Kieran from WellPlayed discusses why despite all its rage Rage was still just a rat in a cage
I didn't hate it. It was an awesome but flawed game. One of the best action driven first person shooters out there. Also a graphical masterpiece of it's time.
Nothing to add,, your honour. Agree ^ Therefore, "everyone" didn't "hate" it...
I didn't hate it either. Its was a very good looking FPS with nice weighty gun-play and a mediocre mission design and execution. They now know what went wrong so I have resonable expectations from the sequel.
yeah i agree I thought the general opinion when it came out was that it was a good enough game but it had some flaws that could be ironed out in a sequel. I'm very interested in how this turns out. If enough of the original issues with the first game are addressed RAGE 2 could be something pretty special.
Rage was on weak hardware, even if the PS4 and Xbox are still too weak. Rage 2 will only be good on PC.
I loved it too, but so dam short. Needed more added to it.
Agree 100%. I think one of the main problems is that there was just not enough to do. The open world was empty apart from vehicles. it really lacked quality side missions and interesting characters to meet throughout the world, apart from the ones in the settlements. From a gameplay standpoint, and graphical standpoint, it was ahead of its time. I would absolutely love a sequel. It would give Bethesda a chance to flesh out some of the issues with the first and improve upon it.
I never realized how much love the community has for me. <3
Not just yet. You're rage 3! Almost there.
Come back in 2025. We may have communal affection towards - you BUT ONLY if 2's any good...
Group think. Once a couple reviews go south the games media will pile on. This happens in both directions both positive and negative. But group think is a huge problem in games, because everyone wants to be part of the same conversation. Ironically if a game is critically reviewed as great, if a mediocre review comes along it's click bait. However, if a poorly reviewed games as a few positive outliers its all good. But again, to answer your question group think. For the most part, everyone that I know that played rage loved it.
I liked it a lot. I would buy a remaster for current gen consoles if it was available. Pure FPS fun.
Nice Bullet with Butterfly Wings reference. I like to smash pumpkins too. I agree. Rage was a victim of its time with the FPS oversaturation. I am looking forward to seeing what Rage 2 can offer and what id Software brings to the table.
Although we know it's all but confirmed, I'd love for Bethesda give us a modern version of Hexen.
What a conveniently timed positive-leaning reflection piece on Rage
You think this bloke might be a paid shill?
Crazy, it's as if the author is writing about current events going on in video games....like a game journalist of some kind.
It didn't run well. Some really bad streaming errors and other stuff. It was ridiculous. It was like a Batman: Arkham Knight, but worse. Youtube some Rage streaming issues and it's messed.
I didn't hate it ... but I also didn't love it either.
It got a sequel There must have been not that much hate
A lot of people hated FFXIII, guess what? They got 2 sequels. Sequels is a prove of firm attachment for whatever reason is.
That's not a good example though. Square seems to be willing to milk Final Fantasy anyway they can for every one sequel that comes out in the Final Fantasy franchise, there's probably 5 other spin offs, mobile titles, and remakes either announced or released.
because it was boring......simple!
It was an awesome game and one I still own! I really liked it and thought it was underrated.
Everyone didn't hate it hence why there is a sequel. It ran just fine if you had the hardware. My biggest issue was multiplay being limited to cars only. I wanted a new Auto Dual or Interstate 76 or 82 where you could be in our out of cars.
Oh no no, Rage was such an amazing Game. I loved it so much. I played it again on Xbox BC
it was boring. and generic.. simple as that
The only thing I hated about the Rage is the Ending!
totally agree, I absolutely loved rage, great graphics, great gameplay but the last part of the game was really really bad
I thought RAGE was quite good, despite its flaws.
Great game that ended so bad, I sold it. I felt the time I invested in the game was basically spit on by the ending. Fallout 3 also.
it was boring
Rare that i finish any game these days other than Forza and Rage was no exception but the way the ai moved in confined spaces was genius.
aside of the emotion, i don't know what rage is honestly
i loved it, been waiting for a sequel for years. i just hope they continue the story from the first one.
I don't think people hated Rage, just John Carmacks outburst post release at gamers and hardware manufacturers, when he heavily modified GPU drivers himself for the game, and they didn't use his modifications (and he didn't provide them with game). The game ran crap, and there wasn't a lot of content but I did enjoy it (after a few patches) so looking forward to a sequel.
Weirdly enough I preferred the mobile title.
It was fantastic until it turned open worldish and made me drive around, then I hated it and could not continue.
I know it's mostly a figure of speech but it's a bit annoying to use the word "Everyone" out of context just to draw attention. Not to mention some people are so completely self centered that they think they really are Everyone.
I couldn't get into the game,a lot had to do with the driving aspect among other things,guessing the same reason I don't play GTA.
It was good but not good enough to make you wanna complete it, sadly.
I thought because at the time, IT WAS NOT DOOM!!!
I thought it was a great game. Problem was it released in such a poor state. Didn’t they end up releasing alpha code instead which had to be fixed with a massive patch? I remember first playing it & the graphics were terrible. Then thinking the game is just horrible in every way. Then it got fixed & it was a complete 180. I was like wow this is a complete different game entirely. That’s why the tag line “gameplay over graphics” that gets used so much on here is complete rubbish for the most part these days. As practically all games are made the same nowadays it’s just the artistic design that differentiates them. It was the exact same game level, mechanics & gameplay wise it was just the graphics were way off so you could see without all the added tessalation etc how bland the levels were & it just ‘felt’ terrible.
I thought it had great ideas and like Mad Max too. I simply wanted a better story
I enjoyed my time with it, it wasn't amazing but I still had fun.
I just found it boring with a big empty open world. I'm actually surprised it got a sequel.
I loved it. Meant to be played on hardest difficulty.
There was first person shooter overload at that time but it was a good game
It didn't run or look like the announcement trailer
I didn't hate.. I loved it.. only problem I had was the horrible texture loading on the PS3.. alot of time textures didn't even load and surfaces looked like the original Doom.. other than that I loved it though.
I fucking loved rage, one of the best FPS ever imo... Just the ending sucked balls lol
RAGE was frickin awesome minus the ending. Glad we're getting a sequel.
I don't remember much about it but I think the reason I didn't like it was because it wasn't a true open world game.
Many people hated it because of the technical issues or maybe the ending. I enjoyed it, it wasn't great or perfect, it had its flaws, but it gave me a good experience and after tweaking to fix some bugs and issues especially textures stream, finished the game in 2 days, and I rarely play a game continuously if its not good.
The texture streaming was terrible but the game was fun.
There was A lot of controversy o at the PC version being poorly optimized and with basic graphic tweaking options. Of course the devs eventually fixed it but the damage had been done.
lash back for in game DLC advertising and maybe the loss of textures :P
I think i just got bored with it at the time i played it. Think i might pick it up again on PS3 and see if i can get into it now. If so then ill check out this Rage 2 when it's out.
They didn't - it just ended far too quickly.
Good game mechanics, pretty graphics, but honestly just kinda boring.
It had terrible texture pop ins
Paywall dlc probably didn't help.
I enjoyed what I played. It's one the few games I still have on disc on ps3 since it was never digital
because they didn't play it?, the game was pretty damn good looking , fun to play, and had good exploring areas , the post apocalyptic feel was great, if I were rating Rage 1 I would rated no less than 8.5.
Hmmmph....I had no clue I hated it. I used to think that I liked it but now apparently I hated it all along.
I didn't have it... The ending was abrupt and the car combat for multiplayer wasn't great... All and all I don't regret my purchase.
because we didn't
rage was good but todays news that cliffy b has retired and closed down his studios is bigger then rage 2, i want to thank all the sony fans who supported his game, oh wait thats right, no one did, a nice ps4 exclusive that sony fans let die, ongrats
Ummm no, I loved it & so did my friends that played it