Honestly, when I heard about a game named Bulletstorm and it was being made by Epic Games, I really did not need any convincing to check this game out. It’s nice when a game sets expectations, and it meets them and surpasses them, Bulletstorm has managed to make many new additions to the crowded world of First Person Shooters. During the free demo that was released today you are given a chance to run through one map called “Collapsed Building” and check out one of the game modes called Echo.
Echo mode allows you to play through campaign levels and try to up your score on every run. The lobby reminds you of your friends scores, and gives you tips on how to chain high scores. This reminded me of Halo:Reach and the score attack mode, not the same but in the same vein. After you set up your map and weapon load out, you are thrown into one of the most creative, gory, and flat out “fun” shooters I have ever played…keep in mind the demo clocks in at about six minutes. The length of the demo is not a problem though, if anything it just shows how re playable this title will be upon launch. Every time you play through, you must find new creative “skill shots” in order to raise your score and clear the map faster.
This game is a blast and it knows it, its not afraid to be in your face about anything. Even the intro and outro videos to the demo are jam packed with cheesy action movie lines, and explosions galore. This game is a throw back to everything that started the FPS frenzy in gaming culture, it just has fun blowing sh*t up, and Bulletstorm is proud of it. Instead of crowding this game with a “deep” story of any kind, you are just encouraged to find the most creative ways of dismembering your enemies. I know reading this you must think that I am some gore junkie, its not that, its just that the game promotes and encourages some pretty crazy stuff and that’s ok. Who would have thought that an electric whip, and a slide kick would work so well in a shooter.
I will have alot more to share on this game when it launches at the end of February, but this demo definitely secured a purchase on my end, and I imagine alot of other gamers feel the same. Epic Games and People Can Fly have provided a fresh and different way to play a shooter and needs to be tried.