Duke Nukem Forever – PC Game
So this is what we’ve beenfor, it seems: a tedious and unattractive sci-fi shooter that would quickly hit the bargain bin if it weren’t called Forever. Duke may be an icon, but he’s just going through the motions in this stitched-together collection of poorly paced levels, which do the unimaginable: they make Duke boring. Some see the cigar-chomping as a misogynist pig; others see a clever and ironic take on macho cliches. Neither crowd is likely to get worked up over Duke’s actions here. Sure, he spouts the occasional sexist quip. He receives a lap dance from a topless stripper, smacks monsters in the crotch to humiliate them, and has no problem using words beginning with the letter “f.” But there’s nothing sexy, provocative, or sly about his portrayal in this long-awaited sequel. In Duke Nukem Forever, there is little joy, little excitement, and little fun. That is, unless your idea of fun is to catch an occasional glimpse of digital nipples while you jump and drive around, and only occasionally shoot a few brain-dead aliens.
Duke Nukem Forever is a treatise on what happens when random ideas are slapped together without regard for how they fit with one another. You might spend only three or four minutes on one level, doing nothing but walking and jumping a bit, before reaching the next. Other sections drag on interminably, and there are frequent stretches in which nothing is happening. The game slows to a crawl constantly. Take, for example, a series of levels in which you drive Duke’s four-wheeler. In these sequences, you drive over aliens and use ramps to jump across chasms. You see a lot of the same brown canyons andin these sections, and on scripted occasions, stalls and you have to get out and search for . It’s nice that you get the chance to shoot some aliens amid all this bland driving. But this structure repeats itself three times in a row. just goes on and on, and then on some more. And just when you think you’re going to get the chance to do something different, you get in your monster truck and drive up more ramps.