Posted: June 26
When this finally came out, the general responce was that it was crap. So, I avoided it until this recent sale. I must say that the opposite is true. It would seem the nay-sayers were probably not born yet, or too young to play the originals, especially Duke3D, when it was the latest and greatest. Yes, there was a time when Duke3D was a techical marvel!
DNF is exactly what a sequel of Duke3D should be. But where Duke3D was rique, DNF is soft core porn.
The game has scores of references, is you look for them.
DNF is Duke3D and Half Life 2's love child...in a good way. DN's monster truck even sounds identical to the buggy in HL2.
DNF seems to avoid all of the single player FPS quagmires: There are no jumping puzzles, no cheap bosses, and only 1 very short conveyor-belt-with-pistons-of-death bit.
The major change is that health is now replaced by ego. Which replenishes after a time. This makes sense for the character and stops you running around avoid fights while looking for health like a wimp.
All in all, this game is brilliant.