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I think one of the main issues I had with Rage was that the game world wasn't very compelling. It felt kinda barebones and generic.

In a crowded market FPS games kinda need a hook to standout from the crowd, be it the atmosphere, storytelling, and plasmids of Bioshock, the insanely over-the-top "you are the ultimate killing machine" focus of Doom 2016, the scope and destructible environments of Battlefield, or the grittiness of the pre-PS4 Killzone games.

Rage didn't really have that special something.



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curl-6 said:

I think one of the main issues I had with Rage was that the game world wasn't very compelling. It felt kinda barebones and generic.

In a crowded market FPS games kinda need a hook to standout from the crowd, be it the atmosphere, storytelling, and plasmids of Bioshock, the insanely over-the-top "you are the ultimate killing machine" focus of Doom 2016, the scope and destructible environments of Battlefield, or the grittiness of the pre-PS4 Killzone games.

Rage didn't really have that special something.

I'd say that the world design was a hook for Mad Max fans, it is very similar.



Never played the first, see lots of mixed opinions for it. No interest in any sort of sequel. 

Edit: looking forward to Borderlands 3 though, love that franchise. 



shikamaru317 said:
curl-6 said:

I think one of the main issues I had with Rage was that the game world wasn't very compelling. It felt kinda barebones and generic.

In a crowded market FPS games kinda need a hook to standout from the crowd, be it the atmosphere, storytelling, and plasmids of Bioshock, the insanely over-the-top "you are the ultimate killing machine" focus of Doom 2016, the scope and destructible environments of Battlefield, or the grittiness of the pre-PS4 Killzone games.

Rage didn't really have that special something.

I'd say that the world design was a hook for Mad Max fans, it is very similar.

That's actually the reason I bought it myself, I am a Mad Max fan. I dunno, it just didn't have much depth for me. Granted, neither does Doom 2016 but that game succeeded entirely on the strength of its ridiculously satisfying combat loop. If Rage 2 can do the same it might be worth a look, but the first game's combat I found just okay. Enemy behaviours were good but their designs and the weapons were nothing special.

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I'm definitely interested, although at the same time, I'm worried due to the trends in the industry and the way Bethesda handled the newest Doom (and to clarify, I don't necessarily have anything bad to say about its quality, but I'm not sure how exactly to describe my problem with it either).



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I cannot wait to see what id pull out of id Tech 6, and Vulkan.



Mr Puggsly said:

Well it ran fine on my PCs and I never had a high end gaming PC. I always buy low/mid range stuff, like $99 video cards.

I played it on 360 and it runs great, genuinely one of the best optimized for the platform. I don't recall load times, I'm guessing it was pretty standard for the consoles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqbxxp1m4

I have no real thoughts on the PC games/ports, I generally play on console. Not the best visuals but it just works.

You must have been lucky and not noticed any performance impacts. But that hasn't stopped others from citing it's faults and issues that plague it to this day. 

During my 360 days, the pop in and stuttering was quite noticeable.



Chazore said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Well it ran fine on my PCs and I never had a high end gaming PC. I always buy low/mid range stuff, like $99 video cards.

I played it on 360 and it runs great, genuinely one of the best optimized for the platform. I don't recall load times, I'm guessing it was pretty standard for the consoles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqbxxp1m4

I have no real thoughts on the PC games/ports, I generally play on console. Not the best visuals but it just works.

You must have been lucky and not noticed any performance impacts. But that hasn't stopped others from citing it's faults and issues that plague it to this day. 

During my 360 days, the pop in and stuttering was quite noticeable.

 

I don't recall much performance issues on 360, but texture pop in was noticeable. Not that important though, it was a technical achievement on limited specs as the video I linked showed.

I may replay on X1, that generally improves performance, pop in, and loading.



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Chazore said:
Mr Puggsly said:

You must be confused.

Rage is one of the best optimized games on 7th gen at 60 fps and the PC version runs well on modest PCs.

Anywho, Rage was a good shooter but the pacing kinda sucked due to RPG elements. Kinda like Wolfenstein 2, scenes outside of actual missions often felt like a slog.

Not really. It ran like garbage on my last build, and it's not exactly friendly with my current one. It also didn't help that at the time, id was really into the whole megtatexturing tech at the time (they still are) and as a result, each time I looked around, I would see textures popping in and out, some even meshing poorly around some areas, like the ground area when you first drive into the small village with Goodman.

I also remember suffering dips during my 360 playthrough, as well as long load times.

Dunno on PC but on 360 it's an almost locked 60fps, with Digital Foundry finding only a "handful" of dropped frames across all their tests.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-rage-face-off

For all my gripes with the game, framerate is the one thing it got undeniably right.



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Mr Puggsly said:

I don't recall much performance issues on 360, but texture pop in was noticeable. Not that important though, it was a technical achievement on limited specs as the video I linked showed.

I may replay on X1, that generally improves performance, pop in, and loading.

Not that important to you perhaps, but for someone like me, it helped destroy immersion and general focus.

I don't really praise the marvel of getting things to run on as less power possible. I'm more of the "what can we do with more power" than less.