Summary: This game comes with a lot of baggage. If it were released as a different franchise, I think people wouldn't be nearly so critical of it. It's a solid game. Whether or not it appeals to you is another question. It's a Duke game. I am perplexed at how many popular franchises have rabid fans because of the "story". Most shooters don't rely on story much at all and the in-game plot is always lacking for me, regardless of the game. Duke Forever is really no exception.
Summary: Duke Nukem 3D was such a GREAT game and still one of my favorite first person shooters. This game is a decent game but took WAAAAAAAAY too long to come out and there is absolutely nothing special about it .
Summary: This game could have been much better. Try original thoughts , then actions when making a Duke game. This game will make someone hesitate on buying the next (if ?) episode. I remember playing DN-1 & all the rest...that's why I bought this one.
Summary: I know, that's what everyone's already said, but it's true. This is almost a visually upgraded version of the original games--and after we've seen the Doom, Quake and other contemporaries progress much further from their primitive roots, this is disappointing. Nostalgia, I guess, and that's about it.
Summary: It's pretty simple to review a game like Duke Nukem Forever. Honestly, the game is not good. It's not particularly good looking, controls are a little awkward, story is completely ridiculous, and it took 12 friggin' years to come out. I have to be honest, though, as the game is super fun and the laughs keep coming.; the game is full of classic low-brow Duke humor.
Summary: As a native doom user and quake (the old school version), duke was always good for laughs and play, what seemed like 12 years of waiting for a NEW duke, shows the game is similar era to doom 3 back in '07ish. why does it seem like this was put on the back burner for 7 years and then finally someone at development found it and said " oh yeah, we forgot to finish this one".... The massive drop in price shows a lot, $30 less in just a month or two on the market???
Excerpt: The hype from this game was huge. The 1st duke was AMAZING for its time and i thought that the sequel would live up to the hype it was given. the thing that is great in this game is the sound. the quirky duke sayings are still in there, and the music seems to play really nicely with the game play. without the sound, the game in my opinion would have gotten a 2/5 instead or 3. I cant really put my finger on what is missing from this game...