The game that was meant to be. As the 2001 trailer showed us. Released. Check download sections, ladies!
A long time anticipated modification, which has fulfilled the expectations. The amount of new features and the good old spirit of the game at the same time give this brilliant work 10 of 10. What is also important, the community feedback keeps the mod alive which fact certainly brings optimism. It was also good and nostalgic to see obviously familiar NAM and Blood concepts which have been carefully put to the game with a proper pixel art treatment.
Now on to some notes I made while playing, probably kinda subjective, but I would still like to feature them in this review [s]no one would read anyway[/s].
- The boss sprite is new, which is definitely an advantage over all other Duke mods, but its exterior looks damn familiar (Mancubus from Doom + Octabrain from Duke). I wish the boss had a little bit more graphics of its own, but who cares. This mod is awesome nevertheless.
- EDF soldiers seem pretty inactive, while I doubt it was not possible to code them to be shooting aliens for a little. Even in NAM there were soldiers who could shoot if ordered to, at least in multiplayer.
- The pig monster created from the Shrinking dude looks too much like a shrinking dude, but I guess it's a feature. In fact, it also looks really thrilling and gruesome, but 2 shotgun shots is enough for it to calm down while I expected at least 5.
- And yeah - too less levels! WE WANT ******' MORE!
Thanks for blah blah blah attention.
This mod is fantastic it keeps Duke Nukem in its root while still adding new features such as the fantastic bike. The new levels are great and you can see scenes based from the betas. If you disliked Duke Nukem Forever, but like other Duke games you must play this it will redeem Duke for sure. It is amazing.