Following the glorious excesses of Just Cause 2, where a man can dangle a jeep from a helicopter and swing it like an explosive pendulum of doom into a dictator’s face, even Mad Max can seem a bit ordinary. I watched the trailer below feeling that Avalanche might have had their wings clipped a little. That said, it’s exactly what you’d expect: big open world, full of vehicular violence and punches. Max’s double-barreled shotgun showers everyone in buckshot and fire, and cars flip at the slightest nudge. He also appears to have an awesome headbutt.
So a more melee focused game than previous Avalanche games. There is at least one concession to the missing madness: I spotted a zipline being used, which I think is an under appreciated medium of transportation. When I was 12, if I had to select one method of transport to be dominant in the future, I’d have selected the zipline. I was a realist by then: and knew jetpacks wouldn’t make it, and Marty McFly’s floating skateboard was pie in the sky. So this game is basically my idiot child-brain’s vision of the future. Hooray!
“The World Goes Mad. 2014. Pre-Order Now.” Pre-ordering a game so far in advance is the definition of madness.