Rage Review

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Rage Review

Rage is an enjoyable re-entry into the post-apocalypse.

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I already have this game preordered, but glad you can reconfirm that it's the type of game I wanted, purty stoked! Great review.

I called the Borderlands Comparison the minute I saw red eyed power armored troopers with giant riot shields.

Ah, id. It's been too long, my friend. Hopefully this isn't like Doom 3, where it blows my mind for the first several hours but eventually gets tedious and dull.

The difference between World War II and a post-apocalyptic setting is that, in World War II, you're more or less restricted to, well, World War II. On the other hand, the post-apocalypse can take any number of forms, and is restricted only by the imagination. The problem these days is that there doesn't seem to be any room in the imaginations of developers for anything other than dirt brown-coloured shootery settings, with a few notable exceptions. Take, for instance, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It's set in a post-apocalyptic landscape but, given only a cursory glance at a few screen shots, and the current perception of what defines a post-apocalyptic world, you'd never know it. While not redefining the context, it at least shows a modicum of imagination.

I love the idea of the post-apocalypse in general; what I hate is that they all look exactly the same, when there's absolutely no need. We've already seen this wasteland before, in 30 or so other games; it's just being lazy.

It's been a long time since I've been a big id fan but this sounds decent. Maybe I'll have to look into it once the price drops.

Neotericity:
I already have this game preordered, but glad you can reconfirm that it's the type of game I wanted, purty stoked! Just wish you had mentioned the length of the game, but other than that great review.

Umm.. it does mention the length. :)

Nice review Justin but 12-14 hours? Also, I am getting a little tired of post-apocalypse settings (currently still playing Fallout 3) and aren't exactly a graphic whore. Might check it out later on down the line but still, good stuff.

Looks interesting and I'm glad to see the races serve a purpose unlike R* games that just throw them in there as mission fillers.

From the cut scenes I'm still curious why the guy has a sign saying iku image<(to go)behind him.

Meh. Couldn't get any sort of excitement for this game. Vehicle sections are always a turn off to me, and this game strikes up too many similarities to other games to warrant a look. I thought the graphics were supposed to be ultra realism too when this was first announced. Looks more like Borderlands to me. Oh well. Pass.

gphjr14:
Looks interesting and I'm glad to see the races serve a purpose unlike R* games that just throw them in there as mission fillers.

From the cut scenes I'm still curious why the guy has a sign saying iku image<(to go)behind him.

Yes...that's the common use of that word ;).

It's a shame I don't have $60 to fork over this game right now. It sucks to be poor =(

Oh well, I'll wait until one of the Steam sales, or until next year's QuakeCon deals.

Yes...that's the common use of that word ;).[/quote]

Yeah and I wonder what context it really holds or is it the random crap you see in videogames
like the Russian texts in COD.

(sarcastic) ;)

good thing i'm wholly sick of the post apocalyptic setting

...until borderlands 2

Uninteresting Story and a Wasteland Setting that i feel like i've seen once to often in recent years.

And since this is the most positive review i've read yet, i'll pass for now.

Hmm.
Now I want to know how selecting items work on a PC.

Slycne:
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Rage is an enjoyable re-entry into the post-apocalypse.

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"Regenerating health."

One more game I won't be buying.

Ben Kuchera at Arstechnica gave this a horrible review, said it was a definite skip.

Huh, I wasn't that interested in this game but I guess I'll give it another look and dig around some more.

Seeing how I haven't finished the Borderlands DLC yet, and want to level up for a good shot at Cramerax, before Borderlands 2, I think I'll give this a miss. It look derivative, and (in my opinion) the art style simply doesn't have the cel-shaded flair of Borderlands, while it also hasn't shown the same level of humour intrinsic to the game world, something Borderlands excelled at.

In short, while this is probably a well-made, competant game, for me it seems to be too close to Borderlands, while still lacking some elements that made Borderlands a great game in my eyes. I am sure others will thoroughly enjoy it, but I won't be trying it out for a while (at least until it's on sale).

Sorry, lost me at "nucular".

I agree that this game seems a bit too close to borderlands (which I love) so I will more than likely give this a rental but leave it at that. I am still ploughing through borderlands as I was a bit late joining that particular party, but this could be fun for a little while.

I don't think it will rival borderlands or the sequel when that comes out though (at least not for me).

Didn't see anything particularly new and outlandish here, I'll pick it up at $30 or if Borderlands 2 turns out real shitty.

Just me, or he dident really sound exciced in the video review about the game, while still giving it four and a half stars?

danyy2009:
Just me, or he dident really sound exciced in the video review about the game, while still giving it four and a half stars?

He never sounds excited. I used to find this suspect, but listen to a podcast with the guy, it's how he always sounds.

Neotericity:
I already have this game preordered, but glad you can reconfirm that it's the type of game I wanted, purty stoked! Just wish you had mentioned the length of the game, but other than that great review.

The devs said it would fall into the 15-20 hour range. 15 for the core, and another 5 with all the side missions.

I want to check this game out, but Dark Souls is today....... which I will forsake my mother for.... that's not really true, I love my mother, but you get my meaning. ;)

I hate this time of year.

Looks interesting, but it doesn't stand out enough as a title I would buy at this time of year. Too many other great games I've been keeping my eye on, like Dark Souls, Arkham City and Skyrim.

If this was released 2 months ago, when there was barely anything new on the market, then maybe.

this & DeusEx makes me think that yellow is the new brown

Come on, this isn't even trying not to be Borderlands. Wasteland? Check. Crazy gang-like enemies with masks? Check. Quirky wasteland inhabitants? Check. Driving vechicles from one mission hub to the next, sometimes shooting other vehicles? Also check.

Different ammo types and setting on Earth instead of a different planet are the only two things I can see that differentiates this from Borderlands. Oh yeah, and no multiplayer.

Also, did he say nucular or did I hear it wrong? :/

poleboy:
Oh yeah, and no multiplayer.

It has two multiplayer modes. PvP vehicular combat and co-op missions.

OT: I think I may have to get this to keep me entertained this October. I would've hoped for a stronger story component, but eh, seems fun enough.

An asteroid? Well that's original.
Glad it doesn't suck.

Ive been hearing a lot from other gamers that Pc version of Rage is utterly terrible. I myself have preordered rage since basically day 1 of preorders so I have huge hopes for it (backed up by gameplay and this review as well). But things that I've been hearing from PC crowd ( such as game freezing when quickly turning, no graphics options etc etc) things that make it sound absolutely terrible really and give me the impression that it's a really bad port.

Not sure what to think until I play it myself, but surely ID would not allow such a thing. I mean those guys practically invented FPS.

StriderShinryu:

Umm.. it does mention the length. :)

Baresark:

The devs said it would fall into the 15-20 hour range. 15 for the core, and another 5 with all the side missions.

My bad I guess I'm just deaf and daft, sorry about that :/

i'll pick this up at the bargin bin :D

i give it a miss. sick of regenerating health, driving was never my thing except in GTA, bc you can drive where and when ever you want. and since the game was mainly made for console, im more then skeptical about the pc version.

Slycne:
Rage Review

Rage is an enjoyable re-entry into the post-apocalypse.

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Replay value?

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