Imminent Rage Review Verdict, your expectations?

By Posted 3 Oct 2011, 13:52

September 27, 2011 saw the release of FIFA 12 (which had a few issues), and the next big game to hit the market will be Rage, which will be released on October 4. We cannot help but point out that this is the date that Apple will be holding their iPhone event – let’s not get into the whole debate of what the new handset will be called. Anyway, back to Rage; the first review for the game is imminent.

The jury is still out on the game, but we should know the verdict very soon, so for now we ask what your expectations are for the new game from iD Software. The game has been a long time in the making, a little like Diablo III in that respect, so has the wait been worth it? The game needs to deliver, as it is up against some tough releases.

The likes of N4G, CVG etc cannot wait to give you their full reviews, so we thought you might want to learn what we can expect from the game with a video that we have embedded for you below. The game was on show at Eurogamer, but sadly we never got a chance to play with it – damn those long queues. iD has taken a huge risk with Rage, as they have not only developed a new franchise, but also a new engine while they were at it – you have to love the risk.

We have heard from some readers that Rage lacks weapons, which means that the game could be boring due to limited firepower. The other burning question that needs answering in the soon to come reviews are the differences between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions?

  • Barry Sheen

    Everything looks blinding, save for the 15 hours of gameplay. With no death-match let’s hope there’s plenty of replay value. Looks top-notch though from preview samples I’ve seen so far ..

    • http://www.facebook.com/kspaziani Kenneth Joseph Spaziani

      Quake wars was done by Splash Damage a company they fund. – Theyre last
      game was 7 years ago. Doom 3. – this is 6 years in the making, the
      leaked IGN review is a 9/10 – 20 hours if you rush through the game, and
      this is a FPS at its core not a FPSRPG, thus a 20+ hour FPS sure beats
      the hell out of the 5 hour FPS SP’s taht have been plaguing the market.
      or even the 10 hour ones (if that long.. and theyre linear) the co-op
      missions will be good fun with a buddy, and the vehicle MP seems like a
      blast. I’ve been an ID fan boy since I played Doom then doom 2, then got
      the Tech Demo Test of Quake (no enemies just game engine), then Quake,
      Quake 2 with a Voodoo GFX, haha !! then Quake 3 I spent 4 years
      competing, I spent a year competing with quake 4 even though that was
      done by RAVEN software not ID. Doom 3 was great but Carmack himself
      didn’t like the direction the artists took it. So First game since Doom
      3.

  • http://twitter.com/Apocwhen Adam

    I’m expecting something between 8 and 9.

  • Dynasty2021

    I’m expecting a 9, maybe an 8.5 as a general trend.

    I think game length and lack of decent multiplayer will kill it.  Unless they throw in some great reasons to replay it, 15-20 hours doesnt seem long enough, BUT games like Half life 2 were that long so maybe if the quality is up there it can redeem itself.

    And any developer that puts a review embargo on their game until the DAY IT IS RELEASED is just asking for people to question whether they want it or not.

    Surely reviews should come out atleast 3 days before the game so people can cancel their pre-orders in time if they want to.  Cheeky way of getting people’s money.

    But I trust id in a way.  They havent done anything recently since, what, Quake Wars?  I dont even remember.  Now they have a new engine and a new IP, so they should do as well as we all know they can.  Hell, they invented the fps genre so it would suck if they didnt produce something mind-blowing in their own genre.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kspaziani Kenneth Joseph Spaziani

      Quake wars was done by Splash Damage a company they fund. – Theyre last
      game was 7 years ago. Doom 3. – this is 6 years in the making, the
      leaked IGN review is a 9/10 – 20 hours if you rush through the game, and
      this is a FPS at its core not a FPSRPG, thus a 20+ hour FPS sure beats
      the hell out of the 5 hour FPS SP’s taht have been plaguing the market.
      or even the 10 hour ones (if that long.. and theyre linear) the co-op
      missions will be good fun with a buddy, and the vehicle MP seems like a
      blast. I’ve been an ID fan boy since I played Doom then doom 2, then got
      the Tech Demo Test of Quake (no enemies just game engine), then Quake,
      Quake 2 with a Voodoo GFX, haha !! then Quake 3 I spent 4 years
      competing, I spent a year competing with quake 4 even though that was
      done by RAVEN software not ID. Doom 3 was great but Carmack himself
      didn’t like the direction the artists took it. So First game since Doom
      3.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Last-Dominion/100002709596922 Last Dominion

      “And any developer that puts a review embargo on their game until the
      DAY IT IS RELEASED is just asking for people to question whether they
      want it or not.”

      / THIS!

  • Theandruson

    It’s such a sketchy move to choose not to allow reviews to hit the Internet early. I’m not saying that it guarantees the game will be sub-par as Rage looks like it should amazing, but allowing review outlets to publish their articles early comes with almost no downside and pleases the public. Even if the game were to average say a 6 or 7, (I’m expecting it to score in the 8.5-9.5 range), the amount of good that getting your product’s name out there can do is almost incalculable. When publishers act like this it makes everyone who has already invested in the game nervous.

  • Tiger_7770

    Three discs long = more than 20 hours of gameplay.  Online multiplayer is vehicular combat and a bit of objective i believe.  Amazing graphics and largest open world of any game to date. Rating = 9.5