Just like movies, there exist several games that don’t reflect the supposed nature of their titles. Some are straightforward – Street Fighter, for instance, is literally a one-versus-one brawler involving, well, fighting on the streets, while Portal faithfully revolves around the use of portals and physics – whereas others can be outright bizarre-sounding when no context is given.
Bethesda’s Rage very evidently falls into the first category. Criticised for having a lack of story, character, and direction, the first-person shooter’s real charm lies in the fun of dispensing bullets and having vehicles bite asphalt without regard for the rules.
Now, the insanity strikes back once again.
— RAGE 2 (@RAGEgame) May 14, 2018
Taking to Twitter, the Borderlands–Fallout hybrid was announced to have a continuation, much to the joy of fans. A day after, a brief gameplay reel followed, and it seems to be living up to its name.
More guns! Huge explosions! Crazy maneuvers! It’s like Mad Max on steroids, with much-enhanced graphics from its heyday, and vibrant splashes of colours against the soundscape of heavy metal and hoarse screaming. A line from the trailer sums up the entire experience well: “You see, in a world with no rules, insanity rules.” Yup.
With E3 2018 around the corner, more information about the game is expected to be on the horizon. For now, here’s a description of what players can look forward to in the new shooterverse:
In RAGE 2, you’ll dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. You can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. The game brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world mayhem and id Software, gods of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage. In the year 2185, humanity’s numbers are dwindling. Ruthless and bloodthirsty gangs roam the open roads and the tyrannical Authority seek to rule who remains with an iron fist. You are Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland. Robbed of your home and left for dead, you’ll tear across an unforgiving wasteland battling bloodthirsty gangs to find the tools and tech needed to take the fight to The Authority and crush their oppressive rule once and for all!
Get ready for a wild, wild ride, y’all!
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.