Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever and Dr Dre's Detox.
2 titles that are never coming out.
Here's a trailer for the highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever. The title says it all really. NSFW? Perhaps… but it is Friday. The game contains strong violence, sex, nudity, bad language and drug references. No surprise then that the BBFC gave it an 18 rating earlier this week. Sounds like the recipe for a thrilling …
$5 (or about two pounds fifty in your crazy English moon money) says so. Twice that amount says Duke Nukem Forever, when it does come out, is a completely quotidian and utterly uninspired piece of crap, distinguished only by showing 10% more tits than its competitors for the hotly contested "teenaged boy who won't get laid until he's thirty" demographic.
Not too long ago you could have added Guns 'n' Roses's "Chinese Democracy" to that list, but not anymore. DNF will probably turn out the same way - it'll get its release eventually, but after all the hype and anticipation it'll just be a steaming pile of disappointment.
It's already flooding with disappointment now. It looks like any other FPS from the video?
This is like being told, INDEED santa exists but he's an employee of Coca-Cola and a convicted rapist. But he exists. It was much better to just dream of a mythical figure you know didn't exist.
I can confirm that it is in fact a real thing that exists, and the demo levels were polished and bug-free, so I'm willing to believe it will be on shelves this year. That said, the gameplay was somewhat mediocre, what little I experienced of the AI was distressingly basic (run at you in a straight line while shooting upon seeing you until one of you is dead), the controls were frustrating, and the graphics were passable at best. The humor and the all the expected bombastic qualities are there, but Game of the Year it isn't.
The main twitter account associated with DNF posted no less than 4 pictures of "Dukes Throne" at (If I recall correctly) PAX East. This had a lot to do with the fact that the throne was flanked by two models dressed as school girls. The ability of this to capture the attention of people too young to buy it isn't lost on me. But still, a bit of information thrown in here and there would have been useful.