Rage 2 would be better as linear instead of open world - Jim Sterling

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#1 Edited by Ghosts4ever (9777 posts) -

Very nice analysis of this game. the fact that not everything should goes open world.

It would have been so much better if it was linear FPS running on id tech 6 made by id software rather than running on just cause 4 engine and made by just cause developers whose only truly great game was just cause 2 decade ago.

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#2 Posted by robert_sparkes (3012 posts) -

I agree with jim on this one I enjoyed rage because it was linear.

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#3 Posted by npiet1 (2231 posts) -

Yeah the only good thing about rage 2 was the gameplay. I thought the same thing.

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#4 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18843 posts) -

Yes!!!! Not every fuc*ing game has to be open world!!! Devs take note.

That's why I love shooters like the new Wolfensteins.

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#5 Posted by Ghosts4ever (9777 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Yes!!!! Not every fuc*ing game has to be open world!!! Devs take note.

That's why I love shooters like the new Wolfensteins.

last gen people badly wanted open world games. now they have realize that open world formula is just bland.

having linear and more focus design is always better.

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#6 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30980 posts) -

Wolfenstein II > RAGE 2

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#7 Posted by Pedro (34400 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: Weren't you hyping this game despite it being open world?

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#8 Posted by Ghosts4ever (9777 posts) -

@Pedro said:

@ghosts4ever: Weren't you hyping this game despite it being open world?

because of id software. but then i realize its avalanche who made this game 90 percent.

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#9 Posted by lamprey263 (36108 posts) -

I thought the same thing about Nier Automata, open world really did nothing for me, also the combat isn't as refined as say a Bayonetta or DMC game. Would have been much better as a linear beat-em-up / hack-n-slash.

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#10 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18843 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: For once I agree with you Ghosts :)

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#11 Posted by speedytimsi (954 posts) -

Yeah i watched some gameplay. It seems as if the linear and the open world gameplay sections were made by two different studios.

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#12 Posted by enzyme36 (4181 posts) -

I dunno. I just enjoy what they give me.

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#13 Posted by with_teeth26 (9511 posts) -

I agree with that statement

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#14 Posted by henrythefifth (2470 posts) -

People keep forgetting that Rage 1 was very poor game. It looked great, sure, but the missions used the same coupla areas, so you were shooting thru the same few locations dozen times. Which led to boredom.

And the driving/racing was poor in it.

And the npcs in towns were zombies that just stood still in one place.

Borderlands did it all much better.

So its good that Rage 2 changed formula and tried to do bigger game world.

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#15 Posted by Raining51 (1012 posts) -

No