Posted: June 2
This game is not what I was expecting...
RAGE is not open world and hardly an RPG. I was expecting to be able to roam the wasteland blowing up everything I see with my high octance death-mobile, instead I was given boring fetch quest after fetch quest. Most of the cool looking areas are locked from the start and must be unlocked by doing quest for NPCs. The RPG elements seem simplified or removed to accomidate FPS players. There is no loot in this game whatsoever. It has a dumbed down inventory screen and a "press E to loot" system that just categlorizes all of your items to be sold or crafted. You can't pick up individual items -you can't even pick up a gun that you can see on the floor! After I finally dealt with all the lame quests to get myself a car with guns on it It was actually really fun...for 5 minutes. I was trapped in a go-cart track of a map and after I killed all of the enemies I had nothing to do but more lame fetch quests.
VERY linear progression, in one instance I was roaming around and cleared an area only to find the gate was locked, after I went back to the main NPC he gave me a quest to go clear the same area. All the enemies repawned so I cleared it again and this time I was able to open it. Not fun.
This game game is also pretty easy, even on hard. It has fast regenerating health which makes bandages somewhat useless. When you die you get to revive immediatly after a quciktime event and kill nearby enemies with electricity.
The shooting mechanics are very fluid, just make sure the difficulty is on medium or hard or you'll be fighting brain dead bullet sponge enemies. Enemies during firefights take cover somewhat well and manage to hit you from time to time. The visuals are very nice if you take the time to look around. Driving feels spot on and very satisfying. SHORT VERSION
RAGE is like Borderlands minus the open world and loot, which are the best things about borderlands.
If you go in expecting a linear shooter with extreamly dumbed down RPG mechanics you might like it.
PS: I played this game for about 15 hours on alt account.