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1 hour ago, blackdog said:

I keep asking myself why Sam Lake is not also writing novels.
In the Alan Wake Collector's edition there's a short story that tells about previous events and is very well written!

That short story he wrote is really good, yeah. he's not doing more books/novels because as we all know making video games is hard fucking work and he does more than just writing for RMD.

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1 hour ago, [HP] said:

That short story he wrote is really good, yeah. he's not doing more books/novels because as we all know making video games is hard fucking work and he does more than just writing for RMD.

True, but there's people that manage to do different things. Of course you put aside onep activity for the other or split equally.

What's a game director's day like?

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Come to think of it, and looking back at RMD's history, it's actually quite surprising that for such a small company, they managed to find a writer, and such a good one at that too.

Usually in small companies you go for the "crucial" positions first, programmer, designer, etc. But by finding Sam Lake, it really propelled RMD to be in the forefront of storytelling with video games and it really gave Max Payne (and Alan Wake / Quantum Break) a very unique feel. It shows they really know and respect what their pillars are.

You know, I really liked Quantum Break, but as I keep looking back to my memories playing it, it really lacks the level of polish Max Payne 1/2 and to a certain extent Alan Wake. They're all phenomenal games, and Quantum Break does a lot right, but the gameplay doesn't feel as right as their previous games. I hope they learned a lot of lessons and implement them in the next game.

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I'm yet to play Quantum Break. I really loved Max Payne and Alan Wake so hoping it gives me at least some of that same excellent writing and atmosphere those games were known for.

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On 28/09/2017 at 11:10 AM, Thrik said:

I'm yet to play Quantum Break. I really loved Max Payne and Alan Wake so hoping it gives me at least some of that same excellent writing and atmosphere those games were known for.

I hope you do, I was quite disappointed :( 

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Imagine a remake for next gen.

I remember playing MP1 with a voodoo 3 lol. Both MP1 and MP2 could be fully loade on a today's video card and there would be still plenty of memory left.

https://www.beyond3d.com/content/interviews/20/2 24 hours and 10 PCs to render lighting lol. 16 years later and we can have better lighting in realtime.

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12 hours ago, Beck said:

Max Payne 2 

Another great game but I do prefer Sam Lakes face and iconic smile :D 

For me Max Payne 2 has always been the best. Better graphics and much better story. And in terms of story, I find it the best written game I have ever played. It’s the only game I replayed so many times.

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I still think I prefer the first one since it's more difficult and is really dark and gritty. I didn't play MP2 until a few years ago either so I guess I missed the hype with it. Still, it's an awesome game! 

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On 31/10/2017 at 10:01 AM, Beck said:

I still think I prefer the first one since it's more difficult and is really dark and gritty. I didn't play MP2 until a few years ago either so I guess I missed the hype with it. Still, it's an awesome game! 

You played MP3? #curious

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Yeah I did and it was alright. Though in MP3 it felt more like a cover shooter and you just used bullet time to pop up and headshot some guy. You died too easily if you were just diving about the place like you did in MP1. 

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