iPad App Video Review: Duke Nukem 3D SE

Nov 8, 2010
Games

The original Duke Nukem set the world of shooters ablaze with its over-the-top main character and dirty toilet humor. Still regarded as one of the best shooters in its day, the game has already made its debut on the iPhone and now to the iPad as Duke Nukem 3D SE. But let me tell you, […]

The original Duke Nukem set the world of shooters ablaze with its over-the-top main character and dirty toilet humor. Still regarded as one of the best shooters in its day, the game has already made its debut on the iPhone and now to the iPad as Duke Nukem 3D SE. But let me tell you, it’s bittersweet at best.

The game is known for its no-holds-barred take on shooters and alien invasions, offering a crass look into the life of a hero who just doesn’t give a monkey’s uncle. Pair that with some over-the-top weaponry and stick it onto the best mobile gaming platform out there right now and you have gold right? Wrong.

Anyone who has played Prey Invasion will know why this game fails hardcore. The controls are ridiculous. The game offers to customize the controls in a way that you don’t see many offer, but it is still a broken system to begin with. The virtual joysticks make it nearly impossible to control the character and contribute to many frustrated moments. This is sad because such a great game deserves to be played.

Overall, this review was a painful one for me because this game was so much fun to play on the PC. The game is still the classic experience that it was all those years ago, but with the way it is set up currently, all the jokes found later in the game won’t be experienced because we’ll be too busy playing Wolfenstein 3D with decent controls.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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