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RAGE 2 |OT| Newer Dawn

May 3, 2019
362
astro honestly having something new I can enjoy casually on the X alongside Odyssey sounds good to me. Loving Kassandra but need a break from her sass every now and again. Plus, best shotgun in a game in awhile? I'm down..



Apparently you can't screenshot the dashboard?
You’ll have a blast I guarantee you. I’m playing on the X too!

Unfortunately you can’t screenshot Xbox’s dashboard
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,801
Australia
For the hell of it, I felt like comparing both games' versions of Wellspring. All shots are 4K resized to 1920x1080. The RAGE 1 shots I took like 6 years ago.

Outside:




Inside:



MegaTextures. iD Engine is a beast of a thing but it was what got the original game in to trouble on launch. You'd turn around and everything was a blurry blob, but when they fixed that fuck me it was gorgeous.
 
I ran towards a rocket launching Goon on top of a shipping container, and she fired off a rocket. I leapt over it using Slam and landed on the container, killing her instantly.

That was some satisfying shit. Took a 15 second clip of it as a momento. It's moments like that where this game shines for me.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,883
This a great game to play while having something else play in the background
I'm starting to think I need to do this since it would probably make the game more enjoyable. As it is there's a lot of long stretches of silence and after a couple of hours I'm already half paying attention to the writing/story, so throwing on a podcast or something seems like it would be an improvement.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,226
Early impressions. This game feels like a mid-tier AA game from last gen to me. Rage 1 actually felt more like a big AAA experience to me than this does.

That being said, it seems pretty fun so far. I'm definitely excited to play more of it. It's just kinda ugly though. PC version needs some love too in terms of performance optimizations.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,599
astro honestly having something new I can enjoy casually on the X alongside Odyssey sounds good to me. Loving Kassandra but need a break from her sass every now and again. Plus, best shotgun in a game in awhile? I'm down..
Apparently you can't screenshot the dashboard?
I rented the game last night from RedBox since I was on the fence, and after two hours straight, I popped out the disc and just bought the deluxe edition from the Xbox store. The game has some issues, but ultimately it's just damn fun and I keep wanting to play it over other "better" games in my queue.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,599
i think this game just looks bad even if you are not looking directly at the textures. it has a really blurry and hazy look. one of the baddest looking newer games out there for sure.

and for 2019 the textures are really awful, super low resolution like on these "guacamolito" signs or what it says. in the jungle area there are ground textures which aren´t correctly aligned to each other so they have a fine white line going through them, those textures looked like early last gen.
Your 1-man crusade to deter anyone on the fence in this thread is impressive. Tired, but impressive.

Why is it worth your time to submit post after post in a thread for a game you clearly are disappointed in? Doesn't it annoy you when you're reading through a thread about a game you're enjoying, and there's one person that absolutely hates the game and just keeps posting about it instead of playing something else?

I'm not saying people shouldn't post dissenting opinions in OT's, but once you've done that, why not move on? You've had the game since before release and you're still in here trying to argue that people who are enjoying the game are wrong for doing so.

Personally, I enjoy posting about games I enjoy playing.
 
Your 1-man crusade to deter anyone on the fence in this thread is impressive. Tired, but impressive.

Why is it worth your time to submit post after post in a thread for a game you clearly are disappointed in? Doesn't it annoy you when you're reading through a thread about a game you're enjoying, and there's one person that absolutely hates the game and just keeps posting about it instead of playing something else?

I'm not saying people shouldn't post dissenting opinions in OT's, but once you've done that, why not move on? You've had the game since before release and you're still in here trying to argue that people who are enjoying the game are wrong for doing so.

Personally, I enjoy posting about games I enjoy playing.
that is the thing, people should more often post their opinions when it is not "wooohooo, awesome!" would give a better whole picture instead of only having opinions that are awesome. everything has two sides, even great games have flaws. i could also point out things that are not exactly awesome in many games that i´ve enjoyed from start to finish-which most people or reviews don´t even do.

in times of hype culture there is only good or bad, not "good, but" or "bad, but there are good aspects" when people were only enjoying posting about things they like the whole purpose of a forum would be gone and frankly, it would be a very boring affair.

also, no, it doesn´t annoy me when people don´t like games i like and post about it, why should it annoy me? if i like something i will like it, regardless what other people are posting.

dismissing critical posts or posts that you don´t like as "1 man crusade" is surely better...

everyone can enjoy their game, i don´t try to argue that people are wrong for enjoying the game but when someone has tomatoes on their eyes and thinks this game looks good and isn´t blurry, well..this just isn´t true.

here are also for sure people that can easily admit that the game looks not exactly dandy but they still have their fun with it which is perfectly fine to me because it is honest.
 
everyone can enjoy their game, i don´t try to argue that people are wrong for enjoying the game but when someone has tomatoes on their eyes and thinks this game looks good and isn´t blurry, well..this just isn´t true.
Yeah well, I don't have tomatoes in my eyes, and I don't think the game looks blurry. Looks totally fine on my 55 inch Vizio. I asked my girlfriend if she thought it looked blurry, and was told it looked fine. So I guess we're both just throwing tomatoes in each other's eyes.

Thanks for the petty insult though. I'm going to go back to enjoying myself now, while I throw cans of crushed tomatoes into my own face. :-)
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,519
Definitely feels like Doom open world, but the graphics are really average. And no minimap... arghh. The verticality and fast pacing are pleasing me so far. The game runs very smooth on PC, playing with 110 FOV feels even more faster lol

 
Nov 3, 2017
2,320
I've put about 20 hours into it now and it's definitely a slow burner, you start off weak and everything is just a bit boring, the tutorials feel like they never stop and yeah I just wasn't enjoying it, but it really has clicked for me now. I'm just doing everything while chatting on Discord with my mates, it's the type of game you can just zone out and play. Plus I just activated the Danny Dyer voicepack which is hilarious. I'd say it's creeping into 8/10 territory for me now.
 
I normally don’t like shotguns in games but fuck me this is the most fun I’ve ever had with one

Also disagree with all the graphics whinging, looks fine on my pro/4ktv. Obviously not the best looking game out there, but not all open world games are going to look as good as horizon zero dawn, rdr2 etc.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,826
I've put about 20 hours into it now and it's definitely a slow burner, you start off weak and everything is just a bit boring, the tutorials feel like they never stop and yeah I just wasn't enjoying it, but it really has clicked for me now. I'm just doing everything while chatting on Discord with my mates, it's the type of game you can just zone out and play. Plus I just activated the Danny Dyer voicepack which is hilarious. I'd say it's creeping into 8/10 territory for me now.
I dug it at the start, but I’m loving the combat even more now that I’ve unlocked a fair among of new weapons and upgrades.

This is definitely a great game for zoning out and listening to a podcast. Had the narrative and world design been up to the level of the gameplay, this might have some serious GoTY potential, but all those other aspects fell completely flat.

Like Mad Max, it’s a very entertaining 3/5 experience

Searching for chests: the game.

Killing me with the 5-10 chests hidden around bases after I clear them. Hunting around for these things is driving me nuts lol
If you haven’t unlocked the ability that gives you a radar for finding cheats, get that one ASAP

They should have really allowed you to find chests using Focus though.
 
Nov 3, 2017
2,320
Searching for chests: the game.

Killing me with the 5-10 chests hidden around bases after I clear them. Hunting around for these things is driving me nuts lol
The first thing you want to do is unlock the perks that show the location of tapes and containers, it will save you so much stress, later you can get a perk for Ark chests as well so there's no more sodding about getting frustrated.
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,078
The first thing you want to do is unlock the perks that show the location of tapes and containers, it will save you so much stress, later you can get a perk for Ark chests as well so there's no more sodding about getting frustrated.
I see, thanks! Didn't realize it was a thing! Looks like its under projects for Search and Recovery. That is going to be a huge time saver.
 
Nov 3, 2017
2,320
I see, thanks! Didn't realize it was a thing! Looks like its under projects for Search and Recovery. That is going to be a huge time saver.
It's without a doubt the best points you can spend, the containers were really driving me mad but now it's a complete non issue. My advice to everyone would be to beeline to the 3 main quests and unlock all the trees and have a read of all the perks and decide what will reduce the annoying aspects of the game and start there.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
3,907
Somewhere
It's without a doubt the best points you can spend, the containers were really driving me mad but now it's a complete non issue. My advice to everyone would be to beeline to the 3 main quests and unlock all the trees and have a read of all the perks and decide what will reduce the annoy aspects of the game and start there.
This is great advice.

Then, go ark hunting. Arks are not side content, they're main mission stuff. Find them by focusing and looking around for pillars of light.
 
Its so dark at night hows there no flashlight in this?
Agreed, makes storage container hunting even more insane. Also, what is going on with the driving controls on pc with m/kb? is there an option to turn off the auto centering? I can deal with the awkward sensitivity for moving the vehicles, but aiming or camera is just head-spinning and you're fighting the games insistence to always have the camera behind and facing forward of the vehicle. Otherwise, am enjoying it quite a lot, this is exactly the type of game I was looking to play right now.
 
Oct 30, 2017
304
I've mostly ignored main stories and have been Ark hunting by looking for the lights and man the combat blows other open world games aways and everytime you get a new ability it changes how you approach combat each time.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,599
I don’t think i’ve seen this mentioned, but if you change the time of day in photo mode, it stays that time of day when you leave photo mode. So if you hate / love playing during a specific time of day, you can change it via photo mode.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,390
I'm starting to think that the fact that nothing ever attacks you while you are driving must be a bug.

I mean, why are there so many varieties of vehicle weapons when you never need to use them? It's just so weird.
 
Oct 28, 2017
614
Canada
I think this game, like many from current gen, would have benefited immensely from a more linear approach to level design like Doom 2016. Being open world seems mandatory for big titles now, but in truth they mostly play the same (mission-wise). It's either towers or camps. Now imagine Rage 2 with the kind of level design you expect in Doom. Feels like a missed opportunity to me.
 
Nov 3, 2017
2,320
I think this game, like many from the current gen, would have benefited immensely from a more linear approach to level design like Doom 2016. Being an open world seems mandatory for big titles now, but in truth, they mostly play the same (mission-wise). It's either towers or camps. Now imagine Rage 2 with the kind of level design you expect in Doom. Feels like a missed opportunity to me.
Couldn't agree more, open world was a mistake.
 
Nov 16, 2017
1,211
Starting playing it on the PS4 today and probably about an hour or a little less into it.

I'm really hoping it's just due to being towards the start of the game, but all the talking and information boxes are annoying to me. The writing isn't particularly strong so far and neither is the voice acting. It reminds me of Sunset Overdrive in the sense of solid gameplay being undermined by bad humor and characterizations so far.

The gameplay is solid, but it's not quite as impressive to me as Rage 1 was when I first played it. But again, I'm pretty early in the game.
 
Jan 22, 2018
935
I'm definitely glad I didn't listen to some of the people on the internet who are trashing on the game as a whole. Yeah, it has issues, but nothing big enough to detract from the main draw, which is its gameplay. I don't think this is "another Bethesda failure" as some people are claiming. Granted, I also really enjoyed 76, so maybe I just have poor taste in videogames.