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Load Screen Forever
on July 30, 2013
I feel like I've spent half my life watching this game's load screen. Some parts of this game are difficult. There's a lot of trial and error. Dying. Watching the interminable load screen. I've read that the PC game was patched to drastically reduce the loading time. If only they had done the same for Xbox 360.
(Watch another load screen.)
The underwater bits were clunky. Even though Duke is swimming through water, he is standing upright the entire time. His feet were constantly getting stuck on protrusions. Leaving the level was almost as hard as killing the boss. Try to swim through the opening. Fail. Run out of air. Swim back to air supply. Wait for health to regenerate. Swim back to opening.
(Yet another load screen.)
My favorite part of the game was the driving. Especially the truck. Unfortunately, they kept dragging me out of the truck. They should've let me spend the entire level in the truck.
(Howza 'bout another load screen.)
Another annoyance was not being able to skip scenes. Checkpoint, load screen, and scene. Die and you go back to the checkpoint. I would have loved to have just punched out the idiot blocking my path and yammering at me. I tried. Failed. Wept.
(Those alien bastards are gonna pay for making me watch that load screen!)
Fixing the problems I've mentioned would've probably added two stars to this game. So much frustration.