Mad Max: Fury Road looks like more than just an add-on to a dead franchise. It actually looks like a sequel worth seeing. And the new Mad Max video game looks to be more than just a tie-in to the movie.
The gameplay overview trailer tells me guys spent long nights and lots of cash on pizzas making this game. The post-apocalyptic Mad Max world we love is vast and crawling with all kinds of strange folks. There are some guys with glowing eyes. And no doubt some cannibalism, even Mad Max nibble a bit on a human carcass at 2:52 of the trailer. There are also some dudes with red-glowing eyes. Reminds me of those Narlock things from Time Machine – yeah, they were human once.
Cars are the main point of Mad Max. Put scrap metal on normal cars and you get Magnum Opus. That’s the true fantasy of Mad Max. Every dude who’s seen the movie has looked at his own car and said, I could make my Hyundai super awesome if this was a dead barren post-apocalyptic wasteland.
The car battles are intense. The action is fast. Things blow up. Things crash. The battles go on for miles. Every car is different. Some amazing gameplay there.
The weakest aspect of the game is the melee. It’s your typical third-person push buttons-really-fast-and-move-around that we’ve seen in Assassin’s Creed and Ryse among others. No real wow-factor there.
But really, the best part about this game is of course, the Thunderdome. We get a glimpse of it at 3:50 of the trailer. Doesn’t seem to be a main attraction, but you have to do it. Yeah, you got to do the Thunderdome at least once in your life. Definitely a bucket-list item.
Game’s got everything. Game looks awesome.
Release date is September 1, 2015 on Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.