We all know that console-exclusive in-game content can be a bit naff, but Mad Max has really taken the biscuit with its ‘incentives’ for attracting people to the PS4 version of the game. It may sound like I’m picking on Mad Max, but many other games are guilty of this too.

Regardless, Mad Max is the wrong place at the wrong time because it’s the game that has tipped me over the edge and got me writing about how meagre its console-exclusive content is. First of all, allow me to provide an overview of said content.

Exclusively coming to the PS4 version of Mad Max…

  • 12 hood ornaments for your car

At what point did someone think that this selling point, if I can prevent myself from hurling whilst saying that, would be even considered enough to convince people to buy the PS4 copy of the game. Don’t be fooled, I’m not going off on some rant about hood ornaments here; that is literally the only exclusive feature.

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I’m sure Xbox and PC gamers will be losing plenty of sleep over this one. After all, who would want to miss out on fabled hood ornaments such as Longlooker and Aviator Helm to name a few?

I was being sarcastic there. That was sarcasm. Much like Warner Bros. Interactive must be having a laugh regarding its marketing spiel, and I don’t blame them. If anyone actually falls for this… look, just please don’t fall for this.

And don’t even get me started on how SONY will claim that these exclusive items are enough to warrant owning a PS4 in 2015, because this does not come close to making up for their first-party line up being “a little sparse”.

They even made a trailer… dammit you do make me laugh sometimes SONY.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7z1amR5QEo]

  • cgoodno

    Heya, just wanted to pop in and say this is a stupid article. Not because it complains about shitty DLC, of which there is a shit ton of out there in the gaming world. But, because you focus on the fanboy mentality of “sparse first-party” when it’s been proven Sony has more exclusive games every year so far and that the measurement isn’t just based on first-party titles. But, even then, Sony still has more first-party titles.

    Stop living and feeding the stupid fanboy mentality. Or, at least stop trying to make clicks off of the stupid mentality. You’re selling a stupid bi-line for whatever reason while ignoring that exclusive content is exclusive content.

    Complain about stupid DLC, don’t turn it into some stupid ass fanboy trash talk that makes no sense.

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