Mad Max comes out tomorrow for Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC. However it's also going up against the Juggernaut that is Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain that also releases on the same day. Because of this, the press has seemingly forgotten about this highly-anticipated game that releases in less than 24 hours. Now, it does seem like there is a review embargo on the title, as no reviews are currently available. This may be why not much has been said about this title lately. However, all of the videos that I have seen show this game to be one of the must haves of this year. Here is the commercial currently being shown on television:
Avalanche Studios are also the developers of the highly regarded Just Cause 2 & the future release Just Cause 3. This should tell you right away that the Mad Max license is in good hands. Let's all forget about Mad Max for the Nintendo NES for just a minute and look at something amazing that Avalanche has created. The player controls Max Rockatansky, the main protagonist in all of the Mad Max films. The game looks to be based on the latest entry in the series, Mad Max: Fury Road. Fury Road performed exceptionally well at the box office ($374 Million), and is considered to be one of the best action films of 2015.
Mad Max is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, believed to be what we know as Australia. Max is an anti-hero that rides through the wasteland in his trusty Interceptor vehicle while constantly searching for food, supplies, and fuel. During his journey, the War Boys (a nefarious gang of the Wasteland) robs Max of his supplies, Interceptor, and even clothes and leaves him to die in the Wasteland. Max forms a partnership with Chumbucket a zany mechanic who has ambitions of creating the perfect vehicle the Magnum Opus.
So what kind of game is Mad Max? Well it's an open-world adventure that focuses on survival, driving, and vehicle customization. Players are able to find supplies to upgrade their vehicle to become more powerful against the Wasteland gangs. Utilizing a combat system that is similar to Batman: Arkham Knight, players can control Max with ease during hand-to-hand battles. The Wasteland is supposedly endless, where users can risk driving far out to explore the vast environment for better rewards. Vehicular combat is a huge feature of the game, and reminds me instantly of a Twisted Metal game.
Overall, Mad Max is shaping up to be one of the best titles of the year, and should not be ignored. With a mix of varied types of gameplay, there seems to be something for everyone in this game. After watching the gameplay videos, I am looking forward to review Mad Max more so than Metal Gear Solid V. Mad Max just seems to be more up my alley, as I am a huge fan of titles like Borderlands, Batman, and Fallout. Hopefully some DLC will be released for this title as well, as I would easily pay for a Thunderdome expansion pack. Who wouldn't want to fight Master Blaster in a giant sphere?