This is why popular opinion is bullshit. You want the same story in the same setting. You want Max Payne 3 to be like Max Payne 2. I know sequels dominate the video game market, but this is not Call of Duty. This game will live and die by its story and atmosphere. If you want these people to just try to copy what Remedy did, even though they're not Remedy, you're going to end up with a bad sequel. I don't want Rockstar's take on noir New York, I want their take on Max Payne. And if that means shaving his head and turning him into some washed-up drunk doing security detail on the other side of the country, I can see where they're going with it. It's kind of pathetic seeing Max give up on New York like that, give up on being a cop. After all he's been through, I wouldn't think Max would give up on anything. But he has, and he looks like shit here. Good for Rockstar. They didn't go with the obvious sequel, and I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt for it. They've written amazing stories in the past, and I don't expect any different from this franchise just because it's not Max Payne 3: Payne Harder. It's a shame you think change is a bad thing.