Duke Nukem Forever Needs Less Duke writes, "Part of the issue with DNF’s mediocrity is technical, and could possibly be addressed to some degree with future patches...

The other part, unfortunately, cannot be changed because the problem resides in Duke. The problem IS Duke."

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Pozzle2575d ago (Edited 2575d ago )

"Duke's negative rejection from gamers around the world is the reason why movie stars like Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger aren’t top-billing movie stars anymore, nobody is willing to accept the same type of character over and over again."

Um... they aren't top billing actors any more because they're now too old to be playing fast, tough action heroes. And let's face it, action heroes might be a little different nowadays, but they certainly aren't deeper or more complex characters.

Though I will agree with the author that Duke Nukem Forever needed more parody/satire in it. In the older games, Duke was portrayed as a parody of 80s and 90s action heroes. We liked Duke, but we also liked to laugh at him. But Forever seemed to miss that point. Yes, Duke was macho and over-the-top in Forever, but it was hard to tell if the makers wanted us to laugh at Duke or with Duke (it seemed to be the latter). And tbh, that was a big part of the problem. I think a lot of people could have looked past some (only some) of the games faults if the humor and characterization was better/funnier.

IMO the game should have played on the parody aspect. Duke is a 80's style action hero in a 21st century world...The makers could have done something really good with that. It would have been funnier if the game acknowledged that and emphasized how much times have changed yet Duke himself hasn't.

bustercube2575d ago

Duke is ancient, but there can be something compelling about that. Unfortunately instead of giving us a deeper look into a man out of his prime, and his time(attitude about women, etc) we just go one big dick and tits joke...