I watched two 20 minute segments (part one & two) of that Rage playthrough and it just reminds me of Borderlands. In fact it totally turned me off.
You are basically running errands on errands. Go do this for a buggy. Get the spare parts. Go wipe out the bandits who stole the spare parts etcetera. Your character is silent but obedient. It feels unnatural to me, like you're a mute who has nothing better to do than run around doing things for people. You don't really know what you're doing in the story and it doesn't really make any sense. Sure, the storyline will be fleshed out eventually but where's it all leading? Down the same old dusty well trodden roads, that's where. And at the end of it all you'll be looking back wondering why you even bothered.
As I said before, I've already played Borderlands and I think I've had enough of endlessly grinding it out. All the gameplay mechanics are there for a proper grinder: loot corpses, find useless low value junk you can trade for ammo and upgrades, speak to monotonous NPCs, most of whom will just be there for scenery and only utter inanities, find out what jobs they have and go do it. Report back. Ad infinitum. Ad nausea. To be fair, most of my antipathy comes from not long ago having finished Borderlands. It's a grinder essentially. Did I tell you how much I hate grinding now?
Rage is a time waster basically. Nothing wrong with that per se but I don't think I need another one right now. So soon after playing Borderlands I think Rage would totally do my head in. It's a shame as initially I thought the game looked fun despite the now (very) hackneyed post apocalyptic setting. If the 40 minute playthrough I watched was a movie you'd want your money back. What's the point to it all I ask myself, if at the end of it you've only got more junk from all the hours put in scavenging and looting the endless expanses of skinheads? Maybe I'll wait a few years but for now, looks like I'll be passing this one by. Just the sight of more vending machines with ammo and health makes me shudder!