Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, of Zero Punctuation fame, usually enjoys feasting on the shivering carcasses of mediocre games. However, for his Duke Nukem Forever review his words were colored by a genuine sadness about the state in which it was finally released.
The review’s parting words, I think, summarize the feelings of many gamers out of gum back in 1996.
“So, this is how the anticipation ends, people. First show of the long awaited comeback tour, and the singer’s hang himself on the microphone cord. But he’s trying to sing anyway, forcing on a smile and choking out lyrics inbetween grotesque spasms. And you wonder if it’s kinder to cut him down or swing on his legs to help him on his way.”