Duke Nukem Forever

Xerridock

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I have to admit, I'm kinda lookin' forward to it.
Having never anticipated the game, never looked forward to it in the past thirteen years my expectations haven't risen that high. The only thing I hope for this game is what nearly this entire damn comment line is on about; Mindless ammo spreading fun.
If Serious Sam 2 could pull it off in an era where games where getting serious already, then this game has the potential to bring this back to common life.
 

1TargeT4

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As long as it makes me feel like i did in my youth...

like starcraft 2 its taken a decade or more but the sheer fact that the game was made and released seemed to be enough, whether you liked the game mechanics or not...
 

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As I've said elsewhere I'm not entirely sure that Duke Nukem Forever is a game that we really even want anymore.

Go find a picture of Mr. Nukem somewhere. He's covered in pouches, he's got a constant scowl on his face and his only personality trait is a bad attitude. This is a character who would fit right at home on the cover of any given issue of an Image comic book from the 90's.
And people are right to openly criticize the over the top macho-man grim and gritty bullshit that was running rampant in the comics industry at that time, it was juvenile at best and insulting at worst.

So why are we expected to praise this game like it's the second coming of Christ?

I'd like to think that this game will fail miserably because nobody really wants to shell out their hard earned cash for this kind of bullshit anymore, but given the fact that The Expendables has raked in $188,000,000+ I suppose I shouldn't be too optimistic.
 

Imbechile

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nightfish said:
Half-Life killed 'fun FPS' because after THAT intro, everything had to have a serious story. The genre needs to de-evolve into being mindless again. DNF won't be the game to end all games but maybe it will tell designers what a FPS is suppose to be all about.

More hordes of enemies, more OTT weaponry and less caring.
What are you saying?
Half life's story is more serious but it never got into your way. The gameplay was and still is damn good. I'm glad that HL didn't adopt the cover system and is one of the last FPS games that doesn't have the aming down the sight, but instead has alt fire.
I really don't know why you think that HL killed fun. To me it's the total opposite. HL has the most fun gameplay of all shooters :)
 

Falke

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The Wolfenstein vid was awesome. At least some people loved it. Well at least one...
 

Daaaah Whoosh

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I liked Wolfenstein, I just didn't vote.
Also, if you don't like cover-based shooters,why not give Halo another try? It's a great game, and the enemies stand out in the open.
 

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I'm gonna throw in a sincere thank you here for calling it 'Where's Wally' instead of 'Where's Waldo'.
 

Tim Chuma

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Great article and probably the closest game writer today to the classic English EMAP magazine writers from the 80s/90s and about as mean as "Mean Yob" (aka Julian Rignall), I can't believe it used to take six months to get a letter published in a magazine (was sent out by boat.)
 

UtopiaV1

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Duke Nukem may not be the best FPS of all time, but he's the game Gotham deserves... not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him... because he can take it... because he's not a hero... he's a silent guardian, a watchful protector... the most sexist pig this side of the Clinton administration.

Goal.
 

Kermi

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I'm glad Yahtzee feels that we need stupid over the top shooters again, as I feel this same way and this is the sole argument that has kept my interest in Duke Nukem Forever alive. The game just needs to be good enough to remind us all what video games are supposed to be about.

Fun.
 

trasherhead

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A lot of the gearbox guys started working at 3D Realms and a lot of the 3D realms guys have been taken in by Gearbox.

But I think it will be good to get back to the shotguy in a pigmans face action.
 

I_am_acting

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i don't expect this game to be the end all shooter game, but i do expect it to be a lot of fun
and like you once said yahtzee "variety is the spice of life and status quo is the starch"
 

solidstatemind

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Yahtzee asked "Just please, please, let me feel the wind on my face, rather than the side of a wall. Or tits. Tits on my face would be good too."

Perhaps this has been said before, but it bears repeating:

If The Duke is involved, it's a fairly safe bet that tits will be as well.
 

stewox

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Don take it too over the top Yahtzee , you didn't follow the duke's past year , there is a lot of misinformation going around

Gearbox has ben contacted by 3DREALMS to help financially, legaly with 2K/t2 , and make console versions of already finished DNF PC version by Triptych(ex-3dr) and 3DRealms.

DNF is a PC game.
 

Cazzaz

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Slightly off the point, I was also very disappointed that Wolfenstein didn't seems to get anywhere, as it's definitely one of my favourites. Hey, democracy doesn't always work, I suppose...
 

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Imbechile said:
nightfish said:
Half-Life killed 'fun FPS' because after THAT intro, everything had to have a serious story. The genre needs to de-evolve into being mindless again. DNF won't be the game to end all games but maybe it will tell designers what a FPS is suppose to be all about.

More hordes of enemies, more OTT weaponry and less caring.
What are you saying?
Half life's story is more serious but it never got into your way. The gameplay was and still is damn good. I'm glad that HL didn't adopt the cover system and is one of the last FPS games that doesn't have the aming down the sight, but instead has alt fire.
I really don't know why you think that HL killed fun. To me it's the total opposite. HL has the most fun gameplay of all shooters :)
I don't think he meant taking 'fun' as in...not fun, rather, what's the last lighthearted FPS you can remember playing? One with jokes, and that wasn't overly serious? I mean, HL2 has it's funny moments, but it is primarily a dramatic sci-fi piece.

It's funny:

Diddy_Mao said:
As I've said elsewhere I'm not entirely sure that Duke Nukem Forever is a game that we really even want anymore.

Go find a picture of Mr. Nukem somewhere. He's covered in pouches, he's got a constant scowl on his face and his only personality trait is a bad attitude. This is a character who would fit right at home on the cover of any given issue of an Image comic book from the 90's.
And people are right to openly criticize the over the top macho-man grim and gritty bullshit that was running rampant in the comics industry at that time, it was juvenile at best and insulting at worst.

So why are we expected to praise this game like it's the second coming of Christ?

I'd like to think that this game will fail miserably because nobody really wants to shell out their hard earned cash for this kind of bullshit anymore, but given the fact that The Expendables has raked in $188,000,000+ I suppose I shouldn't be too optimistic.
And is that not -exactly- the state that FPS are in? Hell, two games stand out at me as being exceptions, Portal and Team Fortress 2. Beyond that, everything else is either a war simulator or a sci-fi epic.

If Duke Nukem brings the funny, it'll be doing something that's far too rare these days. That's an if however.
 

Leon's Hell

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Guess what this game is going to be the same as most modern shooters. Looking down the sights, a sprint mode, and I've heard only 2 weapons at a time. Oh and regenerating health. Yeah this isn't a return to form for old style game. Bad GearBox.
 

Giest4life

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I would have bet my life that the punch line at the end was going to be a penis joke, but breasts do it just as well.

Also, after years of anticipation, I'm just "meh" for this game.
 

Zyphonee

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Hey guys, guess what? the game got cancelled again.

Wait, they just found the lead designer's lot iPod. Development is back at it's highest point ever since the announcement.
Oh crap, that was just a tampon. Back to your seats, gentlemen.