Only thing you need to know is the avalanche studio is pretty well known to create a repetitive open world where you can clear map markers doing simple tasks scattered in whole map. This is no different despite using gunplay from Doom 2016 (not the engine)
Rage 2 is a sequel to what i considered as "tech game" from ID software long time. I didnt play much back then since it was boring thus I review this with blank slate. Compared to doom, the game felt more fluid with tons of new ability to move around & kill your foe. The game gunplay was top notch, combined with open world in post apocalyptic made it fun to move around. There are some variety of vehicles, although it is locked by some progression or you have to collect them from open world.
Now for the negative part. This game have many issues. I dont understand how they perfected the formula in other games like Just Cause 3 or Mad Max managed to do this subpar game. The key point of open world is FREAKING COMPLETION PERCENTAGE which didnt exist in this game. Despite you have variety of skill and guns, none of the upgrade felt like game changing (mostly value changes), making it you will feel samey after unlock all important upgrades. The armor system in this game is freaking terrible, I use shotgun at point blank several times, and it failed to kill.
Rage 2 is disappointing because the fun is barely there. I not even mentioned about forgettable story progression. If you got the game for free from Epic Games Store like me, just put low expectation when you played it. Because there is no achievement and % completion, i decided to just rush to end of story and uninstall the games.
Either i continue playing this while watching anime or i moved to other games. I rather find other open world to fill my time.
And hurray for finally a "proper" game review in this thread. I think i missed several important details but just bare with it.