I actually had given up on open world games after having played GTA 5. I thought GTA 5 was the best game ever when it comes to open world games and no one could do the same thing in a better way. Well that statement still stands true to the day but Mad Max all of a sudden adds a new flavor to open world gaming.
The map size is adequate, we have ample things to do in the map. Most of the action revolves around beating up people and blowing up cars. Fighting mechanics are very simple to master and in fact do give you a sense of satisfaction when you can take out dozens of people at the same time without actually using any ammunition at all.
Driving isn't at all near to perfection. The cars don't really handle that well. But its way better than some of the racing games I have played in the past.
It seems that the game lacks a real story. There are some short sequences that honestly don't do a lot of story telling. There is very little interaction with other characters. It seems that Max is actually alone in the desert playing all by himself.
Even though there are many things to do out in the open but a lot of the sequences seem to be very repetitive, which isn't really a bad thing, I wouldn't really mind doing the same types of things over and over again if there was a better story attached with every piece of action.
I have only played the game for a few hours yet but so far it seems as if I am getting my money's worth. It does keep my interest alive and I keep on thinking about coming back again and again just to do that next mission in the game.
The game could have been much better. I am not sure if they are going to add any online multiplayer component to the game. That would be good. But this isn't GTA, it might not work at all or not as well as well as has worked out with GTA5.