People who defend DNF are just lazy. May i remind you that DNF was made by the same company that made Memelands 2 and fucked us over with Aliens: Colonial Marines. They did 0 work: no research of the original game, no design, no humor. "They've heard somewhere" that DN3D had strippers, one-liners and you could drink from fire hydrants to restore health, and then implemented this in the most brainless tasteless (design-less) way possible using as lesser resources as they could.
There are people who think that Doom is a brainless rail-shooter, people who think that Half-Life 2 is a pinnacle of FPS genre, and people who think that Duke Nukem 3D was just a parody of action movies of the 80's and 90s. The joke is, all those people either never played those 3 games, or played them AFTER reading or hearing somewhere all these things, just to say later that they in played it or to clear their backlog.
Duke Nukem wasn't born with DN3D, there were platforming games featuring him, and they had the theme that was carried on to DN3D: Duke kicks some alien ass, doesn't matter for what, but never for nothing. They were good games, alongside with Commander Keen. Duke Nukem 3D is also a great game, with awesome levels, good and original arsenal that no modern game can match (arsenal, not just 2 generic weapons), inventory system with interesting items that further improved levels, and cool enemies (LAPD pigs, also example of humor) with various powers (shrink ray, flying, homing kamikaze, teleporting). Duke Nukem Forever had none of this. Gearbox doesn't have talents to pull this off, this is why they've created only a bunch of minigames which are an insult to everything: design, intelligence, Duke Nukem 3D and Duke Nukem as a character.
That's right, character. Duke Nukem in DN3D never was a parody, he was a witty bro-jock womanizer. He's cool, and he says cool things. Fucking reviewers farted out that he's some kind of "parody" of heroes played by Arnie and Stallone. Bullshit. They just fart out stupid shit like this just to put something in their unneeded "reviews". Now, there's just one more thing...
Regarding DNF and The Hive, am I the only one who remembers that this shit was in Duke Nukem 3D as well?
Duke 3D had all that kind of humor in it, just limited to how it was portrayed technologically. Duke had sex, Duke could kill an assimilated women by choice, throw money at prostitutes, etc.
Also didn't Duke 3D have a hive section which had topless women too similar to DNF
Oh really? Well gee, this is not hard to test, let's compare a scene from two games:
DN3D: Duke gives money to a stripper while saying "Shake it, baby!". Stripper removes her bra and shows the boobies for 2 seconds. She does what she does for a living. All this happens in a strip club.
DNF: Duke encounters two chicks in tentacle bondage and they say that they were deflorated and impregnated by an alien creature. Duke says: "Looks like you're fucked!"
Exactly same things guys, right? I mean, you really played the both games, seen and compared the both scenes and then said "Man, DNF is just like DN3D!". Right? Because if yes, then you are simply retarded and can't distinguish between left and right. If no, then maybe you should spend more time actually researching games and the industry before seriously calling DNF "a not THAT bad game", if you really care about all this.
In Duke Nukem 3D, when an impregnated female dies Duke says: "Damn!" and "What a shame!". Because you know, he's on the quest to save them. Because you know, he cares about them, he's a bro. In DNF he says "You're fucked girls!". Great character design there, Gearbox. What's next, you'll make him throw shiYOU BASTARDS!
They forget, or conveniently ignore the fact that Duke3D was never intended to intellectually stimulate the player
Riiiight. Except for all those great levels and encounters, but they don't count because PORN THEATHEEEEER.
In Half-Life you save the humanity from aliens.
In Duke Nukem 3D you save the humanity from aliens.
One is constantly called "a game with a great plot", and the other one was just called "not intellectually stimulating". God you liberal arts students suck.
What a wall of text, hell, it even contains a comparison of a scene from both games. What a nice guy i am, i didn't simply say "I don't care about poopies and rape because i'm a big boy" (who the fuck even calls himself a big boy?) or "There should be poopies and rape because i'm a dirty liberal arts student who leeches welfare and will leech even more welfare from the state after graduation, fuck the goberment". What an awesome man i am. Just like Sam. I am.