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Duke Nukem - A Time to Kill (PS)
Duke Nukem - A Time to Kill (PS)
Date: 11/06/01, updated on 16/06/01 (28 review reads)
Duke Nukem - Time to Kill, is a third person shooter from GT Interactive, publishers of Abe's Odyssee, Hexen and other Duke titles.
The Duke has to travel back in time to save his forefathers from alien scum, or he will never see the light of day. His weapons change with the times and Duke will have to be very agile and very smart to survive his temporal journeying.
The lighting, the explosions, the scenery, the girls - in fact, most of the detail in this game is well done. The enemy AI is pretty good. They won't take you on when you out gun them, unless they outnumber you and they won't just mill around, but come after you with admirable agressiveness.
Last, but not least, Duke as a time traveller is a gas. He goes where no Duke has gone before, and he does it with all the coolness you've come to expect from your favorite macho man.
This game has turned into a Tomb Raider clone. Now evolution is ordinarily a good thing, but in this case it slows the game down and unnecessarily complicates play. Now, don't get me wrong, there are many Tomb Raiderish things that this game does well, but it does some very important things, like game control, very poorly.
Look, I never thought of him as such before, but Duke is a really stiff kind of guy. When he's moving around, sometimes he gets stuck in one position and you have to work to help him out of it. If you want to aim Duke, you can only point him in the general direction you want to shoot. Even with the help of a laser pointer you can only get just so close to your enemy's real position in the heat of battle, then you have to leave it up to your computer to fine tune the aim. Rather frustrating to someone who's used to first person shooters. This feature again imitates Laura's moves, but not well.
There's a ghost mode that's supposed to help with targeting by al
lowing you to see through Duke when he's shooting, but it's more annoying than anything. Also, I know it's a futzy, but man, the women look too good for any mere game to contain. In fact, the sexual content is a little too blatant for some ages!
I liked Duke Nukem better when it was a first person shooter. It was fast, furious and a whole lot of fun to play. This game imitates Tomb Raider to a large degree, although it is more combat oriented. The mimicry is done sometimes well, sometimes poorly. The graphics are good though, the time travel locations are a lot of fun and all in all this is a game that, once you get the hang of it, is going to appeal to a lot of Duke fans and make some new ones as well.
So get ready, cause the Duke of Nukem is back - and so is his attitude.
Just some useful cheats for you guys-
Press "Pause" from within the game, then enter the following codes:
All Weapons - L1, L2, Up, L1, L2, Down, R1, Right, R2, Left
Infinite Ammunition - Left, Right, Left, Right, Select, Left, Right, Left, Right
God Mode - L2, R1, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down, L2, R1, L1, R2, Up, Down, Up, Down
Get Everything - R1, R1, R1, R1, R1, L2, L2, L2, L2, L2