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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rant - Reviews about Duke Nukem

I started playing Duke Forever last night, and I must say that it was tons of fun. I enjoy it a lot and think that it's pretty good. I also read the comment, and I'm glad you guys liked the video unboxing.

But the post I'm making today isn't about how awesome Duke Forever is, but about how retarded I think the reviews are about it. One in particular got to me. a review from Joystiq gave Duke 2/5 stars as its rating. Now: I thought that they had a good reason for it, and so I decided to read it. This review ticked me off because it gives Duke Forever for being too much like Duke 3D? REALLY? Isn't that supposed to be a GOOD thing? Sure, there is the whole 2 gun limit, but it's your typical Duke game.

The main reason I think this reviewer gave it a bad review because it wasn't up to todays FPS standards. The thing is: it's not SUPPOSED to be. It's not meant to be the generic CoD-esque game that every FPS is nowadays. It's built to be a Duke Nukem game, not a freaking CoD skin like every other FPS these days. I find it sad that as soon as something is different to what people are used to, they find it majorly flawed BECAUSE it's not like this or that, but as soon as it's like how you want it to be: like an exact copy, it's called a clone. This is common in the MMORPG world. If something is too different from World of Warcraft, instead of calling it a "breath of fresh air", they bash the crap out of it for being 'unfamiliar'. If it's too much like WoW, they call it a WoW clone and proceed to bash the crap out of it. That ticks me off the most.

I'm not saying that Duke is perfect, but you shouldn't look at a game's similarities, but it's differences. What ever happened to the 'innovative-ness' that people talked about way-back-when. I personally LIKE Duke a lot

As I said, Duke has some problems, but it's not BAD. Yes, it has long load times, but it's not that bad that you want to tear our eyes out from waiting (Sonic 2006 anyone?). Yes, it portrays women is a sexual light, but when has a Duke game NOT done this? It's balanced, and fun.

If you want a fresh breath of air from the generic FPS game, get Duke. It's fun, and awesome. Don't listen to what the reviews say, especially the ones that bash the crap out of this game. Try it out and have your own opinion.
This is mine.

Baka

18 comments:

  1. i still very much want to play it

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  2. agree with you, i hate how everyone has the same standards for games. back in the days games used to much more diverse than now

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  3. i used to play the old original years and years ago .. and boy what a game that was

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  4. The 2 gun limit really ruins the game :/

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  5. My name is Duke Nukem... and I'm coming to get the rest of you alien bastards!

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  6. Waiting for it to be delivered

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  7. Ill check it out then, thanks :D

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  8. This game is very good, is epic

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  9. nobody really trust reviewers anyway

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  10. Screw the critics, just enjoy what you enjoy.

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  11. Duke Nukem w/o bitches is not Duke Nukem

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  12. I feel like often times you can't really trust reviews. :/

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  13. I agree. Duke is awesome and shouldn't be compared to other games.

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  14. had a laugh reading it haha, duke is a great game no matter what they say

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  15. I don't trust major review sites, I'm convinced 9/10 are paid to slant reviews, & I don't care enough about one person in billions opinion to hunt down that other 10%.

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