It seems very unlikely that anyone other then hardcore Duke Nukem fans will take much pleasure in this mess of a game and even then only for the nostalgia value of it.
It almost feels like Gearbox, the game company that obtained the rights and "finished" the game, went back threw out all 12 years of previous work and slapped together a 2-bit halo knockoff to rip off the old fanbase and ruin Duke for the new fanbase.
Featuring filler content, platforming puzzles, and crappy game mechanics this is truly a complete mess. It also crossed the very big line between dirty humor and stupid humor more times then I can count. Between the rape jokes and the shit throw (i kid you not it's really in there) it's just not worth the time to play, not to mention the load times are awful even on a high end gaming PC.
They somehow managed to make it to sexist even for Duke, even for DUKE. I didn't even know that was possible.
Another Duke Nukem game has been announced by gearbox, hopefully it will be a masterpiece that saves the franchise but after this god awful performance it's doubtful
Duke: Well after 12 fuckin years it better be good.
Gamer: It sucked
Duke: What the fuck did they do wrong?
Gamer: lean over here
Duke: ... fuck the aliens Gearbox unless you do it right this time I'm comin' for you
Then 3drealms shut down. It looked like all hope was lost...
UNTIL GEARBOX CAME IN AND SAVED THE DAY! No, seriously, for the first time in 12 years, at PAX, it was finally confirmed that the game was going to be released, and playable, in 2011. To further drive the point home, it was actually playable at PAX. After a four-hour line, of course.
ALWAYS BET ON DUKE.
Duke Nukem: Time To Kill
Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes
Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
Some good, some bad. However many gamers want the official merchandise from 3D Realms themselves, and 3DR are simply not delivering. They haven't even released a single screenshot or anything about the game since they started over on the project several years ago. One wonders what on Earth is going on at 3DR at the moment.
Roll on 8 years!
Dude, valve is taking forever with Half-life 2 : episode 3.
I've been waiting since 1997 for Duke Nukem Forever. You haven't even SEEN "taking forever"!!!