Dan Curtis of Gamergaia writes: Ah, nostalgia. Such a wonderful thing. Described in the dictionary as ‘a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time’, the term is often used by those of the older gaming generation when referring to classics of the past. Such examples of nostalgia talk being thrown around include the often used “Remember when Sonic was actually good?” and, more recently, “whatever happened to that Duke Nukem fella?”
Well, Duke may have disappeared off our radars for an extremely long time – in fact it was easily long enough to grow a pretty lengthy, impressive and exceptionally whispy beard – but this year Duke returned to our gaming world and, as a result, was almost universally panned by critics around the globe.