19 June 2011

Is Duke Nukem Forever Really That Bad?

Is Duke Nukem Forever worth the wait? No. Come on, Is Duke Nukem really that bad? Yes! So bad in fact that I am contemplating whether to complete it or just bury it in the garden. 14 years in development and it shows, The game is a mess from top to bottom and it really does feel like its been through 4-5 different studios. Not only does the game look horrible (and believe me, the game looks Horrible!) It is also incredibly boring. If this game had come out when it was supposed to then we would have been raving about DNF. The fact is that games have moved on since Duke Nukem 3D. Parts of the game grabbed your attention and make you believe that it is trying something different and unique. This only leads to frustration at repeating the same bits on several occasions. The saddest part for me is that Duke Nukem himself is no longer relevant any more. This stereotype just doesn't exist in this day and age. Repeatedly spouting phrases which are totally out of context with anything he is doing, parodies of film and games which were around years ago and to be frank, Duke just isn't that funny. The rest of the world has moved on, Sadly Duke hasn't.


GiantBomb - 2 of out 5
Edge- 3 of out 10
Eurogamer - 3 out of 10
Joystiq - 2 out of 5
Gamespot - 3.5 out of 10
IGN 5.5 out of 10

The King is well and truly dead.

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