I just finished playing Rage on the PC. It got pretty good scores on most big sites. I thought it was horribly unfinished and claustrophobic.
Invisible walls everywhere.
Glitchy car controls (hate those "rocket rallies")
Bullet sponge enemies.
Recycled maps (really? The same stages twice?)
Some obviously scrapped ideas due to lack of development time
(Theres a casino! I want to use it)
After playing that I started up Duke Nukem: Forever, which we all know got a pretty brutal reception in the press.
I... really... liked it.
DN:F doesn't try to be anything its not. Sure there are some tedious moments. But its simple, to the point.
Rage on the other hand starts off really grandiose and pretentious. You get the feeling you will be swamped in quests and that there will be plenty of exploring.
Why do I listen to the press?!
I think Ill give other games that has been poorly received a try now.
I'll start with Postal 3.