Duke Nukem Forever
Glad I waited
Glad I waited for this one to drop in price. First you must figure out what viewing ratio to use to even get this to run. If you just have minimum specs. for this game, don't buy it. It will run like cr@p.
This game goes from insanely boring to insanely impossible on the easiest levels. Bad controls make it nearly impossible to complete some of the task here. The game is extremely linear and allows for almost no variations in completing a task.
Duke ain't all he's cracked up to be here. In terms of design, I'd have to give this an epic FAIL. It could of been so much better with a little common sense. It's like they tried to cram too much into one package and failed in the over all package.
Fun Single Player
The single player is fun and innovative. I got this on Gamestops daily download of the day for $9.99 and it was worth it. Duke was a stud years ago and he still is so don't let the troll's talk you out of it. Especially at the price you can get it at now. I tried the multiplayer and it stunk bad but FFA and TDM are dead when you compare it to mission specific Black Ops, Battlefield, or MW. Buy it for the single player, if anyone plays single player for entertainment anymore.
Don't waste your money like I did
I waited for so long for this game and I was so disappointed with it. The graphics look like 2005, the sound was perfect for explosions not much else and the game-play was so clunky it made it hard to play. I never finished the game it became so repetitive with the one liners and fighting. The one thing I did like was the shrinking part, It reminded me of the Unreal games when people would make their own mods and shrink you. Other than that there is no re-playability and zero reason to pay more than $10 for it. If I could get back the money I paid for it I would. Such a Disappointment. I hope the long wait for Diablo III doesn't let me down like this one.
Dont be missled!
I have been playing duke for a week now.
I would have to say its been along time since I was so entertained.
So many game are co op nowadays its nice to have a real fresh
single player expierience! Buy it! Play it! Loud!!!!!
Gearbox destroys a Legend
5 Reasons why this is the first time I have ever brought a game back to the store.
1. The PC version of the game wasn't QA tested. I have managed to talk to 4 other gamers who returned the game to the store and they all reported the same thing, lag time, poor aiming, server problems with Steam.
2. The PC version has too many bugs and a support team in Dublin that doesn't want to hear about them. If they would accept user feedback that the game doesn't function online I would hope for a patch or some other remedy. But Gearbox support both over the phone and via email will exhaust you by marking the matters as resolved.
3. Steam has big problems, is well known NOT to be a secure server and they went over the top with piracy worries and had a major disaster with PC users who didn't know what they were getting into when they read the box - thinking this wasn't an online game that required constant registrations and additional purchases.
4. For 50$ you get one of the worst First Person shooter games ever made. Clearly they knew the Duke name would sell and had no concern over game quality..
5. The look and feel is just horrible. The whole thing is outdated. Its a nightmare and not enjoyable. For a loyal duke nukem fan the product is heart breaking.
I don't understand the 6.0 average rating. Sure, they could have left out the dildox, floating turdx, and the urinatingx. If you overlook that, this is a great game and was a lot of fun to play. I really enjoyed playing it and looked forward to getting back to it when I had time. Like Halo 2, it was just fun to play and I did not feel hurried or pushed while playing. We need more games like this. I'm ready for more on the PC or Mac platform.
Don't listen to the critics--it's time to party!!
As a fan of the Duke Nukem franchise, I was as frustrated as the next guy by the nearly decade long wait. I am now 24, and I was about 13 or so when I first played Duke Nukem 3D. Babes, bullets, and a hero that spewed witty one-liners almost as often as he spewed bullets from his ever handy array of weapons, that summarizes the Duke Nukem experience.
Duke Nukem Forever is a nice trip back down memory lane. The graphical effects are nice (observe what happens when Duke is near water), the gameplay is as outrageous as ever, the jokes are still funny and crass, and Duke is as Terminator-like as he ever was.
Pros: Good old, run and gun gameplay.
Cons: Two weapon limit, Duke feels a bit more vulnerable than he did in Duke 3D. Also, some gamers might find this game offensive.
Overall review: If you waited over a decade for this, don't expect anything revolutionary. But if you want to return to a forgotten era of great gaming, pick this game up now!
If the year was 1998 and this game was in the old style Duke Nukem graphics I would have loved it. But it's not and it's horrible.
It's simple to pick up and play and that's all I will give it. I felt like I could not hit ANYTHING in the game even when they were close up. The controls are simply that clunky. The one part I absolutely hated the most was the driving parts, nothing says lack of control like those did.
The story of the game was nothing new. Earth is being invaded, they steal our women, we're losing and so we send in Duke Nukem. Even the jokes through out the game were old and disappointing. Maybe a 14 year old would have liked them (which I did when I was that age) but as an adult I can only take so many bedroom and bathroom jokes before I need a break.
Even with an above average set of stereo headphones I had no hearing detection for the life of me. I'm not asking for pin point 360 degree sound detection, but when I have a hard time determining if it's on my left or right there is a problem. Even the music and sound effect were lack luster.
Doom 3 had better graphics and it's 5 years old. 'nuff said.
The only lasting appeal is that it will forever be in my list of Steam games. To sit and never be played again.
I would recommend this game to only my enemies and people I really hate. It's that bad.
The King is dead
The game play mechanics are old school, no hit boxes for head or limb shots, no cover system, it plays a lot like the original Duke Nukem which would of been fine if this game was released 10 years ago. The Humor this time around feels forced and comes off as lame, might make a 5 year old chuckle but thats about it.... If this game only cost like $20 it might be worth it, but at $50 it's a rip-off
Finally, the Duke is back!
Hi, I am cmountavenger (of cmountavenger on youtube), also known as DJ CMount. I have some of my gameplay & videos on my youtube, and I consider myself a gamer, so I feel qualified to rate & review.
Having grown up in the age when Duke Nukem was actually a Dos, completely 2D game without the voice of John St John, Duke Nukem has understandably changed a lot over the years.
First, the fact this game was even released at all is amazing in itself. Some of you may know the story & announcement that 3D Realms couldn't afford to release Duke Nukem Forever due to funding issues. Then 2K games & other sponsors decided to get on board & rush the game into a playable release. It's clear parts of the game have been in development for years, and yes, some of the textures are dated. But in the early days of computer games, the games didn't have fancy graphics or textures, but we still played them & considered them to be fun (and amazing at the time). Now developers like CryTek are releasing photorealistic games like Crysis that are pushing the envelope of computer games. Duke Nukem Forever was clearly never intended to fall into this category, so comparing the graphics of Duke Nukem forever to the graphics in Crysis is somewhat ridiculous.
Some parts of the maps & textures are clearly many years old & not up to current standards, but I thought it added character to the game & harkened back to Duke's roots in much lower quality textures & graphics (like Duke3D).
I played the game on the most difficult setting (Come Get Some), and I found it to be quite challenging, which is how I expect a game on the hardest difficulty to play. Many game developers choose to stroke less skilled gamers' egos by making the hard difficulty not all that challenging to the more experienced gamer crowd. 3D Realms & 2K did NOT sell out by making the game's bosses easy. They're real BOSSES, unlike some of the so called bosses in a lot of the
newer games. If you're not on your A game, they'll hand your @ $$ to you, chew you up, and spit you out.
Comedy! Duke Nukem Forever is full of it! You're rewarded for finding Easter Eggs (many of which are quite amusing)! And so many of the ego boosters are things that really would appeal to Duke, like the things many kids' moms wouldn't want them to be seeing. But this game is rated Mature for a reason. It clearly states on the box the reasons for it being rated mature, and if you can't appreciate raunchy humor, then don't play the game!
Duke Nukem Forever had to up the ante on the raunchy factor from the previous games, and they didn't disappoint.
Duke's one liners are hilarious and really made up for any other aspects of the game that some of us may have liked to be different (all updated textures, an impractical goal). Also amusing were the achievements you could unlock by certain repeated or unique actions)
Many people felt the last boss was an anticlimax. On Come Get Some (the hardest difficulty), I found the boss to be properly challenging. After Duke kicks so much @ $$ earlier in the game, there really can't be that much @ $$ left to kick by the time you get to the last boss. You've already destroyed so much alien slime & swine, it's clear the enemy aliens are running out of options.
I thought this game was great, all things considered, and it was a great birthday present (to have it released right before my birthday) (I bought the game for myself, seeing as how I'm 25).
I bought the Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel limited edition, and I feel it was a worthwhile buy!