|Let's Play the original Max Payne (2001) with Nevets (The Gutter Monkey)|
Hi, humans. My name is Nevets (aka, The Gutter Monkey) and welcome to my very first ever experience with the 2001 Playstation 2 video game, Max Payne. As a wee young lad, I played many a PS2 game but somehow this one always managed to slipped through my grasps. Courtesy of a Classic Rockstar Collection, however, that I recently purchased from the Playstation Store, I now get to experience all of this games legendary slo-mo glory that I'd heard so much about as a youngster. Before watching this playthrough, here's a few things you should probably be aware of.
► This is a BLIND playthrough. Basically that just reiterates what I was saying earlier about having never played the thing before. I also go into this knowing nothing about the story or characters or other entries into the series. What you see play out before your eyes in this Let's Play will be all of my first experiences. With that being said, there was a tragic audio failure on our final episode (part 13) which negated our "blindness" a bit, but I dealt with it in the best way I could think of.
► I don't usually edit my plays very much. This is due for many reason, not the least of which being sheer laziness. If I die 40 times, I'll usually record all 40 of those times (or make them into a montage if I'm feeling cheeky). I also don't skip ahead to the "good bits" of either the gameplay or my commentary. If you watch this, prepare yourself to see the bad, the tedious, and the boring right along with any good that may or may not be present. No "good" is guaranteed, however, and all sales final. Watch at your own risk.
►I usually record for 40-minute to hour-long sessions (the median is probably around 50 minutes). I know I should cut them down. Everyone says cut them down. "It'll render quickly" they say, "It'll upload quicker" they promise, "People are more likely to watch shorter videos" they insist, "If there's a fatal audio error on your last episode you'll have less of a problem" they drone on about. What can I say, though. I play long and don't have forethought. It's a problem.
► I swear on occasion. I can't fucking help it. I get frustrated, dammit.
► Hopefully the microphone levels are satisfactory enough. I'm still relatively new with audio editing and purely self taught. And, to be honest, I'm not the greatest teacher.
Watch the complete playlist here (update daily... ish) or keep scrolling for individual episodes
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 01 (click here to watch)|
We begin our story in New York, one hour ago. We’re Max Payne, possibly a fugitive, we’ve got cool Sin City-esque narration, and we go even further back in time to three years ago when the pain started. We witness Max in his normal, happy life: a non-smoking cop with a beautiful wife and a baby girl — living the American dream. Unsurprisingly, this doesn’t last and our life is turned upside down, inside out, topsy-turvy and all other kinds of foreboding directions in a hardcore Death Wishy sorta way. Turns out the guys who ruined our lives were high on a crazy new drug called Valkyrie, or Valkyr, or Nuke, or Blue Meth or somethinanother. It’s bad whatever it is, and super popular. With nothing left to lose, we decide to don a leather jacket, a loud shirt, and a surfer necklace to go undercover for the DEA in order to infiltrate the worst Mafia family in New York: the Punchinello crime family (I think?). This has been our job for the intervening three years. During that time, we’ve started from the bottom and now we’re here: to the big fish in the criminal underbelly of NY. We only have two contacts in the DEA, Alex and B.B., and we need to meet one of them at the subway station. When we get there, things don’t go quite as planned. There’s gun fights, bullet time gone awry, I keep confusing the jump and shoot buttons, I wish there were a walk option, we become addicted to pain medication, we loot Cold Drinks, I can’t remember the title of Death Wish, we save a guy, he dies approximately 10 seconds later, we get really high and push buttons on heavy machinery, we drive a train, I do an awful Tony Montana impression, we briefly ruminate on the age-old question of where rats leave to when a ship is sinking, and we go live from the crime scene... multiple times. I die repeatedly and eventually get fed up and out of time. Find out next time if I ever escape this blasted subway. Click here to watch on YouTube.
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 02 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 03 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 04 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 05 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 06 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 07 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 08 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 09 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 10 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 11 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 12 (click here to watch)|
|Nevets Plays Max Payne - Part 13 (click here to watch)|