Favorite depiction of Duke?
#1 Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:45 PM
#2 Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:39 AM
#4 Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:31 AM
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.
Indeed. Douche Nukem is the worst Nukem.
#5 Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:41 AM
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.
#6 Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:10 AM
#9 Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:04 PM
Mine is probably this, actually:
I always liked the DN2 cover, but the updated version was a great, well, update!
#10 Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:10 PM
#14 Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:53 AM
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.
#15 Posted 24 February 2017 - 01:43 AM
Personally, my favorite depiction of Duke was in Zero Hour. I think that was him at the height of his character. He got to say and do a lot of things, and it wasn't all just distilled down to dick/tit/fart/poop jokes and one liners. He actually got some character for a change. That opening exchanging between Future and Present Duke is aces.
"Who the Hell are you, my evil twin?"
"No. I'm you, genius, only back in time. Now hear me..."
Perfect, too, because, while it is a pop culture reference. It's not a specific reference that will grow dated. Everyone will get the "Evil twin is a cliche" joke for a long time. Compare that to some of the really odd, specific, and already quite dated jokes made in DNF and yeah...
#16 Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:06 AM
The 2001 DNF cover Duke is my favorite Duke of all time. It's the one image that speaks everything about him; tough and cocksure. I think his smirk on that cover really adds to his character, especially when every other cover is just him making a grimace. The final DNF cover also has him smirking, but that one is more of a condescending "suck it down" smirk instead of the heroic "you can bet on me" smirk here.
Not a fan of the 2007 DNF Duke. He just looks weird with veins and all that. Kinda like a zombie, actually. I guess my mental image of him is more of a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80s; muscular but sleek.