If you've read my review of Mad Max already, you already know that I wasn't the biggest fan of the game. But that doesn't mean I don't want other people to enjoy it! Far from it, in fact!
If you're planning to check out Mad Max for yourself, I've come up with a few suggestions that will make your time with the game much smoother.
Some people play open-world games as a completionist, trying to mop up everything the game has to offer. Others just mainline the story, rushing through as quickly as possible. Mad Max doesn't work well with either of these playstyles, but it's especially punishing for the latter.
At several points throughout the main story missions, you'll find the next step locked behind a certain task — building a special car, completing a certain number of stronghold upgrades, etc. It will feel a lot less like your momentum has been shattered if you've been slowly picking at the open world content the whole time rather than just waiting until the game forces your hand.
Even beyond the story mission requirements, it would be wise to spend a good chunk of time exploring the open world and taking on side content. Mad Max's final few missions feature some challenging segments, both in your car and in melee combat. If you haven't collected enough scrap to purchase a good percentage of the upgrades, these challenges are going to feel very frustrating.