Rage: Fallout-beating hybrid, or identity-confused FPS?

OXM UK: "RAGE starts with the end of the world. A thunderous meteor pelts towards the Earth. It clips the moon on its way in, like a flashy trickshot in a game of genocidal snooker, and sinks the Earth. You survive in an Ark, your body enhanced to survive cryostasis. When you awake in the wasteland of the future, your enhancements make you a commodity worth selling, and a threat worth killing."

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Chaostar3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

Got a chance to play Rage at Eurogamer Expo, imo it didn't have enough RPG elements to contend with Fallout. I came away with the the predictable feeling of "just another pretty shooter".

dredgewalker3215d ago

I'm rather more interested right now with S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 if Rage isn't gonna offer anything new. I'm sure Rage will look very good compared to it but the replay value of S.T.A.L.K.E.R games are very high.

Ducky3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

The replay value of Stalker was kind of a side-effect of it being glitchy, which made it unpredictable. Just never knew what would happen every time you start a new game.

... that, and it's the mods which elevate stalker onto a whole new level, and seeing as how Rage is releasing with the SDK (I think) I'd expect modders to do some interesting things.

dredgewalker3215d ago

The patches did their job and the modding community has been very good in providing support for the game. The company that made these games aren't even a big studio so it's not surprising that there would be bugs given the huge scale of it. It's not a perfect game by all accounts but it has a charm of its own that makes you look past the bugs.

dirigiblebill3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

I think they should have chucked the open world and done their best to make it a fantastic corridor shooter. Really gone to town on stuff like enemy placing, behaviour, weapon/interactive object distribution and above all, environmental storytelling (see also: FEAR, Metro and Dead Space). Feels like they've just made trouble for themselves by inviting the comparison with Fallout and STALKER.

OllieBoy3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

Is it completely open-world like Fallout? Or does it just have open environments, like Borderlands?

edit: Thanks Nuka. I'm getting really tempted to pre-order this. Sounds like my type of game.

NukaCola3215d ago

It's more like Borderlands, but with heavy focus on modifications of weapons as opposed to preset guns. And of course they really have polished the shooting and driving. It's an open world FPS with light RPG elements. Nothing like Fallout at all.

Sunhammer3215d ago (Edited 3215d ago )

More like Borderlands running at 60 frames per second and minus the endless loot.

I don't think it's fair to say "identity-confused" just because it does more than your average FPS. I wish all FPSers offered as much content as Rage. As far as "beating out" Fallout goes, Rage isn't a RPG, and it wouldn't take very much effort to "beat" Fallout. It's a broken buggy mess with insane performance issues.

Apparently Fallout invented natural wastelands, deserts, and mountains?

fluffydelusions3215d ago

Interested in what the MP is like. Anyone seen/played it?

NukaCola3215d ago

Seen it.

Two types:

Driving Combat simliar to Twisted Metal style with different events.

Co-OP is side quests. I don't think it's about your character, but more about two other wanderers in the wasteland and their tales. Their stories cross, slightly how Portal 2's co-op is a side tale of GlaDos's two nutty robot.

I hope they add arenas like Borderlands so you can do some online shoot em up. Or at least ad a duel mode like Borderlands does, that would be cool too.

Seventh_Blood_Reborn3215d ago

"I hope they add arenas like Borderlands so you can do some online shoot em up. Or at least ad a duel mode like Borderlands does, that would be cool too."

Probably with a DLC

Baka-akaB3215d ago

Repeat after me , a desert or wastelands ≠ fallout wich didnt invent the setting anyway .

byeGollum3215d ago

The media has successfully brain-washed gamers, your efforts are futile. :)

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