Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Rage Scorchers: screenshots I

So I had a first look at new Rage DLC - The Scorchers. I was a bit sceptical with £5 DLC coming a year after game release, but I found ID have put quite some work into this. The stuff looks amazing so far. It is brand new location added to the game with some good old mutants and some new enemies - clones of Gearhead and Garage gangs. The graphics are gorgeous, amazing work with the light and textures. They use a lot of different clouds of dust and fog low on the ground which helps blending the environment and add more atmosphere. It felt quite bizar having enemies explode into splashes of blood (rocket shells shotgun) in this paradise looking environment with fern flushing lime caves and of course crystal clear stream quietly bubbling next to dead mutant bodies. Therefore the sarcastic name for the first batch of screenshots Welcome to Paradise. There are even some orange mushrooms you can pick and blue ones putting some more colors to your sight for moment :) You are meeting Sarah (really bad animation in the first scene!), sexy chick (as most female NPCs in Rage) who gives you a new weapon, what would you expect ;) Scorchers so far - great looking and fun, looking forward to test the new nail gun (nice ref to Quake).
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