From Gameblurb : "They say any publicity is good publicity, and if you’re the long overdue installment in the Duke Nukem franchise even a 52.67 average metacritic score isn’t enough to keep you from topping the sales charts...."
I'm not surprised. People flock to buy the game because of the series' popularity, and end up being disappointed. Many buy it regardless of ratings just to have it
you really think people are expecting DNF to be the latest cutting edge graphics? Have award winning sound? Have the most innovating gameplay ever? don't be a fool Fans of the Duke know what to expect. They are much older and wiser than the cod console kids of today and most of em just miss the duke.
I don't think people were expecting that, but.... it would have been nice.
Fans of Duke are mostly going to be turned off by the first boring hour and a half of crappy gameplay (whee! turrets and RC cars and wandering around in lame linear confined areas with minimal shooting!), the two weapons at a time, lame unskippable plot bits, regenerating health as well as the slapped together design of the thing. This mess really shames Duke. It is a much worse product than 3D was. Games are supposed to get BETTER over 14 years.
The way you are talking to that individual gives off the impression that you aren't older OR wise. One bubble does usually mean you go around talkin smack about people or things. Not something a wise man would do eh? It's all good though :) No hate, just pointing out the irony brother.
I wish fans of forever would stop pretending that the game is satisfying every fans of the older game . "you really think people are expecting DNF to be the latest cutting edge graphics? Have award winning sound? Have the most innovating gameplay ever?" nope but i expect a level of quality equivalent to what DN3d proposed at its time . And forever isnt it for me . DN3d was still good looking and was great to play . I find none of its qualities in Forever , wich instead revels into becoming subpar game all about parodies . The extra bonus and "gimmick " from duke nukem 3d , instead became the main meat of Forever , so screw it
So fans of Duke are wiser than COD gamers? I 'm not really a COD fan but how can anyone be wiser if they have high interest in DNF? Think before you post.
i agree with you...i'm glad this game has significant sales i hope it will encourage a bit of diversity in the over saturated world of generic 'omg the grafix' type fps...and i hope gearbox will make a better dn game. oh and you can lose bubbles here just by speaking your mind ...if you want bubbles, be agreeable, post links to useful info etc and be politically correct, and don't be subtly sarcastic or say anything against jesus lol. it's only n4g, so what if you can only reply once.
So ur sayin fans of this game know to expect a half ass game? then wow i dont want to meet these gamers with such low expectations from a good develoepr who had plenty of time to make it better than it is
I have to agree with evrfighter, I think most of these reviews are done by people who didn't even game when the first Duke came out. This new generation was raised on Console games. The Duke Nukem generation was raised on PC gaming from before even Doom came out. Some of us were playing DOS based games. Gaming before there were even arcades to put quarters in, and I'm betting some of them STILL were not even born yet. This new generation just has no appreciation.
what happened to all you people who says its all about graphics and yada yada? Some of you on here have said that but now have a double motive... wtf, people need to make up their mind.
Tis all about the graphics :) Unless its going for that oldstyle feel like RPGs or sumin haha
Am still waiting to try out the Demo in the PS3 (is not out yet), but i am planning to buy the game just to have it in my collection. @Jack-Dangerously Is the fanboys who make some people have low bubbles, i had 5 bubbles one day and came back the next i had 2 bubbles. I think is was a comment that i said "I Preferred Battlefield and Killzone over COD" and i got bubble down for immature or something like that. I never talk crap in any of my comments i just give my opinion on the subject and people will bring you down for that.
Bubble added, as long as you keep talking in a contributive way then i'm sure you'll earn your bubbles back eventually. :-)
Why does n4g keep this stupid system. every other site lets you comment how ever many times you want :/ gamespot,ign, all of them besides, some people on here probably make more than one account to post. whats the point in bubbles with all the BS?
Funny. I wasn't disappointed.
Well I,m not disappointed, I,m have fun with this game and few others I know to, not a great game in any means but does not deserve some of those harsh reviews 5\10 at worst, 7/10ish at best.
Good. Game was very underrated due to all the hype. I had a good time with it.
that's a good point. Seems like the hype swings both ways.
It's been the funnest game I've played in a long time. This was the first Duke game I have played so I didn't know what to expect. Going into without any hopes is probably the best thing.
For a game like this, it was all about the status. They could have released practically anything with that title and it'd sell.
I think reviewers missed the point completely when it came to DNF. Everything is as it should be for a Duke game so far as I can see. Granted, I'm only going off of what I see. I haven't played DNF, or any Duke game ever for that matter, so take my opinion for what you will, but it looks exactly like how I'd imagine a new Duke game to look.
As the old saying goes, "it is what it is."
I have played the demo and thought it was really good reminds me of the old games and im going to get the game next month. Its what i expected from a game that has been worked on for so long by so many people. But i never go off reviews anyway COD games score 10/10 every year yet games like MoH BFBC2 scored less yet the two games were better than COD. Im glad the sales are good as this should mean they will carry on making dn games as i think we ned some of the old none serious shooters back like unreal serious sam BS has started this type of game again and i hope we see more follow as im getting bored of all the mw games we are getting each year.
Dude nobody gave Black Ops 10 lol. Bad Company 2 did better reviews I believe. Duke is really shit. Get over it.
Well this pretty much confirms all you gotta do to make a shit ton of money is make one really good game, then shit sequels and people will buy it up. People who bought this should be ashamed of themselves to support that shit
I have every Duke game, and even though the DNF load times suck ass, it's still a pretty cool game. SP is nice and long with lots to explore. Havn't tried MP yet because I can't get away from Section 8. I'm glad the sales are strong though, this series is a classic.
its already been said. not surpirsing at all. i just hope gearbox goes and makes a new Duke game... that comes out in 5 years or less.
All Duke Nukem Forever has to do is reach a million in sales and it will be OK. No real money was lost in the 12 year Dev time due to Bankruptcy and buyouts. we may even see a proper sequel on new tech in the future instead of something patched together for Nostalgic reasons. DNF is more of a collectible than an actual gaming experience IMO. you never know an unopened retail copy may be worth a 100k in 50 years.....or a good laugh!
Duke Nukem is so bad cause it went from a very fast paced game to a noob game. tuck my gun and run? Duke 3D wasnt for noobs. I played that game with a few people who were used to COD and HALO and thought the game was too fast for them. They were used to wheel chair speed. I didnt like the other cop out duke games especially the 3rd person games .what a waste. i could't wait to get my hands on duke 4. DUKE NUKEM FOREVER IS COD WITH HUMOR, NOOB WRITTEN ALL OVER THIS GAME. waited this long to see it turn into all the other FPS games today copying off of COD.
Yes the sales are daunted. I work in a Gamestop and I won't recommend it to anybody who asks about it. I just say if you are a big Duke fan you will convince yourself its a good game. Only complete bastards would sell someone the game without explaining it to them first.
No the bad ones are the ones who use their personal opinion as fact in a lame attempt to stop people from buying what they want. I seriously doubt you even played it and honestly if I were your boss I'd fire your a$$ in a heartbeat. ,.
All this is going to do is give Gearbox false hope that any FUTURE Duke games might sell well on popularity alone. What I think happened was, this game was wanted for SO long, so people bought it just because of hype, and to get it out of their system. If another game is released using the Duke brand, and if it's anything like this game, then I think you'll see how bad a game can sell (I'm guessing in the 100k range or less).
It wasn't THAT bad. Now I wouldn't buy it outright, but it was sure worth the rent. Hopefully Gearbox comes out with something in the next few years and modernizes the franchise.
Bad reviews? Oh you mean the hate train, the shit snowball.
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