Duke Nukem Forever had to come out. Duke is too good of a character for his main title to languish in development hell forever, and it’s likely if a different, new Duke title had been announced from scratch and released that it wouldn’t have gathered nearly as much attention even if it was a far superior experience. Duke Nukem Forever is solidly aimed at the fans who waited over a decade for Duke’s return, and in that sense it delivers what we all should have expected. It’s not a game that’s likely to woo new fans into the franchise. After this many years, it really couldn’t have been anything else.