Take a closer look at the upcoming first-person shooter from id Software’s, RAGE. We covered it briefly at E3, if you liked any Quake or Doom title you’ll want to read up on our in depth story provided by TheControllerOnline that tells us what to think of this highly anticipated soon to be released game coming to a console near you October 4th, 2011.
iD Software are known for making great First Person Shooters, they brought us classic FPS titles like Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake. They created the genre that is arguably the best, and less arguably, the most popular. With games like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Halo selling millions of copies and becoming household names, id’s games are being left behind. The latest versions of their beloved franchises just don’t stand up to the new shooters out there.
Then they told the world about a little game called Rage. You’ve all seen the hilarious Blake Griffin commercial by now, but just what is Rage all about. We know it’s a FPS, but there is alot more to it than that.
Normally you probably wouldn’t think about an id Software game as one with a great story, but not this time. They have setup a story that has us very intrigued and excited to see how it unfolds. The premise is that of real life asteroid Apophis, that is going to pass over earth around 2036. In the fictional world of Rage, the Government creates a program called Eden, where they bury people underground to survive the catastrophe when the asteroid hits.
You are a survivor of the program and awaken 100 years later into a world unlike the one you last saw, with mutants running around, groups of factions pulling back and forth for power. You must choose how you want to play, who you side with and that choices your character makes. Having this open society to play with in a post-apocalyptic setting allows the story to be played out through missions that you will receive from NPC’s throughout the world. You have some freedom to explore the world, maybe not quite as much as say Fallout, but a lot more than your typical FPS.
Full preview Via The Controller Online
- The Opening 2 Hours of RAGE | XBox 360 Rage Preview Details (videogames.gameguidedog.com)
- Preview of id Software’s Rage (games.slashdot.org)