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Duke Nukem Forever Demo Released
For those of you in the Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club, check your e-mail.  Gearbox should have sent you a code to redeem on Steam.  For those of you who aren't in the club, you'll just have to wait.
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it is pretty bad :(

 

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it is pretty bad :(

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A while back, I bought the GOTY bundle for Borderlands.  It came with a Duke Nukem Forever demo code that I covet so very dearly--

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--Oh....  How'd that get there?  Oh well.  First person to register it is....ummm....twelve.

 

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Guess that makes me twelve. :p Thank you kindly.

 

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Playthrough of the demo recorded.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6MjzgTZriw

Doesn't really seem to live up to what I was expecting of DNF.

 

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Well it's only two levels, and the second level is less Classic Duke and more "This is the new stuff we're using," it doesn't really give much to look at other than messing around with some things here and there. It's at least decent enough to see what the rest of it is like.

I say it as such because since UT3 in '07, I haven't been impressed with a single game release since then other than Borderlands, Starcraft 2 and New Vegas.

 

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It just looks lame. Bulletstorm looked better, and I suspect has better gameplay than this.
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It just looks lame. Bulletstorm looked better, and I suspect has better gameplay than this.
The way 90% of the projectiles miss the player from five meters is ridiculous. :blah:

 

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The gameplay just seems... dull, void of fun. People talk about it needing polishing, but I'd say it needs one more big delay if they have any hope of making this decent. Quick-time events, two-weapon limit, the whole "blood on the sides of the screen" thing when you've taken damage... it's all just more of the same, with the hype of Duke Nukem tagged onto it.

 

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I think I might cancel my pre-order. I'm not sure yet. This demo is the same thing they showed at PAX, and that was months ago. I doubt much has changed, but you never know.
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Quick-time events
>implying quicktime events are necessarily bad and are what is ruining this game
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That...well, didnt remind me of a Duke game. It looked painfully generic. This saddens me. I mean, I didn't really have stellar expectations of the game in the first place, but still. :(

 

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Quick-time events
>implying quicktime events are necessarily bad and are what is ruining this game
Not implied.

 

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Say it ain't so.

hey man the e3 2001 trailer looked awesome

 

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The gameplay just seems... dull, void of fun. People talk about it needing polishing, but I'd say it needs one more big delay if they have any hope of making this decent. Quick-time events, two-weapon limit, the whole "blood on the sides of the screen" thing when you've taken damage... it's all just more of the same, with the hype of Duke Nukem tagged onto it.


Duke Nukem was always generic. Back in the day the original was a slightly improved version of doom.
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It's a game that is never destined to live up to the promised amount of awesome. It might help not to think of it as a game that took 12 years to develop, but a game written in 8 months from a tech-demo that was slightly past it's best date.

 

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It's a game that is never destined to live up to the promised amount of awesome. It might help not to think of it as a game that took 12 years to develop, but a game written in 8 months from a tech-demo that was slightly past it's best date.


After viewing The Cynical Brit's youtube review I do agree with his overall assessment: Fun but several gameplay mechanics seriously should have been less like Halo and more like the original.

Personally I feel there was no reason for it to not have been released ten years ago, but 3D Realms screwed up. The game is famous before it was released, but for all the wrong reasons.
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Honestly, in the long run, I'm not looking for it to be any sort of special experience gameplay-wise, and I don't give much of a fig if it comes across as "generic."  I'm planning to buy it at some point (though not for full price) just for the simple fact that it's Duke Nukem Forever.  It's pretty much the holy grail of vaporware, a running gag for the better part of a decade...and yet here it is, sitting on store shelves.  It's a part of gaming history, and I feel I owe it to myself to get the thing.

Plus, there's all of the fantastically-immature jokes and general Dukeness.  That's good too. :D

 

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Honestly, in the long run, I'm not looking for it to be any sort of special experience gameplay-wise, and I don't give much of a fig if it comes across as "generic."  I'm planning to buy it at some point (though not for full price) just for the simple fact that it's Duke Nukem Forever.  It's pretty much the holy grail of vaporware, a running gag for the better part of a decade...and yet here it is, sitting on store shelves.  It's a part of gaming history, and I feel I owe it to myself to get the thing.

Plus, there's all of the fantastically-immature jokes and general Dukeness.  That's good too. :D

So now does the vaporware crown go to Blackwater Operations or Machina Terra? :P
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