With so many games being released these days, it’s getting more difficult separating the wheat from the chaff in the industry, especially with dubious launch practices, incomplete games, huge day one patch and problematic DRM. RAGE 2 launched this week and I really couldn’t get the game to even launch on PC.
I tried all the fixes, tweaks, and instructions but nothing. Finally, Bethesda announced they removed Denuvo from the game and everything starts working, Sad that most of the time DRM executes the legit users more than the pirates but at least Bethesda was intelligent to be rid of it early and soon.
The first 30 minutes of RAGE 2 is artistic if not a bit cliche and underwhelming. After some tutorials and required opening story sequences, you get your first vehicle and a huge world is started up to you and IMHO, that’s where the game truly starts.. and sparkles. RAGE 2 is a bit suggestive of 2015’s underrated MAD MAX and that isn’t shocking since Avalanche Studios are behind both games. RAGE 2 though feels remarkably solid, elegant and a bit more accessible than Mad Max ever was.
The ability to adjust the day and night time cycle is amazing.
The gunplay, driving and exploration and photo mode are definitely top notch. The world just wants to be explored and taken in the stellar photo mode. Bouncing between destroying baddies in and out of the vehicle is smooth, fun, and an absolutely amazing thing to do. check out the launch trailer below.