Mad Max – Better than Assassins Creed take on Repetition
The Mad Max franchise has been around since I was a kid. All the films had been made by the time I was born and naturally being a kid of the 80’s it was one of them films you watched when growing up. It was great to see the franchise reboot earlier this year and with some peer pressure put on by one of my friends I thought I would give the game a go.
I got the game cheap and booted it up. It was great to see the iconic Mad Max car making an appearance, albeit short until you’re off and having to build you’re own car to help get your revenge on the games protagonist – Scrotus. Once your ready to start out on your revenge mission you would have met Chumbucket who believes you’re a saint who has come to help him fulfill the prophecy. With your help he wants you to build the Magnum Opus – a car that will lead them on the path to righteousness
As you progress throughout the game there are 4 main regions which are ruled by the head-honcho’s of their respective territory. If you help the head guys by finding component parts within their territory they’ll in turn unlock perks such as you filling your health bar and your fuel tank for the Magnum Opus to help you with your mission. Just like most Assassin Creed games and like this their is a a lot of repetition in this game, such as finding scrap (currency to upgrade your car) and taking out enemy bases so then you can upgrade your car to make it into a more lethal killing machine.
Once you’ve unlocked the upgrades and extra’s for the Magnum Opus it does mean you can easily take on fortifications quite easily and also taking out Convoy’s because a lot more fun. Like other critics of the game I must admit this game is quite easy. Even I was surprised how easy the final boss was. The war-machine was easy enough to take out as long as you had a few of the upgrades required.
One thing I did like was the combat system, yes it does its flaws but it is very similar to the Batman games; ironically even the menu systems are similar previous Warner Bros games as well. Some of the attacks and finishing moves that you can perform (you can even make use of the environment to smash your enemies head into) are quite honestly brutal and I’m not easily shocked. All this makes it a violent world which you would expect the world to be in post-apocalyptic setting.
One of the annyoances I found with the game is that you can unlock the maximum upgrades by having to take out all of the opposition within the game, the annoying thing with this it means you get the reward of an upgrade but you can’t really make use of it because there is no one to go and attack. So in some respects its annoying disappointing you can’t use it to its full potential.
Overall this is a solid 7/10 game but it’s a special game. I put 47 hours into the game to unlock all the extras and definitely feel like I got my money’s worth. If you see this game cheap and want a no-brainer action game, give this a go.