I’m a huge Duke Nukem fan (DNF sucks, though), having first played the series with Duke Nukem II. And Duke 3D is one of my all-time favourite games. I’ve played it a ton, and bought many versions of it.
Getting a new Duke 3D episode is awesome, but what wasn’t awesome was being unable to enjoy that new Duke 3D episode because v-sync was forced on in the game, and it made my player movement lag behind my mouse and keyboard actions.
So, first, why is a poor implementation of v-sync, which adds huge amounts of lag to the game, forced on? Second, why is any v-sync forced on, rather than an option that people can choose to turn on or off? What other game does that?
Because that ruined any possibility of actually playing the game, I returned it. And since a Steam review complaining about the forced-on v-sync is the most helpful review, I’m guessing that many other people did the same
The choice to force v-sync on is just plain bizarre, not logical, and pretty much unheard of - and it just shoots the game’s performance in foot, and so reflects badly on Gearbox.
Why is Gearbox seemingly synonymous with low quality presentations? There still isn’t a working no-HUD mode for Homeworld Remastered, despite the game telling the player in the tutorial that it can be played in no-HUD mode (like it was originally designed to be). And that game also resets HUD configuration with each new level or map load - 3 years after its release.