Fox News: After more than 15 years, the wait is over. Duke Nukem Forever has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait?
I wasn't waiting, but if you give review scores any attention and any weight in your game purchase decision making... no.
Can the media get a little creative with these headlines? I mean seriously, is it too much to ask for? You would think that some "journalist" who are aware of such sites like N4G, can see the countless headlines with the same elementary structure and think to themselves "hmmm I don't want to write something like that." We got that nauseating treatment with GT5 and the infinite number of "With x years in development, was it worth it?" Now you're telling me, people can't think of better ways to depict Duke Nukem's cycle? Guess not.
For this... NO.
I don't understand Fox news, one minute they're calling Mass effect a dirty Porno, the next they called Duke nukem an instant classic?
As if anybody actually waited 14 years for this to release. People stopped caring a long time ago. When I eventually play it I'm going to play it as a normal Duke game not a Duke game 14 years in the making. I have no ridiculous expectations.
no i bought alice and am loving it....plus i get to replay the first one for free as well so 60 bucks was so worth it
Wasn't it decided at one point that they were just going to get it out to get it out?
Yes and no ... however long you waited or not for the game is irrelevant . The game isnt average ans subpar because you waited for long , it just is based on its qualities
I just think, sadly, it FEELS a little like Gearbox have used the infamy to propel an average and unpolished tack together for extra sales benefits. Glad I didn't pay for the game myself and only borrowed it this time and I HAD wanted to buy it as there's room for an irreverent type of shooter among all the serious nonsense that takes itself so preciously. Whatever, though it was for different reasons neither this game(after all the time the lack of polish was the killing blow among others for me)nor Bulletstorm could fill the gaping void asking for a decent, non-po-faced shooter.
personally i dont get the other Duke fans around here , and the tarnishing amount of excuses they make for the title . There should be a limit to blind nostalgia . DN 3d wasnt buggy , had a great gameplay , was quite pretty around its era .. so why should they settle for the opposite "just because it's duke" . I souldnt be surprised when we've seen the same behavior with die hard sonic fans , but geez ... I will dare say that if you love Duke , you shouldnt insult it by settling for forever .
It wasn't "pretty" at release, really, it was standard. Quake was released at the same time and that made people quickly feel that Duke 3D was dated, as were all other "2.5D" FPS games at the time (and there were many). Duke featured what could be considered a Doom engine with a lot of the quirks ironed out, but when compared with Quake, none of that mattered as the jump to pure 3D fixed all those issues and more. Not necessarily controverting your point, I agree mostly, I just feel that Duke wasn't ever really THAT great, it was great mostly for people who couldn't run Quake at the time :p
I don't know about everyone else, but I have not just been sitting around and waiting for DNF to come out. I have been playing other games. I don't get what all of these "worth the wait?" articles are about.
I have to agree this is probably one of the worst games of this year!!! Disappointment. Im going to trade in this game for Fear 3, or maybe I should of gotten Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Both game will blow this game out the water this month. Heck even Bulletstorm is better. That's what could of been Duke if Epic, and People Can Fly had the game in development. This is the worst piece of garbage that is not worth $60 bucks. Years of development hell!!! Yet it can't even live up to that one quote from Duke. " After 12 fu*king years it better be good." Music to my ears LMAO!!!
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