Duke Nukem Fail-Ever

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Matt Barton
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Perhaps a bit too harsh, but I have to admit the reviewer makes some valid points. It looks like they spent more time crafting fully working minigames (such as a pinball machine and pool table) than focusing on the actual experience. A Duke game and it's over half an hour before he gets to shoot something? :)

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TripHamer
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I wonder why....

I wonder why the reviewer left that one out of his video review. I would think that it's kinda important to mention.

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Bill Loguidice
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NOT a non-stop action game...
TripHamer wrote:

There is a big boss scene that you get to play in a stadium (in the first few minutes of the game), right before the reviewers video starts..as I understand it. Then it's 20 minutes before you get to shoot stuff again. :)

Yeah, that's true. It sounds better than it actually is. After that boss battle, there's definitely a long wait before the next fights.

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clok1966
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Still on the fence on this

Still on the fence on this game ( its not great, but it wasnt as bad as reviewers said). I see they expected to sell 3million units (and have sold about 1.5, a HUGE hit (unless your lemming buyer of Halo, COD, MOH games)) so its a FLOP... wow.. really makes that "dont count your chikens before they are hatched" thing sink in.. a game that was DEAD, no money to be had.. Then a last minute deal changes a BUST into a possilbe money making thing. First thing the bean counters do is see $$$..

average game and they where expecting CoD/MoH numbers? 1 million is awsome in the game world... sad Duke is going to go out with a wimper.. even if it sold well.

The funny thing.. when HALO came out and had 2 guns and health regen, and linier paths (that whre extremely repeated).. I hated it and eeverybody told me i was nutz... now they all say that is why they hate Duke. (halo is a better game, just to be clear).

TripHamer
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He didn't show the beginning.

There is a big boss scene that you get to play in a stadium (in the first few minutes of the game), right before the reviewers video starts..as I understand it. Then it's 20 minutes before you get to shoot stuff again. :)

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forcefield58
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Funny!

The reviewer is a riot. It was almost 20 mins in before he had the laser gun to use. I couldn't stop listening to his commentary though. Classic! I'll probably get the game on 360.

Cheers

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TripHamer
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Only $40 for PC download on Amazon

It's only $40 for PC download on Amazon, at the moment.

Tempting, my video card is just slightly below the recommended specs, in memory but above the minimum specs. So I may wait till it drops in price for the PS3/360 before purchasing it.

Reviews aside, I do want to play this game and see for myself if I like it or not.

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clok1966
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I preordered... not sure

I preordered... not sure why... Im sorta sick of the FPS stuff. I know Im expecting a LONG game.. I played the demo and quite honestly thouhgt.. this is the old duke game with updated graphics.. it plays that way... Now if i remeber right the originla DUke had a working pool table (ah yes he said it did)... My understadning is this game was suposed to have everything... thats the reason it was delayed so long, all those small touches everybody loves in a game are there.. of course sinceDUke took so long... where othere games will get love for having it, it will get hate for the same things.. The demo... (game is midnight tonight for me, so tomorrow) was very so-so... I wont lie.. they ahve a working white board, different colored markers, erase.. WHY!!!!!!! sure its neat for a few seconds.. but ... god ..why? i would reather have one new enemy than a whiteboard.

The reason the game was delayed, to much took to long so the tech looked to dated.. But graphics (and being able to pee) wont make or break the game.. if its fun it will be fun... if its padded.. so be it.. the video showed thre was alot of stuff to look at if no shooting.. while that may bore some, i think its kinda fun to just see cool crap.. like working tV's, mirrors, soda machine etc.. it dont add much.. and its all been done but its still ok..

The game matters, I cant judge till I play it myslef.

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