It’s The New Cool Trend To Hate On Mad Max

I have no idea what game people were playing when they “reviewed” Mad Max, but I would love to know because everything they explained in their “review” made little to no sense to me. 

The most recent review I read of Mad Max was on Forbes and they went out of their way to really bash on this game. As a matter of fact they said nothing positive about the game at all. Just about every major reviewer out there are bashing Mad Max, but one thing I’ve noticed that all of them have in common is I don’t think they actually got very far into the game before slapping a score on it.

I know that might be controversial to say, but I don’t care. I always come here and speak my mind and I’m not going to change that because it might offend some people. That being said I went ahead and read Kotaku’s review of Mad Max and my comment was deleted because I was pretty sure the review that the dude wrote on the game was done after a few hours of gameplay.

I’m not sitting here and trying to pick a fight or say that Mad Max is a flawless game, but everyone is bashing it simply because it came out the same day as Phantom Pain even though Konami are the ones that pushed their release date up to September 1st.

2015-09-06_00018Another thing that is pretty strange to me is the fact that everyone is quick to bash the gameplay of Mad Max, but games like Batman Arkham Knight gets a full 10 even though it goes by the same combat system. I’m not saying Mad Max is better than Arkham Knight because I haven’t played it yet, but if you enjoy Batman odds are you’ll enjoy Mad Max too.

Mad Max isn’t a perfect game, but it does it’s franchise justice. This is a true adaptation of Mad Max. This is what I would expect the world of Mad Max to look like when I watched the films. It’s barren, bloody, and broken and Max does what he needs to do to survive.

2015-09-06_00015I think people that had to review this game are upset because they “had” to review this. The reviewer on Kotaku admitted that the only reason why he played the game is because he was paid to do it and that’s not the attitude you’re supposed to have while you review a game. What do I know though? I’m just some guy on the internet writing his honest opinion about a game.

I don’t get paid much for my opinions, but I don’t let money influence them either. If you’re looking for a great open world, post apocalyptic game to play get Mad Max. I haven’t stopped playing it since I brought it and I can honestly say that it really surprised me. I didn’t have any expectations for it, but it blew me away and it’s one of the better games that I’ve played this year.

I feel like someone has to defend this game so it’s might as well be me.


Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

11 thoughts on “It’s The New Cool Trend To Hate On Mad Max”

  1. I don’t care what most professional reviewers think. If I did I wouldn’t buy any of the niche Japanese games I enjoy. People being forced to review genres they don’t like and sites relying on ad revenue from game companies results in biased coverage.

    1. I agree. I’ve played quite a few games that scored poorly and loved them to death. I think that if a reviewer isn’t interested in a particular genre they should pass the review on to someone else that is.

  2. I completely agree with you! They’re also the reviewers who give COD 10/10 for “sticking to what the fans want” but discredit another game for “being too similar to predecessors”. Mad Max certainly isn’t the worst game out the year!

    1. You make a good point there. I completely forgot about COD’s score. Mad Max is supposed to feel barren. That’s the whole point of it.

      Right now it’s up in my top 5 for sure.

      1. Exactly, I think a lot of reviewers are missing the point. I don’t remember anyone (correct me if I am wrong) complaining about vast wasteland in any of the Fall Outs or Rage… Because that’s how it’s supposed to be. They’ll always find something to complain about though.

      2. You’re correct. No one complained about the endless wasteland in Fallout 3, New Vegas, or Rage. Now that I think about it Fallout New Vegas was the buggiest game I’ve ever played, but it still scored very well with reviewers. Mad Max is the best PC port I’ve ever played. This is how a game should play when it’s released on day one and I have have a new found respect for Avalanche Studios because of how well they optimized this game.

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