‘Duke’ not for the faint of heart

I started playing “Duke Nukem Forever” expecting a highly action-packed shooter, heavy with sci-fi themes and killer boss fights. The game did not disappoint.

On the other hand, the game itself pushes way past the edge set by “Duke Nukem 3D” 15 years ago.

While the action stayed the same and the graphics are incredible, the game itself is somewhat juvenile, bordering on sexist.


The M rating is well justified this time with all the exposed skin everywhere, racy humor and situations. It almost deserves an X rating, in my opinion.

The women are extremely detailed for a video game that isn’t blatantly hardcore pornography, though about 10 years ago, this game could easily be considered softcore porn.

As for the near X rating, it shows through rather prominently in the hive stages, where the scenery involves wall fixtures and doors that look extremely like female genitalia and exploding pregnant women.

The world is really very destructive as well. Sometimes you have to blow up corners to destroy something without getting killed yourself.

The commentary by the staff in this game as well as the tips during the loading screens is fairly informative and funny.

All in all, the game is great — if you’re into filthy humor, explosions and flagrant nudity.

This particular game is not for the faint of heart nor the very sensitive, due to the nature of the game itself.

It’s really funny though. I usually regret buying games, especially after I beat them. This is one game that I don’t regret. I love it and I’m only three bosses in.

I have to give this game two ratings. I give it a personal rating of A, because I can handle the raciness of the content including the blatant sexism, nudity, and overly aggressive maleness of the game. If you enjoy that kind of thing, this game is for you.

For the faint of heart or those who have more delicate sensibilities, the game gets a C. The overly sexual themes might be a bit of a turnoff for some, as well as the chauvinistic turn Duke took this time around.

And remember: The only size that matters is the size of your gun.

Rating: C

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