If there’s one game that everyone is excited about, that would be Bethesda’s Rage. Since the game was revealed back in 2007, the game has received a lot of hype. Now that the final retail build is in my hands, I have spent several hours playing it and here’s what I have to say about the game.
With the embargo lifting early next week, I’m limited as to what I have to say so please bare with me, as I’ll only talk about the first hour of my experience. Anyway, here are the five things you should know about Rage.
1. Questing is Fun
The way questing is done in Rage is similar to Borderlands. NPCs will be scattered throughout the Wasteland and it’s your job to talk to them to get the quests. After successfully completing a quest, you will not be rewarded with experience points but rather, materials or weapons that you can use to hone your weapons or gear.
2. Limited RPG Elements
If you’re hoping Rage to follow the footsteps of Borderlands, you’ll be disappointed. If Borderlands is a mixture of RPG and first person shooter, Rage is different. You will no longer have to level up in Rage as no experience points will be given at every quest you take. Instead of having a HP health bar, you will have to rely on the automatic recovery that’s been featured in a lot of FPS games. If you die and you have an item that patches up your wound, you’ll go through a defibrillator mini game in which I’ll talk about more in the review.
3. Loot… Loot… Loot
Similar to Fallout and Borderlands, there is a lot of loot that you can get across the Wasteland. From the items you get, you can use them, sell them or make use of them by building materials that you can use along your dangerous journey. Sometimes you can use the materials you get to make bandages or a lock grinder that opens up doors.
4. Solid First Person Action
The moment you start, you’ll see how action and suspense are utilized in the game. Every enemy or mutant you encounter on the Wasteland is smart and you will experience heart pounding thrills. The enemies are smart and they’ll run after you wherever you go.
5. Amazing Graphics
One of the first things I’ve noticed in Rage is how graphics are solid. The lighting and textures of the game on the Xbox 360 is exemplary. They’re better than what you would expect. It’s solid and I applaud the id 5 technology for this.
There you have it! Check back with us early next week for our detailed review of Rage. All I have to say for those who doubt on Rage is that… if you love Borderlands so much, you’ll love Rage more because it’s like Borderlands on steroids.Rage: 5 Things You Should Know,