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Submitted by nick_gamestribe 1829d ago | opinion piece

Why Bullestorm and Duke Nukem Forever are the most important FPS games of 2011

Forget Crysis 2, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty, James Bowden reckons these two games will be just the shot in the kevlar-coated arm that the FPS genre needs. (Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem Forever, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

zeeshan  +   1829d ago
I will be honest. I stopped reading after "FORGET CRYSIS 2 AND KILLZONE 3". How the heck do you expect me to forget Killzone 3? It's all that I can think of ATM!!
SeanScythe  +   1829d ago
I quit reading after "Why Bullestorm and Duke Nukem Forever are the most important FPS games of 2011" I'm sorry Bulletstorm wasn't even fun for the time I played the demo once. DN4E will be way better the BS. KZ3 will be top for awhile then Crysis.


Rage hasn't proved anything yet sure it may be best PC (maybe) but as far as consoles go it hasn't shown any real gameplay. I could say samething with Battlefield 3 being the best FPS but still no one knows anything about it really yet.
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meetajhu  +   1829d ago
Who cares Rage will destroy everything
NnT3291  +   1829d ago
lol there is a 10 minutes demo video on Youtube and you still said it hasnt shown any real gameplay.
meetajhu  +   1829d ago
@SeanScythe YOU FAIL!!!
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sprayNpray  +   1829d ago
I also didn't bother reading past the title. KZ3 FTW!
sprayNpray  +   1829d ago
Rage looks like what borderlands originally was supposed to look like before they randomly cartoonified it. (look back at the game informer issue with borderland on the cover to see what it used to look like)
Focker420  +   1829d ago

Yep I remember that. I thought it looked incredible and then they f*cked it up with the cell-shading. It actually put me off buying it until it hit the bargain bin.

Rage hasn't shown me anything thats different. It may be pretty but the explosions and number of on-screen enemies is laughable.
Kazu0 Hirai  +   1829d ago
"Why Bullestorm and Duke Nukem Forever are the most important FPS games of 2011"

How can anyone say that when the only developer trying to push the boundaries of technology and actually create something new is DICE with BF3? Even Rage and Crysis 2 look a helluva lot better than the 2 console arcade games mentioned in the title. BS article, don't give this BS website any hits.
Dalagonash  +   1829d ago
@Kazu0 Hirai

In all honesty, how is DICE innovating with BF3? It will be brilliant fun, undoubtedly, and easily the best multiplayer FPS for many years to come, but at the end of the day it's more or less BF2 with an upgraded Frostbite engine, it's brilliant but it's ultimately iteration and nothing really 'new'.

Also have to say I'm surprised you're slamming Duke as an 'arcade console shooter' when it's likely the PC crowd that will accept him most and continue to mod the experience for years to come, assuming it's half way as good as 3D.

Polygon counts and engine improvements do not equal innovation.
SeanScythe  +   1829d ago
@ NnT3291
That's on PC not console.
NnT3291  +   1829d ago
that's on xbox 360, watch again. And the gameplays on PC and consoles are the same, whats your point?
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SeanScythe  +   1829d ago
Yeah and we have seen before a game that's said it's on 360 being played but never see the console or the pc's running behind the curtins.
Chaostar  +   1829d ago
Has anyone even played Duke Nukem yet? I haven't seen any gameplay, did I miss it? Not sure how anyone can say that one game is much better than another when they haven't played either or have just played demos. Just bad journalism right there.

Actually scratch that, it's clever journalism, play on the popularity of 3 big FPS games by saying another two games that haven't been released yet will be better and the fans will be raged into clicking their site for a hit. Actually scratch that too, it's not clever to waste peoples time and cause fanboy forum wars.

Still everyones entitled to an opinion, even if it is half-baked and premature.
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nick_gamestribe  +   1829d ago
I didn't write this piece, just submitted it, but I agree with the sentiment of the article. It's not saying that the likes of Killzone 3 are poor games - far from it - just that in this current era of hyper-realistic, po-faced shooters, Duke Nuke and Bulletstorm offer something refreshing.

I don't believe it's trying to create 'forum wars'. More healthy debate, hopefully...
nick_gamestribe  +   1829d ago
Not that KZ3 is, er, hyper-realistic. You know what I meant, right...
Cajun Chicken  +   1829d ago
Yep. I hope these bring the FPS back kicking and screaming again and most importantly, fun.
the_kutaragi_baka  +   1829d ago
"Forget Crysis 2, Killzone 3 and Call Of Duty"

MrGunny94  +   1829d ago
What about homefront? JUST REMOVE this article for being stupid and IGNORE WHAT??? BF3 AS WELL??? GET A F**** LIFE
nick_gamestribe  +   1829d ago
I think you're missing the point (as is the poster above). Did you actually read this? It's not suggesting you forget those other games full stop, or indeed that there aren't other classy shooters on the horizon, rather that the titles featured in the article are more important to the genre than the others for the reasons it outlines. And it's only an opinion - you are of course entitled to yours but there's no need to be quite so abusive. Thanks.
additup28  +   1829d ago
the bulletstorm demo did nothing to impress me, couldnt stand the humor as well. duke nukem I am looking forward to, he should of added brink to the list.
palaeomerus  +   1829d ago
It's funny watching lame ass PS3 kidz talk about how crass, venal, and gorey Bulletstorm is. The very same "grown up, sophisticated" people condemning Epic will do giddy backflips for Twisted Metal though and routinely LOL every time Jaffee says a four letter word.

The humor in Duke Nukem is going to have twins in school girl outfits implied to be blowing duke while he plays his game. Oh, but that's different...Bulletstorm crosses the highly arbitrarily drawn lines of good taste and maturity!

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Focker420  +   1829d ago
Bulletstorm is nothing but a guy running around cussing at everything. The blood and gore is just kids play in comparison to God of War 3. At least with Duke Nukem (old Duke) there is some thought put into the jokes. Bulletstorm is just a constant barrage of swears, its funny at first but it wears pretty thin rather quickly and becomes an annoyance.
CrzyFooL  +   1829d ago
Bulletstorm and Duke are going to be bad ass. But there are so many other great shooters on the horizon as well.
phntom  +   1829d ago
Bulletstorm has a pretty unique combat system, I liked the demo. I'm just pissed that the PS3 demo version is such a bad port, so I'll probaly be getting this on PC instead.
Rhezin  +   1829d ago
meh not down for bulletstorm, the demo was nothing I haven't seen before in unreal tournament, except maybe the kick ability.

As for Duke Nukem Forever? HELL yes! I'm gonna preorder that baby soon enough. Had fun with in on n64, can't wait to kill some more pig cops.
The Iron Sheik  +   1829d ago
Killzone 3, Resistance 3, Brink, and Battlefield 3 all say hello.

The Bulletstorm demo was terrible, the combat was boring and the dialogue sounds like it was written by a 12 year old.
palaeomerus  +   1829d ago
Ironically, your boring post reads like it was written by a 12 year old.
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Dalagonash  +   1829d ago
As the scribe of the article, I get the feeling (as Nick has said) that many of you are mis-interpreting the angle of the piece.

I personally can't wait to play Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, Brink, RAGE and all manner of other FPS games this year. However, the article expresses how, in my opinion, Bulletstorm and Duke are the most important releases this year in terms of helping the future of the FPS genre.

Does that mean the best? No. Does it mean that I think all FPS games should feature puerile language? No. If you read the article before making an uninformed comment then you'd realise these things.
Tommykrem  +   1829d ago
I don't think Bulletstorm will get the critical acclaim a lot of people are hoping for. It'll land on stron 70, weak 80 on Metacritic. Just a prediction, I hope I'm wrong.
bobrea  +   1829d ago
I really don't think any fps is important this year. Thats not to say I'm not looking forward to some but I feel like the only games that can be deemed important are games like the last guardian which will (hopefully) bring story telling and character development in games to a new level.
vgcgames  +   1829d ago
I didn't even click the link after reading the first few lines. BulletStom the best ever, it's barley a rental
Dalagonash  +   1829d ago
At no point does the article say Bulletstorm is 'the best' of anything.

Read before posting.
vgcgames  +   1829d ago
The most important FPS, Why? I don't care. Crysis and Killzone are more important I think.
Edito  +   1829d ago
They are the most important because you think so moron...

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