Posted: January 29
Designed for consoles and poorly ported, Duke Nukem Forever is wrought with myriad loading screens and lengthy load times as well as terrible controls. Looking for a first person shooter
game that fails with keyboard &mouse? Try this.
There is no sensible story here (not that I had high expectations) beyond "aliens invade, Duke go kill." I realize Duke is supposed to be an over-the-top macho badass, but he just comes across as boring and unlikeable. It's like they tried way too hard to force the player to beleive that Duke Nukem is "cool."
I'm not a long-time Duke Nukem fan, and all I expected was a decent shooter with an adequated dose of humor. I found neither here. Duke Nukem Forever tries to take itself too seriously. It's not funny and it's barely adequate as a shooter game. Most weapons feel useless, the controls are clunky, the driving segments are tedious, and there are far too many platforming sections.
Unless you really, really, really, really, really
like Duke Nukem (enough to forgive the flaws), I recommend avoiding Duke Nukem Forever.