20 years ago a shooter appeared on the PC, which became part of the history of the gaming industry, and for many – the best childhood memory. Then many for the passage memorized cheats and codes, although now on a high level of complexity the shooter is not so simple.
Even on the eve of 2017, when we are pampered with high-tech militants, this game is still interesting and enjoyable to play. Especially, in the updated version, which was released specially in honor of the second round anniversary of the project. The review will be brief, because the gameplay of Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour remained unchanged.
Remaster is not like everyone else
2015 and 2016 were the start of a new era – the era of remasters. The famous developers get their masterpieces from the dusty shelves, update the engine, round off the corners, add effects, improve the sanctification, change the textures to the same, but higher resolution, and then sell it to us for the price of the AAA game. Fortunately, this did not happen with your favorite classics of the genre shooter. The creators of Duke Nukem ask for an updated version of the small money, leaving virtually untouched graphics.
Features of the anniversary edition
The new weapon is the Ashbringer;
high-quality re-recorded voice of Duke in the performance of actor John St. John with new phrases;
the source code of the original game;
the engine from 2.5D is reworked into full-fledged 3D;
continuation of the plot in the new fifth episode;
new music for another chapter.
Back into battle
The last two points should be mentioned separately and consider them in more detail. Duke fans can be calm – episode 5 is as stunning as the previous four. Why? The answer is simple – it was created by the authors of the original game: Allen Blum III and Richard “Levelord” Gray. These legendary people have tried to glory, so the new chapter will have to taste all gamers, and maybe even like more original levels.
Again we are waiting for crowds of various enemies, interesting locations with secrets, searching for keys to advance and a classic set of weapons to which the Incinerator is added. Now aliens can literally fry.
And all this for the dynamic music of composer Lee Jackson, who wrote the soundtrack to the original game. The creators of the jubilee edition did not mock the classics, but simply made an excellent gift to fans of Duke Nukem 3D.
Immediately persuade your friends to download the good old Duke, to pass once again an excellent shooter in a cooperative mode or to fight in multiplayer.