One of the big selling points of Final Fantasy XV is its concept of the road trip. Four dudes, dressed up like an emo rock band, are cruising around the countryside getting in to all kinds of adventures. It's not bad idea, but it isn't a terribly original one either. In fact the road trip, as a core component of the gameplay, has seen a lot of use in recent years.
Now granted, none of the games I just mentioned have the exotic monsters found in Final Fantasy XV, but some do have RPG elements baked into their design. What's more Max wears black, albeit less stylized than most J-Pop fashion trends. Also like Mad Max, there's a car mechanic in FFXV (a "she" instead of a "he") though still deformed...just in different ways. So while the road trip idea could work for Square-Enix, their recent track record is such an abysmal mess of poorly made video games I wouldn't be at all surprised if players find themselves squarely in the center of Big Nothing...New, that is.