Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes
has got it goin? on in the gameplay department. You start this game with guns blazing and don?t stop too often (unless, of course, you do the Training Level first). Here?s the deal - basically, those damn aliens have killed off all the men sometime in the future. It?s up to Duke to kill the aliens, save the babes and no doubt, repopulate the earth. :) There are girls around to ?interact? with (this earns you Ego points as well), alien police pigs, various monkeys and rats to shoot, and puzzles here and there to solve. Some points in the game (and entire levels as well - I am thinking of the water level) had a very Tomb Raider
feel (no pun intended) to them, what with the jumping from ledge to ledge, but I have no problem with that. Plus, if you go exploring as I did, you?ll be rewarded with either Quest
items or extra goody items such as Duke?s Biography (my personal favorite - Lara has an entry here as well), which gives your Ego points a boost when you are low.
And the levels are HUGE in this game - and well-designed. There is so much to do and so much to explore that I found myself spending hours in front of this game, and not even noticing how the time was passing. That?s one of the signs of a good game. Now, there were a few times that I found myself at a loss as to where to go (or what to do, depending). It just didn?t jump out at me because I was so involved in the game. Just be aware of that. It certainly isn?t anywhere near linear. Again, not such a bad thing, but it can get a little bit annoying at times. Explore, explore, explore as there are many hidden goodies to find which will help you along your way.