Published on December 12th, 2010 | by Kyle LeDuch0
Duke Nukem Forever
Seriously, who cares? It’s Duke! The man that introduced the concept of ripping off aliens’ heads and defecating down their throats. And almost 20 years later, he’s back to do it all over again, except this time, he’s ramping up the controversy to 11.
Almost certainly. Within the first five minutes you’ll have held the shoulder button to take a leak, had two girls perform a sex act on you and kicked an alien’s eyeball down a football field. It’s probably one of the most outrageous, narcissistic and offensive games ever made, but it’s also one of the funniest.
In all honesty, it feels like the 12-year-old PC game that it is. The visuals are bland, the gunplay is shaky, the AI seems abysmal and the level design is rigid. It’s one of those games that seems more entertaining to watch than actually play.
But because of Duke’s extravagance, Forever somehow gets away with it. Corridor shooting and linear outdoor paths suddenly seem a lot more entertaining when you’re blasting shrink rays at alien pigs and splatting their arses into the sand, or firing ten tonnes of explosives into a boss’s face, only to finish it off with a kick to the groin. But for a game 12 years in the making, we’re seriously concerned that Duke isn’t going to deliver the level of polish you may be expecting.
God only knows. This is Duke after all, but we’ve been promised a first look at Forever’s multiplayer in the months ahead and a public demo in the run up to the game’s launch next year.