I was having a little bit of a break last week, so didn’t know what game Peter had selected for WeView. However, Bulletstorm is a good pick from him, a game that’s well worthy of some attention. In an FPS market that seems almost entirely saturated by the modern military setting, the generally ridiculous nature of Bulletstorm provides some much needed variety and contrast.
To say that a few of you picked up on what sets Bulletstorm apart from its FPS brethren would be somewhat of an understatement, it was core to what many of you had to say about the game. For example Dan pointed out that “It’s immature, loud, offensive, and just what I needed for a change of pace after the last few games I had played”, which pretty much sums up everything you need to know about the title.
However, whilst Dan may have put it as concisely as possibly, this effort from ElDave0 simply couldn’t be overlooked. He sums it up nicely but… well just for yourself:
Without generalising too much, modern day FPS’ are boring and repetitive. Bulletstorm on the otherhand takes most of the conventions that make FPS’ so dreadful and dropkicks them into a nearby cactus while spouting numerous F-bombs and controlling a giant robotic dinosaur.
If any comment on the game is worthy of inclusion I think that’s certainly it.
Whilst the game’s general insanity was worth of praise from many, there were some who found a few of the elements a little jarring. For example our very own Tuffcub wasn’t too happy about the game’s dialogue, which he termed “clunking” and noted that “Every other funking word starts with eff. Needed a decent script editor.” From what I remember of the game it certainly did have a few problems with the dialogue, and could probably have been toned down a little without losing too much of the effect.
Finally, a brief word on the graphics. I haven’t touched on these yet, and really it seems that Mickey2010 has it sewn up pretty nicely. I mean how could you need more than “it looks brilliant not so much the graphics but the colours it’s like an orgasm for you eyes!” An orgasm for your eyes? Wonderful
So with those views of the game explored, lets take a look at the overall community verdict. There were fourteen of you who decided to share your thoughts about the game and attach a rating, and the verdict was pretty one sided. With just one of you saying that other gamers should Avoid It, the resounding voice of the community confirms that you should Buy It. There you have it, Bulletstorm is certainly worth a look. When I get a moment I’ll make sure it goes from my “pile” and into the drive.