History YMMV / DukeNukemForever

10th Apr '17 2:42:33 PM Joylock
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* GenreKiller: ''Duke Nukem Forever'' came out in 2011, where it bombed spectacularly. A look at mainstream AAA games from 2012 onward suggests a period in which {{MsFanservice}} characters and {{Fanservice}} in general rapidly became a DiscreditedTrope, at least amongst Western-developed games in the AAA bracket. Ironically, other than a short strip club level and the Holsom twins (who only interact with you for a couple of minutes), ''Duke Nukem Forever'' actually had relatively little of either, though Duke's hedonistic reputation preceeded him quite a bit.
1st Apr '17 7:37:08 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* ToughActToFollow: ''Duke Nukem 3D'' was considered one of the best FPS games ever made - and given that this game had an absurdly long development cycle, people were bound to be more critical toward the sequel to that game. While there was [[VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject one game]] in the main series released in between ''3D'' and ''Forever''[[note]]and that's not even getting into spin-offs[[/note]], this trope is still played straight, as ''Forever'' was announced before ''Manhattan Project'', despite the latter coming out first.

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* ToughActToFollow: ''Duke Nukem 3D'' was considered one of the best FPS games ever made - and given that this game had an absurdly long development cycle, people were bound to be more critical toward the sequel to that game. While there was [[VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject one game]] in the main series released in between ''3D'' and ''Forever''[[note]]and that's not even getting into spin-offs[[/note]], this trope is still played straight, as ''Forever'' was announced before ''Manhattan Project'', despite the latter coming out first.almost a decade earlier.
1st Apr '17 7:36:53 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* ToughActToFollow: ''Duke Nukem 3D'' was considered one of the best FPS games ever made - and given that this game had an absurdly long development cycle, people were bound to be more critical toward the sequel to that game.

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* ToughActToFollow: ''Duke Nukem 3D'' was considered one of the best FPS games ever made - and given that this game had an absurdly long development cycle, people were bound to be more critical toward the sequel to that game. While there was [[VideoGame/DukeNukemManhattanProject one game]] in the main series released in between ''3D'' and ''Forever''[[note]]and that's not even getting into spin-offs[[/note]], this trope is still played straight, as ''Forever'' was announced before ''Manhattan Project'', despite the latter coming out first.
20th Feb '17 5:06:46 AM AlphaHandingGems
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8JhOwJ_rk0 The Ghost Town ambience music played while Duke needs to get gas for the Mighty Foot]].
11th Sep '16 4:47:36 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* SoOkayItsAverage: After the dust has settled, the general consensus about the game is that it's not necessarily bad, but there isn't anything new or interesting aside from having the title character back in action. Some have taken note that the game most likely would have been more well-received had it been released in a previous console generation.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: After the dust has settled, the general consensus about the game is that it's not necessarily bad, but there isn't anything new or interesting aside from having the title character back in action. Some have taken note that the game most likely would have been more well-received had it been released in a previous console generation.generation, or better yet, ''on time''.
23rd Jun '16 7:26:00 PM drac0blade
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*** Said DistaffCounterpart [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpG54vQNdQc is now getting her own game]], though, so maybe it all works out in the end.

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*** Said DistaffCounterpart [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpG54vQNdQc is now getting eventually got her own game]], though, so maybe though it all works out in the end.wasn't Gearbox who made it.
23rd Jun '16 5:45:50 PM drac0blade
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* FanHater:
** From critics as well as average gamers; for example, one such reviewer labeled ''DNF'''s fans as "[[http://gotgame.com/2011/07/16/duke-nukem-forever-refuses-to-die/ gullible twelve year olds]]."
** [[http://bigdamnpictures.blogspot.com/2011/06/reasons-why-duke-nukem-forever.html This guy]] goes so far as to call out pretty much ''all'' game critics who didn't express disgust at the game's sexism and condemn the game as terrible, whether or not they even ''liked'' the game.

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FanHater: From critics as well as average gamers; for example, one such reviewer labeled ''DNF'''s fans as "[[http://gotgame.com/2011/07/16/duke-nukem-forever-refuses-to-die/ gullible twelve year olds]]."
** [[http://bigdamnpictures.blogspot.com/2011/06/reasons-why-duke-nukem-forever.html This guy]] goes so far as to call out pretty much ''all'' game critics who didn't express disgust at the game's sexism and condemn the game as terrible, whether or not they even ''liked'' the game.
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** Somewhat mitigated by the fact that you can detonate pipebombs while the Octabrains are holding the projectile to hurl back at you, guaranteeing that they'll be caught in the blast radius. This is actually one of the best ways to beat them.

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** Somewhat mitigated by the fact that you can detonate pipebombs pipe bombs while the Octabrains are holding the projectile to hurl back at you, guaranteeing that they'll be caught in the blast radius. This is actually one of the best ways to beat them.
19th Mar '16 5:39:32 PM Kytseo
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%%* ContestedSequel: [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And let's leave it at that.]]

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%%* * ContestedSequel: The final product is very divisive, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And let's leave it at that.]]


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* HeartwarmingMoments: A meta example happened according to [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/111166-10-Year-Old-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Preorder-Honored-With-Swag#&gid=gallery_373&pid=1 this article]]. After it was revealed that some dude kept his preorder receipt for years, Gearbox gave him a signed version of the Balls of Steel edition, as well as a crapton more swag.
17th Feb '16 1:06:14 PM maxwellsilver
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* ContestedSequel: [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And let's leave it at that.]]

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* %%* ContestedSequel: [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And let's leave it at that.]]
15th Feb '16 8:22:43 AM maxwellsilver
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* InternetBackdraft: The cover art seen above is rather unpopular with the fan base. Just head on to the Gearbox forums and look in [[http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=116434 this topic]]. Try and say the cover represents the game accurately, how Duke looks cool, or that his left arm looks perfectly fine to you.

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* InternetBackdraft: The cover art seen above on the main page is rather unpopular with the fan base. Just head on to the Gearbox forums and look in [[http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?t=116434 this topic]]. Try and say the cover represents the game accurately, how Duke looks cool, or that his left arm looks perfectly fine to you.



** Interestingly, now that the game's been released, the Vaporware poster boy has become ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: Episode 3''.

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** Interestingly, now that the game's been released, the Vaporware poster boy has become ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode 3''.
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