I truly enjoy First-Person Shooters. To the average person, they look the same. But to me, each one has something different than the other in terms of the plot, game engines, physics engines, weapons and multiplayer features just to name a few characteristics.
So far, there have been a few good standout titles released in the past 12 months.
Bulletstorm - Over the top gameplay that rewards you on how you take out an enemy. Call of Duty: Black Ops - Great story with excellent multiplayer with zombies! Crysis 2 - Excellent graphics with a great campaign.
I was hoping that Duke Nukem Forever would be a great title since it's finally released. But, I was disappointed. After playing Duke Nukem Forever, it feels that a lot of things have been lost in translation after being in development for 14 years.
Graphics are busted for the majority of the time. Textures are very grainy and muddy and the enemy design isn't much better. I have seen budget titles look better than this.
The gameplay is pretty linear without much variety. It's pretty much point A to point B.
The AI could have used some tweaking as well. As this was big in the 1990's, circle strafing works pretty well here. Did I mention that a good amount of your enemies are serious bullet sponges?
So far, that's all I can muster. The reviews of the game have been abysmal at best.
Metacritic - Duke Nukem Forever Reviews
You would think that waiting 14 years for the game to be released would mean a lot of fun and looking good while doing it. But, with multiple developers working on the game and getting canned and lawsuits issued left and right, Duke Nukem Forever is a game of the past and it isn't worth my $60.
I would recommend getting Bulletstorm if you want action, language that would make your grandmother cringe, and body parts blowing up like confetti and it's actually fun!
Release Date: 6/14/2011 MSRP: $59.99 Platforms: PS3, XBOX 360 & PC