Submitted by Simonkey75 1359d ago | news

Could get messy: Duke Nukem Forever Metacritic user reviews finally open

BeefJack writes: "Metacritic have finally allowed users to review Duke Nukem Forever – over four days after the game was released outside North America. After the negative user reactions on the site to Dragon Age II and Portal 2, were Metacritic trying to avoid the controversy of another organised backlash from the public against a game that’s dividing opinion to say the least before it hit US stores?" (Duke Nukem Forever, Gearbox Software, Metacritic, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Kran  +   1359d ago
Its funny how a review site seems to make big news now :/
Dramscus  +   1359d ago
This guy says the meta critic scores for dragon age 2 and portal 2 were awful. I only checked portal 2 but they were like 9 and 8.5 for user scores. This article just drumming up hoo ha.
Kran  +   1359d ago
Portal 2 was a 10 for me and a massive shoe in for game of the year, so I dont know what other users were talking about.

Lots said Portal 2 had no replay value.... ive played the game 3 times :/
Heartnet  +   1359d ago
It had alot of 0 and 1 user scores simply beause of the Day 1 Dlc..

Probz wat he was getting at hehe
ShoryukenII  +   1358d ago
I checked the day it came out but it had a lot of negative user scores. They were talking about day one DLC which confused me and almost put me off buying it. But I think the DLC was for PC only and cosmetic.
NukaCola  +   1359d ago | Funny
Meta User Reviews are worthless. You get reviews like, "DIS GAME IZ OFF DA CHAINZZZ 10/10", or "Game looks gay as hell 1/10" Every game has these idiot reviews, from Halo, to Uncharted to Metroid. Meta User Reviews shouldn't ever receive any credibility.
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Jack-Dangerously  +   1359d ago
That literally made me lol.

It's scary how on the mark you are lol.
floetry101  +   1359d ago
This is the problem with most user-review websites, especially the movie review website imdb. People will vote 10 or 1 to drag a games average user score up or down. 99% of the time, the game is neither of those scores.
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mastiffchild  +   1358d ago
This is the very reason I find democracy TERRIFYING. I mean these idiots are allowed to vote in actual elections and what have you-there HAS to be some kind of test both for Metacritic user reviews and to be allowed to vote. On ANYTHING. Otherwise democracy and gaming review aggregation sites are both dead in cred terms.

Shit, these people are freely allowed to have sex and make babies and pass their sub standard genes on to the next generation too(my wife just explained it all to me-I was appallled and am now apoplectic)-what will they do to user generated scores THEN.think of the future and of you OWN kids!
ChrisW  +   1358d ago
Look at the Metacritic User score for PC gamers. 50+ positive reviews!!! And a majority of the reviews are almost a paragraph long. This is obviously a game that only PC gamers are really going to enjoy.
Legion  +   1358d ago

You are right Democracy is so terrifying. I would much rather have just one person tell me what to do and how to do something.

Why should I have to listen to all these other people's poor opinions when I could have a non-democratic experience and have just one person tell me what is good! Then if I only have to listen to that one person then it won't be so scary for me.

JellyJelly  +   1358d ago
@mastiffchild - No offense but that last comment made you sound like a nazi. I sense sarcasm though. At least I hope so. :)
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The Matrix  +   1359d ago
Since you seem to think that personal opinions don't matter why should I even consider your opinion about their opinions?
Jack-Dangerously  +   1359d ago
I think you may have missed his/her point.

Take it how you choose, but it isn't my intention to be disrespectful.
NukaCola  +   1359d ago
@The Matrix
If I make a review for Halo 4 saying "Milked Green Rangerz iz dumb 1/10" please shoot me. The user reviews aren't reviews, they are idiotic comments 99% of the time. Read N4G's user reviews. They actually have thought and substance. You can hate and rate a game a 1/10 all day, but don't write a review like you would write an icanhascheeseburgers meme pic. IZ DAT 2 MUCH TOOO ASK, NO?
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showtimefolks  +   1358d ago
good one you are right

user reviews on anything are hard to trust. when a ps3 exclusive comes out xbox360 fanboys rate it lower and when xbox360 exclusive comes out ps3 fanboys rate it lower

end of the day that's the main reason most big media sources don't take gaming serious
Breadisgood  +   1358d ago
Hahaha, "DIS GAME IZ OFF DA CHAINZZZ" and "Game looks gay as hell" are literally like official grades for the average joe leaving their "review".

Bubbles for that, made me lol.
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ChrisW  +   1358d ago
Average Joe? More like reviews from those who were too young to play the first one.
TheEatingChampagne  +   1358d ago
LOL I LOVE YOU +bubbles for speaking the truth
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Baka-akaB  +   1358d ago
thing is noawadays , they arent anymore worthless than the professional sites themselves .

Both system of metacritic are a joke . INstead of using the same limited pool of trusted review sites , it's a full on orgy of no name sites being randomly added by users to make up a score .

When a game got 50 reviews sites scores gets a 80 , while another gets 90 via only 20 sites , you know there is a problem
scotchmouth  +   1358d ago
That is pretty spot on!
PS3pwnz  +   1359d ago
Metacritic is a fine example of democratic community. ; )
PS3pwnz  +   1359d ago
I wish they'd just make like YouTube with a thumbs up or a thumbs down option. Surely that will be more stable?
The Matrix  +   1359d ago
A rating 1-10 is much better than an all or nothing rating.
PS3pwnz  +   1358d ago
@The Matrix
Obviously, the professional critics can give better ratings, but for the troll Joe: No, he only give a 0 or 10 rating in any case. Look at this pathetic rating on Portal 2!!

"I was waiting for this game for about a year. I am a big fan of the original portal.Actually the game is OK, but it is not a sandbox anymore like Portal 1. Everything is scripted. If you throw the cube it will 100% fall in the right place, the portal will open in right place, laser beam will hit its target, etc. This is why I do not like portal 2. From the other side, the game is good. A+ high quality puzzle. Levels are hard enough but not too hard. Interesting plot. My mark is 0 only because it is too scripted. I loved portal 1, and I hoped portal 2 would be the same..."

Now you can tell me the 0-10 rating works better.
KingZFlipper  +   1359d ago
Some Metacritic user reviews are retarded. 'Nuff said.
palaeomerus  +   1359d ago
Duke Nukem Forever is basically a huge kidney stone that the game industry has finally passed and now it will not cause us all constant minor pain and we can forget about it. This is not a game release so much as an exorcism.

Now we need to get Colonial Marines, BIA:Furious Four, and Borderlands 2 out and then we can pretend that none of this ever happened.
Grannyvukka  +   1359d ago
Duke Nukem Forever is definate game of the year material, & if it doesn't win, the whole system is rigged & screwed. Walking or running down a corridoor & being able to shoot is the biggest inovation in gaming since 3D polygonal graphics. Anyone who disagrees with how great a game duke is, needs to get serious psychiatric evalution immediately & it will more than likely come to fruition that they need to be labotimized A.S.A.P.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1358d ago
Poe's Law: it's not just for religious nuts anymore.
Pillville  +   1359d ago
I remember seeing a user review on Netflix for Citizen Kane that gave it a 2/10 because it looked choppy on her laptop.

Keep in mind that a lot user reviews are either trolling or have no idea what they are doing.
Zydake  +   1358d ago
Wow that statement just got me so fucking furious
zero_cool  +   1358d ago
Duke nukem forever is getting robbed of a 8.5 score by a majority of the gaming journalist which the game so rightfully deserves that 8.5 score but im sure some duke nukem haters will diagree with me lmfao!...btw power armor is for pussies!
Blues Cowboy  +   1358d ago
For god's sake, how are Metacritic User Review scores actually news?! Are we about to start looking at them for every game, now? And what about Gamespot user reviews, then? IGN? Gamefaqs? Where does it end?!

Gah, apologies. All I'm trying to say is that no-one ever used to care about user reviews. Why are they so important now?
KillerPwned  +   1358d ago
Why should Metacritic ever matter? I have never in my life went their for reviews on games etc.. Hell i only watch reviews just to see what a site gives a game. The decision if u get the game or not should depend on your own choice not by the hand of someone else.
mcsm  +   1358d ago
its averaging between 50-60 on the ps3 and 360, no wonder they did not want the reviews to be out before release day, only the hardcore duke nukem fans would enjoy the game.
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SephirothX21  +   1358d ago
Announce GTA V already and give me something decent to comment on. Everyone should know not to take Metacritic user scores seriously.
byeldell34  +   1358d ago
i want be getting duke nukem anymore..its like over 10 years old i thank..i was a fan but not anymore.
xilly  +   1358d ago
If you "were a fan" you'd be upset to know that Duke Nukem Forever is nothing BUT fan service.
bjh089  +   1358d ago
anyone expecting this game to get really good scores is stupid. look at all the past games most were 7's with like 2 8 games and a 6.5 or something. Duke Nukem has always been about just havin fun and enjoyin the one liners, the babes, and the over the top moments. I went into this game not even caring about the reviews cause i know what to expect and heck im enjoyin it.

Hail to the king BABY!!!!!!!!!!
TheMutator  +   1358d ago
i have it , i play it , i kick ass!!!!!!!!
Quickstrike  +   1358d ago
it's sad really, if it's not the console wars fulling heated feces slinging, it's new school vs old school.

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