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|OT| RAGE 2 |OT| My name is Walker. My world is fire and pink.

Shifty

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Then don't post 'em. Simple. Now, fuck off.


Someone's letting the internet archive live rent-free in their head :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 
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I liked it, but not as much as the first one. It was a lot shorter than I had thought it'd be too. Only took about 10 hours, and I was able to beat it in no time and then return it.

The shooting and movement are fun, but it gets repetitive.
 

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I'll have to miss out on this for a couple of months. One of my most anticipated games this year. I'm really glad they went with that color palette.
 

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Don't like playing fps with a pad if I have a choice, but there's something about the keyboard layout in this game that's...unnatural. Gonna commit some time to moving stuff around, but I may give in and go with my xbox controller if it's too much of a fuss.

That being said, game is dope.
 
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I think I'm the only one that doesn't mind the blurry look. I love how heavy the game goes on post-fx and the like.
You are not alone. Although the graphics leave a lot to be desired, the post-fx are amazing. When you start wreaking havoc the game instantly becomes one of the best looking games IMO. Perhaps the average and sometimes bad looks were the price to pay for the amazing looking combat.

In the end, I think it has worth it since this is among the best FPSs of the gen, along with Doom and the Wolfensteins. Seriously, if you are an FPS fan like me, you must buy this game, you won't be disappointed. Although it seems it won't be a commercial success unfortunately, it has potential to become a cult-classic.
 
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Mista

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Don't like playing fps with a pad if I have a choice, but there's something about the keyboard layout in this game that's...unnatural. Gonna commit some time to moving stuff around, but I may give in and go with my xbox controller if it's too much of a fuss.

That being said, game is dope.
Map your buttons. A lot of my mates were having a hard time with the default controls until they mapped their buttons to what makes them comfortable on keyboard.
 
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SkinnerSw33t

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Map your buttons. A lot of my mates were having a hard time with the default controls until they mapped their buttons to what makes them comfortable on keyboard.

This a must I think. You have to have huge hands (no jokes please) to use the default configuration.
 

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Even YouTube? I don't have many writers I currently like either. But I wasn't disagreeing with you about review scores in general.

Cool. I've just recently started watching Youtube gamers. I like MBG so far, but I'm kind of new to the area. Maybe I'll find someone I'm in synch with.
 
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Don't like playing fps with a pad if I have a choice, but there's something about the keyboard layout in this game that's...unnatural. Gonna commit some time to moving stuff around, but I may give in and go with my xbox controller if it's too much of a fuss.

That being said, game is dope.

Remap the focus button to an extra mouse button. CTRL is just awkward.
 
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SkinnerSw33t

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Cool. I've just recently started watching Youtube gamers. I like MBG so far, but I'm kind of new to the area. Maybe I'll find someone I'm in synch with.

If you don't mind a recommendation, check out ACG (Angry Centaur Gaming). I actually got turned onto him by GAF and he ranks among my favorites.

Maybe not everyone's tastes, so mea culpa if you hate it.

 
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Humdinger

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If you don't mind a recommendation, check out ACG (Angry Centaur Gaming). I actually got turned onto him by GAF and he ranks among my favorites.

Maybe not everyone's tastes, so mea culpa if you hate it.


Thanks. I'll pay more attention to him in the future. I've watched a few of his videos, and although he's thorough, he puts a little too much emphasis on what to my mind are small details (e.g., about visual or performance), which aren't all that important to me. But I'll give him some more views. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll watch the Rage video.
 
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Whoever said to disable the auto camera centering while driving: thank you. Makes that way more bearable.

Playing on PC: runs great outside of a few crashes I've been having while in the menus.

My only complaint so far is finding the treasure chests in areas. Hopefully there's some sort of map to help with that. Just a waste of time scouring an area for them.
 
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To add to my earlier advice of mapping focus to an extra mouse button...

If you have two extra mouse buttons, map the other to grenade/boomerang.

Optimized combat flow! Instant access to Dash and Boomerang.
 

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To add to my earlier advice of mapping focus to an extra mouse button...

If you have two extra mouse buttons, map the other to grenade/boomerang.

Optimized combat flow! Instant access to Dash and Boomerang.

Mapped two mouse buttons to focus and shatter. Tapping/holding G is super easy so don't have to worry about nades/rangs.

Also suggest turning of auto centering of camera for vehicle in options as well as chromatic aberation.

I played for almost 8 hours before I realized that not only can you boost your powers(which I figured out early) but you can also upgrade/tweak them as well. So now I can dash twice in a row, shatter twice in a row, hover in the air for 3 seconds. It's really flipping awesome.

Game runs great on PC, looks awesome, no load screens, plays awesome. I'm really enjoying it. Big, dumb, fun. The shotgun is seriously a good time and one of my favorite in gaming.

Once you get the Icarus, you can fly around really easy across the map and makes getting from point to point really quick. The game is a blast. This and Days Gone were massively underrated by the general media if you ask me.

Is their a new game+?

It's like Doom, Dishonored, and Far Cry 3:Blood Dragon had a baby.
 
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Great game but filled with a lot of annoying design choices that I'm surprised made it through play testing.
  • melee range is just barely too short to break boxes without careful positioning every single time
  • constant movement over debris and small edges ruins double jump
  • jump in general doesn't seem to be very responsive
  • way, way, way too many currencies to keep track of for different progression paths
  • confoundingly terrible driving that's a huge step backwards from mad max
  • popups that takeover your entire screen and freeze action
Edit: this one isn't necessarily a bad 'design' choice as I did pick hardcore difficulty, just a big fun stopper without knowing exactly where to go for new weapons/upgrades to fix it
  • early game armored enemies that take 5-6 shotgun blasts to kill (on hardcore) without clear direction on where to go to prioritize upgrades to reduce this
It's really weird to see so many bad QOL design choices in 2019 alongside such generally fantastic FPS gameplay. It's like they took a game from 2010 and only updated the shooting.
 
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It doesn't have that id polish, nor the Mad Max polish. There are so many tiny annoyances... For example, the pink road indicators are not visible in certain light conditions. Drives me crazy! I wish it had a minimap :messenger_hushed:

I assume there are no pop rockets. The first game let you turn the shotguns into grenade launchers on the fly and it was the best thing ever... I also dislike the flying drone - the Doom 3 spider robots was awesome in the first game.

On the other hand I just found the rocket launcher and I'm partying like it's 1996. It feels so good to have a shooter where the RPG is as useful as any other weapon. I wish I had it for the pre-order mission, that level is brutal.
 

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Well I cleared some HDD space and downloaded this....

Warning. There are horrendously big distracting hitmarkers in this game, no off option.

Not returning unless there is an off option in an update. A big massive skull pops up everytime you kill someone and it ruins the gameplay, I can hardly see a fucking thing. I fucking abhor this shitty COD crutch in modern games. devs are such fucking LEMMINGS!!!!!
 
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Man the bugs just keep on coming... there are multiple sections of areas where if you stand out of the way and out of the vis portal you lost all colour grading info and instead get the outdoor info. In other words you can have it fully bright in a sewer. Sometimes... it won’t go away. I had the opposite happen, where the sewer had fog and dark colour grading, then I left and... it didn’t change back, I had to go back into the original volume and back out for it to fix.

There there are spots where you can stand and the game world just breaks. It’s culling geometry but you’re ot actually behind anything. Entire buildings, shadows and models disappear for no reason?

Back down to normal issues, like with the small crates and melee range (how was this not picked up?), I also find using focus on ark crates to be hit or miss. Sometimes i can stand right in front of them and focus and... nothing. No bar. Nothing.

And even though I hinted at it before, but this driving is the worst I’ve ever experienced? I get they want the Phoenix to be heavy feeling but you can’t turn the damn thing for shit. This is from Mad Max, which had amazing driving.

The game itself is great. But I find every time I pick up the pad, I’m hit with new bugs, new issues and new QOL shit that even a blind idiot wouldn’t miss... On x the resolution is awful, but the floor gps markers? They mip out over a really short distance. For some reason they didn’t use noMips on the damn things so they just blur away... What?!

Oh yeah one last bitch... menu performance... utterly terrible. You focus on getting it to 60fps some of the time (not even close to locked) but the menu is overlayed over the game world, and the game world isn’t culled when using the gui. Meaning that performance drops to awful levels in the gui depending on what you are doing. I shouldn’t have to wait a full second or two to switch tabs when all I want to do is craft an item. It’s the worst menu album far, not because it’s crafted badly, but because everything is sooooooo laggy...
 
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Well I cleared some HDD space and downloaded this....

Warning. There are horrendously big distracting hitmarkers in this game, no off option.

Not returning unless there is an off option in an update. A big massive skull pops up everytime you kill someone and it ruins the gameplay, I can hardly see a fucking thing. I fucking abhor this shitty COD crutch in modern games. devs are such fucking LEMMINGS!!!!!
I had the same problem at the beginning but I realized that the hitmakers help a lot actually. There are so many knockbacks in this game it's hard to know when you killed someone without them. They also help to show you when your damage is being reduced by armor. An option to turn it off would be nice though.
 

Acidizer

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It's a crutch. and an unsightly, obfuscating one. Unsure if someone had been felled? Good. That uncertainty is what makes it a game, what makes it fun, what dictates how I act next.

I want to see the fucker die, or make the decision that he died (whether he did or not) or is merely injured and is needing more lead pummeled into him. Did they not animate deaths or something? (genuinely can't tell!)

This shit may as well be on rails. Mindless shite.
 
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Acidizer

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Oh dear, maybe you need glasses.

The game is basically playing you.
 
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Mista

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It's a crutch. and an unsightly, obfuscating one. Unsure if someone had been felled? Good. That uncertainty is what makes it a game, what makes it fun, what dictates how I act next.

I want to see the fucker die, or make the decision that he died (whether he did or not) or is merely injured and is needing more lead pummeled into him. Did they not animate deaths or something? (genuinely can't tell!)

This shit may as well be on rails. Mindless shite.
The skeleton head indicates that they died not just died from a headshot
 
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Gavin Stevens

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Yeah after hundreds of wing sticks to the face skull icon kills I was asking myself why the 100 wing stick head shot check hadn’t unlocked... then I saw my statistics menu....

4 wing stick head shot kills.

FOUR.

So the icon really made me think I was getting them... that said, I’ve taken their heads off dozens of times with it, so no idea why it says 4...
 

scalman

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so how to make pc image more clear less blury ? change AA and something else i forgot ... ?
 

SkinnerSw33t

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I read that FXAA instead of FXAA+TAA reduces blurriness. I guess I see it, but it isn't a huge deal as far as I can see. I have depth of field off too.
 
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scalman

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tried change AA and at least on 1080p i cant see much difference there game is still blurry. and so many low res textures all over the world. maybe its because i just came from awesome detailed Days Gone or Division 2 , but why compare to that this new game looks not that good. i would say even FC5 looks better and more detailed.
but i guess its not about detailed world more about explosions does it ? still i drove around with car and i can see jaggied lines all over places in distance ...
 

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Yeah. Another thinf I think may help is disabling the resolution scaling. I've had it disabled the whole time.

But I read on another forum a lot people saying it looked better to them off after playing with it a while.

tried change AA and at least on 1080p i cant see much difference there game is still blurry. and so many low res textures all over the world. maybe its because i just came from awesome detailed Days Gone or Division 2 , but why compare to that this new game looks not that good. i would say even FC5 looks better and more detailed.
but i guess its not about detailed world more about explosions does it ? still i drove around with car and i can see jaggied lines all over places in distance ...

The game does look good in the heat of the moment. But not sure why there needs to be a trade-off.

And there are times where it looks gorgeous standing still, but also times where it looks just awful.
 
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Is this 'Vomit Comet Pistol Skin' the first community challenge so far, or have I just not been paying attention until now? And is there any way to track the progress like in Far Cry 5?
 

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I don't understand how the pulse cannon works lol
Sometimes it shoots, sometimes it doesn't and it doesn't seem like RMB does anything.
Its ark challenge was good though, I wish all arks were like that.

The Vomit Comet is indeed the first challenge. Not sure about progress tracking, it might be buried in one of those shitty menus somewhere.
 
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Vanethyr

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Ta :) thought I might have been missing something, glad that's not the case!

Had a look through every menu that made sense to me and found nothing, so I'm just going to assume there isn't a tracker. I'd like to be wrong though.
 

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Was watching a playthrough and they stopped the game to explain how to use a shotgun. You know what, fuck this game. If they're going to pander to fucking retards who've never played an fps before I want nothing to do with this game. Too bad because Rage 1 is one of my favorite fps's ever.
 

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Don't like playing fps with a pad if I have a choice, but there's something about the keyboard layout in this game that's...unnatural. Gonna commit some time to moving stuff around, but I may give in and go with my xbox controller if it's too much of a fuss.

That being said, game is dope.

I usually hate gamepad but it works a treat here.

The powers are so much more visceral and fun when using a gamepad. I don't even really bother shooting people, just run around karate chopping them and dropping out of the heavens :)
 

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I usually hate gamepad but it works a treat here.

The powers are so much more visceral and fun when using a gamepad. I don't even really bother shooting people, just run around karate chopping them and dropping out of the heavens :)

Tbh, I actually switched back to gamepad, and I think that's where I'm staying. My first four hours in this game has been fighting with the controls.

But having a blast now that I'm feeling comfortable. My aim is shittier with a gamepad, but no biggies in a single-player.
 
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I'm enjoying so far, it's just a big dumb shooter ,its fun to drive around and collect stuff and shoot bad guys. It should be an easy platinum also.
 

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Yeah so I’m returning this tomorrow.

It froze on me AGAIN in the menus which made me restart. This is all within the first hour. Two restarts. What a piece of fucking shit. Not to mention the unfun checklist seek n finds which Avalanche already wore out ten fold with Mad Max and Ubi copied with Far Cry New Dawn.

This year has been massively shit in terms of new games.