Duke Nukem Forever – Review (PS3, 360) – Better Late Than Never!
7 September 2013
Excerpt: I was initially thinking of publishing this review 12 years down line as an ode to the Duke Nukem game that has finally emerged. This, as you can appreciate, would probably not appease 2K Games or Gearbox although I hope that they would find the humour in it.
Conclusion: As far as multiplayer goes, I find it enjoyable, because I dont have to be hell-bent on getting achievements, and the entire multiplayer rank system is boostable. plus I personally think the rewards are way cooler than just having gun upgrades. Graphics? Amazing for using Unreal Engine 2.
Excerpt: Not many games can say their development cycle reads like a high score, but that’s exactly what 131,400 represents for Duke Nukem Forever: the number of hours it was in development, give or take a few thousand.
Conclusion: People expecting a masterpiece from Duke Nukem Forever are asking way too much. Sure it doesn’t live up to the hype but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least check it out when the price tag is a little cheaper.
Summary: Duke Nukem Forever is an ugly game. From the outdated graphics to the disgusting level design to the deplorable content, every inch of this game makes me feel dirty and gross. Instead of being a fun romp with an over-the-top protagonist, I just felt sorry for everybody involved with this mess of a...
Excerpt: Duke Nukem Forever is a once-in-a-lifetime title that really deserves two reviews: one for gamers like us who've been following the entire sordid saga for the last 13 years, and another for everyone else — folks who care only that Forever is the latest big-name first-person shooter to hit consoles.
Pros: + A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a living piece of videogame history.
Cons: - Confusing level design; crappy platforming; lifeless game world., - Unforgiveable 30-second load times., ? Where to from here, Duke? Where to from here?
Excerpt: I like to think of Duke Nukem Forever as the game that has single-handedly changed gaming forever, not necessarily in a good way, but in a way that has changed the way we work in this industry.
Pros: + Nostalgia-filled experience, + We finally get to play it
Cons: Graphics are a hot mess, Dated gameplay mechanics, Third act falls flat, Still feels rushed
Summary: I really wanted to like Duke Nukem Forever. Regardless of the issues I still had fun with certain parts of Duke Nukem Forever. I also still like Duke Nukem the character. I like his arrogant, in your face attitude with his awesome jokes.