Sup guys, I don't know if this has been pointed out before, and if so I apologize. Id Software is apparently making their next game rated TEEN which is worrysome because their games have always excelled at creating a frightening environment through the use of gore and horror elements in their games.
When I first played DOOM it was this feel, the combat, environment and the weight the violence played in the game to make you feel in a world that is unforgiving and cruel. I love that vibe I get from id Software's games. Yeah DOOM 3 could've been better but to me it was still a good experience.
So now we have id Software apparently doing something special with RAGE. Vehicles finially which is great. Its a new IP and is supposed to be free roaming. It also takes place in a post apocalyptic world. Sounds promising but I got discouraged when I read this...
"We did make the decision that, 'Yeah, the game would probably be a little bit more fun with exploding bodies, but it won't kill us to keep it down at a T rating," - John Carmack
So John Carmack who has done so much for the industry admits the game would be more fun with exploding bodies yet we aren't going to have that? Makes no sense to me.. well it does. It appears that id is trying to appeal to a younger market which reminds me of Star Wars right off the top of my head. I always saw Id Software, Raven Software, and EPIC Games as my go to guys for extreme violence. I liked it that way.
So if you feel that this doesn't make sense as I do and will hurt the game please sign the online petition I created. It will only take you like 20 seconds. I set it up so emails don't show and all that good stuff.
I'd like to hear your thoughts. TES Oblivion was even rated mature. Thats how far id Software is going to have to cut back to get its TEEN rating. I think they will be out of their element and it will suck.
If you feel the same way forward this to whoever loves violence in their games. Like to hear your thoughts.