I don’t have any nostalgia for the golden age of first-person shooters. I’ve never played Duke Nukem 3D, never played DooM.
My fascination with the Duke came from Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, a beautiful but heinously underrated 2D side-scrolling platformer-shooter-puzzler in a lavish 3D environment (i.e. how modern Sonic should have been all along).
This should let me appreciate DN:F as the game that it is, rather than having some bizarre and impossible expectations that could never be lived up to.
As usual, I will be comparing this game to Deus Ex and Unreal Tournament, so get your shot glasses ready.