posted by EversorAnimus (LOS ANGELES, CA) Oct 12, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
Rage is a game that I heard about years ago and so without knowing much about it I rented it. To my surprise I found it to be quite enjoyable and fun.
Pros: The gun-play is fantastic, the guns feel powerful and the enemies put up a nice challenge. The combat is the highlight of the game and it should be fun for almost anyone. The driving parts were a little disappointing but they are still fun. Graphically the game is superb among the best I've seen this year.
Con: The atmosphere and world seem a little dull, the towns feel somewhat small and the characters are not lively enough for my taste but they get the job done. The story could have been better.
Overall: The developers of the game seem to have focused more on the game itself rather than the world they tried to reveal but that's not a bad thing. With the engine now developed it should give them more time to work on the structure of the story and characters if they decide to make a sequel. I would recommend this game to gamers who enjoy great game play and well developed combat.
+ Fun, Satisfying gameplay.
+ Great Graphics
+ Driving is fun
-Story really isn't compelling, same with the characters
-Worst handling of multiple discs i've seen this gen
-Frequent texture loading even when installed
-Bad checkpoint placement which leads to a lot of frustration
- Frequent Backtracking
- Missions are mostly errands/fetch quests, which become repetitive.
It's not Fallout and it's not Deus Ex. RAGE is just a fun shooter that ultimately has no real depth.
This is a time where your gamefly account really comes in handy, as this game really isn't worth 60 bucks. Especially with the onslaught of AAA releases coming up.