tingham's Rage (PC) review

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Rage: A Great Casual Game

I never would have thought, in a million years, that I'd be saying this about a John Carmack game. I'd go so far as to say that if he was to read my "review" of his game, he'd probably commit sepuku.

This game is absolutely fabulous for pick-up and play purposes consistent with an older; more family-oriented demographic (like being a dad.) The storyline covers some well worn ground, but you can excuse it because the character animation and all of the art direction in general is simply fabulous.

Game mechanics make combat thrilling, but not overly challenging for someone that plays maybe 5 hours of games a week. Graphics troubles aside (which have been resolved in almost all cases) there simply aren't any negatives to this game from a playability standpoint.

I do have a few criticisms of the metagame experience; but it seems like a lot of developers are running into trouble trying to use Flash (or similar tools) to build their UI and HUD. The menus don't really feel as well thought out as the details in the rest of the game world; and you'll find yourself wanting to use them less-and less as you get deeper into the game so you can fully immerse yourself in the magical kingdom that is Rage.

Looking for a casual game that challenges you but doesn't require countless hours in front of the screen? Look no further than RAGE.


Other reviews for Rage (PC)

    Rage: Reviewing the Wasteland 0

    Rage has been a long time coming from id Software, a company known for releasing technically impressive first person shooter games. Built on a brand new engine, set in a post-apocalyptic world, and coming out shortly before several well-known, established shooter franchises, how does it stack up?The story is pretty standard…bad things happened on Earth, and you just woke up in in the aftermath. An asteroid struck many years before, and you were in cryo-sleep. No worries...John Goodman comes to y...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Fun as an apocalypse 0

    I finished Rage by id Software over the weekend and it was a pretty enjoyable experience overall. Going into the game without knowing much about it besides knowing that it is a shooter of some sort is probably the best way to get into it. Having known the general idea of the story and having a few minor preconceived notions in my head of what I hoped the game would be definitely let me enjoy the game more. I say this not to make people hesitant to play it, but because I think it is important to ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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