I’ve never been a huge fan of the Duke Nukem franchise, but certainly not because it is a bad game. To be honest, I’ve just never really taken the time to sit down and play it. Borderlands, on the other hand, just so happens to be one of my favorite games of all time, and being the collector that I am, I jumped on a recent Amazon.com deal to snag a copy of the Game of the Year Edition ridiculously cheap. Packed in with the GOTY Edition of Borderlands was a code to access the Duke Nukem Forever demo… if and whenever that ever saw the light of day. Well folks, that day has arrived and this morning upon logging into the access page, I was pretty excited to see my download code sitting waiting for me.
Gearbox did a fantastic job with Borderlands, and that alone made me pre-order Duke Nukem Forever on principle. I recognize just why people have been so excited for the release of this game for many number of years, and I am really excited for all of those people that this day, and more specifically, the June 14th release date is upon us. Below you will find some video of the Duke Nukem Forever demo. The file is 1.53 GB of total awesomeness and I can confirm that this game will, in fact, completely rule.
The demo is about 30 minutes long and came be played on one of three difficulties: Piece Of Cake (Easy), Let’s Rock (Normal) and Come Get Some (Hard). When I initially started, I thought they were three different levels y0u could play, but I’m not going to lie, I would have started off on easy anyway, especially since I was recording. You’ll get over it. The game itself is going to rule, as you can see. I think Gearbox did a great job showing off just about everything there is to do in the game, from running around the locker room flinging poo, driving Duke’s monster truck to using about every gun in the game. Some of those guns include a shrink ray, that does exactly what the name implies and shrinks enemies, an RPG, the ripper, which is a heavy machine gun, the M1911, which is a classic, a shotgun and a sniper rifle. Most of the enemies I battled were dual wielding M1911′s.
Enjoy the videos. Duke Nukem Forever hits stores 6/14/11!