Rage on Xbox 360 – The DVDfever Review

There’s also a very bizarre system when you get shot and are close to death. You sort-of see your two joysticks as defib paddles that have to be moved into certain positions as many times as possible in just 8 seconds. Then, as the indicators of ‘LT’ and ‘RT’ (i.e left and right triggers), move back and forth over a certain spot, you have to press them at the same time, like a duckshoot. Get it right and you come back to life.

I thought Rage was going to be an all-out action first-person-shooter but there’s too many RPG-style elements such as customising weapons and vehicles, and at some point Janus told me how to mix together a grenade and bandages. I’m not sure for what purpose but something happened with them.

Similarly, with the lock grinder, although at least I knew the purpose for that was to open certain doors, but the premise with those was to pick up specific items all over the place, which will come together to form a lock grinder at the time when you need it. Other small items you’ll collect along the way, such as cans and wine bottles, you can sell to the local merchant once you get back to Dan Hagar’s ‘house’ in order to make a few bucks.

Rage – Gameplay footage video 3 (720p HD)

Overall, I played Rage for a few hours and just found myself getting very bored towards the end of this time. Okay, I didn’t make a lot of headway in the game, but when you just don’t get the necessary buzz from a game, how are you expected to continue? Note that in the footage online the time-stamps don’t appear to have racked up a lot of game time but that’s because I was having to replay the sections due to continually getting killed (Fools rush in, and all that, rather than being stealthy).

If Multiplayer gaming is your bag, then Rage has two multiplayer modes: Road Rage and Legends of the Wasteland. Road Rage features up to four players competing in a free-for-all match that takes place in an arena designed to make use of the vehicles. The objective is to collect rally points that appear around the arena while killing your opponents and stealing their points.

Legends of the Wasteland is a series of two-player co-op missions based on stories that are heard throughout the single player campaign. There are a total of 9 objectives in this game type.

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Rage – Gameplay footage video 4 (720p HD)

Important info:

  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Price: £24.99 (Xbox 360, PS3); £22.99 (PC)
  • Players: 1; co-op: 2; online multiplayer: 2-4
  • HDTV options: 720p/1080i/1080p
  • Features: game content download, leaderboards, voice



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