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ID:	597138In keen anticipation of a hefty play session and the writing of a review I fired up RAGE for the first time last night. It turns out that not even the great id Software is immune to releasing a bad console port, and RAGE certainly appears to be one. Like many others I'll have to wait until some fundamental matters are addressed before playing, as the PC release is currently riddled with problems.

    When the game wasn't crashing with errors I wasn't able to enable vsync to reduce tearing, or even change the graphics quality. There's also no option to disable mouse smoothing, which makes things very difficult at low sensitivities. The Steam and Bethesda forums have been inundated with complaints about graphical issues such as texture popping, while readers of GU have had to roll-back Catalyst drivers just to get the game to run.

    A post at Bethesda's blog says that most if not all issues "can be attributed to driver issues," which id Software is "currently working with Nvidia and AMD to resolve [...] as quickly as possible." Performance aside, it's disappointing and disheartening to see such little consideration for the PC platform from the pioneers of the first-person-shooter.

    Source: Playing RAGE on PC? [Bethesda Blog]
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      I'm now stuck in, with the graphics and controls playing nicely. It's pretty awesome.I feel bad for being angry at id Software. But they're still console sell-outs.

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      @rec I couldn't have agreed with you more with everything you've noted in your review of the game, very well put! I must admit I didn't have high expectations for this game after seeing all the trailers... However, that inner child within me that grew up playing ALL of id's software and loving everyone of them had kept a glimmer of hope that I would be pleasantly surprised. I can say that I am not, the only enjoyment I get from this game (after all the obvious problems) is the physics when you kill those mutants... Rag doll physics is nothing new of course, though RAGE has got it down perfectly.

      PS: I have a monster PC rig, I too was amazed at how the auto-balancer has decided to mistake my rig for an atari 2600

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      meh, I now have a full review up here: http://gamers-underground.com/conten...ge-review.html
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