Following the success of Mad Max Fury Road, it was likely that we would be getting a movie tie-in game, and while Mad Max certainly stars the main character, the game takes a different road thanks to Avalanche Studios who made the amazing Just Cause 2. Despite that pedigree, Mad Max doesn’t quite hit the same mark as Just Cause 2, but the game definitely has scrapped together the best parts of recent popular genres to create a serviceable game.
When it comes to sequels in the game industry, there are normally two types: The ones that slightly improve on the first one and the ones that go big and do everything they can to blow the first game out of the water. Today’s game definitely falls into the latter with one of the most bombastic sequels to a game.
Since Grand Theft Auto 3 came on to the scene over a decade ago, game makers have been trying to outdo each other with coming up with open worlds to explore. The open world genre is one of the most demanding genres to create, where the game space is just as important as what the player is doing in it.
From Arkham City, to Mars and several interpretations of New York City, the open world genre is full of multiple interactions and gameplay systems. The genre has really exploded over the last few years as different designers have been figuring out the elements that work and don’t work within the genre.