Rage 2 - Bethesda and Avalanche witness me


#33

Rumor has it there will be missions where you get to disable mines. ;)


#34

Man, I’m a lot more enthused by that trailer than you guys. I thought it looked like the crazy cross between Fallout/Roadwarrior/Far Cry that I’ve needed in my life, and loved both the graphics and style. And even the punk music.


#35

Video game developers have the concepts down pat. But then they all end up in similar archetypes.

It’s just my malaise talking. The trailer did seem fun.


#36

I think It may be sorta obvious here if not elsewhere: That may be the LEAST of all IPs that Bethseda could announce. I almost think it feels like a decoy from and elder scrolls game …


#37

On the latest episode of the Giant Bombcast, a reader email speculated Rage 2, a sequel seemingly no one wanted, might exist in its current form because of the George Miller lawsuit, which caused Warner Bros. to halt all in-production Mad Max projects. That would’ve left Avalanche with a lot of assets looking for a new home, and Bethesda could’ve been all like, “nudge nudge, wanna work on our IP?”

I find that suggestion a little unlikely, since the lawsuit only happened late last year, and Rage 2 is a first-person shooter, which isn’t a direction I would imagine Avalanche taking a Mad Max sequel given the third-person view would show-off their iconic lead character better (switching perspective would be a massive undertaking, too).


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#39

They’re taking this joke way too far.


#40

What’s too far when your entrails are spilling out?

But seriously, I was disappointed at first because I wanted some Starfield news, but this looks really good.


#41

Man, I am really really hoping Starfield is a surprise announcement at E3.


#42

Well I enjoyed that trailer. I’ve only played Renegade Ops by Avalanche and that was a blast. Borderlands’ sea of loot, repetitive questing and floaty vehicle action never really clicked with me so Rage 2 could be a welcome alternative, even if the writing isn’t as sharp. Avalanche seem a natural fit for the IP too and my hope is that with id being on the box/advertising they’ll be overseeing the first-person gunplay at the least. I own the original Rage but still haven’t played it yet.


#43

Quick - play it before the next one comes out.


#44

I’m hanging on for the HD remaster.


#45

Hell yeah, game is awesome.


#46

Hah, I completely forgot that Renegade Ops was by Avalanche! Loved that game.


#47

As generic as some people said the setting was, I really enjoyed RAGE’s world-building even though the interesting stuff occurs before and after the actual game itself. The ending was shit though and it felt like only half a story.

Oh, the vehicle sections were shit using the FPS engine.


#48

Honestly, I liked the Rage 2 trailer enough to be interested in playing the original Rage now. Especially as it turned out to be the last game produced by Carmack’s iD.


#49

Go for it, the wingstick is awesome.


#50

Also, John Goodman actually is in this.


#51

Its like $3 over on GMG.


#52

Already own it, just never got around to even installing it.