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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    Sadly this game is the most boring, linear and scripted game I've played for a really long time. "Action" starts like 10-11 mins after game starts (not including fight with big boss on stadium, that you could see on vids before). First gun you pick up like 15 - 20 mins (depends how fast you go) after game starts. Oh, and since you are Duke Nukem you can pick up whole two guns at the same time...

    You can watch first 40mins of gameplay here (*WARNING* it's boring as hell...):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Yngipvz6M

    For me it's 3-4/10 for DKF. This game shouldn't be released, and stay as "legend" forever...



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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    I'm reserving judgment until I play it for myself. IMO the reviews are likely to be a bit too critical. I don't care what title it is, a game that's been in development hell that long and anticipated this much can't live up to people's expectations.

    Good or bad though, I just hope that Gearbox listens to what people are saying and can make some changes and, should they choose to continue the franchise, make the next title that much better.

    Also, I've seen some comments here and there about the game being easy to mod, so maybe that will bring about some good changes.




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    well some of the drama about the game seems a bit strange to me i mean wtf



    yeah some of it might be morally dubious but so is fkkin shooting people.

    then again im pretty sure them will suck as most modern games do :/



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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    When that many people call a game a turd, it's almost always at least kind of smelly.

    However, if a ton of people LOVE a game, that's not any indication that its a great game (if it was released on console or if it's an MMO).

    And there's always the odd person here and there that bucks the trend of BAD reviews and thinks its the best thing they've ever played. But, by and large, I've never seen a game panned this hard turn out to be worth playing. Ever.

    I'm going out on a limb (not) to predict there won't be a great game released this year (amongst the major planned releases).




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarniwoop View Post
    When that many people call a game a turd, it's almost always at least kind of smelly.

    However, if a ton of people LOVE a game, that's not any indication that its a great game (if it was released on console or if it's an MMO).

    And there's always the odd person here and there that bucks the trend of BAD reviews and thinks its the best thing they've ever played. But, by and large, I've never seen a game panned this hard turn out to be worth playing. Ever.
    I have. Doesn't happen often, granted, but it happens. Seen it with movies and books too. Usually it's a result of people deciding it was going to suck before they even touch it, either because they want it to suck or because they want to fit in with the "popular" opinion that it sucks. Or, in the case of sequels, they want the exact same experience they had (or think they had) the first time, and if/when they don't get it then the whatever it is is the worst pile of crap of all time. Given the history of DNF, I think there's a good chance that this game is suffering from at least some of that.

    Again, reserving judgment until I play it for myself. Its just that the history on this thing is enough for me to not trust the reviews as much as I might otherwise.




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    I do agree that there almost has to be a negative bias against the game because of the dev time.

    But, not THAT much of a bias. Still, when it goes bargain price, I'll probably pick it up just for the history of the thing.




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    Well, I've had it for a few hours now and my observations so far are that, while the game is certainly more linear and "dumbed down" than DN3D (probably suffering a case of consolitis), it is no where near the total disaster people are making it out to be. Its actually pretty good. Not great, but good. I may change my opinion as I continue through it, but thus far, this is where I stand.

    I think people are definitely getting lost in what they think they remember from DN3D, as well as the unreasonable expectations set by twelve years of hype.

    One caveat though. I'm playing the PC version, and from what I can tell, most of the negative reviews are coming from the console versions.



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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    Keep the reviews coming folks - @ $50.00 I will need to hear and see some better news before buying it!




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    Finished the game. I still think its good, but I don't know that it was worth ~$50. Maybe $30 or so at the high end. The key thing to remember is that it is not a repeat of DN3D, so don't go into it expecting it to be so or you will find yourself very disappointed.

    If I had to give it a score, it would probably be somewhere in the 7 to 7.5 out of 10 range. My biggest problem with it would be the exploration level. Its non-existent. The game follows the post 1990s trend of FPS level design in that its just one big long hallway. You don't have to look very hard to find the "secrets", or even the right direction you need to go, since there is only one direction you can go. The "secrets", btw, are just things that give you a small permanent bonus to your ego (health bar) the first time you do it, like bench pressing 600 pounds or slapping wall boobs.

    The two weapon limit is really little more than a minor inconvenience. I know a lot of people are complaining about it, but the weapons are plentiful, and the right tool for a boss fight is conveniently located just before each encounter. Ammo crates are also located at each boss fight that provide an endless supply of ammunition for all weapons.

    Also, just FYI, the game does start out slower. You don't jump into the fire right away like in DN3D. You go through a kind of tutorial area for a while. (Think Half-Life.) Personally, I didn't mind it, but some people don't like to have to go through learning how to jump and sprint before blasting everything in sight.

    One nice change is that the holoduke is no longer a stationary, static object. When you use it, you go invisible and the holoduke runs around shooting at stuff. Not sure if it works the same way in multi-player or not.




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    Re: Duke Nukem Forever

    To quote a absent friend whose name starts with J and is yellow.

    "No seriously Duke Nuke Forever is out so what are any of you doing here? The game of the century has been released and there is no reason to be on the internet any more. Pack up this internet fad its done for and all purpose a computer has now is to house the Duke.

    If you didn't alt tab out of the game shortly just to read this then you're either a ***** or you have a *****. Which brings me to my next point. Females should be careful when playing this game because just launching it could cause you to be impregnated by the Duke (a great honour) But at birth expect the son of the Duke (and it will be a son) to shot out of you like a ballistic missile. Ruining your delicates forever as he sets out to Conquer our world.


    Naturally none of you will read this thread because you're busy playing the game. In which case, carry on as usual."




    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny
    I guess gearbox didn't buy enough advertising space on all the important gaming media sites to receive the complimentary good ending at the review table.

    But then if reviewers are to be trusted on what's a bad game then you have to assume they know what's a good game and consider how easy any mainstream game but a big publisher can get 7/10 or 8/10 or even 10/10 in the late Halo games then I don't trust them for that either.


    Long story short I bought it, played it and I liked it, a lot.

    Duke Nukem Forever Is violent, bloody disgusting pornography and it has Johnny's seal of approval.

    Last edited by BobCox2; 18-06-2011 at 09:35.

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