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Duke Nukem Forever Demo

Several readers who are members of the "first access club" have let us know that the demo for Duke Nukem Forever is now available on Steam for those who have preordered Gearbox's first-person shooter sequel or who own the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition. Apparently the Xbox LIVE version of the demo is also now available.

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56. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Demo Jun 3, 2011, 17:40 Wookiestick
I really wanted this to be awesome.
Instead it was, at best, mediocre with a couple of style over substance moments.
Level of interaction was above average, but nothing to write home about.
The graphics are slighly dated, but I can forgive it. I knew before this came out it wasn't going to be cutting edge.
The pigs cops were fast moving but kind of bland. Duke one liners kind of made up for it.
The cave vermin were just small, annoying, and uninspiring. I hate to draw comparisons but it was kind of like robot frogs from Daikatana. Luckily they were only a small part of a small demo.
Weapons are ok. Monster squishing with shrink ray was just missing something solid about it. Lack of crunch and lack of gratification. Shotgun, sniper rifle, ripper machine gun are pretty much pulled from Duke3d-- totally late 90s FPS feel.
Design is oddly early 2000s shooter style with a few modern implements such as the Halo/CoD style ego health. I know some people are hating on this but honestly I don't wanna waste gameplay time hunting down health packs. 2 weapons at a time seemed kinda silly given the game's retro design but I can dig it.
At the end of the demo I really felt a pang of "that's it?". There were moments early on in the demo where I felt some nostaglia but the second half my interest totally dipped.
I am hoping the full game offers a broader design from the small fork sized bite I just ate. Maybe these were just the peas, and the meat is to come. I hope.
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