The next game on my review list is Duke Nukem Forever for XBox 360.
Duke Nukem Forever is a first person shooter for the XBox 360, PS3, Windows, and Mac OSX. Although this game was finished by Gearbox and Piranha Games, development started in 1997 with 3D Realms and Triptych Games. Dates constantly changed, development teams were lost, and in 2001 3D Realms basically said “It will be released when it is done. Then after a long wait, Duke Nukem Forever was released on June 14th, 2011. (Final Fantasy Versus XIII better release quicker than that, or I will cry.)
About 12 years after Duke Nukem 3D, Duke has become a worldwide icon. Duke is on his way to an interview when he is informed it has been cancelled, due to coverage of the aliens that have arrived. Duke makes his way to the Duke Cave where he is contacted by the president to stay out of the whole situation. While sitting around Duke is attacked by the aliens, who also wreak havoc upon his building. As Duke is fighting his way through the building he witnesses his chicks being captured by the aliens. This sends Duke on a rampage as he battles against all kinds of aliens to put an end to them.
Duke Nukem is a famed hero for saving the Earth from aliens time and time again. Duke comes off as your typical badass man whore. Though he seems like a serious dude, he always has time to make fun of things like Mario, Halo, Gears of War, Dead Space, and even Mickey Mouse. Duke Nukem’s voice actor is Jon St. John. Jon also voices Big The Cat from the Sonic series and is the PvP announcer for Guild Wars 2.
Though the weapon arsenal is very small in this game, you can also throw many objects that are capable of killing. You can use steroids to make your melee attacks do amazing damage, drinking beer causes Duke to become resistant to damage, and you can also use Holo-Dukes to distract enemies. Your health bar in this game is Duke’s Ego, though there is nothing like health packs, you can execute enemies to fill it or simply let it recharge. Boss battles can be pretty intense, for you can only use explosives and rockets to hurt them. At the end of each battle, you can do special executions, some which are hilarious.
The controls were really simply, your average default settings for any first person shooter. Triggers for shooting and grenades. Joysticks for movement and aiming. Directional pad lets you choose between beer, duke vision, holo-duke, and steroids.
Duke Nukem Forever had terrible reviews, people thought it was garbage. Eurogamer - 3/10, IGN - 5.5/10, and Gamespot - 3/10. I loved this game. There was so much action, the jokes always made me laugh, Duke in general was just a badass, you also had a chance to drive a massive monster truck and a remote control car. This game was extremely fun and hilarious. The only thing I did not like was that there were too many sluts. I am giving Duke Nukem Forever an 8/10.
Here is a photo of me and Duke at EB Games. xD