RAGE and Brink both had incredible promise but failed to deliver, with serious design flaws and engines marred by technical issues. I was very disappointed by both. The idTech4 engine was never great but the additions that Splash Damage added made it feel really awkward and unresponsive and the SMART system was poorly implemented and had virtually no effect on the gameplay. I'm sure they've got a cosy deal with id Software but it's about time they designed a game on a decent engine.
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."