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Maybe if they didn't take 12 years to make a sub-mediocre shooter, they wouldn't have so many negative reviews.
They didn't. Gearbox, as stated started from scratch. The project was put on hiatus, scrapped, rebooted so many times until Gearbox got a hold of it and went through with it.

All this was, is a game that was made in 2-3~ years, that had the hype of a 12 year game.. I don't know what gamers wanted, but my room mate is happy with it.
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It really wasn't 12 years though, iirc Gearbox pretty much restarted from scratch.

Going from what I've seen and heard, it's good...It's just that a lot of people are forgetting this isn't the "12 year in development" DNF or never played the old ones and get the humour.
Ah, yeah, you're right. I'll pick it up for sure when it goes on sale. I'm not looking for the most epic game of all time, I'm looking for mindless alien killing and pixelated nudity. I think it'll live up to my expectations quite well, actually.
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i had this pre-order, but after playing the demo first hand I cancel it. Reason being is the graphics were bad and the aiming could be better. the engine it ran was an insult to me, like if they didn't want to pay extra to license a newer engine or didn't want to spend the extra time redesigning it onto a newer one, I know duke wasn't suppose to be graphically superior or equal to crysis1-2, but it looked like they weren't trying at all to make this game look good at all.
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I thought it was a brilliant game.
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Meh it's pretty much Halo 1 re-skinned with Duke stuff, not worth the price they are asking for it right now, might buy it for $20, but thats about it.
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"If you don't fix your reviews to have less negativity, we won't give you the next Duke Nukem game to review in 12 years!".
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They didn't. Gearbox, as stated started from scratch. The project was put on hiatus, scrapped, rebooted so many times until Gearbox got a hold of it and went through with it.

All this was, is a game that was made in 2-3~ years, that had the hype of a 12 year game.. I don't know what gamers wanted, but my room mate is happy with it.
Gearbox did not start from scratch.

After 3d realms went down. The devs were working at home on the game, on their own time. Until They contacted Gearbox, which gearbox secured the rights, brought those guys in to help finish the game. if i remember correctly, randy said the game was 75% done when they got ahold of it. So gearbox and the rest of the guys from 3dr got to work on finishing and polishing it.
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Never knock a game from a trailer or even a demo, fair enough a better demo could have been released.

But I've had so much fun with the game, it's a lot like the old ones, similar wise cracking, similar humour (I laughed my self silly at dukes reaction to being offered master chief's power armour to wear), memorable weapons and aliens/bosses with so much more/new elements added on top of that.

Also there's plenty of good old innuendos and full nudety which saves people having to create nude mods later !

Most importantly it's fun and gives those of us that loved DN games the sense of old school satisfaction.

There really is so many varied and fun moments throughout the game, and at times the graphics are pretty impressive too.

I'd recommend you sod reviews and give it a go, Hail to the king, baby!
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Sorry, but they put themselves in front of the barrel on this one. If they didn't want negative reviews on a product that the world had been waiting for for 12 years, then they never should have finished it.

Duke Nukem Forever was in the works for far too long to meet anybody's expectations.
    
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Hey reviewers, stop being honest and doing your job, we're trying to make money here. If you keep telling the truth, we are going to ban you from reviewing our terrible games and pay someone to do it right.

I can see the company being upset at "venomous" reviews, but you shouldn't publicly announce that this is how you deal with bad press...
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