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DNF Review Dust Up

Ars Technica has a screenshot of a since-deleted tweet from PR firm The Redner Group with an overt threat about negative reviews of Duke Nukem Forever, saying: "#AlwaysBetOnDuke too many went too far with their reviews...we r reviewing who gets games next time and who doesn't based on today's venom." A follow-up tweet backs off from this and apologizes: "I have to apologize to the community. I acted out of pure emotion. I will be sending each of you a private apology." A pair of subsequent tweets stress that this was Redner acting on its own, and that "2K had nothing to do with this." As of this writing the Metacritic scores for the first-person shooter sequel are 57 for the PC edition, 56 for the Xbox 360 edition, and 48 for the PlayStation 3 edition.

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104. Re: DNF Review Dust Up Jun 16, 2011, 13:50 Verno
 
I don't agree at all with the HL comparison. The various set pieces of the HL universe and games feel like a relatively cohesive mesh. DNF felt like everything was bolted and tacked on, all the while strung together with humor that felt a bit forced and played too much to fads gone by years ago. Bizarrely they updated some mechanics of the game to be more like other shooters such as Call of Duty and Halo yet they go ahead and mock them later on. It is pretty much what I would expect from a very troubled project that didn't even manage to limp to completion by itself. Duke just being Duke isn't enough anymore, that kind of character doesn't play well these days when it has nothing else to hang onto. I had a few chuckles but most of that was nostalgia, it was a really disappointing experience even for people who just wanted basic retreads of older gameplay and humor.

As for game reviewers, they are human beings with their own biases and preferential tastes just like you guys. I've seen quite a few games you've played wrong and posted about the same way I'm sure you've thought I didn't play something properly(perhaps even this very game). As an example Giantbomb are literally morons about Demons Souls, they do not "get" the game, they don't understand its design concepts and how it is supposed to be played. On the other hand there are a ton of games they do seem to fairly represent. I wouldn't say DNF is a game that they unfairly libeled, it deserves the overwhelming majority of criticism its receiving.
 
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