I’m sure that you know everything about the latest game that comes from id Software and Bethesda Softworks. Of course I’m talking about post apocalyptic shooter called RAGE. Will it be same as the Fallout 3 or will it be something completely different?
Although Bethesda Softworks is working along with id Software on this one gameplay is not even similar to the Fallout 3. Since two major developers have joined forces on this one, RAGE really looks like something special in its unique way. Graphics looks amazing in this game and everything seems highly detailed from environment to people. Speaking about visual details in this game you can even see how the grass moves on the wind. We had a chance to see a town of Wellspring in this game and it was quite a surprise to see this town in a really good shape and not just a as pile of junk like in other post apocalyptic games. Town of Wellspring even has lights and we saw a windmill in the back that is probably used for generating energy. On the other hand, town doesn’t seem overpopulated but it still feels alive in a way and from what we saw you can bet on certain games in Wellspring and earn money that way.
As for the driving sequences in this game they look amazing. Your vehicle is fast and agile and you’ll really feel like you’re in the Mad Max movie. In addition, your vehicle has guns on top of it so you can take out enemies with ease because game automatically aims and locks your target. There are enemy vehicles as well and fight with them is always fast and intense as it should be.
Of course, RAGE is still a shooter game and there’s a lot of shooting in this game. First thing that you’ll notice when it comes to shooting is the way you change your weapons. Game uses radial menu through which you select your weapon. Menu looks really nice and you won’t have any problems adjusting to it. Now let’s talk about combat for a while. In RAGE you have standard weapons like in any other shooting game. From what we saw, there are crossbows, assault rifles, shotguns and a rocket launchers. Interesting thing is that you can use mini carts that have bombs attached to it to scout the environment and to blast any enemies that stand in your way. Besides that you can use environment to your advantage. For instance, if you see several enemies standing in water you can take them all out easily by firing a single electric bolt into water. Speaking of environment, you can even destroy certain objects with your rocket launcher such as wooden guard towers. Interesting thing about combat is that you can use your enemy’s weapons in certain cases against them. For example if your enemy tries to attack you with a knife you can pick up his knife after he’s dead and throw it at another enemy and kill it instantly that way. This is extremely effective if you need to reload but you don’t have the place to take cover. As for the enemies, most of them look like mutants and some of them will just run at you screaming like savages with maces or daggers while others will throw fireballs at you. On the other hand, some enemies will use guns while others will bounce off the walls and try to cut you down with knives just like Splicers from Bioshock.
Overall, RAGE gameplay looks amazing and everything seems so polished and smooth. We’re waiting for the official release with anticipation and as for you, feel free to check these amazing gameplay videos below.