Apparently there is a rape scene in Duke Nukem Forever, I assume it's on the alien ship/base/whatever, probably more towards the end of the game. To give some perspective, here is a quote from a review I was reading, and for the sake of discussion, the quote will remain anonymous (to avoid a derailing):
One level in particular takes place in an alien nest where Earth's women are being inseminated by giant penises. The women writhe and moan in a fairly humiliating fashion, and they regularly sob with no small amount of implied misery. In essence, the women look like they're getting raped. In fact, they are. That's the big joke of the level. The aliens are raping the women to create babies. Now, I'm a fan of offensive humor, but the "joke" in this level is so morbidly presented, so dark and downright unsettling, that I simply do not know if Gearbox intends for us to laugh or to throw up. I certainly found I was in danger of doing the latter over the former.By the time Duke Nukem finally makes a "You're fucked," joke, which he makes in front of two girls who are about to die in the process of getting sexually assaulted, Duke does not come across as cool, witty or likable in the least. He comes across as a vile, callous, thoroughly detestable psychopath.It's not impossible to make an alien rape joke amusing if you're clever enough, but the fact that nobody making this game actually bothered to try is what really concerns me. According to Gearbox, seeing women tortured was funny enough. According to common sense, it really, really wasn't.
I presented the entire rundown, and not just snippets as I wanted people to read the entire entry with context.
This was my fear with Duke Nukem Forever at some point. I understand Duke's brand of humor, but I don't remember rape jokes being cool. To give things a slight perspective, in Duke Nukem 3D, when you would shoot a girl who's stuck in a pod, it would spawn three or four aliens telling you, "hey guess what? That's not cool. Don't do that again." The pods were just where the girls were being held, like a prison cell.
Here, it just sounds tasteless and morbid, and I might skip out on DNF because making fun of rape in any fashion, or at least in such a morbid way as it seems, is downright offensive.
For those of you who have played through the game, what did you think when you saw this? Was it relatively harmless, or was it tasteless?