Duke Nukem Forever Hands-On

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Duke Nukem Forever Hands-On

Down and dirty with the Duke in Sin City.

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Great preview, thank you for sharing. I've been waiting for this game my entire adult life - Duke Nukem 3D came out when I was in high school. Not long now!

If only they'd do the same for Blood...

Cheers

Colin

I'd still hit it.

As much as I've been one to use it as the vaporware trope of our time, I'm looking forward to seeing what the final product has in story... finally.

Seems to be shaping up rather well. We will see what happens when the game actually comes out later this year (I still can't believe I am saying that). Looks like it could resurrect the Duke Nukem franchise if it does well.

Ego meter.

That just screams pure win.

Pure win. Duke nukem forever.

Im still baffled.

I wonder if they didn't add some kind of last-minute nod to Yahtzee's "review" of the game last year...

Perhaps a line added to the effect of "What is this, making ravioli on the moon? How the hell did that happen?"

Also: Nice, Gearbox, acknowledging Duke's book from Duke Nukem 2, "Why I'm So Great". Nice.

That sounds awesome. It's utterly ridiculous, and has some interesting ideas. Ego meter would suit the mood of the game so well.

awesomeClaw:
Ego meter.

That just screams pure win.

Pure win. Duke nukem forever.

Im still baffled.

Ninja'd^

I like the sound of these nymphomaniac twins....

I'm looking forward to this.

As long as don't expect too much from it, I'm sure it will be worth the price.

Besides, The Duke is awesome!

fenrizz:
As long as don't expect too much from it, I'm sure it will be worth the price.

This is the point where I think it might fall apart for some people. Gearbox and 2K are firm in their belief that this game is not competing with Call of Duty, but I'm not sure the market sees it the same way. 12 years of anticipation is a lot to overcome.

Ha, since this game has been taking soooo incredibly long, I feel like it's one of those games where have to "put our views on this game in perspective" I hope not, but it's probably going to be that way. Even then, I'm still excited about this game. I mean, it looks different from all the other shooters, and I remember someone once saying that they hope it kills the generic first person shooter trend. Well, if it does, it's probably going to create a new one. It use to be like "let's be like Halo" to "let's be like CoD" Even if it doesn't, it'd be nice just for one gasp of fresh air if this game is really all it's cracked up to be.

That ego meter thing sounds hilarious. Imagine that - instead of healing up using a medkit, you admire your body in a mirror. Ha! ^^

My god... this game might actually be pretty good. The apocalypse has begun...

I've never played the Duke games, but I've been able to admire the style and humour. Since I have no investment into the franchise, it's just a wait-and-see approach but those little parts of interactivity are what I love in other FPSs like THE DARKNESS, HALF LIFE 2, PREY, and DEUS EX.

I am SO getting this.
This and KZ3 are the only two shooters this year needs

maantren:
If only they'd do the same for Blood...

THIS, Goddammit!!!

Steve Butts:

This is the point where I think it might fall apart for some people. Gearbox and 2K are firm in their belief that this game is not competing with Call of Duty, but I'm not sure the market sees it the same way. 12 years of anticipation is a lot to overcome.

Your own post just pointed out the main reason why this wouldn't be so. To those not in the know about this game, they'll just think its an over-the-top Serious Sam-type shooter (which is ironic considering that SS is the clone of Duke.) To those who do know about the 12-year wait, they'll also know that this isn't Call of Duty and was never meant to be.

Also, I have to say that the "Ego meter" beats the hell out of kicking over hydrants and breaking urinals to drink from, which is usually what I ended up doing to "top up."

I only read some of the first page because I didn't want it to spoil anything, but I am definitely getting this game.

Optimystic:
Your own post just pointed out the main reason why this wouldn't be so. To those not in the know about this game, they'll just think its an over-the-top Serious Sam-type shooter

I doubt that. If they don't know about Duke Nukem, then they probably don't know about Serious Same either. They'll probably just think it is some immature shooter game that sucks because it isn't Call of Duty realistic. And if I see one person say it's a Halo clone because the enemies are aliens, I'm going to hunt them down.

Been mostly meh about this due to excessive hype for what was an okay FPS propped up by goofiness.

That said, the ego shield got a grin out of me. Full credit for cleverness there, Gearbox.

Finding myself less and less skeptical about this but still reserving judgement till I have and actual copy in my PS3 and a controller in my hand to play it with.
Looking forward to mini-Duke in and RC car, though.

They had me at "Ego Meter." Game looks friggin' awesome!

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and Im all out of gum.

This game sounds like it will be a riot. Looking forward to it.

nooooooo my moneyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy its been stolen by awesomeness

I just hope this isnt like most of 2k's pc games that tend to have the pc portion as an afterthought, Im looking at you borderlands with your shitty connection that took forever to get fixed and your crappy menu interface that someone ignores the mouse wheel

Steve Butts:

fenrizz:
As long as don't expect too much from it, I'm sure it will be worth the price.

This is the point where I think it might fall apart for some people. Gearbox and 2K are firm in their belief that this game is not competing with Call of Duty, but I'm not sure the market sees it the same way. 12 years of anticipation is a lot to overcome.

Depends what you mean by compete. If you mean compete as in: Become then ext fps-multiplayer phenomenon? Probably not. If you mean compete as in: sell as well? Probably not, but a lot more likely at least :P

I'm looking forward to it just to see Duke again. He is the Bruce Campbell of video-games. I have a man-crush on both of them.

This is appropriate.

As awesome as the game looks, and it's definitely a first-day buy for me, I'm worried about how the mainstream audience will take it. Some previews I've seen have attacked the game for "Noticeably dated" graphics, or in IGN's (I know, I know) case, say that the game has completely ignored every innovation of every FPS ever made since the conception of DNF. What? Even though one of THE biggest fusses over the game was the switch to regenerating health and a 2-weapon system? The very DEFINITION of "Modern Day FPS" features?

What I'm worried is that most people will be stupid like IGN, basically. Berating the game for not being like Call of Duty or Halo even though that is the entire point of the game. DNF is about taking the FPS of the now and turning it up to Eleven. But it seems dumbasses like IGN only see a broken speaker because it isn't the exact same thing that they've gotten used to.

Fangobra:
My god... this game might actually be pretty good. The apocalypse has begun...

I'll put a stop to that.

*Removes Duke Nukem Forever*
*Inserts HL2E3*

There we go. We can continue to avert the apocalypse for now.

Edit:It's on my short list.

vrbtny:
Ninja'd^

I like the sound of these nymphomaniac twins....

I think they're the ones at the end of this live demo (around the 8:25 mark):

Let. It. Happen!

The pure wave of nostalgia and the fresh wind of what's really good for the shooter genre is definitely Duke Nukem.

One of the coolest touches in the game is the Ego meter. Rather than having an actual physical shield like most of today's heroes, Duke is protected by the sheer force of his masculine self-image

This game element alone sells it for me. Not that I needed any more reason!

I am still on board from the moment I saw that epic trailer. Invaders Must die, Indeed.

I did not care for Duke Nukem as a kid, mostly because I did not have jewels yet (That's Family Jewels, not Some kind of Ruby Jewels), but now I'm really excited. I'm getting a PS3 and this will be my first big spend. At least I hope it's a great spend, anyway.

All my money on Duke, please.

I wonder how will the Zero Punctuation episode for this one will be called... Zero Punctuation: Duke Nukem Forever, The REAL Edition?

Hail to the mother fucking king baby.

Iv been waiting since 3D for this game and by god I cant wait to kick ass and chew buble gum but im all outa gum

Ego Meter now that is pure win and made me laugh xD

fenrizz:
I'm looking forward to this.

As long as don't expect too much from it, I'm sure it will be worth the price.

Besides, The Duke is awesome!

go into this game only expecting fun the only way Duke Nukem can provide it, through one-liners from the 90's and hyper-masculinity.

what I am waiting for is what is waiting for us in Multiplayer.

This game defines the word "camp". I love it. I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm looking forward to this.

I think this will fill a video game void that has been getting larger and larger. The ultra realism vs the ultra fantasy. This fits nicely in the middle with over the top everything.

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