I’m not much of a gamer type at all. I’ve never owned any console system and rarely enjoy any of the real fast-paced action games on any platform, with just a few exceptions now and again. Doom and Quake were two that I did enjoy playing back in the day. I was never any good at them mind you, but I had fun messing around with them.
Rage HD – the highly-touted new game from idSoftware, makers of Doom and Quake – is another shooter / action game that falls into the exception category for me – maybe just because it reminds me of Quake and Doom, or maybe because it’s done ‘on rails’ (which I get the impression hard-core gamers think is too easy) so it’s a bit more manageable for a really bad player like me. For whatever reason though, I like the game a lot. I’m still no good at all at it, but I find it big fun to keep trying with it. The graphics and the gore and the sound effects are all compelling to me. I don’t know that I’ll stay interested in it over the long term, but for now this is another ‘exception’ game that I’m getting a lot of enjoyment out of.
Are any of you all playing Rage HD? If so, what do you think of it so far?