Posts tagged Mad Max
A nice fireside chat about the game and world design of this often overlooked rough and dirty gem, which despite it’s problems, still did some extraordinary things.
No, not the movie, the game, confusingly carrying the same title though being quite different.
+, +, + amazing visuals through a beautiful graphics engine, beautiful artistic sunsets and the dunes, looking at times spectacular
-, – infantile often downright stupid story with not credible world, and adolescent namings. I wanted to believe in the world, and I could’ve totally seen made it at least half credible in a Fallout kind of sense but it seems just down right silly
+, +, +, + amazing level design, by that I mean many camps and locations which although reusing assets are each lovingly designed in a way that invites exploration and discovery, each having it’s own specific character.
+, – passable but “meh” music
-, – the occasional frustrating “boss fight” locking you in and not allowing for open world solutions or alternatives
+ decent progression and leveling
+, + some genuinely interesting and memorable locations
Overall I’d simply say the world looks great and the level layout with a beautiful engine but destroyed by a worse than mediocre story. I’d give it a 1 on a -5 to 5 scale: worth playing for the world and discovery but showing many other problems. Still i think it’s a game worth mentioning because i suspect behind the unidimensional almost caricatural world is a team of people who put a lot of love into the game and it shows.