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I paid 35 quick for the Balls of Steel Edition. Seeing how bad this game is and having played it on a friends pc, I don't think I will bother opening my box when it arrives. I will only have it as a collectible.

Fail to the King, Baby!


I knew people will be very disappointed. I called it and furthermore, I specified that the sales on this game are based more on loyalty than quality. We've been waiting for ages and we got it because ... we had to have it . Guess it will collect dust on my shelf!

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That mini-car level was really stupid and a letdown for me. It was just weak, I didn't find it hard but you couldn't kill anything when you were tiny except for rats and it felt like I was driving in circles. That part of the game gave me a freaking headache.
It was entirely possible to kill things when you were shrunk. It just took loads of ammo, and you could only do it for the first three enemies you encountered, 'cause then you ran out of ammo.

The shrunken-RC-car-driving bit has so far been one of the more enjoyable bits of the game for me. It made me do something other than cringe at the Doom-3-esque enemies and Halo-style gameplay.

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This game is an exact representation down to the marrow of consolfied gaming that PC gamers hate.

Gearbox is now permanently off my list of games I'll ever consider purchasing.
I snipped the rest of what you said, but agree with it 100%.

It's sad, really - I really like Just Cause 2, so I know that IMO developers can get it right on the PC when it's a multiplatform game... but this game wasn't.

It's not like I was expecting it to be great, but I wasn't expecting it to be this bad.

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lol you know what's horrible? Serious Sam is more Duke Nukem than whatever crap Gearbox Calls this forever game...
Agreed.

Want Duke? Then play DN3D, or the Serious Sam games.
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Don't bother with this crap, it feels very dated and the, "Me man, me have balls, me fight", style humour is going to annoy a lot of people.
It runs very smooth at 1920x1200 on high details on my somewhat outdated laptop as well so you'll be able to play this on a majority of computers.
The critics are going to have a field day on this one.

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The shrunken-RC-car-driving bit has so far been one of the more enjoyable bits of the game for me. It made me do something other than cringe at the Doom-3-esque enemies and Halo-style gameplay.
Each to their own I suppose. Personally I thought it was awkward and then they had the cheek to make you walk back through the route you'd just taken.

Graphically if anybody is looking for a comparison, the closest thing would be the PC version of Halo 2.
I'm finding hard to blame Gearbox for this one though. I imagine they had to quickly finish whatever 3D Realms left on the plate under a certain time scale with little scope for improvement.
Edited by msremmert - 6/11/11 at 5:10pm
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Love how 80% of people on this forum hated the demo and were very clear how bad of a game it is. Then bone headed people buy it anyways then come back and say exactly what us that had the demo early have been saying!
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post #45 of 75
The game was merely ok. It is merely a demo though, so I'll see when I get it.

Funny yes, but the gameplay was pretty average. There were a few moments of rofl'ness but like the other things, that got old fairly quickly.

I did not buy the Balls of steel edition because I never spend that much money on a game...
Edited by MethosTR - 6/11/11 at 5:50pm
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At least you can see your feet when you look down. Not enough FPSs do this.
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At least you can see your feet when you look down. Not enough FPSs do this.
Lol true... Halo is all I know that had it.

But then again, if people were expecting CoD gameplay or Gears of War, man... that sucks.
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Love how 80% of people on this forum hated the demo and were very clear how bad of a game it is. Then bone headed people buy it anyways then come back and say exactly what us that had the demo early have been saying!
Well, the demo was pretty bad but some people knowing that just wanted the game. Some of us remember reading about this game when it was first announced.

Remember, the demo leaked when everyone in the early access club got it, so most of the people that bought it probably played the demo.
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I still have both issues of PC Gamer from the 90s that talk about it!

Sorry I am so bitter just was a major letdown!
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I still have both issues of PC Gamer from the 90s that talk about it!

Sorry I am so bitter just was a major letdown!
I was 5 years old and had a SNES .

Oh the days.....
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