Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?
Posted By: Hamish SinclairDate: 4/27/02 3:12 a.m.

In Response To: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid? (Alfred Mordeir)

: Something that just came to me a couple minutes ago. I don't know if anyone
: else has made this same connection, but here it goes. Max Payne was a
: revolutionary game for its use of "Bullet Time" In which you
: slow down the action of the game for some wicked gun play. But anyway I
: just realized that this concept isn't completely new. We all remember the
: vials of red liquid we found in "Pathways into Darkness" which
: had a similar effect. Now I'm not exactly sure whether the player
: maintained normal speed, or if he slowed down too. But never the less, it
: is interesting to note bvungies previous pioneering efforts.

On the "We Can See In The Dark... Can You?" section of the PID page I wrote the following regarding the Bubbling Red Potion:


In an Inside Mac Games magazine interview dating from Oct '93 Jason Jones said:

"If you want to move faster, drink the red potion."

This is an interesting way of describing the effect of the Bubbling Red Potion. The Red Potion does not in fact increase your speed in the game but rather slows down the speed of the monsters. So while you move across the ground at the same speed the monsters and their attacks are slowed down. From the monsters perspective we have speeded up but from our own perspective we move at the same speed and the monsters appear in slow motion.


From my understanding of Bullet Time in the Matrix is that it is the slowing down of time (the film) to show the fast reactions of the Agents etc. So we see the bullets in slow motion and how easily the Agents dodge them.

Others may wish to correct me here.

Bullet Time and using the Bubbling Red Potion do seem similar. You can dodge bullets. Of course when the time comes we shouldn't need to. ;-)


You mean I can dodge bullets?

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Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?Alfred Mordeir 4/26/02 9:51 p.m.
     Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?Hamish Sinclair 4/27/02 3:12 a.m.
           Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?Johannes Gunnar 4/27/02 6:06 a.m.
           pid.bungie.com?! *NM*Andrew Nagy 4/29/02 5:36 a.m.
                 damn! secret is outHamish Sinclair 4/29/02 7:35 a.m.
           little quibble over timeDan Johnson 4/30/02 10:24 p.m.
     Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?archon 4/27/02 5:42 p.m.
           Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?NeutronBomb 4/27/02 8:39 p.m.
                 Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?Boomer 4/27/02 8:50 p.m.
                       Re: Has Max Payne been to the "PID" Pyrimid?Boomer 4/27/02 8:50 p.m.
                             Jedi Knight *NM*Andrew Nagy 4/29/02 5:36 a.m.

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