Of course i like RAGE, for this i buy, but i mean, that is not all the good it can be and also, i see they try it to mix the features from S.T.A.L.K.E.R. awesome games into DOOM/QUAKE style with a story and ambient based on MAD MAX movies, that is great, but in Stalker game the player has a lot more freedom and open wide environments with so good A.I. also !
If they had made the environments in RAGE like the Dead City fully explorable, it would've been a much bigger download and install, it would've been too easy to get lost in the game... and more importantly, you wouldn't even be PLAYING Rage until at least 2013.
All games are linear for a reason.
@Foebane - I don't have any problems for linear games, i am Doom 3 fanatic, so, but RAGE have ok, good open environments, but, the gfx are lowres, not moveable objects, the environment, i not believe to be in a real place, maybe outsides are better, but indoors, there are some so horrible, not get me interest enough, is not like Doom 3 for indoor ambient as a linear game, not have the playability and as an open game, is not enough open, like Stalker, really, i just see that with IdTech4, first Doom 3 was more advanced that previous games, then with Quake 4 i see how they remove some things on the engine, not have the same clipping that Doom 3 had and most moveable objects where not as well made as in D3, then IdTech4 have ok better megatextures but i was thinking they would enable to have dynamic shadows and high quality textures on open environments, but i see they just have like many other games, so is not an advancement, is boring, and not scare me any, ok, is not a scary game but really i see just limited and i see also, they focused the quality on consoles, really, if Doom 4 is not as good as i hope i will stop to buy Id software games, oh, and also, now, cannot even MOD RAGE or add new maps.
I really like it Id Soft. games, but i see they now treat so bad PC users and also, this game really is so boring, how can be i see Doom 3 with mods of super shaders and high quality highres textures but then RAGE look specially for indoors so old, if is a game from the people that made that so awesome Doom 3 !!! Grrrr, really i am going crazy, i spend 44,5 € into the RAGE Anarchy Edition, the hard drive is almost full with so big games in 3 DVDs, but then, something, i not enjoy about this game, simply i not believe it, i not get immersion, even in old D3 from 2004 i still believe i am in Mars, not in a city, but in a big base, even with so much bugs, but here, RAGE, i see Mad Max cars, i see things that i should buy that bore me, because i not want to spend my time buying, i want to go and kill anything i found and not this so big complex things like if i was playing an RPG, i don't like it, i like it FPS pure action shooters and scary things, but ok, this is personal opinion and if i want something more open, then, really, Stalker never i bored and ok, the animations for monsters are horribly made, ho ho ! lol
but is really immersive game also, i really believe being into the zone, but this RAGE, mhh, maybe i need to play it more...
Just limitations all time, is the sign of the times, i see, instead of go forward we go backwards, before we can record at any time a movie in high hours in the night with the analogic VHS videos, now, ok, we can make it record inside a USB RAM digitally, but have just one channel and should record the same channel, because we have thousands, but all in same channel, so for what to record the channel you currently see ?
Well, and for games, i think i will buy the prequel and the sequel of Stalkers already made, that are all amazing and later the new Stalker 2 that is in the works, because this Id Software is going just from bad to more bad, or wait for Half Life 3 (not Episode 3), ha, but i think i can get old waiting for this, ho ho !