Played it for about an hour last night. You guys were right in that this is literally Mad Max in first person. Not that that is a bad thing. I found myself wandering around the entire time discovering things instead of moving the main story along. But I also have to say I like the aesthetic of the first game a lot more than this. The first game had that dull, gritty feel that is perfect for a world that just experienced a global cataclysm a century earlier. This game with its bright pastels going for the Borderlands aesthetic ruins that feel for me. All the characters introduced so far also don't have any diversity in personality whatsoever. My gripes with the aesthetic aside, the gameplay is a lot of fun. The guns feel really tight like one would expect from a Call of Duty or Titanfall title. And though the driving is not as good as Mad Max, I think it feels appropriate in this world. Then again I still have only driven two vehicles so far, so we'll see how the others feel as they are unlocked.
More or less where I'm at.
When I went in to my first bandit layer to clear it out the "first person Max Max" was beyond denying. That's mostly what this game is with a few odds and ends past that as several of us have indicated.