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#1 compl3x

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:55

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBpDO45cJms

“You know what the world needs? A videogame adaption of Mad Max, a franchise that’s sat in stagnation for almost three decades.” That’s apparently what someone at Avalanche Studios said, because here we are in 2013 as the Just Cause developers are working on their interpretation of the continuation of the saga (and yes, I know there’s a movie reboot on its way). To be fair, it might not be as outrageous as it seems, because the game looks really damn cool.

Mad Max’s theatric ties are obviously apparent because Avalanche looks as if it’s taken special effort to ensure that the game bleeds cinematic flair at every turn. In a style that’s somewhat reminiscent of Max Payne 3’s execution system, particular action shorts are graced with slow-motion camera attention, making the whole affair feel like two-thirds videogame, one-third movie.

Layered underneath the visual direction is the tool set for a fairly compelling game. It doesn’t appear like it’ll be the most robust of titles, but there are enough pieces for an action experience. In the 15-minute live hands-off demo that I saw, the developers displayed the car’s upgrade system. All sorts of different tires, front-end ramming grills, and other vehicular components can be equipped. Of course, heavier cars move more slowly and control worse than cars with lighter frames.

That’s really about all that was shown, as it’s pretty evident that Mad Max is in the early stages of development. Just enough was presented to make me intrigued for the future of this title. Avalanche has a track record of creating some legitimately fun games, and I only hope that this isn’t taken too conservatively and seriously in an effort to protect the subject material. As is, it looks like it’s on the right path.




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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:00

That looks F*cking awsome

I've always wanted to play a suicidal Aussie with a Superchgarged V8 Falcon :D

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:55

Mad Max done by JC2 studio Avalanche is a given buy on PC for me. I loved JC2 and Avalanche have earned my trust and support. Really looking forward to this next year. Only thing is that it's for old consoles too, I wonder if they are gimping the game because of that, or if they do fully separated versions.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:11

The reveal trailer was fantastic. Should prove to be a great buy, by the looks of it.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:19

Here are three images posted.

http://gamersyde.com...d-14166_en.html

 

madmax1s7jlj.jpg madmax2i2k7d.jpg madmax3wpkky.jpg



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:51

I loved JC2 so I'm up for whatever the hell they've got on the way.

 

So this is for all four consoles and PC?  I thought it was just PS4 so I was ignoring it.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:06

So long as it's based on the first (and maybe second) and not the third, Tina Turner I DO NOT WANT lol

 

See if we can get Mel of the booze long enough to do the voice.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:10

I sure hope they don't use the same driving model as JC2.  The cars were pretty much impossible to control.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:14

Want.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:15

I sure hope they don't use the same driving model as JC2.  The cars were pretty much impossible to control.

Open world games definitely don't go for detailed driving models heh.

 

Considering the new consoles, one would hope things will improve on that front.  I wouldn't expect it right away though.



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 13:28

That looks awesome. :)



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:16

I sure hope they don't use the same driving model as JC2.  The cars were pretty much impossible to control.

 

 

Yeah, but I don't remember doing a lot of driving in that game.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 00:20

I do, it's much like a lot of open world games handled it.  Very simplistic driving model, probably due to limited resources on the former consoles.

 

I didn't know anyone would call it impossible though heh.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:11

I sure hope they don't use the same driving model as JC2.  The cars were pretty much impossible to control.

I think Mad Max has much more focus on driving and car combat, and should therefore have better driving too.

 

Some talk about it on the IGN E3 preview.

http://www.ign.com/a...face-in-mad-max

 

 

‘Physical’ Car Combat

No Mad Max game would be complete without an elaborate car combat system. Thankfully the team at Avalanche agrees, putting it front-and-center in the game’s E3 presentation.

Your fully customizable and upgradable rolling wasteland weapon has a variety of physical attributes including weight, horsepower, armor quality, tire grip and more – all taken into account when scrapping with other wasteland citizens. Rather than scripted or canned button presses (although Mad Max also has these), when two cars smash together the result is determined by each car’s stats and simple physics.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 16:33

Not set in Australia? No purchase.