Rage looks neither good nor bad. Some aspects of it look great and are a huge improvement, other aspects look horrible and are worse than most games out in the last 10 years. It's all on where your focus is. That farcry shot to me for instance looks pretty bad, because you can see the pattern. It doesn't look like a real place at all. The Rage shot also looks pretty bad, because none of the individual elements look realistic. But as a place it looks more real and alive.
I'm not that happy with either, and we've come a long way with the far cry approach in making environments look more organic - but the environment in that witcher shot still looks more patterny and gamey than most of the RAGE environments if you aren't looking at any objects up close.