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Duke Nukem Forever

by cKnoor

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Original Thread: Duke Nukem Forever

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Introduction



Hey everyone, let's play some Duke Nukem Forever and be really pissed about how awful it was once we're done!

Duke Nukem Forever was supposed to be the sequel to 3DRealms pretty decent FPS Duke Nukem 3D, it started development in 1996 pretty much right after Duke Nukem 3D was released. Then nothing happened.

After some years we got some sweet screenshots. Then nothing happened.

Some more years went by and at this point pretty much everyone considered Duke Nukem Forever vapourware. Then nothing happened.

Then all of a sudden and to everyone's surprise 3DRealms went bust and Gearbox Software bought the right to Duke Nukem Forever.

Then shit happened really fast.
Less than a year later, on June 10th 2011, Duke Nukem Forever was released to really mixed reviews and this is the game I'll be playing.
(The story is really way more involved, but I don't want to bore everyone to death before even the first video.)

Duke Nukem 3D was the first FPS I really liked, sure Quake was way better in multiplayer but Duke3D map design and general tongue in cheek humour suited 15 year old me much better, and it had strippers which Quake didn't have. So I played Duke3D a lot. I still like it and even though some parts have no aged well, there's still a pretty good core gameplay in there somewhere. Which is why I still play it from time to time. I've LPed most of it, officially I've got one official addon pack left but that addon is Nuclear Winter and it's awful so I won't play it ever again. My point with this rambling intro is that I've played a lot of Duke3D and I know more about Duke Nukem then I perhaps care to admit, and it's with this background I've set about to make a Duke Nukem Forever LP.

This is a Blind LP

I am under no illusions that this is a good game, and while I might not find it awful I had sever doubt that I'd make it through a second time. (A this point I'm about halfway through the game, the second half might be awesome!) However I didn't want to run around aimlessly or miss a fancy new feature so I enlisted Blister as my guide through this whole mess. He's played the game all the way through so in theory he should be able to tell me where to go and what to do if I get lost. In theory.

Multiplayer
Duke Nukem Forever has multiplayer, and from the tiny bit I played before I started recording the Single Player campaign it's not very good. I'd still like to show it off though, so there will probably be some multiplayer later on. Me and Blister talked about it and we don't think we can trick any of our usual buddies into buying the game so we might need some help from the thread. We'll post more info about it when we get to that point, so just hold on to your horses and don't fill the thread with comments about wanting to join or not wanting to join just yet.

Thread conduct
Please don't spoil anything, the story isn't great but this is a blind LP and I'd rather be able to react with actual outrage rather than pretend outrage at what's coming up later on in the game. Please only discuss what's been in the videos so far.

I know the Duke Nukem Forever thread in Games imploded in some fashion, I didn't read it mostly due to not wanting any spoilers, and it would be nice if this thread here didn't implode. So once again keep comments to what's been in the video so far. I have no intention to defend the game, but I reckon it's going to be easier for everyone if we just shit on it one map at a time.

In essence, don't be idiots/jerks/assholes/trolls. I'd love for there to be game discussion, but please don't white knight or black knight the game. It's a game, you can't hurt it's feelings and while you might like it others might think it's shit, no one cares either way. On the other side of that coin let's keep the discussion about Duke Nukem and the game and not the world at large. This is a let's play after all.


Session 1 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 1 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 1 #03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 1 #04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 1 #05 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 2 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
fancy graphics by The Man with a Hat
Session 2 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
fancy graphics by The Man with a Hat
Session 2 #03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
fancy graphics once again by The Man with a Hat
Session 2 #04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 2 #05 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
Session 3 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by A Perfect Twist
Session 3 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
Session 3 #03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 3 #04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
Session 4 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Wizard of Oz
Session 4 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
Session 4 #03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by A Perfect Twist
Session 4 #04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

MP Session 1 #1 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

by The Man with the Hat
Session 4 #05 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The man with the Hat, as always
Session 5 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the hat
Session 5 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

Session 5 #03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The man with the hat
Session 5 #04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The man with the hat
Session 6 #01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by Magnetic North
Session 6 #02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
Session 6 #03 - End Credits (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)


by The Man with the Hat
The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #1 - 01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)
by The Man with the Hat
The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #1 - 02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #1 - 03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #1 - 04 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #1 - 05 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #2 - 01 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #2 - 02 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)

The Doctor Who Cloned Me - Session #2 - 03 (Baldurdash | Youtube HD | Download)



Some times Duke's adventures spawn stuff that's awesome and not shitty. These are those stories.


by gnome7


by GentlemanFist


by an_mutt, this helps for reference


By Grimbo





You should check out Niggurath's on-going Duke Nukem Megathread.
It's pretty sweet, most of the games are meh, but Niggurath is a nice dude and he makes some entertaining videos. Also the fact that I don't have to play most of the game feels just great.

My own much older Duke Nukem 3D LPs can be found on the LPArchive.

Duke Nukem 3D Plutonium Pak, which would be episode 1 to 4.
Duke Caribbean and Duke it out in DC, are the two addons that are actually worth a damn, everything else is shit.
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