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post #1 of 35
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Every major game news and review website gave DNF a terrible score.

IGN: 5.5
Gamtrailers: 5.4
Gamespot: 3.5
G4TV: 1 out of 5

Is it really such a horrible game? Or was it just disappointing to Duke Nukem fans.It can't be that bad. Is it?

Here are the official scores:

http://pc.ign.com/objects/003/003880.html

http://www.gametrailers.com/game/duke-nukem-forever/360

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/du...lt%3Btitle%3B1

http://www.g4tv.com/games/pc/1997/duke-nukem-forever/
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post #2 of 35
Short answer, yes.
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post #3 of 35
It's not as bad as people make it out to be, it's just a bit outdated.

By no means is it mind blowing, but if you can pick it up for cheap, go ahead.
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Believe me it is, I played the whole game and some stuff was original and cool some others were pathetic, sometimes a lot of actions (too much) and 10 minutes later you find yourself 30 minutes without seing someone. Like the other member said, mind blowing and outdated.

I give it a 5/10
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post #5 of 35
It's not any better or any worse than any other FPS released in the last 5 years.

A couple sites reported fail, so everyone was quick to follow suit. No one wants to be the odd guy out.
post #6 of 35
i did not enjoy it at all.

i ended up uninstalling it b4 i even finished the game.
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post #7 of 35
Well, it was in production for about 14 years..it doesn't beat duke 3D though. It's fun if you're looking for something quick, with awesome music and the fun duke catchphrases. Personally i'd give it a 7 for it's quirkyness and graphics and it's really just a typical shooter though.
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I went in not expecting anything fantastic or spectacular, and I'm at about the halfway mark now.

It's an alright game, nothing worth praising. The two weapon holding limit is a pain, the FOV can make one dizzy (especially in tight corridors using those night vision glasses), and the enemies can be unfair.

For instance, at the boss fight I'm at right now, I can take any hit that the boss deals out, but when one of the cronies reflects a rocket back at me (which I didn't even know they could do that until now), it's instant death. Random BS like that at times is what makes me hate the game, and makes me realize that I could be playing much better games at the moment, but another part of me is thinking "you're this close to beating the game, might as well keep pushing ahead."
    
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post #9 of 35
It's bad, do a search, there are a bunch of threads on this forum discussing this already.
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post #10 of 35

here is a balanced review on it

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