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E3 2011: RAGE gameplay trailer takes players way down the hole

RAGE is id Software's upcoming first-person shooter. Of course, you can get that from the id Software logo and copious shooting presented from a first-person perspective in the first of these new trailers. But the publishing involvement of Bethesda can't help bringing that company's RPG lineage to mind. Maybe that's why the video, a seven-minute slice of gameplay footage, employs a time-honored trope from many an old-time JRPG: talk to people in town, then jump down the well and get rid of the monsters poisoning our water! Of course, being a gritty post-apocalyptic shooter, for “monsters” read less “cutesy sentient jellies” and more “foul-mouthed brigands.”


Here's another trailer, this one a more conventional environments-and-enemies showcase.


RAGE releases this November for consoles and PC. What do you think of this new footage?

Jun 6, 2011