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Postby OzRedMonkey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:15 am

So I'm past half-way in the game and it's starting to ramp up. Enjoying it heaps even though it's starting to get tougher.

I'm a bit surprised by how much cross-reference to Fury Road there is. As mentioned in other threads, George Miller obviously fed the game developers a lot of information and visuals, way before the release of the movie. I thought I'd list what I'd come across so far that I recall:

Gastown is included in the game. The Bullet Farm and Citadel are mentioned but aren't part of the gameplay.

I think Glory is the only specific character from the movie that I've come across so far. Immortan Joe and Miss Giddy are mentioned, but aren't encountered. Glory's mother Hope's back story is that she was one of Joe's "breeders", another movie tie-in. Scrotus is one of Joe's sons, and has a strong resemblance to Rictus.

War Boys are throughout the game as Max's adversaries, and they have a very similar look to the movie, right down to the black-forehead war paint, and they way they will often ride a vehicle on the outside, holding on, as they do in the movie. There are Buzzards to encounter as well.

Thundersticks are weapons faced throughout the game.

Storms are a frequent occurrence, similar to the one the War Rig drives into in the movie.

The vehicles have a very similar look to those in the movie, including some covered in spikes as used by the Buzzard tribe in the movie.

There are some tie-ins to the trilogy as well. Max is often referred to as a "raggedy man" by adversaries. There is a thunderdome, although it's clearly not THE thunderdome. And a relic I found had reference to Smegma Crazies. There are a Gyro Captain hat and Humungus face-mask hood ornaments to collect.

So it would be wrong I think to call this game truly standalone. It'd definitely within the universe of Fury Road.
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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby Taipan » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:42 am

One thing I noticed across all the lore surrounding Fury Road is that Scrotus seems to be somewhat shoehorned in as Immortan's third son to connect the game to the movie.

Sure in the game he's advertised as Immortan's son etc, but on the 'movie' end of the spectrum (regarding promotional material and comic books) he is barely ever mentioned. In fact he shows up only in one panel in the comic book and once more in a "Who Killed The World" clip where his silhouette is blacked out. That is all. To me his presence seems to be somewhat out of place and it reflects in the fact that he rules Gas Town - what about the People Eater then? He's supposed run that joint.

I don't know, this inclusion of Scrotus as part of the official lore seems a little one sided.
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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby MWFV8 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:58 am

OzRedMonkey wrote:So it would be wrong I think to call this game truly standalone. It'd definitely within the universe of Fury Road.


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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby OzRedMonkey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:08 am

MWFV8 wrote:
OzRedMonkey wrote:So it would be wrong I think to call this game truly standalone. It'd definitely within the universe of Fury Road.


Where has this been contended?


Before I bought the game I had read some comments where people were trying to establish where this fit in to the Mad Max timeline if at all. I didn't realise before I played it how much Fury Road-related content it had. I assume I'm not alone.

I find it more enjoyable to play whenever I come across anything that makes that connection.
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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby OzRedMonkey » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:10 am

Taipan wrote:One thing I noticed across all the lore surrounding Fury Road is that Scrotus seems to be somewhat shoehorned in as Immortan's third son to connect the game to the movie.

Sure in the game he's advertised as Immortan's son etc, but on the 'movie' end of the spectrum (regarding promotional material and comic books) he is barely ever mentioned. In fact he shows up only in one panel in the comic book and once more in a "Who Killed The World" clip where his silhouette is blacked out. That is all. To me his presence seems to be somewhat out of place and it reflects in the fact that he rules Gas Town - what about the People Eater then? He's supposed run that joint.

I don't know, this inclusion of Scrotus as part of the official lore seems a little one sided.


I agree. It's cool that there is some cross-over of characters and themes but that one could have been a bit better thought out.
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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby MWFV8 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:00 am

OzRedMonkey wrote:
MWFV8 wrote:
OzRedMonkey wrote:So it would be wrong I think to call this game truly standalone. It'd definitely within the universe of Fury Road.


Where has this been contended?


Before I bought the game I had read some comments where people were trying to establish where this fit in to the Mad Max timeline if at all. I didn't realise before I played it how much Fury Road-related content it had. I assume I'm not alone.

I find it more enjoyable to play whenever I come across anything that makes that connection.


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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby tehCal » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:09 am

Cars in the game which are adapted from cars in the film, or share models/makes:

Austin A70 "Buggy #7" = "Scutterbug" and variants
Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe "Convoy #1 - Elvis" = "The Twelve"
Chevrolet 5-Window Coupe "Nux's Car" = "Death Rattle"
Chevrolet Blitz "Buzzard #3 - The Blitz Buggy" = "Drop Kicker"
Chevrolet Fleetmaster Roadster "Buggy #2" = "Barbacon"
Valiant Charger "Firecar #2 - Prince Valiant" = "Skullbutts" and variants
Citroen Light 15 "Buggy #2" = "Spotta" and variants
Datsun 240z "Buggy #6" = "Flamegamer"
Dodge Touring Sedan "Firecar #1" = "Tuska" and variants
Ford F-100 "Buggy #1 - The Tyre Medic" = "Scrapulance" and variants
Ford Falcon XB "Caltrop #6 - Razor Cola" = "Wild Hunt"
Ford Mainline Utility "Polecat #1" = "Crusher" and variants
Holden FX "Buzzard #1" - "Speedsta"
Holden Kingswood HZ "Firecar #4" = "Carnewagon" and variants
Holden Monaro HG "Firecar #5" = "Metal Grinder"
Holden Standard EK "Claw Car #4 - Ploughboy" = "Processor"
Jaguar Mark VII "Convoy #2" - "Sideblender"
Maple Leaf Truck "Buggy #3 - Bones" = "Charbone"
Maple Leaf Truck "Buzzard #4 - The Shoe" = "Mancannon"
Oldsmobile 88 "Polecat #3" = "Hardball"
Perentti Kit Car "Buggy #9" - "Furnace"
Plymouth Sedan "Buzzard #2 - Plymouth Rock" = "Prickles"
Plymouth Barracuda Coupe "Claw Car #2" = "Rammerhead" and variants
Volkswagen Beetle "Firecar #3 - FDK" - "Kaboom Bug"
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Re: Movie tie-ins

Postby OzRedMonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:36 pm

Awesome list, well done!

I loved seeing the Charger in the game. Thought they were a cool-looking car as a 10-year-old in the seventies.
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