Friday, June 17, 2011

Dayummm; Can You Say Long Overdue...

Gameplay - 7/10
Storyline - 8/10
Graphics - 7/10
Game Score : 22/30

It's here, it's finally frigging here. I as well as many other gamers have been waiting for this game since before we actually first saw a womans breast in real life. Duke Nukem Forever is an action first-person shooter video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360that was developed by 3D Realms and finished by Gearbox Software. It is a sequel to the 1996 game Duke Nukem 3D, as part of the long-running Duke Nukem video game series. Intended to be groundbreaking at first, Duke Nukem Forever became infamous in the video game industry and its name became synonymous with vaporware due to its severely-protracted development schedule; the game had been in development since 1996.

Duke Nukem Forever is an action-oriented First Person Shooter. Players take control of Nukem as they navigate through a series of levels which take place on Earth and beyond. The game allows players to interact with various in-game objects, including urinals, water coolers and whiteboards which allow players to draw their own images. Instead of the health system featured in previous Duke Nukem games in which health would be depleted when Nukem was injured and would only increase upon finding a health pack, Duke Nukem Forever employs a system involving an 'ego bar'. The ego bar depletes when Nukem is attacked, once it is fully depleted, Nukem is susceptible to damage, if the player avoids further damage the ego bar is restored, as is Nukem's health.

All in all I am greatly pleased and satisfied at this game that after 15 years finally gets released to the public and I know i'm not the only one. Just ask Bill Stiernberg, a 27-year-old attorney who had pre-ordered his copy of the game back in 2001 and had held on to his pre-order receipt all those years in the hopes of finally getting the game he had wanted so badly. Well he got it and so much more despite all the negative reviews Duke Nukem Forever has garnered from the video game industry. What many reviewers seem to complain about the most is the lack of graphical power and unimaginative game-play that Duke Nukem Forever brings to the table. However I disagree with most the negative reviews because the game is exactly what it was meant to be albeit many years past its prime; it is fun, crass, violent and everything we have gotten to know and love about Duke Nukem over the years. Not to mention the PC version of the game experiences minimal issues in the graphics department compared to its console counterparts. From the random one liners to the objectification of women it all rings true for our hero Duke Nukem. It's not meant to be a breathtakingly new gaming experience in this day and age or meant to be compared to other FPS games like Crysis or COD; just take the game at face value for the fun it is and enjoy the nostalgia if your a fan and if not enjoy it for the new(technically old) experience. Hell just to prove a point I gave my girlfriend to play and she had a blast regardless what all the nay sayers have to say about the game, had to end up basically prying her away from the game so I could get back the computer to write this blog...


June 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM

your girlfriend is gonna have your head when she see that comment. the game is good killing those alien scumbags feels great. and boosting my ego but this game should come out.

June 19, 2011 at 4:07 PM

probably but she gonna have to catch me first to have my head so i think ill be ok

June 20, 2011 at 10:09 PM

poll on Do You Think They Should Have Released Duke Nukem Forever Or Made It More Modern A Game? ended with 4 votes for "finally releasing it"

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