Excerpt: ID Software is one of the most recognisable developers in gaming history. The forefather and creator of the FPS genre, the instigator of driving graphics forward and a risk taker in the industry that always paid dividends in whatever ID attempted. With classic titles like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein each cementing themselves into gaming’s lofty heritage as innovating titles it would be hard to imagine that any title released today by ID Software will be looked at with...
Excerpt: Just about thirty minutes into Rage , the new genre bending shooter for id and Bethesda, you'll gain access to the Wingstick. A typical boomerang style distance weapon, the Wingstick hits its mark more often than not, and when it does, it's extremely satisfying, but when it misses, it does so crashing quickly to the ground with a loud thud.
Conclusion: So, I am still confused. In order for a game to be considered something worth your time and money when you finish it, you should be left with either the desire to jump back in and have another go at it or fond memories of the experiences and challenges you played through. Rage falls short on both those points. At the outset rage seemed to have everything going for it: A FPS set in a post-apocalyptic world with a vehicular combat element done by the inventor of 3D gaming.
Pros: Great graphics, stunning character models, production that mixes equal parts Fallout, Borderlands and Serenity;
Cons: Game is far too easy even on the hardest setting, numerous bugs on the PC, linear game play, questionable story development.
Summary: The postapocalyptic future is looking pretty good. From the moment you step out under the brilliant, cloud-studded sky of a ruined world, Rage proclaims its artistic prowess. As you drive along dirt roads through narrow canyons among the hardscrabble outposts of civilization, every environmental element pops with thoughtful details. As you converse with the people you meet, their expressive faces and believable dialogue make you eager to hear what they say next.
Pros: Impressive artistic design, A host of charismatic characters, Enjoyable array of weapons and items, Speedy and gratifying vehicular action
Cons: Numerous visual bugs, Inconsistent textures, Story isn't strong enough to make you care about the primary conflict
Excerpt: I’ve just picked up a keycard, and I’m confused. I found it in a power station, out in Rage’s wasteland. It was about a foot wide, and bright blue, and now it’s in my inventory. What the hell do I do with it? Do I sell it? I swear I’ve done this before. Does it... does it go in this bright blue door, over here? Swoosh. The door opens. For all its open roads and bright blue skies, for all its sweeping canyons and hub towns, Rage is still resolutely an id Software shooter.