- Motto: "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I sure as hell won't."
The reason I haven't played Rage is because I already own all the Fallout games. And that's literally what Rage is, just replace a nuclear exchange with a meteor, and remove the 1950s charm, and all you have left is Rage.
Up to On A Rail. I just realized I haven't talked about how amazing this is yet, so I will.
They didn't just take the base game and add a shiny new coat of paint to it, they added to it, stuff that actually really works. Isaac Kleiner and Eli Vance both appear early on, referred to by name (Well, calling each other Eli and Izzy) and with unique models, tying it in to HL2 better. The original music is gone, due to licensing, but the new music is fantastic, and really captures the feel. (No crazy techno-beat when you put on the HEV for the first time, oddly enough) A lot of areas have been redesigned, but everything still fits together, and it looks more like an oversized science facility then, you know, a bunch of video game levels.
tl;dr version: It may have taken eight years, but it was more than worth the wait. They took Half-Life, gave it a face lift, a tummy tuck, a hair and make-up job, then, for good measure, they injected it with an extra bit of soul. A remake that's actually superior to the original, if you can believe that.