I didn't really understand where Jeff was coming from when talking about Rage as an RPG. I haven't played it yet but everything I've heard is that its basically a hub where you drive to shooter missions. Sure there's mini games and side stuff in it but nothing that makes it stand out as an RPG. Nothing wrong with that, I mean the game doesn't have to have RPG stuff to be fun/good I just don't couldn't understand what Jeff was saying was RPG-like other than some crafting.
Anyone who's played it want to explain more on the RPG/non-RPG side of Rage?