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Dan Longman

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Oct 28, 2017
2,348
Regina, Saskatchewan
ragezzz

Edit:
most of this game seems incredibly dull and the rest feels like it’s trying waaay too hard to be wacky and weird
Yeah it's like a poor man's doom, with competent mechanics and shooting mechanics that feel goodish and bad open world design and gameplay. The story is not good and the attitude doesn't really exist or at least comes off as not good at all.
It's not that great, its not complete trash but its the definition of a Fine or OK game to me.

What are GBeasts impressions of it?
 

Salarians

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Oct 25, 2017
9,484
United States
Yeah it's like a poor man's doom, with competent mechanics and shooting mechanics that feel goodish and bad open world design and gameplay. The story is not good and the attitude doesn't really exist or at least comes off as not good at all.
It's not that great, its not complete trash but its the definition of a Fine or OK game to me.

What are GBeasts impressions of it?
a big ehhhhhhhh... it’s fine I guess
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,468
Austria
Oh god how is that possible to handle saves that badly did you at least have another save you could revert back to without losing too much progress?
Yeah, thankfully the game has three different auto-saves so I only lost a couple of minutes.

Also: don't lock me in a room and have a boring character tell me a boring story for minutes (!). I do not care about this character who I've seen once Rage 2. I don't want to listen to her. Don't do that.
 

Dan Longman

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Oct 28, 2017
2,348
Regina, Saskatchewan
Yeah, thankfully the game has three different auto-saves so I only lost a couple of minutes.

Also: don't lock me in a room and have a boring character tell me a boring story for minutes (!). I do not care about this character who I've seen once Rage 2. I don't want to listen to her. Don't do that.
Yupppppp. The story is soooooo non interesting and they love to talk and talk. also multiple times there is no audio when NPCs are talking to me. Then it will come back in.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,816
Yeah, thankfully the game has three different auto-saves so I only lost a couple of minutes.

Also: don't lock me in a room and have a boring character tell me a boring story for minutes (!). I do not care about this character who I've seen once Rage 2. I don't want to listen to her. Don't do that.
It's impressively bad. Yo that character you knew for 15 seconds before she bit it like a punk do you want to listen to her monologue for five minutes? Of course you do says Rage 2, of course you do.

I do like that the protag then makes a joke to that character's daughter and gets called out for being incredibly insensitive.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,816
Yupppppp. The story is soooooo non interesting and they love to talk and talk. also multiple times there is no audio when NPCs are talking to me. Then it will come back in.
And I don't know if I'm just missing something but they have like the first half of the traditional side quest setup but then no payoff if you go back to the character. Like you walk up a character will give you the generic diatribe about my buddy or my team or whatever died here and some assholes yada yada and I want you to kill them and you can go do that, but then it doesn't seem to trigger any additional dialogue for that NPC afterwards.

I get that they're treating the NPC's as a glorified location of interest highlighters but at the same time like an extra step here or there would do wonders for making me feel at least kinda invested in the world.
 

Blitzrules240

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Oct 25, 2017
16,654
Midwest
I was telling my Dad that Hurt by Johnny Cash was a cover of Nine Inch Nails and he didn’t believe me...

Also I accidentally said Johnny Cage at first 😑
 

mnz

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Oct 25, 2017
5,337
Will Smith called it a weird mix of polished and not-polished and I think that nails it. Made by two studios, I guess
 

J_Viper

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Oct 25, 2017
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Rage 2 is a game made for podcasts/second screen entertainment

I played the entirety of Mad Max while watching Jeff Time with Jar, and I'll do the same with this one

Will Smith called it a weird mix of polished and not-polished and I think that nails it. Made by two studios, I guess
I get more of a vibe that id gave Avalanche the folder containing their combat mechanics, and they pasted it into a possibly abandoned MM sequel
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,816
Also the first car in Rage 2 A. Talks. B. Is the only friendly supportive npc in the game so far and C. Is voiced by Lynda Carter
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Haubergeon

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Jan 22, 2019
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They really did improve on the first impressively, way more than I expected. They could've easily half-assed it and gotten away with it.
 

Dan Longman

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Oct 28, 2017
2,348
Regina, Saskatchewan
And I don't know if I'm just missing something but they have like the first half of the traditional side quest setup but then no payoff if you go back to the character. Like you walk up a character will give you the generic diatribe about my buddy or my team or whatever died here and some assholes yada yada and I want you to kill them and you can go do that, but then it doesn't seem to trigger any additional dialogue for that NPC afterwards.

I get that they're treating the NPC's as a glorified location of interest highlighters but at the same time like an extra step here or there would do wonders for making me feel at least kinda invested in the world.
I thought the same thing after doing some bounties for npc just nothing with them after. Like it wouldn't be that hard at all. You're not missing anything.
 

Antiwhippy

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Oct 25, 2017
22,336
Shocking origins:

Business Dave actually worked on the original Kane and Lynch marketing campaign that lead to Jeff getting fired.
 

DrArchon

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Oct 25, 2017
7,695
They really did improve on the first impressively, way more than I expected. They could've easily half-assed it and gotten away with it.
They could've just ported over SMM1 and it still would've been a contender for GotY.

But instead they added a ton of stuff that Jeff will ignore because he hates scrolling/water/3D graphics.
 

Megasoum

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Oct 25, 2017
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It just finished since Brad played some Lost Levels for like 20 minutes after the stream ended. Probably still ingesting
Ah ok Thanks

Looks like they just streamed it on the site even if it was free so no instant YT or Twitch archive... At least the new system is quick on the site too
 

convo

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Oct 25, 2017
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They could've just ported over SMM1 and it still would've been a contender for GotY.

But instead they added a ton of stuff that Jeff will ignore because he hates scrolling/water/3D graphics.
And most of them, especially Vinny who has kids would agree that multiplayer 2d mario is evil incarnate, and now being a dick can be encouraged.
 

Jubbe

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Oct 27, 2017
3,112
Can't wait to impulse buy MM2 and then play it for a total of 20 minutes just like I did with MM1.

I wish there were actually good games releasing this year so I didn't have to impulse buy trash.