Mad Max is one solid game, but going head to head with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may have been its undoing.
Lol, not even clicking.
Except you did click and you posted.
Misread the article headline :P
Posting here doesn't really give the article any hits really, as long as he didn't open the link.
Just what I said - MGS5 gonna overshadow Mad Max. But it also clouded critics minds, they gave undeserved low scores.
Typically reviewers are dedicated to one game per week in the industry. So while one reviewer is reviewing one game another one is reviewing another. This is to keep clouding from happening. It doesn't mean they don't play the other games on their off time. But there reviews are typically based on the game at hand and not comparatively. I could see this happening with smaller websites though. Less staff.. yada yada.
Coming in here and posting gives N4G a click and an advertisement hit, who if you haven't noticed, feed of this all the same.
I am getting Mad Max tomorrow. It looks amazing.
No way you finished MGS already :D Ocelot should know his priorities.
I am getting a Asus ROG G750JY GTX 980M 8GB tomorrow and i get MGSV for free with it XD . So i will buy Mad Max with it. Its gonna be an awesome day with that beastly laptop. I am gonna finish Mad Max first or else i will never play it. MGSV will take all my time afterwards.
It's not a long story lol. Started playing it @ midnight launch and finished it Saturday.
I have zero interest in metal gear but I'm excited to pick up mad max.
@DarkOcelot, For me Mad Max is easily one of the best 2 or 3 games I have played this year. I played the prologue of MGS V then went back to Max. I have been in it ever since. It will be a Platinum Trophy for me. Not one ridiculous fetch quest so far. It pays homage to all the movies yet at the same time it is completely its own animal. It adds wonderfully to the canon of Max as well. George Miller did not want to reboot Mad Max when he made Fury Road and this falls in line as a great canon expansion. Mad Max isn't a 10 or 12 hour game. Chumbucket may be one of the best written characters in a while. I say that because unlike some supporting cast, his vernacular and habits of speech are uniquely his own. They could not have come from any other character but him. There was obviously no writing the script then generically creating him afterward. He is one of those rare, wholly individual personalities. And whoever complained about the hand to hand must not have bothered to upgrade Max. I have a friend that is a huge Batman fan. He has the full UD Replica regalia, does appearances at kid's hospitals, etc. He saw some of the Mad Max fighting and he said, "Tell Batman to take a seat." This is a totally random encounter. And it isn't unique. Brutality in the Wasteland in this game is the order of the day. Eat or be eaten. I yanked a wheel off a passing vehicle with a harpoon gun. Then when they came running, I gave them a taste of the Black Widow. https://vid.me/MdPV
I love how brutal the game is. And that video looked great. And i am a huge Mad Max fan so i will definitely enjoy this game. I cant wait to play it tomorrow even though it will be so hard to play it with MGSV right beside it. The game is gonna look so good on my Laptop. Cant wait. Its kind of weird when both of us were so eager to play MGSV when it launches and we end up playing Mad Max lol :D
It is strange. I first saw the original Mad Max in a theater. That series has been with me ever since right down to the Aoshima model of the V8 Interceptor on my shelf. As regards Metal Gear, I think the end credits scene in MGS4 is the greatest reveal in game history. 20 years in the making. I did something most people will never be able to do that are just getting into gaming. I played Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2, MGS, MGS2, MGS3, Portable Ops, MGS4, and Peacewalker and now will play MGSV. I played them in order and the truth of what we were told at the end of MGS4 was a total surprise. I feel sorry for people that play MGS V without having played the other games and with no idea of the truth. Its like the people that saw Revenge of the Sith as their first Star Wars movie. You can't unring the bell. There is a reason I have stuff like this at the house, I love the MG series: http://i.imgur.com/3SILJPY.... http://i.imgur.com/y6TwD2V.... http://i.imgur.com/8so5DR3.... http://i.imgur.com/igzYgjl.... However... Mad Max is the sleeper hit of the year. I have been running on coffee and Alagash Black since Tuesday. The world of Max is a desolate, brutal wasteland, the Plains of Silence. There is so much to do that not only directly affects your abilities, but it makes sense in light of the story and the world in which it is set. And the character of Max fits here as the line from Fury Road in which Tom Hardy as Max says, "I am the one who runs from both the living and the dead." The game will definitely put its hooks in you.
I want that awesome jacket! I understand what you mean my friend. Glad MGS series was introduced to me when i was young. Man, the memories of that game is priceless. I actually shed a tear in the last MGSV trailer. It was an amazing tribute to this masterpiece of a series. I know i will love Mad Max because i am just intrigued on the way the world feels and the atmosphere. Avalanche really nailed the atmosphere so its gonna be something to marvel at especially in 1080p/60fps.
I bow to you Morganfell. I started with MGS1 but you're a bigger fan than I. I flipped over playing MGSV (14 hours in now) and already think its one of the best games ever. But something weird happened. I got Mad Max and tried it out. A few hours in and I couldn't wait to get back into the magnum opus. A weird feeling because I feel like it has this power over Metal Gear and its pulling me away when I had already decided I wanted to play all Metal Gear first. That's saying something about MM.
I need that jacket
Mad Max is a blast to play. I'm loving the game.
I have both. I tried to played them back to back but I find Mad Max is much more entertaining. once I finish mad max fully its back to MGSV. I have quiet already. Metal Gear is awesome but I love the world of Mad Max soo much more.
It has got very positive user reviews on Steam.
Hmm, the reviews would suggest otherwise.
Sites like Gamespot and Polygon have lost their credibility long ago. The user reviews on Metacritic and even Steam are extremely positive. That being said it is a fantastic game and holds it's own perfectly well.
WB really crapped the bed on releasing Max the same day as MGS.
They actually crapped the bed by not releasing it right with the movie that was absolutely raved about
Bought both digital games. Mad Max has none of the bugs, stutter, audio issues MGSV has.
MGSV has had no bugs, stutter or audio issues on my end.
I've been swapping both games every two hours. They are both great games.
It looks good but not 60$ good.
Well there is the problem. Looking at it doesn't tell you anything about it. I have over 45 hours in the game and I am not even 1/3 of the way through. Mad Max is worth every penny new.
Yeah I think I will buy until dawn or forza. To many other things coming out to pay full price for this. I get what your saying but for me its not worth it at $60.
You can compare Afghanastan to mad max's Australia desert. I must say Mad Max looks Way better dude especially the storms Holy shiz the storms!
I love the random dirt devils.
I'll get it when it's $20. Taken King comes out in like a week and that and MGSV and MGO will keep me plenty busy till Fallout and Battlefront come out.
I'm surprised people are still playing Destiny. I had such high hopes for that game, but felt really let down and bored after ranking up 2 characters. Hopefully the new DLC adds way more to the game.
should have gone with mad max
Bought Mad Max and not MGSV and I'm enjoying it.
Well I have access to both of them so I'll get to it after GTA V & Bloodborne.
I got disagrees for saying I'll play a game?
& the fact the mad max publisher didn't pay off the media like konami hurt i as well
You know he doesn't have one, its the hip cool thing to claim that publishers are all paying for reviews...In reality the mediocre OK game took a backseat to the major release for the month
Meh, I didnt like the game. Felt too boring, its like ass creed and shadow of mordor but with a lot less. I liked shadow of mordor because of its unique elements The unique element in mad max is the car. The car is not that interesting, car fights so far are very simple and dull. The missions are very similar to one another if not the same. very underwhelming game. But thats just my opinion.
I feel exactly the same. I really want to like it more but it just feels like it's missing something. And the controls are frustrating.
The game is amazing.
Wicked. Once I am done MGS I will check out Mad Max I guess. This time of year is crazy for releases, This will happen again if you look at release dates for the next coming months. You can't really blame a company for their release windows or a game. They are all trying to fit in the xmas rush so there will be some overlap. I doubt Konami was like oh we have to sink mad max lol.. Although Konami is pretty shit these dayz so I wouldn't put it past them lol.. I joke.. Anyway. Back to MGS.
I don't think Mad Max is anything special... Honestly I'm tired of most open world games: "go here do this, go there do that" here's a "bit" of story... Rinse and repeat... They added the car to change a bit but it's not enough for me. Gamers that like open world games and don't mind doing the same over and over again will love Mad Max, but for me these games need a lot more to be worth 70€.
Mad Max is Game of the Year for me, can't stop playing it. I will have the platinum trophy on this one.
Me too. If you play metal in the background with the game it gets you super pumped and it just fits the world. Any metal band will do.
Loving Mad Max! I sometimes get a Last of Us or Uncharted feel from it? Albeit a bit 'stiff' compared to Drake or Joel, but still when Max side steppes between rocks, or the fact that I am conserving every bullet, i get that vibe from MM. Uncharted View with Rage wasteland fun! The World in Mad Max IS bland, the whole point of Mad Max is surviving in a wasteland with your Magnum Opus!!! Love the bleak Brutality of this world.
Reminds me of Red Dead Redemption, instead of a horse you have your Post Apocalyptic Rat Rod from Hell.
Not what the reviews are saying. Though it might be getting seen under a clearer filter than MGS5's fan lens.
The Legendary Soldier vs The Magnum Opus. Who will win?
I have played almost 30 hours in Mad Max and about 90 minutes in MGS V:TPP :) Not saying Mad Max is better, just a lot simpler to pickup and play after a long day at work..
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