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Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne is a great example of gaming as an
art form! With an amazing and well written plot by Sam Lake, top notch
voice acting, and amazing action, it almost feels like your playing
through a movie.
The game play isn't revolutionary, but is defiantly well done. A classic shoot them up with a nice bullet time twist. The amazing graphics make the action more realistic, and the rag doll physics make every death you cause on your raging rampage of revenge amazing. The story furthers the game play, and makes you want to make max survive every single gun fight to make it through to the end.
On to the plot, which may be one of the best in any video game. The story continues from the original max Payne, Alferd Wolden kept his promise and made max's record go away. So Max continues on with his life with no family, a broken heart, an unfathomable amount of guilt, and an alchool problem. Hes alone, with no one to turn to so he just keeps going with his eyes on the road, and not at the roadkill behind him. He quits the DA and goes back to good old fashioned detective work, he receives a police call of shootings at Vladamir Lems warehouse. There he witness a few thugs murder Lems girlfriend, and whilst in pursuit of the criminals finds Mona Sax, who was assumed dead in Max Payne very much alive, and kicking so to speak. With a few twists and turns afterward (really don't want to ruin the plot) Max ends up falling for Mona, and is framed for the murder of several police officers, on the run and with nothing to lose he goes to find Mona, and to reveal the mystery of who framed him, this eventually leads him to a construction site where we realize just what max will go through for love, and to find the truth. I loved this story and the writing is amazing the metaphors are beautiful and poigent.On Woldens manor door there's a plaque that read Omnia Vincit Amor, Latin for Love Defeats all, and thats quite simply what Max Payne 2 teaches us.