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[Ion Fury]Ion Fury Review (Switch)

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  Paraka

  1ParakaFri 15th May 2020

  Still very much excited. Had it imported and stuck on the east coast for a bit now.

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  YANDMAN

  2YANDMANFri 15th May 2020

  Patiently awaiting my physical copy.

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  Darlinfan

  3DarlinfanFri 15th May 2020

  Amazing game, total labour of love. If you like Duke 3D, Blood or Shadow Warrior you will love the hell out of this game.

  Of all the retro styled FPS games that have been released in the last few years Ion Fury is easily the most faithful to that period in time. Can’t recommend it enough. Unless you’re a Kotaku or Polygon reader, then this game is the anti-christ.

  Edit: also, play it on PC, not Switch.

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  durr

  4durrFri 15th May 2020

  ”but much like the misogynistic adventures of the Duke himself”

  CRINGE CRINGE CRINGE

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  Diorm

  5DiormFri 15th May 2020

  @YANDMAN

  There is a physical version?

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  KryptoniteKrunch

  6KryptoniteKrunchFri 15th May 2020

  Nice, so glad this made its way on Switch. Definitely a future eShop purchase.

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  Alpha-2002

  7Alpha-2002Fri 15th May 2020

  Looks like a decent port of a true home-run, then. Congrats to Voidpoint/3DR on the launch and I can’t wait to try it out fir myself!

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  sikthvash

  8sikthvashFri 15th May 2020

  What’s the performance like compared to PS4 / PC versions?

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  Ralizah

  9RalizahFri 15th May 2020

  @Dom

  This game has gyro aiming, right? Can you comment on how smooth that is?

  Also probably worth mentioning that this version apparently only runs at 30fps. Might make a difference for some people.

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  FargusPelagius

  10FargusPelagiusFri 15th May 2020

  Added to the wishlist for a sale

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  Magician

  11MagicianFri 15th May 2020

  @Diorm – Yes, but currently only available in Europe.

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  TimNL

  12TimNLFri 15th May 2020

  Cons: No multiplayer mode. Which is a no no for me!

  I love playing old skool Doom 1 and 2 couch co-op play!

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  DeclanS98

  13DeclanS98Fri 15th May 2020

  @durr respect women

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  StuartGipp

  14StuartGippFri 15th May 2020

  I’d like to know how well it runs on Switch. I’ve heard 30fps, which isn’t ideal for a shooter like this, but I’ve also heard that getting it to run on modern consoles is a feat in itself.

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  bluemage1989

  15bluemage1989Fri 15th May 2020

  Looking forward to playing this throw back to the glory days of the 90s FPS. Nice to see retro inspired games dont have to start and end with platformers/metroidvanias.

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  blueelfshotfood

  16blueelfshotfoodFri 15th May 2020

  This looks pretty cool. Even though I have terminally sucked at all FPS games since N64 Goldeneye. (actually I seem to remember not being too bad at Timesplitters 2 but bad at everything else)

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  Zuljaras

  17ZuljarasFri 15th May 2020

  100% picking this up day one physical!

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  RetiredR

  18RetiredRFri 15th May 2020

  Duke Nukem is a hedonist, not misogynist.

  Don’t like to read fake news.

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  Danrenfroe2016

  19Danrenfroe2016Fri 15th May 2020

  Should be closer to a 9 in my book. It’s brilliant.

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  Nerdfather1

  20Nerdfather1Fri 15th May 2020

  Sounds like a cool game; I might pick it up when there’s a sale. I got too many games I wanna tackle through before Xenoblade Chronicles and TLOU Part 2 releases.

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  durr

  21durrFri 15th May 2020

  @sikthvash 30fps switch. 60fps everything else.

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  durr

  22durrFri 15th May 2020

  @DeclanS98 the entire point of Duke 3D is that he is out to save the entire female of the species from being used as alien breeding slaves.

  Pretty respectful. If he finds a few strippers here and there what’s the problem?

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  YANDMAN

  23YANDMANFri 15th May 2020

  @Diorm There better be or someone charged me for one that doesnt exist. its Physicsl on all formats.

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  roy130390

  24roy130390Fri 15th May 2020

  @Darlinfan Would you say that the score and negative points are according to this review are fair? I’m really interested in getting it.

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  KFlow325

  25KFlow325Fri 15th May 2020

  Love the game, but theres no inverted aim…smh

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  StefanN

  26StefanNFri 15th May 2020

  I’m apparently too incompetent for retro-level designs…hell i mean, i even got through some levels of the original Doom before getting stuck. In Ion Fury though, i got stuck in the first level already. I love the look and gameplay of it, but why does it seem like everybody else can handle it and i can’t

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  SquallLeonhart86

  27SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  Great game! Got it on both Switch and PS4

  Nice bait with the whole Duke Nukem misogynist thing……

  Perhaps drink less soy before you review stuff.

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  Darlinfan

  28DarlinfanFri 15th May 2020

  @roy130390 haven’t played it on Switch, only PC and PS4. At 30 FPS on Switch it’s hard for me to recommend that version over others but it’s still a solidly built game.

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  Darlinfan

  29DarlinfanFri 15th May 2020

  @StefanN where are you stuck? Look for an area with murky water in the middle, below some platforms and shops. The exit to the level is in that region.

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  StefanN

  30StefanNFri 15th May 2020

  @Darlinfan Thanks for the help man, i managed to get to the third level after all that trouble, it just doesn’t seem to get easier for me. I don’t know why that is. Doom (2016) was really confusing for me too but the waypoint marker helped me out a lot after i learned about it after struggling through the first 4-5 levels without it haha

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  technotreegrass

  31technotreegrassFri 15th May 2020

  ”The shotgun, which you unlock with the first half-hour of the game, is so powerful in terms of range and accuracy that you can practically snipe distant enemies with a well-placed slug.”

  I’m sold. Sometimes it’s nice to be an action 80s hero and shoot your gun in the air and watch an enemy ahead of you drop dead, cause you’re just that awesome.

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  Darlinfan

  32DarlinfanFri 15th May 2020

  @StefanN Doom 2016 definitely had areas that frustrated me, mostly the ones in hell. The weypoint was helpful but there were a couple of times where I was doing a lot of laps over and over.

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  Darlinfan

  33DarlinfanFri 15th May 2020

  @technotreegrass not only that, it’s a shotty whose alt-fire is a grenade launcher.

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  NoNoseNosferatu

  34NoNoseNosferatuFri 15th May 2020

  Love this game so far; purchased it last night.

  Just wish the item pick ups were in a brighter resolution and a bit larger onscreen; hard to see them especially when you’re racing around, seeking cover from enemy gunfire.

  Would also benefit with a mini map, so you can focus on where to head over to next.

  Great game though; hope we get more titles in the future. 9/10 for me.

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  Giygas_95

  35Giygas_95Fri 15th May 2020

  It’s 30 FPS for anyone interested. I may wait and see if it gets a 60 FPS patch.

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  BANJO

  36BANJOFri 15th May 2020

  Was really looking forward to this, I was hoping for an 8/10 but it still sounds very worthwhile picking up… I would like to get this physically..

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  NoNoseNosferatu

  37NoNoseNosferatuFri 15th May 2020

  @BANJO it gets a solid 9/19 from me. Grab it and enjoy it. It’s absolutely delightful in every way.

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  BANJO

  38BANJOFri 15th May 2020

  @NoNoseNosferatu Thanks, I will certainly pick this up shortly…

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  Zanzox

  39ZanzoxFri 15th May 2020

  IMHO it is ugly… Like doom 64 or turok… I enjoyed doom and doom 2 with its old pixel graphics, but the 90’s 3d graphics make my eyes bleed..

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  Nookingtons

  40NookingtonsFri 15th May 2020

  Didn’t the protagonist use a penis joke in the game? I remember people freaking out about it.

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  MBII

  41MBIIFri 15th May 2020

  Don’t buy this game

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  BeautyandtheBeer

  42BeautyandtheBeerFri 15th May 2020

  Bit disappointed it’s 30fps, how can it NOT be 60fps? It’s not exactly a tour de force of visuals. A shame but not a deciding factor, got it pre-ordered physically and seems like the perfect entry point into games like this.

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  MARl0

  43MARl0Fri 15th May 2020

  I really wanted to like this game, but it’s just not doing it for me. For one, I skipped the Switch version since it only runs at 30fps (went with PS4 Pro version).

  But more importantly, the aiming and hit boxes are all kinds of messed up in the game.

  Aiming sensitivity options are awful. It goes from way too fast, to way too slow. There is no in-between.

  Hit detection is also bad. I’ll be standing at point blank range with the shotgun, and can’t land a hit. If you are even one pixel off with the aiming reticle, the shotgun won’t register a hit—at point…blank…range.

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  SquallLeonhart86

  44SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  @MARl0 Hopefully it gets patched. Doom 1 and 2 came out on switch and PS4 with a lot of issues but then got addressed.

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  NoNoseNosferatu

  45NoNoseNosferatuFri 15th May 2020

  @MBII too late, I bought it, I love it.

  What are you gonna do about it?

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  MARl0

  46MARl0Fri 15th May 2020

  @SquallLeonhart86 Here’s hoping. The PS4 version also inexplicably doesn’t have a gyro control option. I know that’s common on the platform, but it doesn’t change how stupid it is that it doesn’t have it when the controller is fully capable.

  So it comes down to buying the Switch version for gyro, but you’re stuck with 30fps. Or buy the PS4 version for 60fps, but no gyro. Basically pick your poison. Why on earth doesn’t the PS4 version have gyro? Which would greatly help the aiming issues the game has.

  Still wouldn’t fix the hit detection though regardless.

  Also forgot to mention a weird glitch I keep encountering where my character suddenly teleports and faces the opposite direction from some enemies. I don’t know if it’s a physics glitch or what, but it has happened more times than I can count while playing just the first episode. It’s incredibly disorienting when it happens.

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  BulkSlash

  47BulkSlashFri 15th May 2020

  PSA- you can’t invert aim in the game, so it’s unplayable to me.

  You can invert the gyro aiming, but not the right stick. Hopefully there will be a patch, and if the developers are listening please make the right stick inversion separate from gyro inversion as I don’t need gyro inverted, just the right stick.

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  Scollurio

  48ScollurioFri 15th May 2020

  Getting it on Physical. Would buy BLOOD and SHADOW OF THE SAMURAI in an instant, if they’d re-release them on Switch!

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  MARl0

  49MARl0Fri 15th May 2020

  @BulkSlash Weird. The PS4 version does have a y-axis inverted aim option. It was the first thing I changed when I booted the game up.

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  sonicmeerkat

  50sonicmeerkatFri 15th May 2020

  Might buy a physical copy not 100% yet.

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  Moon

  51MoonFri 15th May 2020

  Duke 3D is one of my favourite shooters.

  Any word on if that’s coming?

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  mauhlin12

  52mauhlin12Fri 15th May 2020

  @Ralizah I’m still tinkering with the gyro aiming settings, but yeah it’s in there and it works. The gyro aiming is good, the enemies move pretty fast and I also kind of suck at FPS so it might be me. I’d put the gyro aiming below Splatoon 2, below Paladins, but above Fortnite and probably on the same level if not slightly better than Turok 2. This is after about an hour and a half of play. I hope this was helpful.

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  KillerBOB

  53KillerBOBFri 15th May 2020

  @Moon

  I hope not because I’ve already bought Duke Nukem 3D about 4 times already, and I would be forced to get it again on the Switch

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  carlos82

  54carlos82Fri 15th May 2020

  Got this on Steam and it’s an easy 9 from me, it really understands and builds upon what made 90’s shooters great and looks amazing too

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  Nico07

  55Nico07Fri 15th May 2020

  @Danrenfroe2016 Yeah, I’d say an 8 or 9 personally, but I’ve only played it on the PC a while back. Still from everything I’ve heard it sounds like it runs equally great on the Switch.

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  RasandeRose

  56RasandeRoseFri 15th May 2020

  As of this date, don’t buy this game if you like me need inverted look/inverted y-axis to play. The developer apparently forgot to put in that option.

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  RasandeRose

  57RasandeRoseFri 15th May 2020

  @Taarna

  Thats correct.

  I didn’t know that and bought the game, and now I cant even play it because no inverted aim…

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  AgentLA

  58AgentLAFri 15th May 2020

  These constant discussions about being too PC or not enough PC, or whatever else, are getting REALLY OLD on this site. Here we are again….can’t we simply understand that others have different opinion and different standards as to what’s acceptable or not? You don’t find something offensive, others do…so what? That’s life! Not everyone agrees. This constant back and forth of you’re a prude, it offends women, and who cares, is ASININE. Some of you need to learn to live with different opinions and accept that no amount of arguing online is going to change a strangers mind. And I’m addressing both sides of this stupid and never ending outrage.

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  Ghost_of_Hasashi

  59Ghost_of_HasashiFri 15th May 2020

  Might get the physical version someday if I could afford it. For now though my first person focus are on Doom Eternal, BioShock, and Borderlands.

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  TheDanslator

  60TheDanslatorFri 15th May 2020

  I scrolled to the bottom to find out if my suspicions were correct, that one nothing throwaway line has caused another uproar. The commenters here will burn a writer in effigy for literally any perceived affront to their rigidly defined beliefs about society, and always in the guise of being the ones who want the most freedom of expression. It’s ugly, and it’s sad, and I wish the site’s mods would do something more than nothing.

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  Antraxx777

  61Antraxx777Fri 15th May 2020

  @MARl0 Are you sure there isn’t some kind of ‘quick-turn’ button command you might accidentally be inputting?

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  Antraxx777

  62Antraxx777Fri 15th May 2020

  @Nico07 It runs at 30 fps on Switch.

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  SquallLeonhart86

  63SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  @TheDanslator If echochambers is what you like then you will love ResetEra.

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  Razer

  64RazerFri 15th May 2020

  Nice bait with the misogynist dig but you’re not actually a very good writer. Never were, so I shouldn’t expect much at all.

  The games sub par and lacking originality.

  It’s just a clone of those 90s shooters and not one that stands out.

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  Antraxx777

  65Antraxx777Fri 15th May 2020

  @Taarna I am honestly curious: why can’t some people here play without inverted aiming? If I run into a problem where I play two different games back to back, and they have opposite inversion settings— yeah it sucks, but only for like a minute and then I’m adjusted again.

  I mean, it really is lame you can’t change that here, though.

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  somebread

  66somebreadFri 15th May 2020

  @SquallLeonhart86 i remember booting up FF8 to see squall say to rinoa “I just hate fighting all these soyboys. God. I wish Ultimecia would just go back to REEEEsetera already”, very apt portrayal

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  SquallLeonhart86

  67SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  @somebread Whatever…..

  Good to see another FF8 fan

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  N64-ROX

  68N64-ROXFri 15th May 2020

  Looks great, in a ’90s kind of way

  That’s the best kind of way.

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  TheDanslator

  69TheDanslatorFri 15th May 2020

  @SquallLeonhart86 QED

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  SquallLeonhart86

  70SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  @TheDanslator I also use QED cables with my hifi. I am an audiophile

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  smithpa01

  71smithpa01Fri 15th May 2020

  Fantastic game, only sunk a few hours into it but so far i am loving it, I would easily give it 8-9 personally based on what i have played right now

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  MARl0

  72MARl0Fri 15th May 2020

  @Antraxx777 As I mentioned, it’s literally a teleport. You physically move, in an instant, across the room and face the wrong direction. It happens in like a single frame. It’s incredibly disorienting, and nearly always leads to death due to having to figure out where the heck you ended up while getting shot at.

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  OorWullie

  73OorWullieFri 15th May 2020

  @Moon Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour received an ESRB rating for Switch last year. I’d totally forgot about that until I read your comment. I wonder why it’s taking so long?

  https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/10/it_looks_like_duke_nukem_3d_20th_anniversary_world_tour_has_added_a_switch_date

  @KillerBOB Sorry pal, looks like you’re buying it again.

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  SquallLeonhart86

  74SquallLeonhart86Fri 15th May 2020

  @OorWullie Thanks for that! Getting it day 1

  Cant wait to continue the misogynist adventures of Duke Nukem on the go!

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  NoNoseNosferatu

  75NoNoseNosferatuFri 15th May 2020

  @roy130390 take it from me, bro- it’s a blast! You’ll love it.

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  OptometristLime

  76OptometristLimeFri 15th May 2020

  It’s a mystery why the author thinks the guns are uninspired. They are at least as varied a selection as any game comparable; to me it just means they were getting tired of the shooty shooty which is fine.

  I actually played this game on Steam (briefly) and found it was not for me, simply because my eyes don’t adapt well to the color palette. But there is plenty to like and even the starting weapons seemed pretty cool to me.

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  DrDaisy

  77DrDaisyFri 15th May 2020

  Did the band Iron Maiden really sue 3D Realms? How did they have a case? The name is based on a medieval torture device that surely no one has exclusive rights to.

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  SquallLeonhart86

  78SquallLeonhart86Sat 16th May 2020

  @mesome713 GOTY confirmed

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  Darlinfan

  79DarlinfanSat 16th May 2020

  @Razer the game isn’t subpar but calling a something that is blatantly a spiritual sequel to games like Blood and Duke 3D, also built on the same engine, is so redundant it’s painful. You’re not the target audience, and that’s cool. But you sound like the kind of person who’d go see a silent film and say “WHERE’S ALL THE DIALOGUE?”.

  No game is perfect, but when you consider their goal was to make something akin to Blood or Shadow Warrior they absolutely nailed it, and to call it subpar just because it goes against your preferences sounds like more a response against the game for simply existing than any real experience playing it.

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  Silly_G

  80Silly_GSat 16th May 2020

  How the hell is Duke a “misogynist”? He LOVES women. And like @durr pointed out. the so-called feminists of today sez that prostitutes and scantily-clad women are no less virtuous than those who may perhaps be more modest in manner and appearance. It is frankly exhausting keeping afloat of what they find offensive and impossible to take them seriously when they are hell-bent on dictating their often maddeningly contradictory sensitivities to the rest of us.

  What I would consider disrespectful to women would arouse indignation in a lot of men, so I won’t open that can of worms as this is not the place to discuss such matters, but I really can’t take the whining of modern silver-spooners seriously when they have such a slippery grasp on reality and what real suffering looks like.

  Game looks good though and I’m keen on picking up the physical release (which is scheduled for June in Australia).

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  RussellDearest

  81RussellDearestSat 16th May 2020

  as someone who basically grew up playing duke nukem 64, this game appeals to my nostalgia in a major way. I loved every single second of this!

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  realcasper

  82realcasperSat 16th May 2020

  @mesome713 huh….you play as a badass woman, how is it disrespectful to women? the reviewer meant duke3d not this…

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  MsJubilee

  83MsJubileeSat 16th May 2020

  Duke a misogynist? Duke lives and breathes for women. If there weren’t any, he would go mad. Just cause he a big macho man doesn’t mean he’s a misogynist Dom protector of all women kind.

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  Toshiro_Baloney

  84Toshiro_BaloneySat 16th May 2020

  Wish I had seen the comments about the inverted aiming n/a before purchasing this game. Breaks it for me. Too bad as I dropped $30 on it and it seems really cool, but I can’t play it until it’s playable.

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  Tonyo

  85TonyoSat 16th May 2020

  Overrated as hell, played this at a friend’s on PC yes it’s a great recreation of a 90s sprite shooter but in no way does this come close to Duke Nukem 3d. I thought the guns sucked, enemy variety lacking poor music and uninteresting stages. Not for me but glad others may enjoy it I’ll stick with Duke nukem

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  Tonyo

  86TonyoSat 16th May 2020

  @Razer agreed bro Duke Nukem wipes the floor with this game imo

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  Sourcecode

  87SourcecodeSat 16th May 2020

  Loving the Tron nod in that one screenshot with “Flynn’s Arcade”.

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  RasandeRose

  88RasandeRoseSat 16th May 2020

  @Antraxx777

  Try to think that not everyone is like you. Some people can use both hands about as good, some can use both inverted and not-inverted with very little break-in period. Others can’t. For me it’s just plain impossible to play an FPS without inverted aim and I wont play a game for 8 hours just to see if I can get used to non-inverted.

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  DrDaisy

  89DrDaisySat 16th May 2020

  @Taarna Where can I get that figure?

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  Luminous117

  90Luminous117Sat 16th May 2020

  I wish it was possible to ignore members of staff like you can with other users.

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  BulkSlash

  91BulkSlashSat 16th May 2020

  @Antraxx777

  I think in fairness I could adapt to non-inverted aiming, but in this day and age when patching a game is easy and invert is an option that really should be standard these days it’s easier just to wait and see if the developer fixes it. I just wish I’d known before buying it…

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  carlos82

  92carlos82Sat 16th May 2020

  @KFlow325 its coming

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  carlos82

  93carlos82Sat 16th May 2020

  @BulkSlash inverted aiming is coming in a patch, also if you put the Konami code in you can unlock the framerate

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  Judgedean

  94JudgedeanSat 16th May 2020

  @Antraxx777 You can enter the Konami code to unlock the framerate to get near 60fps

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  Razer

  95RazerSat 16th May 2020

  @Darlinfan I never said it was a bad game but it’s clearly following in the footsteps of games that came before and they simply did it better, games that have always been held in high regard.

  It doesn’t do anything bad but it doesn’t do anything special either. It just follow in the footsteps of greater games.

  I would say 6 out of 10 would be a solid score for this game. Which this score isn’t too far off anyway.

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  roy130390

  96roy130390Sun 17th May 2020

  @NoNoseNosferatu Thanks mate! I’ll be getting it up soon then. I haven’t been much on the site lately and you probably already know by now, but just in case, if you use the konami code you can unlock the framerate: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A.

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  NoNoseNosferatu

  97NoNoseNosferatuSun 17th May 2020

  @roy130390 jolly good! Hope you enjoy yourself, pal! Let me know what you thought of it once you get your hands on it!

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  roy130390

  98roy130390Sun 17th May 2020

  @NoNoseNosferatu Will do

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  PoeTheLizard

  99PoeTheLizardSun 17th May 2020

  Thank god there’s no inverted aiming.

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  DrDaisy

  100DrDaisySun 17th May 2020

  @Taarna What’s the name of the figure. She kinda looks like a female Belmont.

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  Danrenfroe2016

  101Danrenfroe2016Mon 18th May 2020

  @RasandeRose it’s coming.

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  DrDaisy

  102DrDaisyMon 18th May 2020

  @Taarna Thanks.

  (A shame she never got her own video game.)

  For over $500, I think I’ll wait until I have a place to prominently display her.

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  BIG45-70

  103BIG45-70Mon 18th May 2020

  Is there a physical version coming?

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  DrDaisy

  104DrDaisyMon 18th May 2020

  @BIG45-70 Yes.

  https://www.horrorgeeklife.com/2020/04/28/fps-ion-fury-getting-console-and-physical-releases/

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  VmprHntrD

  105VmprHntrDTue 19th May 2020

  Geez I’ve been gog.com watching this since it came out but never have picked it up. I had no idea this hit the Switch.

  All things told by countless others it’s a fantastic game using the classic build engine Duke Nukem, Blood and others were built upon which says a lot.

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  brunojenso

  106brunojensoThu 21st May 2020

  A Konami code is available to officially unlock a 60fps frame-rate on Switch. I’m not sure what the downsides might be, but on Youtube videos it looks solid and I’m not sure what they put it behind a code.

  Anyone know?

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  Toadie

  107ToadieThu 10th Sep 2020

  I know Bombshell isn’t meant to be the best of games, but i really hope it is ported to Switch at some point, i’d like to play it.

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  Paulo

  108PauloThu 28th Jan 2021

  @Diorm yes, there is, available at 3D Realms website, don’t know if still available

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