Treatment Leisure, the studio behind a number of splendidly bizarre shooters, has a enjoyable pattern the place they’ve put writer-turned-creative director Sam Lake on display in a number of of their initiatives. He performs an FBI agent within the upcoming Alan Wake 2, however the pattern began with the success of the Max Payne studio, the place the titular tortured man’s face was modeled after Lake’s. A brand new mod now brings his grimacing face again within the bullet time threequel Max Payne 3.
For the uninitiated, Max Payne and its sequel Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne have been third-person shooter video games developed by Treatment Leisure. However then Rockstar Video games purchased the rights to the sequence and accomplished the trilogy with Max Payne 3, a sport that took the motion outdoors of New York Metropolis for the primary time. Sam Lake’s likeness was heartbreakingly not used within the two sequels.
Over on Nexusmods, creator AlexSavvy lately launched a mod that restores Lake’s likeness within the third entry, together with Max Payne’s everlasting squint. In line with the mod description, Lake’s head mod was modeled particularly for the sport and “this allowed the pinnacle to be totally built-in into the sport with retention of facial expressions and supplies.” Any facial accidents Max suffered are nonetheless intact with the mod, and the “beads of perspiration operating down the character’s face” have additionally been saved.
All 14 hairstyles within the sport additionally work with the brand new face mannequin, together with each single costume, which has been tailor-made to suit Lake’s physique. This contains “the leather-based jacket with the Hawaiian shirt from the primary sport, modeled particularly for the chapters in New York”. Total, the mod replaces “98 fashions and 66 textures” all through the sport, together with the scene the place Max shaves his head: “Sure, you may see how Sam Lake shaves his head!”
Nevertheless, modders don’t suggest enjoying the sport’s multiplayer modes with the mod put in.
For many who crave Treatment’s weirder model of shooter motion – good (albeit previous) information! Treatment Leisure is remaking the primary two Max Paynes, reviving their robust detective. I am very, very to see if Sam Lake will reprise his position in Wonderful HD.