posted by GSVader (MERCHANTVILLE, NJ) Oct 12, 2011
Member since May 2007
The game starts out so fresh and boasts amazing graphics, but quickly sinks into a mashup of repetitive combat, driving, and "engineering". Also, the fact that it's a 3-disc game made me think it would have tons of shelf-life to offer...nope! Disc 3 is devoted entirely to multi-player, which if you're a Twisted Metal fan, have at it. Otherwise, it's pretty boring.
The entire game, with a majority of the quests and sub-quests being completed can be done in about 10-12 hours. It's like combining Borderlands with better graphics, with notes of Quake and Fallout beta testing.
Enemies take entirely too many bullets to kill, and the combat is not varied enough. Missions consist of "go here, get this, bring it back" or "drive here, shoot bandits, collect cash". For 6 years in development, I expected more. Meh.
posted by Lazerwolf (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Oct 11, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
This game is alright, reminds me a lot of Fallout 3 or New Vegas. You get to upgrade your buggy that you roam around the maps with, the races are alright but seemed to get repetative. The shooting parts were good its good for a weekend game.
posted by Markus1142 (SOMERVILLE, NJ) Oct 11, 2011
Member since Oct 2010
RAGE is a beautiful game, with a wonderful opening cinematic, fantastic open-world setting, generally strong enemy AI and stellar gunplay. The only thing missing is a coherent set of missions to enjoy them with.
After 5 hours of gameplay, I'd added 6 weapons and 3 cars to my arsenal, competed in races to upgrade my cars, found various ammo types to use in my guns, and schematics to build weapons and items from parts.
And I still had no freakin' idea what was the point of my existence in the post-apocalyptic future. I was still running errands for every character with spoken dialogue I'd encountered; bring supplies here, go investigate this location, go fix a radio tower. There wasn't even a hint concerning what happened in the 106 years since I'd been cryogenicaly frozen, who the Authority was (other than "bad,") no hints as to what was happening in the future or what the ultimate goal was.
Its a great game, looks wonderful, and all it's missing is a good reason to keep playing it.