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Old 09-15-2011, 11:58 PM   #91
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I actually really like this game other than the horrible load times (even with installing to the HD). I enjoyed Duke 3d on the pc back in the day and this game takes me back to the simpler times when games didn't take themselves too seriously and they didn't need to be epic scenarios and killer graphics. When a shooter could be just a combination of bad guys, big guns and humour. This game isn't spectacular in terms of gameplay or graphics. It's just a fun ride. My beef with the load time flaw however is that since the game isn't on a graphical scale with the COD's or Halo's, then why do the levels take so freakin long to load???? I admit I am enjoying playing through for schmidts and giggles but the thought of playing on insane with the ridonculous load times on every death makes me not want to play this game as a gamerscore booster.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:47 AM   #92
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So just traded this POS in. I still got the Balls of Steel Edition, which is amazing on its own, but this game is garbage. Got through..I'd say 60% of the game on the hardest difficulty..then found out there is a harder difficulty? I know some games do this and I find it crap. The game is TOO hard on the hardest difficulties. It's unfair. I wanted to like much, but it was crap. I don't even know how much GS I received. Just wanted it to end.
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:19 AM   #93
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1) The 360 port. Urf. What happened there?

2) Duke needs to do more cardio. Sure he bench 600, but he can't run more that a few feet without getting winded.
at 2) eksactly my point, seems pretty stupid.

the load times, the two weapon limit - which is very strange for a duke game.
but as someone else pointet out, i wasnt expecting a really awsome game, so just play it for nostalgia.
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:43 PM   #94
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what a dissapointing piece of crap this game is. i am not even sure if i can get through the easy playthrough of this let alone the hardest. its like every checkpoint i have no idea what im supposed to do next. after too long investigating i will figure it out and move on to the next area where i have no idea what im supposed to do. good job developers completely destroying a franchise to make a quick buck. the jokes are funny at first but get old real quick. the lack of direction/objectives ruins this game. combine that with the terrible graphics and poor mechanics and you have your self a piece of crap. if you steal this game from someone then that makes you a turd burglar.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:32 AM   #95
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Pure shit. Horrible graphics and even worse mechanics. Insane is a fucking understatement with how overpowered some of the enemies are and how fast you die. If they are going to make such a rediculous difficulty then for fucks sake don't put an achievement with it. To top it off it takes 5 god damn minutes just to load the level after every time you die which is every 30 seconds. Collectables .. really?
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #96
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I had fun with it but there are a lot of flaws.
Stuff like Titty City and the pop culture references make it "good" to me though".

That and it has a great achievement list. Lots of fun stuff.

Insane is really annoying me though.
The Berzerker Pig Cops are stupidly overpowered. Makes me want to punch a wall.

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:55 AM   #97
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I can pick this up pretty cheap, but have heard many bad things, is it worth it?
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:56 AM   #98
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Is it worth buying because of up coming DLC, or just a rent?
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Old 10-11-2011, 06:05 PM   #99
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Is it worth buying because of up coming DLC, or just a rent?
If you can get it cheap buy, otherwise I'd just rent.

Fun game though.

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Old 10-11-2011, 10:45 PM   #100
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Why does everyone keep complaining about the graphics? They aren't outstanding but they're far from being as bad as 90% of the people make it out to be.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:03 AM   #101
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Why does everyone keep complaining about the graphics? They aren't outstanding but they're far from being as bad as 90% of the people make it out to be.
There's a shitload of pop-in, muddled textures, and unreasonably long load times; people are right to complain.

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:00 PM   #102
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It was the reloads and killed me the most (apart from the frustration of playing it on Hard - I can't imagine finishing it on Insane!)
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #103
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I suggest just renting it. Its only fun for so long.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:45 PM   #104
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I am playing Duke Nukem now and I must say besides the glitches, load times, and few poor choices on dev parts....this game to me wasnt bad at all. It took me back the old Duke campaigns including 3D. As everyone else here agrees...I hated the 30 sec load times......I also hated the ending (for 12 years, you'd think they woulda come up with better), and you cant carry every gun with you anymore which I thought was sad. I do enjoy the new interactive stuff like Pin-Ball and Pool and the multi-player with it's seperate set of challenges and unlockables kept me playing this game for months.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:28 PM   #105
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Fun - but physics and Insane? *shotgun --> mouth*

This game can be a lot of fun. Were I just the casual/non-achievement hunting player, I would give this a fun play through on normal and call it a day.

However, the game mechanics make achievement hunting annoying...

Of course the mini-games, like Pool, Air Hockey, and Pinball are absolutely ridiculous - imagine trying to play these games in a world where physics didn't follow the rules.

Then you get onto Insane difficulty - a beast by itself, but then you get these extremely long load times after each death. Then there's the stupid turret fight, which is ungodly frustrating. No dodging, no hiding and relentless waves of pain!

Fun game though. If you're happy with 800 or so points, give the game a go. But prepare for frustration if you want the whole quesodilla.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:39 PM   #106
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Okay, I bought it last week for £6, so at that price I shouldn't really complain, but this is the bitching thread after all.

1. Loading times. It's already been said in this topic, no need to go into more detail
2. Not all. It's like they half pushed the envelope with regards to the sexism/nudity and bad language. Either go all out or don't bother.
3. The Driving section - just goes on for too long.
4. Underwater sections - Eugh, just awful, and why no Aqua lung pickup?
5. No Jetpack - Iconic in Duke Nukem 3D, not even in the single player.
6. Two weapons only - and not being able to carry much ammo. Totally strays from the Duke formula as well.
7. Frustration - Two parts spring instantly to mind - Octaking boss battle, and the part where you are going up the stairs getting barrels thrown at you. However, the final boss is laughably easy - why?
8. Some of the weapons are useless, especially the Trip mine. Good luck trying to get kills with that on higher difficulties.
9. Annoying jumping sections - whilst platforming is a Duke tradition, jumps in a FPS are always fail.
10. It's just not much fun...

I can overlook the graphics, but I can only assume the people sticking up for this game must be very big fans of Duke, or had terrible buyers remorse.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #107
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I picked this up at Walmart for $10.00. Not bad for a ten dollar game but still the load times are horrendous.....
and the lack of chic saving is pretty dumb. I mean isnt that one of his things; saving our babes? Those are my only two problems with this game that I got real cheap but if you asked me if I'd pay more then 10 would I pick it up? No! Mainly because the load times are ridiculous and the story is pretty lame. It seemed they tried too hard to be funny as well.

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Old 02-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #108
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My biggest problem with the game is that it feels like GB got the game and slapped a sticker on it and shipped it out. So many things needed fixing.

Bad load times. My god for a crappy graphics game the load time should be no longer then 5 seconds.

Accuracy of guns. I have the vertical and horizontal turned to one and the gun still whips around like crazy. And this is the biggest problem of what I'm talking about. You shot anyone point blank with a shotgun sometimes it will kill them in one hit. Other times good luck shot and shot and shot some more. Same with being on roids. You can hit someone once and they explode and other times I'll sit there and beat on them for hours it they don't want to die.

The two weapons at a time would be great and all if the weapons held a good amount of ammo but they don't. At times you can find plenty of ammo all over the place and its no biggie. But other times on bigger enemies you'll run out in no time.

The driving is very weird. I finally got kinda used to it but its still a pain. Not as easy as they could have made it.

Overall I know I've bitched a lot about it but it was an OK game. It kept me entertained and the jokes were funny. Like with the turd. Never have I laughed that much in a video game.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #109
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Am I glad that's over! I was expecting something mind-blowing for a game they said was years in the making/development,what were they doing in all that time?not much it seems.poor controls,poor graphics & level design and the same predictable enemies all the way through,I could go on but it's already been posted above.I've had enuf & I won't even bother mopping up the cheevos I missed or the insane playthrough as I'd end up insane myself.duke nukem is a franchise of the past and that's where it should stay
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:22 AM   #110
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this game became a first for me! the first time i have ever taken a game back, the day after i bought it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:00 PM   #111
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I really think most people jump on the crappy game band wagon with this one. Was there some things wrong with it... yeah there was, but try and find a game where everything is perfect (and DO NOT say halo or COD are perfect). Some part of the games were frustrating to say the least. The octaking battle on damn Im good is rough to say the least, and I hate jumping parts in a FPS.
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:22 AM   #112
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why do you all pick about Insane difficulty, its not all that bad, pretty easy really :P. especially if you know some of the glitched places in the game, basically in most the middle stages.. you just keep your distance and have Railgun and Ripper/Shotgun, towards the end of the game, basically you have Shrink Ray/Ripper, Beginning, its not so bad so i go with Shotgun/Ripper. Just watch your ass a lot.. know when to use beer, steroids, hologram duke, and know how to use your ammo, and sometimes take chances, like when i played Octoking the first time i took a chance with little ammo, well 7 shoutgun shells, and little ammo in the railgun.., so i charged a few pigs and gained ammo.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #113
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I really only have 2 gripes, now that I think of it the load times are really long. But more than that I wish the multiplayer was more refined, I kinda wish they had lobbies like in CoD and Halo, but I do have to say I love what they did with the whole "My Digs" thing, other than that I loved it, considering I went in expecting a really good Duke game, and not some sort of holy grail.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #114
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This is truly the worst game I've ever played and I've played some s**t!! Not much point listing why it's so bad because it would cover every aspect of this rubbish.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:35 AM   #115
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Like everyone said, the long load times were terrible. Especially in Insane when you can die in an instant of carelessness and have to endure a ~45 second load time.

Other than that my other biggest gripe is the difficulty. This game is NOT hard. It's unfair. There's a big difference. On Insane there are a few problem areas that are an exercise in frustration not because they're difficult, but because they are stupidly cheap.

There are a few minor gripes that aren't game hindering but a bit disappointing like the texture quality/pop, terrible animations/game models. Some very dated mechanics such as not being able to hold more than two guns at a time.

But all in all it was mildly entertaining. Not mind blowing by any means, no. But it reminded me of DN3D somewhat. Not quite as bad as people have made it out to be, but not great by any means. I'm glad I only paid $3 for it, though.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:21 AM   #116
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The insane difficulty.

The berzerk pigcops or whatever they're called are essentially a one-hit kill. Sure, technically it's 3 hits, but they lunge at you before you can get a decent shot off, and even if you do manage to dodge, they hit you anyway. And their three hits are essentially SWINGSWINGSWING in the span of half a second with little chance of survival. Which means they're a one-hit kill for all intents and purposes.

Cover is essentially useless. Most of it is destroyed in one shot, and they hunt you down anyway, making hiding behind cover nearly pointless.

And of course, the fucking load times.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #117
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I know,that many people will say,that i am not right,but the game is great!
I have seen only three problems: the graphics,the loading times,and the one freeze on the level "The Shrunk Machine"
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:05 PM   #118
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The game took forever to load. No pun intended, and when it did finish loading I would sit there forever not realizing I had to press A to continue. Game was too short as well...
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:53 PM   #119
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Just picked this up cheap and I can say its horrible, fuck the jumping parts in Duke Burger level it reminds me of kids games like Ratatouille but then graphics from the Commodore 64 era.

Also Im playing on Casual and pretty much die A LOT so definitely gonna skip insane to save me some controllers.

Its pretty true to its original though if you consider the graphics, awful controls and tape recorder loading times

and where the fucking BEER man, I found two cans in 6 hours of playing WTF??
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:09 AM   #120
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Really am a huge Duke fan for almost all my life played 3D and Time to Kill as a 6-7 year old. I'm 19 I enjoyed this game for the 15$ I've spent,have three problems with the game,other then that I really enjoyed this game.

Load times they make Deadrising 2's loading times seem lightning fast.

The Pinball is the only minigame that I disliked cause you could tell the physics weren't there. On the classic Space Cadet 3D Pinball on CPS the highest I've got was 6 million,averaging a game 2-3 million, so why can I only get to like 100 k before I screw up in DNF ? I will have to see Rooster Teeth on a way to get that ''Balls of Steel achivement''

The insane playthrough is frustarting the fuck outta me and I'm one to stay calm and chilled on very hard difficultys while others would get mad. But this shit is pissing me off I'm stuck on the damn terrible turret rail shooting level after the Duke's Titty City level.
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