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Duke Nukem Forever Thread

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Taluntain, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    So, after a dozen+ years, was it worth the wait? I know a few of you are already playing it so spill the beans. Some screenshots wouldn't hurt either.
     
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    My copy for the PC version is still in the mail. But the reviews have been mostly negative it would seem, especially for the Xbox 360 version. Maybe the expectations were a bit too high for some and they expected some kind of miracle game...
     
  3. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    That tends to happen when you develop a game for 14 years. Or rather, that's what most people's guess would probably be - I don't think there's another game in existence that's been in development anywhere near as long.
     
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    Finished it. Eight hours.

    It's not the most horrible game ever, but boy does it not reach the status of a good game.

    The main problem is that it's fairly bland - other than the offensiveness, and it seems to be as offensive as you can get without leaving M rating.

    But still, gameplay-wise it's a visually unclear linear shooter with 2 weapons and regenerating shields. Gameplay-wise it's a worse Halo. Except the corridors are more interesting... but also harder to figure out. A minimap would sure help.

    It occasionally bugs out, but never did I experience a bug sending me more than one checkpoint back.

    Writing-wise they seem to be going for the "offensively juvenile" mark... and fail to make it actually funny alongside that.

    Overall, if you must play it, then do - it's a perfectly functional game. It's just not a good game.
     
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    I will buy it when the price is down. Not because I like it, just for old times sake. "The Duke" was the first FPS I thoroughly enjoyed.

    I had played Wolfenstein, Heretic and Hexen and eventually Doom but the Duke was just by far the funnest of them all. Then I discovered more interesting stuff like BG.
     
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    I am going to buy it when the price drop too. For the same reason as Ragusa. Nostalgic reasons.
     
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    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Arstechnica has given a review.

     
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Can't really say I was much of a fan of the whole "let's make the level so big you can easily get lost in it!" idea. It really was easy to get lost and/or disoriented and backtracking across large levels was just a PITA.

    Of course, corridoring is another extreme which I probably wouldn't like much either.

    Oddly enough, I enjoy exploring large levels in CRPGs but I don't remember it being fun in Duke Nukem 3D. But then again, that was so long ago it feels like another life, I may be misremembering... :lol:
     
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    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    I have no idea what they were doing all those years. It's pretty poor to be honest. The graphics look very out-dated too, but I guess that's what you get when you take so long to make a game. It's occasionally funny, but that's about it.
     
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    The classic Duke had so many epically funny one liners ... my favourite was and still is: "No one steals our chicks and lives". Still cracks me up.
     
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    I finally had enough spare time to play this beast. It was pretty much what I expected it to be, which was not much. To summarize it in one short sentence: An average FPS with a lot of Duke. The only real disappointment was the soundtrack which I expected more from, but as with everything with the game, it too was only average. Hopefully Gearbox software can come up with a properly good Duke game in the future as they now have the rights.
     
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