I thoroughly enjoyed the game. Yeah, I bet you didn’t expect that. Hail to the King, baby! This game is great. It had everything in it, that made Duke Nukem 3D so iconic. It had guns, blood and gore, boobs and the classic dialogue that you expect from the Duke.
For a game that was in development for 12 years, you can’t blame them for taking some shots at themselves. Near the beginning of the game, Duke is sitting on his couch playing a Duke Nukem game when one of his girls asks him how he likes it. He says, “after 12 damn years it better be good.” That’s great! I love it when developers can take shots at themselves within a game.
The story line is epic. The President is trying to make peace with the aliens, never a good idea, when they start their assault. Said President then blames the assault on Duke Nukem and tells him to stay away. That’s not really Duke’s style, he’s more “come get some” so he just goes about his business which happens to be kicking ass and taking names.
They added a few more puzzles than I remember being in Duke Nukem 3D, but they didn’t really take away from all of the blood and gore, shoot’em up killing that made Duke famous in the first place.
After having beaten the game, I can tell you, I know exactly why this game didn’t get great reviews, but that’s for next time. For now, I’ll leave you with this…
Hail to the Duke, baby!