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  • doominatorx6 - January 8, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    'sigh' And yet another 'worst of 2011' list that has Duke Nukem as the shittest game of the year. Come on. You just knew that it was NEVER going to reach expectations, and even with that in consideration, people still expected way too much from it. Always bet on Duke? Maybe not. Plus, i'm pretty sure there were FAR shittier games that came out. Call of Juarez: The Cartel comes to mind.
  • FaceEater - January 9, 2012 6:55 a.m.

    There is absolutely no excuse for the loading times in Duke. 40 seconds between deaths will pretty much try any gamer's patients.
  • Money - January 8, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    If you want to stop the reviewing anger thing, give games percentages with decimal points.
  • BladedFalcon - January 8, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    Hah, IGN does this. Go check the comments on their reviews to see if people there react any less angrily :P
  • samsneeze - January 9, 2012 3:30 a.m.

    I never really got that to be honest. I mean, what's the difference between a game that's an 8.5 and one that's 8.7 or 8.9? When you start giving scores like that, it just shows that you're unsure what score to give a game.
  • dekmaine - January 8, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    About the 9s being terrible now thing Score expectations are inflated because 10s seem to be more generously given by GR than other major websites. It isn't so much the 9s being low as the high number of 10/10 games that is the cause of fanboy rage. Fanboys would've settled for a 9 had they not seen Bulletstorm, Deus Ex, Saints Row, etc. got a 10. The decision to give a 10 to some games were a bit odd as well (odd as in fans don't agree with it). tl;dr GR inflated the scores by giving lots of 10s
  • BladedFalcon - January 8, 2012 8:45 a.m.

    So basically... you're saying fanboys mainly got angry because they saw other games get a 10 but not the game they were looking forward to? That's equally stupid. And pure envy. And while i agree that there were a lot of 10s given this year, objectively speaking, that doesn't in any way evaluate games that got a 9. And had those games that got a 9, been given a 10 instead, people would have STILL bitched about it ad they would complain even more because they gave a ton of tens. So basically, no matter what you do, idiots are gonna bitch about it one way or another. But that doesn't make their reaction any more acceptable, or less idiotic.
  • coltsfanca - January 8, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    People should just make up their minds about which games they should get rather than let a rating system tell them what they should and shouldn't buy. According to IGN's rating system, Uncharted 3 is a 10/10 Masterpiece. Did I think so...no...but it got me to buy the game to find out.
  • raidramon0 - January 8, 2012 6:06 a.m.

    I never doubted that Duke Nukem Forever was going to be on this list. I found the misogynistic humor just abhorrent and easily the worst part about the game. People who think that anime is the worst offender in terms of the portrayal of women only need to take a look at this game to change their minds.
  • Stabby_Joe - January 8, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    That doesn't mean those certain animes are off the hook though.
  • dekmaine - January 9, 2012 2:43 a.m.

    May I ask what anime are you specifically thinking of?
  • Hobogonigal - January 8, 2012 5:28 a.m.

    I have to admit I am one of those fanboys that complained about the score for Zelda in the review. About review scores, I have found Gamesradar to be usually quite lenient with scores (you did give Assassin's Creed a 10 and that was enjoyable but flawed). I think now though you lot are changing and scoring more seriously whilst other sites like IGN are handing out the usually difficult to get 10's like there is no tomorrow. I say keep doing what you're doing as it is for the better, however you can always bump LoZ:SS up to a 10/10 if you like :)
  • Bodock - January 7, 2012 8:49 p.m.

    Skyrim and Fallout 3 DID NOT have the same engine, why people keep saying this when Bethesda made a big point of saying Skyrim runs on a new engine developed in house. Of course Bethesda could have done a better job of testing an engine but I guess they might be true to when they basically said were using this engine like twice.
  • Shane1403 - January 7, 2012 6:52 p.m.

    About the fanboy runner up entry I am an avid xbox player and play online A LOT and to be honest i never even noticed XBL went down it couldn't have been long though could it? Anyway my point is i didn't even know that was a thing but it's interesting that it would happen shortly after the Sony incident.
  • BladedFalcon - January 7, 2012 9:57 p.m.

    It really was a pretty minor thing compared to the PSN hacking. So I'm not surprised you never noticed. It wasn't nearly as important and covered either. The sad thing is taht as short as it was, butt-hurt PSN fanboys immediately joined in the flaming bandwagon.
  • Fiirestorm21 - January 7, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    Maybe it's because Duke's comments during the level seem to be randomized and I got the "right" ones, as it were, but it didn't seem like an exploitative, misogynistic level whatsoever. I remember him even sincerely (as much as his character is capable of, anyway) apologizing as he put them out of their misery. Really came across as a bad joke much more than it did deliberately offensive or exploitative, and certainly not misogynistic. We're an internet culture in love with shows like Family Guy and South Park. The latter especially has been just as bad and often worse. You might say South Park doesn't count because it's clever and funny (if you do think so), but then, if cleverness and humor are what's making the difference, that kind of undermines the whole high-and-mighty aspect of your argument. Also, for as much shit as people give its level design, it takes it straight from Half-Life. I don't see the problem. Not AS good, no, but then the Half-Life series are made up of the greatest shooters ever made, so that's not saying much. It was still perfectly solid. Health regen is standard fare, I don't know why it becomes a big deal with DNF. 7/10 in my book. Flawed to be sure, but still fun, especially after the patch letting you carry more weapons.
  • Fiirestorm21 - January 7, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Meant to put an "If nothing else" at the start of the second paragraph. It seemed somewhat sincere, but, given the rest of the game's tone, I wouldn't consider it any worse than a bad joke. Either way, I would have just shrugged it off and forgotten about it had the internet not gone into spasms about it.
  • TURbo - January 7, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    Duke Nukem Forever Forever Infamous.
  • Net_Bastard - January 7, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    Fanboys going apeshit? As a PC-exclusive gamer myself, I'm surprised that you didn't put any PC Elitist moments in there. Like the initial freakout over the 360 port for Minecraft. Or the reaction with Battlefield 3's 4GB 360 texture pack problems. I'd put negative review scores for Serious Sam 3 and Hard Reset on there. Those are the types of games that we should be supporting, and the negative reviews I read for them were terrible. Not because they clashed with my opinion, but because I actually read them and could point out serious flaws.
  • Gibsonsg527 - January 7, 2012 11:29 a.m.

    I really don't see how that thing with L.A. Noire was sick. I mean yes its sick that a woman was lying on the ground naked covered in blood and make-up but that was NOT an attempt to just show some boobs as you guys make it out to be. Not everything has to be censored. That murder was there to show you just how sick and cruel the killer could get and it gives you more motivation for catching the killer. Shit like that happens alot in murder, sometimes the murderer will even have sex with the dead victim. I thought that cases was appropriate for the game.
  • kingsmikefan - January 7, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    Agreed.

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