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We all know the controls suck on the 360 before any reviews even come out and I don't need metacritic to tell me that. I rather poop glass then play a shooter with a controller.
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If its anything like the demo I am amazed it scored that high.
Agreed. Looked like mid 60 score material to me. The demo was forgettable.
3D Realms folded justifiably.
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Agreed. Looked like mid 60 score material to me. The demo was forgettable.
3D Realms folded justifiably.
But, the finished game looks nothing like the concept art that 3D-realms had produced. It is like they made a generic Serious Sam clone and just stuck Duke's sprite in it.
    
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But, the finished game looks nothing like the concept art that 3D-realms had produced. It is like they made a generic Serious Sam clone and just stuck Duke's sprite in it.
I seriously doubt Gearbox changed the game in less than a year. I think Gearbox just made the game playable, changing the code, and released it. Lack of effort from both companies. Gearbox didn't even bother running the game through a new engine. 3D would still be around if the developer thought the game was kick-ass. They went way over budget with a dated shooter. Gearbox tried it's best to recoup some of the money for the developer. Something is better than nothing in this case.

They probably had good ideas and art on paper, but they couldn't make it a reality.
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But, the finished game looks nothing like the concept art that 3D-realms had produced. It is like they made a generic Serious Sam clone and just stuck Duke's sprite in it.
lol you know what's horrible? Serious Sam is more Duke Nukem than whatever crap Gearbox Calls this forever game...
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I've actually found Metacritic to be fairly accurate to how I feel about titles after playing them through.

Also, I didn't buy Duke, or play the demo, but these reviews that I'm reading and hearing are almost exactly where I thought they'd fall. Bet the scores woulda been 10% higher if the original Duke didn't exist because then this title would have novelty.
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I seriously doubt Gearbox changed the game in less than a year. I think Gearbox just made the game playable, changing the code, and released it. Lack of effort from both companies. Gearbox didn't even bother running the game through a new engine. 3D would still be around if the developer thought the game was kick-ass. They went way over budget with a dated shooter. Gearbox tried it's best to recoup some of the money for the developer. Something is better than nothing in this case.

They probably had good ideas and art on paper, but they couldn't make it a reality.
I'm not trying to start an argument here, but if I remember right, 3D realms actually had a semi-working engine and full models and backgrounds. I remember seeing a video of them.

Maybe those models come later in the game, but the crap I'm seeing in those videos looks nothing like it. From what I'm seeing, the game looks like someone took less than a year to develop it. Not impressed.
    
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lol you know what's horrible? Serious Sam is more Duke Nukem than whatever crap Gearbox Calls this forever game...
Gearbox just got the game finished up. They aren't solely responsible, and for the record Borderlands is an awesome game.
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i watched some videos of gameplay since release and decided im not going to bother. the screens look ok but watching gameplay looks average at best. at least its finally been released and now we can all put it behind us lol
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Some of you make it seem like it's easy to just slap Duke in a new engine. You realize that's the reason 3D Realms took forever (pun intended) to release the game, right? They kept scrapping the engine. Eventually, 2K had enough.

Gearbox did not choose the current engine or gameplay. You hate the new Duke? Blame 3D Realms.

Oh and the PS3 version looks like ass. Seriously. 360 version looks better.
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