Originally Posted by LurkerLito
The reviews are worrying for me. My copy still hasn't arrived from newegg and then I go reading stuff like the ars review
which doesn't fill me with a lot of confidence in the product.
That's sort of a lame review. No sense trashing a game without telling about the otherside of the coin. I mean every game has a head and tail to talk about.
Here's another take:
As a showcase of the new id Tech 5 engine, Rage is a spectacle and a half. Movement in the game feels incredibly slick and precise, there's no clipping and the frame-rate never slows.
It all adds up to an incredibly fun and addictive shooter, which can satisfy pretty much any style of play.
The FPS action at the core of Rage is rock-solid and such fun that it's almost a pity id Software decided to bolt a driving game on top of it.
Rage is a decidedly mixed affair. It isn't perfect, some of it feels quite antiquated, and it is by no means the high-water moment in the FPS genre that Doom and Quake were in their day. But it is still a very eye-catching and incredibly fun shooter, and in its best moments, it can't be matched for pure entertainment value.