I had previously played Duke Nukem a few weeks ago, and contray to popular opinion, I didn't enjoy my time playing, I personally put that down to not having any emotional attachment to the series. But saying that, here I am, having just finished Duke Nukem 2 (with the help of a FAQ guide), and I enjoyed it very much.
I will get the bad points out of the way first; yes I know this is a straight port from a DOS game, but I think it would of been even better if the controller would of worked with it. You can configure a controller, however it gets stuck in a loop of just pressing down a direction constantly, so I had to play with the clunky keyboard controlls, which took some time to get used to.
The good points are what I would expect to see in any side scrolling shooter, lots of bad guys and lots of different weapons to kill them with. I liked that the game is very unforgiving, if you die, you basically start the whole level all over again, and boy did I find that out the hardway.
This time we get a sound track as well! The catchy 8 bit tune soon gets stuck in your head as you are wandering around. Sound effects remind you of playing in the arcade. Very nicely done. A full play through took me just about five hours.
I really enjoyed my time on Duke Nukem 2, hoping this will carry onto the next one I play.