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When grading something, i think most people use the standard US educational grading system.

A= 100%-90%
B= 89%- 80%
C= 79%-70%
D= 69%-60%
F= 59% and below

So to most people who look at those ratings, a 50% is not 'mediocre', it's an absolute failure, the worst. An F--. An AVERAGE metascore of 49 is probably one of the worst I've EVER seen.

And while I'd hate for any Dev to try and influence scores, If Gearbox feels that certain reviewers are exaggerating and hating then they're within their right to let these people know. I just don't see how this game could be that bad to get an AVERAGE Metascore of 49.......I have it coming via gamefly for Ps3 so I guess I'll know soon enough
your grading system is way out of date. 59% is now a D not an F.
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Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt View Post
When grading something, i think most people use the standard US educational grading system.

A= 100%-90%
B= 89%- 80%
C= 79%-70%
D= 69%-60%
F= 59% and below

So to most people who look at those ratings, a 50% is not 'mediocre', it's an absolute failure, the worst. An F--. An AVERAGE metascore of 49 is probably one of the worst I've EVER seen.

And while I'd hate for any Dev to try and influence scores, If Gearbox feels that certain reviewers are exaggerating and hating then they're within their right to let these people know. I just don't see how this game could be that bad to get an AVERAGE Metascore of 49.......I have it coming via gamefly for Ps3 so I guess I'll know soon enough

Yes, well... I'm not from the US. In Europe we have a different system (actually we have more than one), and I don't even know how other parts of the world work like so it's not as straighforward as that. Either way, it's not brilliant by whatever standard we use

Edit: oh, if you want to check out some games with an even worse score, it's easy, just go to the Steam page for Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops, which got 36, and scroll down to the recommended "If you liked this crappy game, you'll be delighted with these awsome piles of crappiness:"

- Rogue Warrior (2009), with a Metascore of 29;
- Shellshock 2: Blood Trails (2009), with a Metascore of 40;
- The First Templar - Steam Special Edition (2011), with a Metascore of 57 (worse than DN Forever which has 59 as of now on the PC).

So, there you go, 4 games even worse.


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FYI the Public Relations that threw the fit, got fired

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387000,00.asp
Thanks! and, of course, Rep+

Just updated the OP!
Edited by tpi2007 - 6/15/11 at 3:40pm
 
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your grading system is way out of date. 59% is now a D not an F.
I'm not out of date, you're just lowering the bar. 59% will always be an F in anything but a curved class.

Not like it matters much to me, all the classes I take still grade that way and anything less than a B average is unacceptable and gets you kicked out of the program. If my daughter came home with anything less than an A+ I would suplex her and give her a Macho Man flying elbow.
    
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Next time make a better game, they knew the hype so they should have done better. Nuff said.
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The graphics are terrible!! If i worked for Gearbox or 3D realms I would hide my face!!
Then they have the nerve to charge $50.00 for a game that should be no more then 20.00.
I WANT A REFUND!!
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I'm getting pretty tired of everyone complaining about the game. If it came out 10 years ago, everyone would be enjoying it for what it is; A Duke Nukem game which is all about crude humor.

Please don't tell me you guys would enjoy the first Duke Nukem if you were to suddenly pick it up and play, because you gotta be kidding if your saying this one is worse then the first.

Everyone expects this game to be a 2011 game, but it's really a game that was suppose to be released in 2001.

I played the first game when I was a kid, and enjoyed it because it was pretty much the standard for an FPS. Now we have a revival which is VERY SIMILAR to the first (obviously with better graphics) but every butthurt teenager is expecting an FPS to end all FPS.

Please, let the game be enjoyed for what it is worth.
apparently you have never played the first duke nukem if you think it was an fps. noob.
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This game is a HUGE piece of turd period , i feel sorry for anyone who paid full retail price for it.
I played it at work and i still can't believe they released this pos
It's going to be in bargain bin real soon but i wouldn't have it for free and they have to pay me 50$ just to play this horrid game , its so fugly it almost made my eyes bleed , the level design is pitifull and jokes are soooooo not enough to save it.
If anything the reviewers were too kind on this 'game' it's a nightmare.
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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.
you cant polish a turd....

It wasnt a horrible game it has its moments that make you smile but all in all the fact the game ever got released and had gotten finished is a feat in itself

Sure they could have redesigned this into a newer engine,but the engine doesnt make the game - DONT FLAME ME - CoD is using the Q3A engine for the last 4 games and as unfortunate as it is, you work with what you have and try and make it the best you can.
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honestly i agree with the reviewers , poor quality game .

They could of done SO much better .
    
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This game is a HUGE piece of turd period , i feel sorry for anyone who paid full retail price for it.
I played it at work and i still can't believe they released this pos
It's going to be in bargain bin real soon but i wouldn't have it for free and they have to pay me 50$ just to play this horrid game , its so fugly it almost made my eyes bleed , the level design is pitifull and jokes are soooooo not enough to save it.
If anything the reviewers were too kind on this 'game' it's a nightmare.
You have come into every DNF thread just to crap on it...
WE GET YOUR POINT!!!!!!!!!!!
move along

Back to the topic, It's good to see the game was finished. I saw the reviews, they seem pretty down on the game, I wonder if it's a newer generation doing the review or if some of them did play the original. You look at what some of the reviewers had to say, and it definitely felt like they have never heard Duke 1 liners before.
I will be waiting for this to go on sale before I buy it though. I had high hopes, but it is what it is.
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