I started playing Rage a couple of days ago and I hate it already. What I hate most about it is that each enemy needs half a magazine to go down. And it doesn’t matter if you manage a headshot, the enemy won’t even flinch and keep charging against you. So it doesn’t pay to aim your shots, just spray the general area of the enemy to bring them down. Besides, they mindlessly charge so fast at you so you don’t have any other option.
Another cheap trick I hate that several id games do all the time is enemies coming from impossible places. When you think you have cleared a room suddenly there’s an enemy hitting you from behind. Upon closer examination you find out that there was a false wall with a niche behind it where the enemy was hiding all that time. One has to wonder, how long was this enemy waiting in that place for the player to arrive? Days? Months? Years? Doom 1 and 2 did that all the time but they were more arcade-y so they were forgiven. Doom 3 also did it and it was annoying as hell.
So, do they make any decent FPS these days?