Duke Nukem Forever Review
- Posted June 16th, 2011 at 19:10 EDT by Adam Dolge
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The aging loud-mouth hero does not take himself too seriously in Duke Nukem Forever, and neither should you. Overall, nostalgia simply is not enough to save this bland and repetitive shooter.
- The occasional enjoyable action sequence
- The shrinking segments add a nice twist to the proceedings
- The nostalgia factor
- The bland and repetitive levels
- The poor platforming sections and frustrating load times
- The subpar visuals and audio
(continued from previous page) ...poor. That doesn’t change when you are online, of course, but I won’t sit here and tell you not to play a game because it’s not pretty to look at. There are frequent visual glitches and the soundtrack is very generic.
Part of me feels bad for Duke and the development team (or, teams), but that’s the personal side of me, not the critic. I think a lot of us thought Duke Nukem Forever would be that perfect reminder of our happy old gaming days, you know, sort of a game we could throw in the faces of all these emo game developers and say, “Hey, this is how you have fun—flippin’ off bosses, seeing some strippers get all naked, and having absolutely no problem blowing s**t up.” Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, and instead we are left with one of the blandest, repetitive, and monotonous games of this generation. Maybe in another 15 years or so we’ll look back at this with nostalgic eyes, and maybe at that time Duke Nukem will be cool again.
DreDayDetox | That's for me to know and you to find out.
- 2:33pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
"People are pretty cynical these days. They love anything that reminds them of their idyllic youth, even if their younger selves would laugh straight in their faces for still thinking PBR is worth the day-after colon cleanse, or somehow the thick-rimmed glasses they wore in first-grade are still hip"
Somehow, you're taking a jab at me. Well $#^^ yourself, how about that?!
- 2:33pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
The nostalgia of this consumes me... so I don't care what anyone says I'm getting it and playing it.
I'm a massive fan of B-movies for all the reasons people don't like this game. I wonder if the same idea will translate into gaming from movies.
- 3:18pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
so Duke Nukem wasn't that great after all?
- 3:29pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
I've been playing DNF, is it the best game every? No. Does it have the best graphics? No. Does it do a good job at providing people with what they wanted for so long, a new Duke Nukem game? Yes. This game won't break any records, but if you did really love Duke 12 years ago, you will enjoy a lot of this game. Really the only parts of the game I dislike are the retarded puzzles that plague this game from being an all out action shooter.
- 3:58pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
i have completed the game and i must say i was dissapointed i am a big fan of duke nukem and at first i was happy as a fat man with a free pass to all you can eat buffet when i started playing it and got a trophie for throwing a piece of s**t i found in the toilet and drwaing a pair of boobs on the white board made me laugh but the loading time and how short the levels where took the smile off my face
Don Oliveira | Other_
- 4:05pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
Good review, but from what I've played of DNF, I think you were too generous, Adam :)
- 4:17pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
@5 - Awesome comment, loved it :)
- 4:24pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
the game probably isn't all that much worse than the original duke 3d games. It's just the games back then were fresher because the tech and concept was so much newer.
These days, it's just yet another shooter but with a juvenile spokesperson
- 5:30pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
this bad review for an old license makes me want to play Redneck rampage
- 7:03pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
I think this entire Review is a load of crap. EVERY and that is not an exaggeration of any kind, literally EVERY modern FPS is the same. The only new things about them is usually graphics. Duke wasn\'t MEANT to be the way it is, but with the company spending 10 years playing with their d*cks, they wanted to hurry up and get the game out the window. Point made. Peace out PSN homos. Get a 360 like a real gamer.
- 7:58pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
@Sorelen "Are you done already, lover?" *The hooker looks back disappointingly at the sad nerd drenched in sweat after only a few minutes in the sack.*
And judging by your last few sentences, as pathetic as the afforementioned scenario was, most likely even THAT is wishful thinking. Loser.
- 8:06pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
Biggest disappointment in 10 years!
sony1978a | Aked
- 9:31pm EDT - June 16th, 2011
lame game, lame 3d relams
- 7:01am EDT - June 17th, 2011
honomaru's comment = Win.
- 9:47pm EDT - June 17th, 2011
@4 it was actully 15 years ago, what duke says in the game isn't true
@9 Redneck Rampage was the SHIZ I would love to see this released on ps3 in hd version
- 1:46pm EDT - June 22nd, 2011
Hi everyone! This game was like 10 years in the making and it looks like this? Pretty awful for an FPS game. Actually, I\'ve been recently into online FPS games and after playing Karma Online: Prisoners of the Dead, I was hooked! The game depicts WWII characters with unique skills to maximize each potential, it also has vintage weapons and maps! What\'s great about it is that it has a Zombie Mode! It was just so cool to play and have a glimpse of the past. This game really has a different kind of feeling into it! You can try and visit Karma Online\'s website at www.joymax.com/karma See you there! :D
- 1:39am EDT - July 1st, 2011
The game is good despite its graphics I give it an 8
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