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Published on October 4th, 2011 | by Dan


>Rage is Here, Reviews Mixed, PC Version Flawed

>RAGE dropped today, the new post-apocalyptic FPS from id Software. If you live under a rock, now you know. The reviews have been decidedly mixed on the game. Ars Technica, not suprisingly, thought it was crap. PCGamer had a decidedly different take on the RPG/shooter. They liked it a lot.

The real losers though, were once again a lot of PC gamers left out to dry by a console port that was buggy on release. It appears as though ATI’s BF3 beta drivers are causing a conflict with RAGE. Update or rollback accordingly PC gamers. Especially if you are seeing screen flickering, or issues such as these:
The graphics issues don’t stop there. The only available options right now are AA and you resolution. No vsync, no real control over anything else. Not only does the game remind you of Borderlands style, but it seems to be just as bad of a console port. Our own contributor John said the game seems worse than the build they played a Quakecon.
I have not played it yet, but those who have had it hands-on, such as Seananners, tweeted that it was fantastic and working fine for him. Others, like my pal Darby, are having the ATI issues that are plaguing those cards at the moment.
I had faith that id would get it right. They are at heart a PC gaming company, they invented this whole genre. Carmack is an amazing guy, but I just feel like we’ve been cheated again. Stop porting, please. Hopefully they patch it up fast, because the game certainly looks good and needs to be enjoyed. Problems like these only damper excitement. Let us hope that Skyrim isn’t plagued with the same issues.


11 Responses to >Rage is Here, Reviews Mixed, PC Version Flawed

  1. Dex says:

    >I totally called this. You can even go back to my last comment on the game here at KBMOD. This game is little more than Fallout 3 meets Borderlands meets STALKER. People surprised that is a port shouldn't be, that is the way of the industry.

    I won't be picking up this game… probably ever. I've already played other titles that do the same thing, maybe even better. I just can't see myself coughing up the cash for something so underwhelming. Props on the engine, though. It does look great and seems to have potential. The game, however, looks pretty meh.

    As a sidenote, PCGamer has been called out several times for taking money from publishers for good reviews. I'd take whatever they said with a grain of salt.

  2. djwattwood says:

    >AMD 965 BE, EVGA GTX 570

    No problems. People QQ, what's new?

  3. CharlieTango says:

    >I know people expect better id, as do I, but this is a lot better than most recent titles. It's sad to say that this is the upper region of "polish" for recent releases on PC, but it's the truth. No major bugs, no gameplay breaking flaws, just some popping textures that are mostly contained to older machines. Most recent rigs will run it just fine, or with very little issue. Not a perfect 10 from id, but not as bad as most are making it out to be. Successful in my book, nothing a little patching can't fix. This company has been way to good for way too long for me to totally berate them for one little driver issue :)

  4. Slab says:

    >As soon as I loaded it up I noticed the lack of video options and immediately got worried. But, so far, the game has run perfectly fine for me. Running at a steady 30 fps while frapsing. I have a GTX 560 Ti in my comp, though.

  5. CrustyKestrel says:

    >Well, we know that Skyrim will be a console port, because Bethesda stopped developing with PC as the lead platform after Morrowind. I'll doubt it'll be as bad as this though, this is just embarrassing from id.

  6. Ross Geddes says:

    >Are they unaware that PC Gaming is on the rebound? Who uses Console Ports any more….

  7. ChodeNation says:

    >I still have too much respect for id to Somali their stuff though

  8. derp says:

    >my sentiments exactly nick, but im still going to buy it later when its fixed (and possibly on a discount)

  9. Nicklolz123 says:

    >Well shit in my ass im not buying this now… Wait a couple weeks and torrent it like a bawws

  10. Jugs says:

    >this release is about 5x worse than dead island. its absolutely unplayable on the pc.

  11. ChodeNation says:

    >Was NOT expecting a console port from id software… and a bad one at that. The same people who made Doom and Quake, wow…



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