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Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:21

Duke Nukem Forever released

Written by David Stellmack


Reviews all seem to be pretty bad
Duke Nukem Forever has finally been released, and 2K Games and developer Gearbox have to be happy that the game has finally dropped so that the longest running joke in the video games industry will end. All isn’t a celebration, however; the reviews of the game are pretty bad, with the game achieving a Metacritic score of just 49 as of the writing of this story. A rating of 49, as you can guess, is pretty darn bad.

After reading a number of the reviews, we can tell you that the majority of the reviews are pretty unkind, suggesting that the game was just cobbled together; which is surprising, given the length that the game was in development and the large amount of time there was to develop a story line and create assets that could be used in the final title produced.

In the end, we suspect that DNF will sell pretty well, but it will never make back the amount of money invested in the development of the game. The game teases another sequel, which we do suspect will be much better than this mess of a game. While there appeared to be some momentum, in the end it just didn’t live up to the hype. But how could it after 12 years of waiting?

Still, we wanted and hoped for more, but honestly, getting the game out was the first thing that needed to happen and that it did. We expect next time around the next offering in the franchise will be much better and deliver a better experience, or so we can hope.
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+30 #1 Blacky 2011-06-15 07:58
I've played a few hours of the game and it's actually pretty good. I expected it to be bad, but it's not, it's ok.
It's an old style FPS with Duke Nukem, what else did people expect?
 
 
+1 #2 Silentwalker 2011-06-15 08:21
Finnished the game back on the 8th when it was released in Australia, it sucks that the US had to wait a week for everyone to get there copy.
 
 
+22 #3 Silentwalker 2011-06-15 09:23
Quoting Silentwalker:
Finnished the game back on the 8th when it was released in Australia, it sucks that the US had to wait a week for everyone to get there copy.


Looks like people are mad towards my sympathy for the U.S...
 
 
+5 #4 PorscheRacer14 2011-06-15 11:50
It was to be expected, but it still looks too fun to not play so I'll pick it up on a Steam firesale and enjoy it then. Actually, I don't really think Duke Nukem 3D scored all that well, but yet it was just too much mindless fun to quit playing all these years.
 
 
+10 #5 deadspeedv 2011-06-15 14:25
Obviously all the reviewers have NOT played the original duke nukem. It is known for its non existent plot and just pure shoot things style. Cant wait to play it.
 
 
-11 #6 derwin75 2011-06-15 14:32
I already knew it in my guts that this was going to happen. Thanks goodness I did not spend my money on this Nukem's craps!!!
 
 
-9 #7 123s 2011-06-15 14:34
The reviews are right once in a time.
 
 
+6 #8 Cartman 2011-06-15 14:41
I still didnt try to play but IMHO it deserves 10\10 from videos i saw, reviewers should thank to Randy that Duke ever saw light of the day, not bitching ...
IGN gave it 5.5 i can bet game cant be that bad, i will play today later and see.
 
 
+3 #9 TechHog 2011-06-15 14:41
Quoting Silentwalker:
Quoting Silentwalker:
Finnished the game back on the 8th when it was released in Australia, it sucks that the US had to wait a week for everyone to get there copy.


Looks like people are mad towards my sympathy for the U.S...

Well, the people here liked a comment about destroying the US completely. Clearly, they've all been molested by Americans.
trololol
 
 
+7 #10 neo222 2011-06-15 15:29
honestly..to me the game was awesome..forget the gfx part..for once pls..classical old school style shooter in years..jus waiting for Sam BFE ;)
 

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