This Mad Max gameplay looks ripper 
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Darryn Bonthuys
July 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Growing up, I loved the Mad Max movies. Mostly because I thought that they were documentary videos about Port Elizabeth. Which would also explain why a massive guy dressed in leather undies and a hockey mask was riding around telling people to leave the BP filling station. And now, PE The Video Game Mad Max has some gameplay to show off.

True, there’s not much gameplay on offer here, but compared to how certain other games release only slivers of new footage between reveal trailers “COUGH” GTA “COUGH”, at least it’s something.

Avalanche Studios is prepping the wasteland for the return of the Road Warrior, and seeing as how they made one of my favourite guilty pleasure games of this generation, Just Cause 2, my sandbox hopes are high.

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Plus, I’d really like you folks to visit Port Elizabeth at least once in your lifetime, even if it is a virtual tour. Now to tell Avalanche to make the game wetter, the save files more corrupt and throw in some more Tina Turner.

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  • Hammersteyn

    Any Tina Turner in this game?

    • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

      To much hair physics.

      • Hammersteyn

        LOL

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I wish!! DAT CROSSBOW!!!
      pout Tina!! POOOOOOOOOOOUT

      • RinceWind

        Special end boss?

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          Optional Hidden boss. have to collect all her albums in the game, usually found beneath piles of dirt

          • RinceWind

            I’m not sure a chained materia combination of mimic,double, and Knights of the Round would take her out man! 0-O

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            LMAO the most hardcore of secret bosses. Sephiroth quivers at the sight of her hair

          • RinceWind

            More than likely! Ol Seph spent at least a few hours on his hair before going out! OVG and I watched Advent Children ending again, love it!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Loool seph and he’s luscious long hair. Ahh Advent.love that movie. What a sick final fight. If that was sakaguchi’s movie he would still be with square lol

          • Guest

            It wasn’t his movie, it was Directed and Produced by Tetsuya Nomura. Sakaguchi had already departed a few years prior. We still have Nomura-san :)

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            I know yes. Sakaguchi directed spirit. But that caused it’s downfall, which is why I said that

          • Argentil

            Spirits Within was a really good movie though. It’s sad that it was such a financial disaster. I remember SE’s CG was considered to be #1 worldwide back then.

            That said, at least we still have Nomura-san, who Directed and wrote FF Advent Children.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            I don’t think the market was ready yet and it was too complicated of a story. That said it was damn awesome and nomura is still great as well

          • Argentil

            Man, I was bummed they didn’t have a cover of “Holding out for a hero” for their trailer. A somber take on the song would have worked brilliantly.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            That would have been so awesome!! But i don’t think they going to embrace the mad max movies. Something seems off though..can’t pinpoint though :(

          • Argentil

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKwQKqQ8MMY

            Gotta love the Europeans. I think I prefer this version, though TT still pulls off that chorus better.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Will have a looksie tomorrow at work :)

          • Argentil

            You must! It’s like a nordic version of the song, haha. Tweet me your thoughts.

  • That Green Twit

    Looks impressive.

  • That Green Twit

    Hehe.

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    At least he doesn’t look like Mel :P

    • TiMsTeR1033

      :( no mel gibson

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        He used to be cool, before being a scumbag

        • John Ambitious

          True dat

  • Theo Steenekamp

    Social life. What social life??

  • TiMsTeR1033

    prob will they ban everything

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    is it just me or was that really underwhelming?

    • ElNicko

      not just you dude , also didn’t see anything that made my jaw drop and my wallet cringe

      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        Thank god I’m not alone . nothing about it stood out , as much as I love Mad Max, this trailer looked pretty meh

        • ElNicko

          yep , also , there are too many games to buy now , this is gonna get placed on the back burner.
          GTA V and Watchdogs is gonna be taking up too much time (and hurt my bank balance enough)

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Yup, looks like it’s gonna get lost in the wake of the bigger titles, ain’t nobody got a pocket full of money

          • ElNicko

            ain’t nobody got time for all these games either……

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Lol so true :(

          • Argentil

            I think any Mad Max fan would have been disappointed, because it’s lacking in the unique elements that MAKE it Mad Max. The Awstrahliah-ness.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Lol true it felt very forced…if that makes sense….but hey. Will reserve judgement till final product…because…democracy

          • Argentil

            I’m not a huge fan, I only watched it as a child, but it had a very distinct visual style, and it’s well known for it’s quirkiness. I should really watch it again.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Very quirky. Now this game feels like its forcing that quirkiness. And would to rewatch in HD

          • Argentil

            Ja, I was just checking Netflix for it now, but it’s not there :(
            Wonder if it’s on Hulu.

  • Martin du preez

    • RinceWind

      lol

    • Argentil

      My thoughts as well.

  • Matthew Holliday

    lets see if ive got this right

    so mad max came out
    then they made the borderlands game, pretty much exactly like a comedic mad max
    and now theyr releasing mad max the game, hoping it will be better than the game it inspired?

    so confused

    • DadGamer

      and don’t forget Rage… :)

  • RinceWind

    If they can make this like a Fallout cross Tomb Raider cross TLoU, I will never leave my house again. EVER.

    • Andre116

      You and me botyh…you and me both. I hope this is great. Also, new Mad Max film coming out some time.

      • RinceWind

        Can you imagine a game like that!?

  • Trevor Davies

    I nearly visited PE once, but I blinked :P

    • RinceWind

      Ouch!

  • th3SiCn3ss

    mmmmmm, gameplay trailer???? all I saw was in game video…. fallout with vehicles? rage maybe? turn based HD 3D stereoscopic side scroller? “sarcasm ftw” After fallout & metro last light they will have to do hella good to impress…

  • Grant Hancock

    Hahaha Darryn :D … you mentioning our home town, and a BP filling station makes me recall the old man who used to wander around my neighbourhood screaming “BP stands for Bloody Poephol” lol

  • Andre116

    Oh, this has got me excited! I hope it lives up to my expectations. The Mad Max films are my earliest fondest memories of living in a post apocalyptic wasteland.