3DR OWN DUKE. It's their invention, not a franchise of any kind.
Why would anyone NOT want a game that someone put that much time, money and effort into?
Maybe I finally get a product that's truly satisfying. There's always something wrong with FPS's. Thing is, they REALLY try. They do work on this game. They hire people, they use new software, they change things. That's the artistic way. Painting over and try out everything.
Because they want the final result to stand out and be satisfying. I salute them for that. How could I get mad? Because it's an online world of disinformation, teasing and tricking. But 3DR has kept shut for a long time. Look at Valve's HL2 right now. The hype started last year. Then the code was stolen. And now they have a real mess with Vivendi. I think things are starting to grow overboard. Games becomes more expensive to make, and there's a lot of money involved. It's not really about greed, but more to get your money back and a piece of the cake. But nobody should forget the developers, the artists and the people spending years of years to make a game worth buying. The customers are very demanding those days. Some people say DOOM3 is to dark. Think it over. It's like saying the movie "seven" was to dark. I don't see any such complaints about movies. People accept it, and switch channel. Why can't they switch game? No, because it's an online world. People go online and spend more time on complaining and ranting than actually playing. It's a new culture. A way of life. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just the way it is. On the other hand, the majority still buy the product When IT'S DONE. They play it and enjoy it. This yelling around about how dirtpoor some games are is just a subculture. A good game sell a million copies. One percent go online and rant about it for days, longer than the game lasted. 1000's of people. It's just a fantastic new aspect of popular online culture. And I am a part of it. I spendt more time on browsing testforums online, deciding what videocard to buy for DOOM3, than actually playing the game itself! It's true: people talk alot of shit about DNF and love to flame it, but when it comes out... they'll get it.