Animated flourishes and a delicate backdrop, animation like that is always doomed for streaming services. Creativity is an ill beast. Mad God is a dangerous one. A fun one too. Its ambience and hellish dream, orchestral voices echoing through the opening sequence that feels just a little like a John Romero Doom-era vision is exactly the right tone for this maddening spiral into animated mastery. A feature that feels the aesthetic qualities of H.R. Geiger and the depressed, permanent madness of apocalyptic fiction and all the bells and whistles desperately attached to it. No escape for Mad God, despite its unique form. Apocalyptic underworlds are the zombies of yesterday and the true crime of tomorrow.