Excerpt: It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since I saw for my very eyes, Cliffy B, briefly announce Bulletstorm at an EA event with a presentation of the game following. Most of us there didn’t know what to think. We knew that this was a great looking game, we knew that it looked a lot of fun but what really made us speechless was how People Can Fly and Epic were injecting new life into the FPS genre.
Gory and profane sci-fi shooter definitely not for kids.
Common Sense Media
19 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Bulletstorm is an extremely violent video game featuring gratuitous amounts of carnage. The core gameplay mechanic of this first-person shooter is a "skillshot" system that challenges players to be creative in his or her kills. For example, you can use your whip to pull an enemy toward you, kick him up into the air, and finish him off with a headshot. Bonus points are awarded for these moves.
Excerpt: My favorite part of E3 every year isn't the new games coming out, but finding overlooked gems. Every year, I discover one or two ignored games, which, seemingly, are the most influential to future releases. Two years ago, the game on every developers lip's was The Club , a score-based shooter. After the show, I gave it a try and was instantly hooked. It plugged back into the faster pacing found in older shooters, like Quake , which you don't see all that often.
Excerpt: It’s official, FPSs have taken over the world. With their quick reward schemes, feel good accomplishments, and the knowledge that you’re simply better than others (or maybe worse), it’s no wonder but they are becoming a tad stale. A standardized formula is continually being used because it works, and it is always appreciated when someone comes in to mess things up. This is exactly what Bulletstorm intends. In terms of story, it’s that old space cliché.
Excerpt: La démo nous avait livré un aperçu, mais un léger aperçu de ce que le jeu a au final à proposer. Après avoir parcouru le titre, il nous apparaît clairement que nous n'avions pas eu droit au meilleur résumé du jeu qui soit. Ayant mis l'accent sur le côté "bourrin" de ce FPS, la démo avait mis de côté un scénario, un background et quelques autres détails révélant Bulletstorm.
Summary: It might seem reasonable to object to " Bulletstorm " on some moral level. Not the reactionary ignorant dissent that warbles against all violence in entertainment, but reasonable bias against the game’s unabashed bad language and seeming flippacy towards gruesome death.
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.