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The review doesn't stay at criticizing the humour as many of you seem to be picking from part of the title, it also mentions stuff like gameplay, level design, etc.
 
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It also mentioned that fanbois of Duke would basically react the same way most of you have already, "f this reviewer they know nothing" when it sounds like to me they are the one who played it open minded without using a past love for the series and gave it the review it deserves.
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What does "great mediocre game" meeeaaann?
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What does "great mediocre game" meeeaaann?
When Steam puts it up for a sale for 75% off, it will be a good buy
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The game is crap.
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You guys are focusing on the fact that he didn't like the jokes, and not the rational and numerous explanations for why they were sub par jokes, even for the context. All the examples given I agree with.

Not only that, they address the linearity of the game, glitches, lack of exploration that made the first game fun, but they point out that it is derivative and doesn't expand on (and even lacks) qualities from the first game.

I don't hear an uptight person who doesn't get the jokes. I hear someone that is pissed about a hollow rehash, but is anyone surprised?
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What does "great mediocre game" meeeaaann?
It's based on a loved character by some, the game itself is playable, but not only doesn't stand out in any area, it is average or below average in everything.

Botton line is, you can play it, but it's mediocre.

The line between mediocre and bad lies probably on whether you can actually play the game and enjoy it to some degree. There are games that can't even be played properly because of bugs, and poor game design choices, dumb AI, etc. Take a look at the game Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops that was released two months ago, received a Metacritic rating of 36 (individual gamers ratings confirm this rating with an even lower 3.2), and just yesterday was on Steam with a 75% discount, for only € 10.
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You guys are focusing on the fact that he didn't like the jokes, and not the rational and numerous explanations for why they were sub par jokes, even for the context. All the examples given I agree with.

Not only that, they address the linearity of the game, glitches, lack of exploration that made the first game fun, but they point out that it is derivative and doesn't expand on (and even lacks) qualities from the first game.

I don't hear an uptight person who doesn't get the jokes. I hear someone that is pissed about a hollow rehash, but is anyone surprised?
Exactly!
 
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After all the hype too...
*ahem Black Ops

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The graphics suck. The environments are horrible. I did play it for an hour or so and thought it was okay. I wasn't expecting much, and it almost delivered.
    
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