I was disappointed in the demo, but I decided to rent it still and I'm glad I did. While it isn't anywhere near the level of awesomeness I was hoping for after all these years, it's still Duke. It has some boobies and lots of immature toilet humor, and I'm a fan of both those things.
The things that suck the most about the game are the long loading times really punish you for dying because you gotta sit through them each time, a couple of times the game froze on me, and also the multiplayer is just garbage. I played Duke Nukem 3D online on the Sega Saturn (and XBLA), and played Duke Nukem 64 and Duke Nukem Zero Hour split-screen a lot back in the day and they were all fun, but I just can't get into the multiplayer on this one. One minor complaint is the pool table and pinball mini-games. The physics on them are pretty bad, and I can't figure out why they bothered to include them but it doesn't matter and probably isn't even worth mentioning because nobody will be spending much time on them.
posted by Sammiedee_87 (STONE MOUNTAIN, GA) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
Duke Nukem wasn't as bad as everyone making it seem, however it's not the best shooter neither. it's one of those games you just have to play to see how you feel about it. i wouldn't spend full price for a game thats ......well half.
If you pick up this title expecting something on the same level as COD please don't rent it, you're going to hate this game. If you're a fan of the original Duke Nukem and remember it fondly this title will give you a few laughs and a few nostalgic moments but it was meant to compete with shooters twelve years ago, not the current barrage of FPS games. The enemies are repetitive, the graphics are not current high end, and the levels get a little annoying at times in comparison to modern FPS games. For a decade ago this game is phenomenal even by PC standards of the time. Had this game come out on PC when originally promised it would have been the equivalent of Crysis, unfortunately that didn't happen and it doesn't look like they worked very hard to update it from that point. If you're an old school Duke Nukem fan like myself it's definitely worth the time and the old school cheats make it even more nostalgic.