id Software's upcoming shooter Rage
is nearing its Oct. 4 release, and the company recently provided some hands-on time with the game in its current state. GiantBomb described it thus: "In those three hours, I discovered a first-person shooter. Also, a racing game. And a car combat game. And an open-world adventure. A collectible card came, too. Lastly, it's practically every piece of apocalyptic science fiction we have known to date tossed into a blender, set to puree, poured onto a disc, and spread evenly over a seemingly lengthy and elaborate single-player adventure. In short, Rage is a kitchen sink kind of game
, the kind so often labeled as 'missed potential' due to a lack of focus on any one particular aspect. I don't think Rage
will garner any such labels." Rock, Paper, Shotgun's write-up is a bit more poetic
, providing a first-person preview of the first-person shooter.