Gearbox soliciting Duke Nukem Forever feedback
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Sep 20, 2011 11:00AM PDT
Duke Nukem Forever had a less-than-stellar critical reception, but who cares what critics think? Gearbox wants to know what you, the teeming masses of the Internet, thought of the game. A new survey is gauging feedback, most likely to make notes for future Duke games.
"Gearbox prides itself in listening to the community, and this is your chance to tell us how you feel about Duke Nukem Forever," the survey states. "You may participate in this survey if you have played or have not played Duke Nukem Forever." The survey itself lets you rank whether you liked individual aspects, like the sense of humor, puzzles, two-weapon inventory, and level design. If you didn't play DNF, the questions shift to your perception of the character and game.
Gearbox seems to have already rethought the two-weapon inventory, at least, since it issued a PC patch to expand the weapon slots shortly after release. Despite the reviews, Duke Nukem hit #2 on the NPD charts. Gearbox head Randy Pitchford recently said we'll hear about the company's own Duke game "soon," so feedback from this survey will probably be used when designing the next iteration of Duke Nukem. Giving your name and e-mail address will also enter you into a drawing for Gearbox swag.
Web denizens aren't exactly known for their thoughtful critiques, so Gearbox had the foresight to make the survey a simple checklist with numerical ratings. You won't find any blank spaces to write freely, which given the internet's taste for trolling, is probably wise.