Rage 2 - Bethesda and Avalanche witness me

While we are at it…

Why do we even continue using the most idiotic of all keybinds for movement - W A S D.
That leaves what, 4 keys for your pinky to touch? Tab, Caps, Shift, Ctrl. … So much wasted potential for keybindings by defaulting to those.

Sure, it might have worked when we played Doom 1 on a keyboard back in the 1880s, but back then, you didn’t use the arrow keys and spacebar, so WASD wasn’t even used.

So many of us have this hard-wired in our muscle memory by now that I’m betting very very few every change it even when you can fully rebind keys.

Ahh the 1880’s when PCs were still made with quality wood.

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We have a very lovely thread on alt-WASD fetishes already

A couple, in fact

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Mac isn’t kind and doesn’t hold back… He does like the FPS parts.

Loves it but hates it, lol. :D

Also here is Tom’s 2 hour stream from last night.

I finished the game tonight. The campaign is staggeringly short, or at least it feels that way. I played through the game on Hard difficulty, but I should have opted for Nightmare (or whatever the hardest difficulty is called). The game is much too easy, even on Hard mode. I never had to juggle weapons or ammo at any point, since you can easily defeat everything in the game with just an assault rifle, and ammo is more than plentiful.

The combat had potential, but because there really was no reason at all to mix it up with special abilities or different weapons, it was left up to the player to decide if they wanted to go about things in a less efficient way for the sake of fun and diversity.

Anyway, I haven’t decided if I’ll try again on Nightmare difficulty, but maybe the hardest difficulty will force some thought and decision making into my approach to certain encounters, so that could actually make a redo worth it. All I know right now is Doom Eternal can’t come soon enough.

P.S. the ugly old lady that runs the Brawl TV arena things is without a doubt the most revolting character I’ve ever seen in a video game, bar none.

Rage 2’s already 55% off on CD Keys, which is one of the biggest discounts I’ve ever seen this close to launch. I hope Avalanche’s new owner are supportive and they survive these recent commercial disappointments. I loved their Mad Max game a whole, whole lot.

Well, it’s really 42.5% off ($34.49), compared to the price at Bethesda ($59.99) and Steam. It’s only 55% off compared to CDKey’s price of $76.79. I suppose it contains the pre-order DLC, which was free before launch, but you could say is worth more money now, but eh.

Still, $34.49 is a pretty good price. I’m tempted, especially after reading the pretty good impressions of the game in this thread.

Ah, good job pointing that out, as I was basing it off NZ’s pricing, where the game’s $115 on Steam and just $53 on CDKeys.

So I picked that up and found that Paypal gave me a $20 credit for signing up for their credit line… so $13. Not bad. Especially as it seems pretty good so far :)

A bit further in and still having a great time… under-rated game if this holds up…

Seriously. How did this not get fixed?

Patches take time!

Most streams I’ve watched of Rage 2, people just shoot crates open.

Holding a button to climb a ladder is fine, holding a button to press a button seems… odd.

Gotta pad the gameplay time clock somehow!

Finally took down one of those rolling fortresses last night. Turns out it can’t get that far away while you focus your car back to health. Once you figure that out it’s inevitable unless you run out of ammo. It also doesn’t help that the car lies to you about the shielded enemies, you don’t need a different gun, you just need to shoot them more than usual.

Good car combat is hard to do. There are some interesting ideas there, but it’s hard for any game to make it other than a grind-down.

I’m having a really great time with this. Definitely prefer it to Far Cry 5. Not sure how far along I am… Think I’ll see if I can bump it to Nightmare so it doesn’t end too soon :)

… and done. Nightmare made some bits too bullet spongey so I stayed on hard. 22 hours to pacify all who needed pacifying. Very good time had :)

Not too big of a sale for Rage 2 in this steam sale, unfortunately. Hopefully during the Black Friday sale then.

33% off less than a month and a half after release isn’t that bad. :)

I am tempted, but am pretty sure I wait for all the content before getting this.

Also it looks like it got a big patch a few days ago.

Crate Improvements! Improved melee hit detection and increased visibility at night.