I don't know why so many people harp on Rage or say so much negative stuff about it. I found the game to be PERFECT for what I wanted. I am so tired of sandbox type games, I don't have that kind of time to complete every little fetch quest on the map, I sometimes just want to sit down and do missions that ACTUALLY ADVANCE the game plot. Rage did that perfectly. The graphics were gorgeous and shooting mutants was SO MUCH FUN! The races weren't the greatest, but were fun enough, and they let me get to know the world map so I wasn't lost all the time. All in all a fun game.
It was a really good game, but it could have been amazing. It lacked depth and story. Everything looked awesome but once you get past that you realize how shallow the game is. The story was generic and impersonal and the pacing was weird.
However it was a gorgeous game and everything looked so cool. I loved the artstyle and the gameplay was really smooth. The characters had seemed cool and exciting but Id didn't flesh anything out.
First example for me was the girl who teaches you to use the Wingstick. She looked really cool and seemed interesting (the animations are awesome in the game), but there was nothing beyond that. She was really just a mini-game basically.
I wished it was longer and had more soul. Hopefully they'll realize this and make an awesome sequel (doesn't need to be the same character or anything just set in the same world). Next gen perhaps.
I definitly feel the same, everything you said is true, that's why this game is disappointing. The beginning of the story is good and could have done a great story, but the end is simple and makes no sens !
Rage was a fine game, and it certainly had it's ups, but it definitely also had it's downs... The shooting was rough and satisfying, the AI was fun and unpredictable, the car segments was actually fun (unlike some other games), the graphics were gorgeous, and the setting was brilliant and convincing.
However the game's story was kinda off. In the end, I had no idea why I was shooting particular people in the face. The game didn't make you want to kill the bad guys, other than telling you "Those dudes suck, remove them!" The ending is also one of the worst in a long time. People complained about Mass Effect 3, but IMO Rage's ending was multiple times worse than ME3.
However the story WAS bearable, when you consider the title came from id, and their mayor titles never really had a better story than "Bad guys are here, murder them mercilessly." Combined with, what is IMO superb gameplay, then you have a really good shooter.
People complained about ME3's ending because they were invested in the story and the characters. They really cared.
In Rage, the story really was just there to give us a reason to shoot stuff and to ride around. The game needed a story with more substance and emotion. The character designs were pretty awesome, but I never felt invested in the story (like say Mass Effect, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, Half Life, Bioshock, Dead Space, Heavy Rain, etc.)
I'm hoping they make another and fix what was wrong with Rage. Was still a very good shooter that looked awesome.
The fuss about ME3 was just stupid IMO, people really overreacted about it. Sure, there were a lot of questions to be answered, and it could have used some more closure, but all the flaming was plain unnecessary.
Another Rage with the same level of quality gameplay, but actually WITH a story this time around could indeed be awesome. I would certainly play it.
I feel the same now. The extended cut really fixed everything for me, and the fact that Bioware actually did something shows how awesome they are. ME3 is still one of my favorite games now that the EC is out.
Think I wanted to like it, but honestly haven't played it since I finished it.
The opening gave me such high hopes for an awesome story, that kind of got left behind in favor of some shooting sequences (which admittedly where pretty awesome, id knows their shooters well). The racing parts where better than i expected, but never really fitted into the whole thing.
And I'm getting sick of games forcing me to help people out in order to advance (at least in fallout you had a bit of a choice weather to help someone or not) And seriously, that ending was almost unforgivable. Graphics where awesome, even if my version (PS3) had some awful texture popping.
Rage isn't a bad game, but I don't like the ending of the game. I think it was waste of time or the writers were lazy to make a decent ending. Overall, I like the gameplay, features, and their I.d Tech 5 was outstandingly amazing!
I actually didn't. The way the game played and felt was a lot different than I thought it would. It was a little too fast paced and the enemies seemed to take way more bullets than necessary to kill, which hurts the apocalyptic feel where everything can kill you. Also, it didn't really do anything new with the post-apocalyptic genre, at least from what I played.
It was alright...the engine looked beautiful. The plot was a little lacking. The gameplay was like this:
'Hey there, you seem like a capable individual with goals. I've got something I'd like to give you...but I'm missing the parts. Go way over there and get the equipment I need and bring it back. I'll fix it and you can have it.' Repeat x 50.
I mean, don't get me wrong - games usually have missions with some kind of payoff...but has the same structure each time.
The Bash TV part was kinda cool. I liked the app, too.
Have you played Dragon's Dogma yet? That was a pretty cool game. You get to custom create your character, too.