The A.V. Club: Duke Nukem Forever was never going to be Chinese Democracy. That isn’t to say it couldn’t have been a decent release after a decade of delays; the problem is that Duke creator 3D Realms was never as talented or interesting as Guns N’ Roses. Duke Nukem 3D was not Appetite For Destruction. At best, it was Limp Bizkit’s Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$, a crude product of its time that was novel—Duke’s level of interactivity was roughly as forward-thinking as rap-rock—and more popular than it should have been.