Latest Rage trailer is serious… serious about action!

“The fiend in his own shape is less hideous than when he rages in the beast of man.”

What’s this? A trailer for an id Software game that starts off with a quote from the Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “Young Goodman Brown”? Aren’t I supposed to be able to turn off my brain off when firing up an id title?

Sure, the first minute and a half of this latest trailer is pretty convincing in letting us know that yes, there’s more to Rage than just action. But it’s the last minute or so that makes it very clear: Rage is definitely an id shooter, through and through.

That’s a good thing, too, apparently. We sent Steven Hansen out to check out the first three hours of the game, and he tells us things are looking good. Rage is out October 4, but I kinda want it right now.

Nick Chester