 3 - although I will get it pretty soon and I'm sure I'll enjoy it.

#50 Posted by Landon (4127 posts) -

I loved both Max Payne 1 and 2 and am totally looking forward to Max Payne 3.

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