So I had high hopes for this game, and overall, they were met. Just to be clear, I only played campaign, not multiplayer. Let's start with the positives:
GREAT Graphics. The landscapes were great, the framerate was sick (especially if you install the disc on your device) and there was a ton of detail. Very little screentearing.
Very interesting plot, I was super engaged.
The weapons were fun to switch up and the different ammo types were pretty sweet, but there wasn't much in the way of weapon customization.
Voice acting was very believable.
And now we'll move to the bad:
The driving mechanics were fairly sad and not realistic. Apparently you can hit your boost and go wicked fast, and stop almost on a dime. Not a huge deal, but it did take away from the realism a bit.
The game was incredibly short. I burned through it in about 10 hours, and that includes all side quests. Also, the last battle of the game was stupid easy, I didnt even realize it was a battle at all!
All in all, I enjoyed the game, but it left me hanging a bit. I wish it had gone on longer and that the ending would have made me feel like I accomplished something. I'd recommend playing it, but don't expect a grand epic.
The graphics in Rage are amazing yes, but lets hope you have the hard drive spaces. Other than that i did not find much fun in this game. The story starts off with a gripping intro and then it just get very unbelievable. The shooting seems good at first put i feel like every gun is weak. The throw-able wing knife thing is really fun but does not make up enough for the rest of the combat. The driving is polished and is fun but not something that the game can stand on either. Over all this game might be worth a play through if you are very new to this type of game. But after putting days of game play into the fallout and oblivion games it's hard to play through this. There is just not very much depth.
Pros: -visuals -voice acting -driving -some things in combat Cons - Huge area with no map - No deapth to missions - not much freedom
posted by racoonsurvivor (HIGH RIDGE, MO) Oct 10, 2011
Member since May 2011
First I want to comment on how beautiful this game is!!!! This is ID's newest game, they decided to take all of the best parts of other games and throw them together in one super game. First you get the premise from Fallout, and instead of making it a survival sim in a post apocalyptic setting they made it a GAME!! you wake up in an "Arc"(a person holding time capsule) then get saved by John Goodman, next they start loading you up with bladed boomerangs, guns, grenades and ask you to take care of some bandits. Next Twisted metal's car combat. You load up a buggy full of guns and missiles and you take to the world with a chip on your shoulder, they even reward you for every kill, next thing you know you are in a race where the object is to win by blowing everyone out of your way! The best part of this however is the ID touch. you can carry every weapon of the game and hot key 4 of them, they each have multiple ammo types that you can cary ridiculous amounts of ammo for, and then there are consumable items. Turrets, grenades, bladed boomerangs called wing sticks, healing items, can all be carried at once and more than you could ever throw it once. In short this is one of the best games of the year... Why because it is a game, not a sim, they wanted to give you multiple ways of dealing with this wasteland and they did. If you are a fan of over the top action then this is for you, if you want someone to restrict how many weapons you hold and how much ammo, maybe pick up modern warfare in a couple weeks.
Gameplay 9/10 Graphics 10/10 sound 9/10 Story 9/10