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Favorite depiction of Duke?

User is offline   xStayMetalx 

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Which is your favorite image/depiction of Duke? Less in terms of in game models and more in terms of marketing and cover art. Personally, my favorites are out of the intro videos for Time To Kill and Land of the Babes. My least favorite would probably be the version of duke that's on the cover of Critical Mass and Manhatten Project.

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User is offline   KaijuTurtle 

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My mental image of Duke is probably either the Zero Hour cover or the 2001 DNF promo image. The critical mass rendition is inarguably the worst but aside that mess, Land of the babes CGI Duke is really ugly in my opinion. It's probably technical limitations of the period but he just seems too bulky/lumpy and cartoonish.
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User is offline   MusicallyInspired 

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DNF's cover is the worst Duke. Best is Duke3D's.
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User is online   Loke 

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I've always liked the Zero Hour depiction of Duke.

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I also like this one although I'm not sure where it's from originally. Looks like an alternative take on the Duke Nukem 3D box art.

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View PostMusicallyInspired, on 09 January 2017 - 05:11 AM, said:

DNF's cover is the worst Duke.


Indeed. Douche Nukem is the worst Nukem.
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User is offline   CruX 

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never bothered with DNF and probably never will, but I always liked the grizzled Willis-esque thing they were going for here. So much of his look consisted of these distinct 90's trends that didn't age well at all imo, but here it always felt like they'd found a way to hang onto it without it being the first thing you'd notice.

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User is offline   MusicallyInspired 

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I think the Bruce Willis look thing was a fluke. Just the way the camera, lighting, and animation (specifically with facial expressions) made Duke look in that teaser. I don't think the model itself looks anything like Willis.
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User is offline   SpooferJahk 

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Going to have to go with Loke, Zero Hour and Time to Kill era Duke was awesome, especially that cowboy outfit.
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User is offline   Tristan 

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Zero Hour, without a doubt.
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User is offline   Adekis 

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Wow, I've never played Zero Hour, so that Cowboy / longcoat look is new to me. Looks awesome, if maybe a little dated! Wish there was more of it!

Mine is probably this, actually:

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I always liked the DN2 cover, but the updated version was a great, well, update!
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User is offline   PsychoGoatee 

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Duke is always kingly, I'd say the coolest is Duke 3D like most on here would agree. Great brief cutscenes, lot of character. I agree the Time to Kill intro was very cool when I was a kid, and that look is cool (low poly CG cool for the time). He has a lot of great one liners in that game.
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User is offline   xStayMetalx 

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View Postneznam, on 18 January 2017 - 10:42 PM, said:

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User is offline   Tea Monster 

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I just love this. I so wish that we got this instead of DNF.


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User is offline   CryptKiller 

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Honestly?

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I always thought it was a missed opportunity to make Duke more like his DN2 incarnation. Dorky badass who knows which end of the gun goes boom and is famous because he saved the Earth a couple of times, but otherwise is a likeable goof, like Schwarzenegger or The Rock. I'm quite sure such depiction could also win him some more fans, because imo the whole "80's action hero" was parodied to death between Duke 3D and Forever, and DNF fixation on tits and phallic symbolism was awkward. I really liked the proposed storyline to Duke4Ever, it's that zany idiocy that Duke games miss - I mean, Proton steals California, President of USA is happy with it, and Duke only goes into action because he has a mansion on Malibu? This is not height of satire, but I'd take it anytime over any part of Forever.
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