Excerpt: Bulletstorm is a big-armed, bigger-brained contradiction. On one hand, it’s about a band of hulking space pirates who can’t go two sentences without shouting some (admittedly hilarious) variation on a certain male organ. The game is juvenile and ridiculous, so it only makes sense that it’d have game mechanics to match, right? Wrong. Behind Bulletstorm’s barrel-chested bravado is a quiet brilliance—a reinvention of the FPS genre as we know it.
Pros: Surprisingly brainy skillshot system; crass-but-hilarious sense of humor.
Cons: Scripted level design limits skillshot system; short length; little replayability.
Excerpt: Bulletstorm is: a bromantic comedy starring two meat-heads and a chick with huge norks; a lesson in creative swearing and vulgarity; an interactive compendium of interesting things you can do with a gun; a middle-finger to the current customs and conventions of the FPS genre; and a shout out to its peers: "Hey! Assmaggots! Why you all gotta be so serious !?" And they are.
Conclusion: Si la démo ne nous aura pas appris grand chose quant à l'histoire du jeu, le background des personnages ou les différents environnements disponibles, elle nous aura donné en revanche un bon aperçu du gameplay. En plus de ce niveau offert, Epic Games vous livre une vidéo qui vous permettra d'aller un peu plus loin et de voir tout ce dont est capable le jeu, tout ce qu'il a à vous proposer, tant en terme de mises en scène que de présence de boss.
Conclusion: Flies style orgy of guns and grotesque. Gray is equal parts suave and slob… ok… 98% slob and 2% suave and he talks pretty much like any member of the Marines that I’ve ever been around which is to say unfiltered and damn hilarious. Gray’s one goal in life is to even the score against his former boss, the reprehensible General Sarrano – and considering how Sarrano was one of the people behind screwing up Stygia, Gray’s anger seems appropriately directed.
Conclusion: Though the campaign is somewhat short, the skill shot system lends itself to a lot of replayability and I’m already itching to try it out on a harder difficulty. There’s also the arcade-style Echoes mode which leaderboard fanatics will likely become obsessed with, as well as the thoroughly enjoyable multiplayer. It’s a pretty good value.
Pros: Slaughter the gangs of the planet Stygia with a collection of powerful weapons, and be rewarded for your creativity with silly awards like “Assplosion” and “Topless.”
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I’m not entirely sure how I feel about Bulletstorm. I was present at the game’s unveil at E3 last year, when the legendary Cliff Bleszinski took to the stage to unveil his latest creation. Amidst the cheers and whooping of the testosterone-driven crowd, I managed to grab a glimpse of a game that showed bullets spraying everywhere, bodies flying through the air, and no shortage of gore.
Excerpt: By now you've probably heard a lot about what Bulletstorm is supposed to be. You know the swearing, the violence, how Fox News says it's going to cause a rise in rape; all that stuff. Scrap ‘em. Throw out all of your preconceived notions of just what you expect from Epic and People Can Fly's shooter.