E3 2011: ‘Rage’ Gameplay Trailer

Jun 9, 2011 by  

Rage The Well Gameplay Trailer

Life is hard in any post apocalyptic world, and it’s even harder when there are mutant bandits poisoning the water hole. Unfortunately, Woody’s not around to do something about it, but this is RAGE — problems get solved by a man with a gun.

While there have been a load of games covered this year at E3 2011, one not to forget is id Software’s latest, RAGE. Powered by id tech 5, RAGE does look¬†phenomenal, but cosmetics aren’t the most important part of a first person shooter. Luckily, there is now a lengthy video of gameplay available, and it both looks amazing and fun.

It should be important to note that the demo is running on the PC. ¬†While id is a known PC developer, RAGE will also be coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The video offers a taste of the environment that you will traverse in the game, in addition to several gameplay elements like gunplay, NPC interaction, and some of the RAGE’s physics. And of course, it just wouldn’t seem like an id game if there wasn’t a shotgun involved.

Check out the gameplay of RAGE below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQgES-IT1zc

Excuse the error, it’s not an id game without a large energy weapon.

Gameplay in RAGE seems pretty fun. The ability to have multiple ammunition loads for a weapon isn’t necessarily going to be new to anyone, but it’s not a concept that’s often seen in most FPS games, nowadays. The inevitable BioShock comparisons are there, yes, but aside from the actual electrified water portion, there are very few. Besides, BioShock doesn’t have a sweet Krull boomerang that kills instantly.

The only real problem detectable is a relatively easy-to-predict A.I. pattern. The dive rolling mixed it up a little bit, but it did seem easy to counteract, given enough time with the game.

There has been additional RAGE gameplay footage made available in the form of a weapon montage and the Dead City gameplay trailer. The game looks pretty, looks like it plays solidly, and with the promise of a lengthy campaign and a cooperative mission feature, RAGE might be a game that sneaks up on gamers.

RAGE releases on September 13, 2011, for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Stay tuned to Game Rant for more news and updates as E3 2011 continues through the week.

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  1. I can’t quite put my finger on it but everything about this game screams “meh…”

  2. I was getting really excited for this game but they won’t reveal any valuable information. How much customization? How large is the map? Factions? Etc.

  3. I’m actually less interested in the action and gunplay and more interested in just how much interactivity there will be with NPC’s. Will this be kind of like a FPS RPG like Fallout where you can get sidequests from certain characters, or if you can build friendships or relationships with people, etc. etc. Or if those places with the NPC’s are just there for show and the game progresses in a linear fashion?

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