I’m not going to mince words. Trying to play through this game was painful. In fact, it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had with a first person shooter. It looks, sounds, and plays like a bargain bin title from 2002. It comes across half-assed at best. The dialogue is terrible, the level design is horrendous, and the animations are an absolute joke.
In short, Duke Nukem Forever sucks. Hard. It’s so bad, in fact, that I canceled my pre-order a few minutes after finishing the demo, which I also promptly deleted. The word “disappointed” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Twelve years of waiting for a game that turns out to be only slightly better than an amateurish mod? Come on, Gearbox.