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Why did Duke Nukem Forever bomb?

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User Info: SilentCaay

SilentCaay
2 years ago#11
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User Info: Silent Sniper IV

Silent Sniper IV
2 years ago#12
-Terrible gimmicks like rc car
-2 weapon system (later patched on pc), regenerating health
-forced a boring story on players, with an entire hour of basically walking around watching scripts and vent crawling in TYOL 2011
-humor came off way more mean spirited than the originals, with some particularly awful rape jokes
-combat gameplay was really mediocre
-Awful level design
-Super linear

I think that about covers the biggest criticisms
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Kreeping Death
2 years ago#13
ace_two_max posted...
+ Gearbox sucks.


Well, good thing they didn't make the game then.
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User Info: dragon504

dragon504
2 years ago#14
controls felt clunky too
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User Info: SpazH3d

SpazH3d
2 years ago#15
Kreeping Death posted...
ace_two_max posted...
+ Gearbox sucks.


Well, good thing they didn't make the game then.


"On September 3, 2010, after 14 years, Duke Nukem Forever was officially reported by 2K Games to be in development at Gearbox Software."

The story that the game was 90% done when it got into Gearbox hands is pure bull. It was their responsibility, and they shipped it as a pile of feces.
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Silent Sniper IV
2 years ago#16
DNF: The ship of Theseus of video game development hell.
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User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
2 years ago#17
Nukem humor was hilarious or very rare when Duke 3D came out. Now that thrashy humor is all over the place (Adult Swim, etc), so it's not a big deal or just lame; humor was one of the biggest things for the series, with it not being as effective, a third of the game is just lost. It was released way too late and the gameplay is just outdated.

Gameplay needed to be revamped but pretty sure gearbox just polished it, instead of modernizing it somewhat.

User Info: KaiserWarrior

KaiserWarrior
2 years ago#18
SpazH3d posted...
Kreeping Death posted...
ace_two_max posted...
+ Gearbox sucks.


Well, good thing they didn't make the game then.


"On September 3, 2010, after 14 years, Duke Nukem Forever was officially reported by 2K Games to be in development at Gearbox Software."

The story that the game was 90% done when it got into Gearbox hands is pure bull. It was their responsibility, and they shipped it as a pile of feces.


It's kind of funny how every time Gearbox releases a turd (DNF, Colonial Marines), they're so very quick to blame someone else. "Hey man, we barely had anything to do with the game! We swear!"

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60fps
2 years ago#19
I liked it too, but it was obvious it had a lot of bad features. The "zoom" or iron sights was horrible. All they did was generically switch the FOV from default to like 25 even when you only had your fists up.

I didn't even mind hp regen or the car parts. I just hated how it still felt unfinished.

I still love the Duke Burger areas. That part where you are shrunk in that place was hilarious to me. The rest of the game gets boring quick.

I also agree that it was past it's time. This generation doesn't get the joke. Deadpool worked better. I don't even think DF made any references to modern technology. Everything felt outdated.
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User Info: Freedan12

Freedan12
2 years ago#20
I actually enjoyed Duke Nukem Forever.
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