After what seems like an eternity Duke Nukem Forever is finally close to release. But do we really need it?
What a terrible question. Yes, we do. We need more fun non-serious games to lighten the mood in a pretty dull, stale and uncreative genre. Duke Nukem has always been a series that on one hand is completely ludicrous, and so bad that it's just awesome, or solid shooters that are decent solid titles by their own rights. These games always have me grinning from beginning to end. His male chauvinism, his machismo, adolescent, cheesy and sexist nature and one liners make it impossible to miss out on. It will also serve as a nice throwback to the 90's where games weren't so diplomatic and full of complete tossers and petty arguing like it is now. Duke Nukem is what gaming needs to be reminded of the whole purpose of the medium - to have FUN. The only other series to have really done this to me recently is Saints Row. Not perfect titles, but so damn fun and full of things to do, it's hard not to like.
Exactly. Too many games try to hard to be serious and 'affect the gamer emotionally' etc. They usually end up with a mediocre story that's more laughable than anything. Gears of War 2 comes to mind. If Epic had just skipped out on the horrible manuscript and narrative, which doesn't at all fit in with what's going on around you, and just let the events speak more for themselves it would have been a much more immersive experience. I hope Gears 3 has a much 'flatter' story that revolves around having big guns and sawing aliens in half. That way I can take it for what it is. Couldn't agree more with what you wrote about having FUN. Some devs seem to forget that in the end that's what's keeps us playing the games. Whenever it stops being fun in some shape or form we put the game down.
Looking forward to it damn much. May is heaven this year, The Witcher 2 and then this
Do we really need this kind of opinion-stupid question article in N4g?
Hit seeking website.
@ThatEnglishDude exacly and most games that are actually more fun to play usually have average scores because the media just want tecnichal achivements instead by just wanting a fun experience.
YES!! (would be better is if Bruce Campbell voiced it though)
A disagree? No love for the Campbell..... bummer
Haven't we already answered this question a couple of times now? Yes,yes we do. ;)
Hail to the king baby
Do we need you?
More than ever
A better question would be. Do we really need another Call of Duty clone? I am glad some games are built to just be fun. No message. No moral. Just mindless fun!
cant go one article without some one bringing up cod ¬¬
This article sucked, but I did chuckle when the author mentioned how Duke gave him a "nostalgic tug," so I guess it wasn't completely worthless.
What a terrible timing to ask the question now. It would have made sense to ask it shortly after the release of DN3D, but after waiting so long for this game with anticipation - this is the wrong question at the wrong time.
Don't tell this to Take Two. 14 years worth of time and money, and now people are questioning if we really need it.
to the writer of this stupid post ''my boot , your face , the perfect couple'' Duke Nukem
Nope. It's coming from Gearbox now so it's going to suck anyways.
Gearbox are awesome. Made some decent Half Life mods, the Brothers in Arms series as well as Borderlands.
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