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More id RAGE Midnight Madness

The Bethesda Blog has word that in addition to John Carmack's previously announced midnight visit to the Mesquite GameStop for the RAGE launch, the id Technical Director will be joined by other id employees:

After long years of work, tonight the team at id Software will finally see its mutant baby RAGE running free through stores across the world. To celebrate, the team is heading down to their local GameStop midnight opening to hang with fans and sign some games.

If youíre in the Dallas area, drive on over to the Mesquite GameStop at 503 N. Galloway Avenue to join John Carmack (CTO), Tim Willits (Creative Director), Matt Hooper (Design Director) and other key members of the RAGE team. The crew will be arriving at 11pm Central ó donít be late!

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42. Re: More id RAGE Midnight Madness Oct 4, 2011, 02:03 Frijoles
 
Having a lot of fun so far. Only played a bit over an hour, though. Just some quick thoughts before I go to bed:

Graphics
Graphics are awesome. Looks amazing (I'm on a GTX470). One issue is that I'm seeing pop-in on the side of the screen as I turn quickly. This isn't too bad once you go in to a small area, but if you're out on the road or in the main world area, it's very noticeable.

Weapons
Wingstick best stick. I fucking love that thing. It's so awesome decapitating shit with it. Sometimes it returns if you're not hiding behind something, otherwise it breaks and you have to buy more (you buy 5 at a time).

I'm still using the starter weapons, but the combat shotgun feels great. The assault rifle feels good too. I hope to get a sniper rifle soon because this game just screams for it.

NPC/AI
This is what I really love. You shoot an NPC and if he doesn't die, he falls over and tries to crawl away. You can shoot the helmet off NPCs. They'll stick their weapon around a corner and fire blindly. They toss grenades if you're in a hallway.

Didn't see any flanking, but there's not much opportunity for that that I can see. The missions I've done are all linear. You're basically just clearing areas out.

Oh, and if you kill an NPC from stealth and another one is nearby, the other one will notice his buddy just fell over with no head. Maybe it's a coincidence. Dunno yet.

Gameplay
Enjoying the hell out of it so far. The quests are basically to go kill shit or collect shit. But I'm also only an hour in to the game. Just seeing the NPCs try to get away after I shoot them is entertaining enough. I also like that there's a lock picking mechanism. That is, you have to build components to break locks (looks cool, too). Adds at least a reason to craft shit.

Other thoughts
I've encountered a couple of invisible walls. There was a walkway that ended near a ledge. I was unable to jump over it or move past it.

I've encountered what I would call a secret area, but only 1 so far. Had to blow a hole in the wall and then back track to get to it. Had some crystal in it. No idea what it does, but probably a crafting component.

Quick-Save isn't too terribly quick. I think I'm spoiled with ME2 and DX:HR quick save. Those were instant. This one is about 5 seconds. Certainly not bad, and honestly, it will prevent me from quick-saving every five seconds like I do in the other two games. Rounding a corner? Quick save. Opening a door? Quick save. I won't do that here. That's probably a good thing.

Overall
Loving it. Great atmosphere. Great weapons. Great NPC deaths.
 
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