I remember first reading about Duke Nukem Forever in EGM magazine back in 1997. That feels like it was a lifetime ago for me. While this game was going through development hell, I hit puberty, graduated college on two separate occasions and have worked six different jobs before settling into a stable position in the digital advertising industry. It’s crazy to me to think that 14 years later, this game has officially gone gold and is supposedly coming out in a matter of days.
I’m about as excited for Duke Nukem Forever now as I was 14 years ago, which is to say I’m not excited at all. However, I do have a morbid curiosity about the game, considering its storied history and the fact that it’s based on game design that pre-dates Halo 1. After all of this time, it can’t be good…right? Maybe Gearbox, the makers of Borderlands (which I love) and the team finishing up Duke Nukem Forever, will surprise me on this. At this point though, I’m not holding my breath.
Are you excited for Duke Nukem: Forever? Are you picking it up? Do you think that it’ll be any good after all of the turmoil it’s gone through? Speak your mind in the comments!