A Mod That Tries To Save Duke Nukem

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Poor Duke. Once an A-list star of the FPS world, his long absence during the hellish development of Duke Nukem Forever - and the even more hellish end result of that - has tarnished his name.

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As regretful as his latest title was, though, there are many who still harbour a soft spot for the man he used to be. And the engine his games used to run on.

And so we have Duke Nukem Forever 2013, a project that recreates much of the experience of DNF, only now it's in the old engine from Duke Nukem 3D.

It's amazing what a visual downgrade and a switch from creepy polygons to serviceable bitmap characters can do for a game.

Duke Nukem Forever 2013 [ModDB, via PC Gamer]

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Duke Nukem Forever 2013 Trailer - Mod DB

DISCUSSION

mercatfatdeux

How long is it going to be before we can reflect on Duke Nukem Forever as an actual game instead of tainting it with its development history? Without using it as a punchline that paints it as being a 1/10 game?

Like, seriously, it's average at worst from a purely objective look at its gameplay and level design compared to others in the genre. Nothing special, definitely disappointing for Duke Nukem fans, whatever. But good gravy is it ever not a game that merits comparison to actually 1/10 awful games.