Duke Nukem is a relic of bygone days when action was simple, no one knew who Michael Bay, and Jean Claude van Damme was for sophisticated entertainment. And forever is like a '80s action film: an outrageous story, half-naked women, shallow characters and a coated central character that could hardly be cool. Measured by today's standards can actually fall through Duke Nukem Forever almost only - especially in a technical sense.
Duke Nukem Forever is after 14 years of development, finally finished - and the adventure is around the blond alien Mauler true to its roots: all-out action, cool macho posturing, creative game ideas, and scantily clad women - everything that makes a real Duke mind is there. Surprisingly, although we would have bet that no one can come across anywhere near as cool as the original English spokesman for the Duke, John St. John, it gave us the German vote, which should recognize many as those of Bruce Willis, taught but one better . The localization, to a few rather funny than annoying gaffe is surprisingly well done. However, the surround mix of the German version is next to go: Some of the Teutonic macho drivel you can hardly hear the Duke, because it goes under the carpet of sound. Conveniently, the game is multilingual.
We are dealing here with not only a hero of the old school, and everything else pleasantly reminiscent of bygone day’s shooter. Part of this "antique" concept, for example, that you leave a room filled with enemies in the area can usually only if you kill all enemies, previously blocked a locked door or a similar way - just as in the beginnings of the genre. Also notice that you get here and there on a passage, for you need a "break" that you need only look in the adjoining areas. Also a popular, albeit almost forgotten element of the game again. Duke Nukem Forever itself can sometimes be a pretty tough nut to crack. Especially when you have some problems in one or the other puzzles, bosses, or vehicle-section, no problem. There you can also different tactics against bosses or solutions for all puzzles in Duke Nukem Forever to find out.