Duke Nukem Forever

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Serifan, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    As long as it feels natural, though. I still remember the disappointment over Serious Sam 2, because compared to the first two laid-back games, it was just trying too fucking hard.
  2. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Looking at the last trailer, I must say the voice acting is horrible, graphics mediocre at best.

    I've never been so aware that the voice of the main character is coming from some fat guy comfortably sitting in a sound recording studio somewhere.

    Also, lame humor throughout (and not 'cool' lame like before) has me doubting whether I'll even buy the game. :(
  3. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jan 31, 2008
    Did you even play the first one?

    Horrible voice acting? Check.
    Mediocre graphics? Check.

    Did it matter? No... it was fun.
  4. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I'm thinking were all forgetting that the original Duke Nuke'em 3D came out when we were at a physical and mental age very different from who we are now. One the one hand you want to see the developers cater to our newer more "refined" tastes yet at the same time the game has to stay true to its original style. There are plenty of games to choose from currently so I'd say do something different and stay original.

    The Vault Dweller
  5. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Useless car stages.
    Gameplay optimized for Xbawks.
    Yet I still hope that it will be awesome.
  6. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 26, 2010
    well the first one was a side scrolling platform game, and if you are referring to duke nukem 3D it was dos, back in those days, (and I remember them well) graphics didn't really matter much, and graphic cards weren't really around. (while there were early sound cards, but they came a bit later

    but anyway, back to the point, the graphics were dos, and old, the voice was cheesy anyway, but the game was fun

    I wouldn't mind giving the new game a shot, lets hope its good

  7. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    Really, if you thought that Duke Nukem 3D had great graphics or voice-acting... you must have been on something. Duke's voice is iconic, but not great. What holds the games up today is the level design - it's still an extremely creative and varied game, it's pretty lengthy, and the action is fun on some sort of fundamental level. Plug it into the EDuke32 engine with the HRP updates and it is more fun than most modern shooters.

    Gearbox's game seems more or less in line with that. While I'm not a big fan of some of the modern elements like the driving, my biggest fear is in how it's going to play. Duke Nukem 3D was a very fast and precise game, and that will likely suffer on consoles, especially once you get iron sights aiming and all that in there. If the PC version feels less Serious Sam HD and more awkward Call of Duty clone, then that'll be the real nail in the coffin.
  8. SkuLL

    SkuLL Chad McRealman Orderite

    Sep 6, 2009
    Uhh, I though the voice was cool in Duke 3D! You gotta accept what the technology could offer.

    But now, idunnohowmanyyears later, it sounds like they're still using the same methods! Flat-sounding one-liners, pasted over the rest of the game sounds. It honestly sounds really, really bad and lazy; more like someone talking over voicecom than anything. Very disappointing (seeing as virtually all of Duke's image comes from the one-liners).

    The graphics I don't really care about, but it is surprising to see it looks so mediocre after so many years in production, etc. Not a biggie if the game plays well, of course. The sound is important, though.
  9. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Graphics doesn't look bad to me. Not Crysis, yes, but I don't really care. The game is in the void already since so many years, kind of a wonder it comes at all.
  10. Dario ff

    Dario ff Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Aug 19, 2008
    To be fair, most of the stuff like Driving stages and that seemed to be already in the original work by 3D Realms on the leaks near 2009(or was it 2010?). It's not really like Gearbox radically changed the game.
  11. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    To me it looks like Gearbox just polished up what's there and maybe closed some holes.
  12. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea, there have been screens of the Duke monster truck for years, it's like seeing an old friend when it turned up in the trailer.

    Only two weapons? So a gun and his kickin' boot then? :V
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I am not sure if that is really the point.

    Dukes voice cant be and should not be changed. But the "quality" of the recording sure has changed. To simply say that "it was bad back then so it has to be bad today" is just ridiculous.

    Visuals have been important (at least for me) back then with duke 3D just as they are today with any other shooter. That is one of their main points. Hence why Duke 3D was not again a 2D sequel (well Duke Manhatten was kinda funny and cool which was also just "pseudo 2D" gameplay). If they can improve the visuals than that is what they should do.
  14. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    It's certainly not hilarious but I was actually hoping it wouldn't be. It's just campy fun, like the original. The trailer made me smile and a little brain dead and that's the way I remember good ol' Duke.

    EDIT. Besides, it looks like they just finished the 3D Realms game, which should technically mean that the original feel should still be there somewhere.
  15. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 3, 2010
    Gearbox didn't have the time to rebuild the entire game from scratch, and why would they? They game was pretty much finished when they got their hands on it.

    It looks like a good ol' time. Violence, gore, tits, cursing. Everything i remember about Duke.
  16. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    Oct 7, 2008
    It doesn't look bad. It doesn't look amazing. It looks like I expected it to look, like a fun couple hours of gameplay. Nothing special.
  17. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    If you ask me DNF is just Call of Duty with a Duke Nukem skin. Regenerating health, 2-weapon limit and Xbox controls.
  18. Lexx

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Because Call of Duty is just that.
  19. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Really now, Call of Duty is irritating because of things beyond it's mechanics.

    There's really nothing wrong with regenerating health when it's done well and the two weapon limit (stupid as it is) can be overcome if there's a lot of guns lying around rather than just giving the player weapons "when he needs them".

    The key difference between the two is pacing, Call of Duty has mechanics that should make the game fast-paced, but they always lock the player into situations where they're held down by infinitely spawning foes, that's stupid design.

    Provided that they don't do that in Duke and the gameplay stays relatively fast paced and insane, it'll be fun.
  20. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    It's true, it's why Halo 2 is a reskinned Call of Duty as well. :V