I followed some reviews and gameplay impressions of this game for the past few days and I can't help but be disappointed. RAGE 1 in 2011 was the first FPS I bought for my new (anf first) gaming PC that I saved up for with money from my first part time job. The graphics looked like an amazing new game to test on my PC and the enemy AI was touted as being extremely unpredictable and fun to play against.
I bought it and had a good handful of fun. The excitement of playing RAGE 1 on a new PC was akin to playing some whatever game on a launch console. Like, say, Kameo on X360 back in the day: its good, but not thaaaaat good, but since you're playing on something new you are more excited about it. Once the excitement wore down, I'd say my final thoughts was that gunplay was fun - especially when fighting enemies in corridors/dungeon levels but everything else was really really bland and driving around a pointless empty map was extremely taxing. I quit while I was ahead.
Now we have RAGE 2 and I'm scratching my head because everything that was criticized about the first game is quite literally the exact same issue all over again. The gunplay is fun, everything else is empty and boring. Why would they make the same mistake twice? Stuff like this rarely happens in video games anymore. Usually with a time gap like this they can assess the problems and fix them. Why does everybody playing it say the same thing we said in 2011? It's bizarre to me.