Sam Lake, the author and director best-known for his work on Alan Wake and Management, has a singular connection to Max Payne. Within the unique sport, Lake’s face was used to deliver the NYPD police detective to life. Lake even went as far as to decorate up for the function within the unique sport’s cutscene.
So it is maybe no shock then that Lake’s consideration was grabbed by a brand new Max Payne 3 mod that faithfully restores his mug on the eponymous detected, comple with Lake’s “legendary facial features.”
“Wow, that is very spectacular work,” Lake wrote to modder Alexey Savvon.
Wow, that is very spectacular work on Max Payne 3 mod @alexeysavvon https://t.co/4xKMZL5w8R
— Sam Lake (@SamLakeRMD) July 25, 2023
The mod, which launched late final week, fully-integrates Lake’s face into Max Payne 3. Savvon writes that “the entire textures of the pinnacle have been tailored and each wound that seems on Max’s face throughout the story has been saved.” The mod additionally incorporates all 14 hairstyles from the story, every of which has been tailored to Lake’s head.
The mod description guarantees, “In whole, the mod replaces 98 fashions and 66 textures. Plus fashions and textures within the mirror for the scene the place Max shaves his head. Sure, you will notice how Sam Lake shaves his head!”
No marvel Lake’s impressed.
The unique Might Payne 3 was launched again in 2012 for console and PC. Like the opposite video games within the sequence, considered one of its major attracts was its give attention to bullet time, which was impressed by the then-relatively latest Matrix movies.
Our evaluate mentioned on the time, “Motion video games proceed to inch the dial in direction of 11, generally on the expense of their narrative integrity. Max Payne 3, nevertheless, has the conviction to reign within the motion, imbue it with goal – the spectacle nonetheless sparkles however it additionally is smart.”
A remake of the primary two video games was introduced final 12 months. Within the meantime, Lake is maintaining busy with Alan Wake 2, which is ready to launch on October 17.
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