Neoseeker : News : PR agency lashes out over Duke reviews, 2K gives the boot
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fudgeboy Jun 15, 11
i fail to see how this game is receiving low review scores. quite frankly i love the game, my only criticism is that the story is a little rushed and the whole only being able to carry two weapons thing. otherwise it's plain ol' duke. no more or less than what i expected
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kik36 Jun 15, 11
Lmfao oh man...an interesting situation indeed.
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CoarseDragon Jun 15, 11
I don't think Jim Redner should apologize for what he said. If he feels the game was treated unfairly then he should have the right to say so no matter what other people think.
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chautemoc Jun 15, 11
CoarseDragon It sounds like he thought he felt that way but actually doesn't. It can be easy to get caught up in something and say things we don't mean.
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Fauve Jun 15, 11
quote fudgeboy
i fail to see how this game is receiving low review scores. quite frankly i love the game, my only criticism is that the story is a little rushed and the whole only being able to carry two weapons thing. otherwise it's plain ol' duke. no more or less than what i expected
And the thing with that is it's exactly the same as Halo and L4D. Holding two weapons I mean. The game itself is incredible! I only played it for 3 or 4 hours yesterday but I enjoyed ever minute of it!

A lot of people were bitching because "it's graphics aren't up to date and it's like a 1990's shooter" Guess what. It is a 1990's shooter. And what do you want the graphics to be for a game that makes fun of itself and so many others. Great game though, I wholy recommend it.
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chautemoc Jun 15, 11
The Masterman People are complaining about the weapon limit because Duke 3D had no such thing. Freedom of gameplay was one of its strengths.
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Paradox Jun 15, 11
Two weapon limit, regenerating health, scripted events galore. It isn't Duke.
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THM Jun 15, 11
NOWGAMER.COM (PLAY MAGAZINE) gives this game 3.3 out of 10!!!!

I was surprised this morning when I checked it out

But anyway, first Assassin Creed received many negative reviews....
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Paradox Jun 15, 11
quote THM
But anyway, first Assassin Creed received many negative reviews....
Not really. Overall it was positive, with only a few gaming sites here and there giving it a 6/10.
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THM Jun 15, 11
quote Paradox
quote THM
But anyway, first Assassin Creed received many negative reviews....
Not really. Overall it was positive, with only a few gaming sites here and there giving it a 6/10.
Yeah...kind of...the only way to find out is to play it by myself...

What should publishers of Duke Nukem do is to lower the price if the game receives too many negative reviews so that folks can buy it without worrying too much...

In Australia, a new game will cost about $88, so if only they can lower it to $44... or even $25 bucks??? Folks will buy it regardless of reviews....Well, after all, 'price collusion' of capitalism forbids it
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Grimdark Jun 15, 11
If a game receives overwhelmingly negative reviews, then I think you might want to rent said game...
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esoterikos Jun 16, 11
When in doubt, rent or download the demo.
Very relevant is the update, which says that blacklisting journalists who write negative reviews is 2K policy.
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Lorx Jun 16, 11
quote esoterikos
When in doubt, rent or download the demo.
Very relevant is the update, which says that blacklisting journalists who write negative reviews is 2K policy.
These kinds of policies are why I google up community reviews, check metascores, and of course, check for any neoseeker reviews. Many, many published and official channels for reviewing games just aren't worth the time.

Duke is not a bad game, but it's not the heavenly body of pure amazing that the hype presented it as. It's been said by many, and it's worth saying again, you cannot live up to 12 years of hype in this situation. People will be disappointed. I may have never played the old games, but even I had expectations based on stories heard from friends.

Personally, I think the game could have used more polishing, might give it a 7/10 or so, which seems to be about where it's sitting at from the internet as a whole. Not a bad game by far, but as I said, no 11/10 messiah of games.
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Lukas Jun 16, 11
quote Lorx
These kinds of policies are why I google up community reviews, check metascores, and of course, check for any neoseeker reviews.
what... kind of Neoseeker reviews?
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