Rage 2 Video Review and Gameplay
Rage 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Avalanche Studios in conjunction with id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. A sequel to the 2011 game (one that had mixed reviews, let’s be honest), this one has been pumped up by Bethesda since at least PAX, where they released a playable demo. If you’d like a little heads up on this new game’s contents, then check out our video review before.
We said in our review, “It would be easy to break this game down to its constituent elements. You drive, shoot, and soak up loot, slowly growing strong enough to rip the head off of an evil empire. Each piece holds satisfaction and joy that belies its base description, however. Combat in Rage 2 feels smooth as glass, with every gunfight playing to a violent rhythm. Traveling throughout the world is fast and engaging, with every pit stop bringing new wonders of varying quality. Even the stock-standard open world components have been polished to a vibrant sheen. While it hasn’t reinvented the wheel, Rage 2 still manages to deliver on every promise with ease.” Now, if you’d like to see some of that in action, we’ve got the first twenty-five minutes of gameplay for you to enjoy below, because sometimes a review video just isn’t enough.
You can’t ask for much more than that without playing the game yourself. We also mentioned in our review, “Not everything is mad laughter and Day-Glo carnage, however. The missions run the gamut from fun to filler. Harvesting meteors hit the ground is just as thrilling as it sounds, while every new Ark is another murder-based science experiment. Got a new gun? A new skill? Why not use it to dispatch this convenient horde of raiders? It sounds tedious, but I felt real joy the first time I used the Slam move in actual combat.” There’s a lot of fun to be had with Rage 2.
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