Did Mad Max prove successful for Warner Bros?
There is no doubt that Mad Max was a success on the big screen when Fury Road hit earlier this year. Although not a tie in to Fury Road, Warner Bros and Avalanche Studios brought Mad Max to the small screen with an open world game that provides some sunning vistas and Batman-esque combat. Was it a success? Here is the verdict of Mad Max from the press:
“Mad Max is probably the best example from the past few years of games that were released on the wrong date. There are moments in the game that will bring a broad smile to your face and leave you feeling incredibly satisfied, but at the same time you’ll sit there thinking “Man, I wish there was more variety”.”
“Mad Max is a juxtaposition of exciting, thrilling fun set in a world of disgusting, primal depravity – like a singing telegram informing you of a death in the family, or an ice-cream cake with your terminal test results written in frosting”
“Mad Max is too focused on providing you with an open-world that’s filled with missions, and not focused enough on making those missions worth your time.”
“Where Mad Max comes into its own is out on the open road. Avalanche proved with the playgrounds of Just Cause that it excels at dizzying scale, a feeling that’s been buffed by the picturesque expanses of Mad Max’s wastelands, where detail and scope combine to create a real sense of dry-throated atmosphere”
“Where Mad Max starts to falter is the on-foot sections, or more specifically, how these areas were designed. Combat is basically a carbon copy of the Batman: Arkham games, albeit with more brutal finishers, so that works well enough, but it’s the actual zones — where you can’t bring the car mind you — that often feel uninspired and bland.”
Video Reviews are also available, with this one coming from the folks at IGN.
What may not come across in the explosion and violence-filled videos and screenshots you may see in other reviews, is the sheer beauty of the environment – thankfully, Andy Kelly’s Other Places series serves up a jaw dropping look at what the engine can produce if you just sit still for a minute.