Anyone excited for BulletStorm?

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#1 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

So everything I've read and seen of bulletstorm have me really really excited for the release of this game.  It seems like it will have a very old-school feeling to it (away from realism and towards absolute insanity)  The 'space marine' aspect could come across as played out but I'm thinking that this game is in the comic vein of Borderlands, with Unreal Esque styled graphics.  
Borderlands had a bit of a slow burn on me.  Some of that was the art style.  But this game has me really excited.  The whole creative killing feels like a throw back to the days of Solidier of Fortune and Insane Unreal weapons and of course the games that were the inspiration for Unreal.  Makes me happy.
I also get a bit of a Far Cry 1 vibe looking at the structures and pathing.  Which makes me  happy.

#2 Posted by AjayRaz (12504 posts) -


#3 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@AjayRaz:  Good.  I was seeing what I felt were alot of oh-ho-hum posts on the videos and such.  And thought to myself- but I'm fucking itching to play this game and see/hear it on my TV and control the craziness.  And then I thought the world must be insane.  Glad I'm not the only one.
#4 Posted by Cubic (171 posts) -

It looks amazing. I pretty much stopped playing shooters once the genre got to the point where I was dreading every encounter, not because they were hard but because they were boring. This looks like the game to solve that.

#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

sure why not

#6 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2741 posts) -

Not really.

#7 Posted by AjayRaz (12504 posts) -
@mfpantst: it looks way over the top and it could be really stupid fun. exactly how i feel about Just Cause 2
#8 Posted by phantomzxro (1590 posts) -

yeah can't say i'm excited but that is just me, the game looks like a mix of borderlands and gear of war. I love me some borderlands but did not care for gears, this game is just not doing it for me i don't know why. Maybe it is a bit of shooter overkill now that there is a ton of them coming out. 
#9 Posted by Warfare (1645 posts) -

No the dialogue makes me cringe.

#10 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -
@AjayRaz:  Now that's interesting, I was not very into Just Cause 2.  Part of that is that when I play 3rd person shooters I feel as if the character models are all about half the size to what my eyes are expecting (as opposed to most FPS's where scale feels proper)  So Just Cause 2 gave me this feeling like I was playing with toy soilders and it wasn't very fun.  Also the non-goriness got to me.  That's part of  how I feel Bulletstorm is going in the right direction.
#11 Posted by Dalai (7113 posts) -

Anything to shake up the shooter genre is fine in my book. I'm keeping an eye on it.

#12 Posted by M_33 (527 posts) -

Definetly digging the 'arcade shooter' feel to it so yeah, I'm hyped.

#13 Posted by Chokobo (1228 posts) -


#14 Posted by MeierTheRed (4949 posts) -

Nope, i don't recall on what podcast, but they people who played it at TGS said it was kind of a one trick pony. Meaning the combo stuff you do pretty much boils down to, pull up in the air, reel in, kick, shoot. Rinse and repeat.

#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -


#16 Posted by Soapy86 (2631 posts) -

Not so much.

#17 Posted by Nardak (641 posts) -

I am not sure of how varied the kill combos are that you can make in bulletstorm. I hope that the game has also a decent story and not just the ability to kill enemies in a variety of ways.

#18 Posted by Alcamin (151 posts) -

I'm more curious than excited really. It looks like it has some interesting features, but so far, I haven't seen anything that's knocked my socks off. Cliffy B knows his way around games though, so it should be worth a look, if nothing else. It's going to be one of those "wait and see" titles for me.

#19 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

I dunno, the game kind of almost scares the dick off me :S

#20 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Eff yeah I am.

#21 Posted by rybrad (128 posts) -

It is one of the few shooters I have been excited about in awhile.

#22 Posted by killer_meatballs (485 posts) -

Very excited about this game.  When I first heard about it,  I was, but then I heard more about it and saw some gameplay. 
It's definitely an over-the-top game, and doesn't take itself too seriously.   I like that. 
Curious about the multiplayer. I wonder if players will go for the creative kills, or just go for the normal kills.

#23 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

It looks like People Can Fly cribbed as much as they could from Serious Sam and Painkiller (which of course they made) and then mixed it with a combo system and added AI escorts.  The art style is very bland though.  I can't say I'm overly excited.

#24 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

It's by far my #1 most anticipated game.  It's going to be amazing.

#25 Posted by Meltac (2011 posts) -

Oh god yes! It looks ridicolously awesome, and so over the top. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

#26 Posted by Djeffers03 (2544 posts) -

Looks pretty fun to me but I wouldn't want to buy it full price, I predict it to be a pretty short game and I can see it getting a 3/5 or 4/5 from GB.

#27 Posted by Downsize (133 posts) -

Pre-ordered my copy.

#28 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (722 posts) -

I don't know enough about the game to say one way or another. I'm interested in learning more once it comes out though. 

#29 Posted by Fjordson (2441 posts) -

Really excited. I love that Steve Blum is voicing the main character, and visually it looks gorgeous.
A lot of the lukewarm response to all of the material released thus far on the game has come from pretentious "games are art!" douche bags. I think this will turn out to be pretty damn fun.

#30 Posted by CornBREDX (6301 posts) -

Ya, I've been excited for it since hearing about it. This game is going to get a lot of crap from the "cooler" (meaning people who aren't me and critique and nit pick stuff will probably boot stomp this game- I'm guessing) internet crowds of the internet, but in my book it looks like insane, pointless vulgarity and gore, mindless fun. I cant wait, honestly. Not everything needs to be a serious, realistic romp, and I think sometimes its cool to let loose and play something insane. I hope to get that from Bulletstorm.

#31 Posted by onyxghost (326 posts) -

Not at all... which is sad. It looked great and it's from epic, so, I was on board. Then they opened their mouths and a ton of tude fell out. Yeah, welcome to motherfuck town. Uuuuuuuuuuuuugh...No. I don't care how brash and fun your characters are. Get out of my face with that shit.

#32 Posted by Grelik (163 posts) -

Most of the variety in the kills seem to be highly situational to me, and otherwise most of the game play seems like rope the dude, fling into the air and shoot or kick.

I'm also not really a fan of the"lol we're hardcore cause we swear"approach to marketing. Though I do hope that I'm pleasantly surprised.

#33 Posted by OldManLight (916 posts) -

it depends on what day you ask me, somedays i'm like "hell yeah it looks hilarious!" and other days i'm thinking "who the fuck are they trying to make this game appeal to?"  "Dick tits"? really??

#34 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3491 posts) -

Looks like silly fun^^

#35 Posted by mordukai (7228 posts) -

I have it pre ordered. It better not boil down to a 5-6 hour single play. 

#36 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -

Yep, it looks fun.

#37 Posted by Redbullet685 (6116 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
#38 Posted by Th3dz (332 posts) -


#39 Posted by l4wd0g (2052 posts) -

Yes, but there are sooo many "AAA" shooters coming out in the first quarter of 2011. Bulletstorm has a lot to prove.

#40 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

As far as I'm concerned this game is the sequel to "Unreal 2" which is what I've wanted from Epic since Unreal 2.

#41 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1177 posts) -

Well the dude calls me a di*k*it and says this s*it ain't gonna pre order itself. Naturally, I had to oblige.

#42 Posted by Pezen (1705 posts) -

If it didn't have co-op, I probably would have passed. But as something to play with someone, it looks quite hilarious.

#43 Posted by natetodamax (19231 posts) -

No. The marketing for it has really turned me off.

#44 Posted by Binman88 (3693 posts) -

Nah not really. Then again I don't think it's aimed at someone like me. There seems to be a specific mass audience being targeted with their advertising, for example, and I'm not part of that audience.

#45 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -

It knows that we know that it knows its trash. As I've said before I'm fine with games cynical about their narratives, because more of them should be honest about how crappy their writing is, especially shooters, so the marketing campaign hasn't affected me one way or the other. The mechanics are the only thing that matters here: if it offers great and interesting new combat mechanics with coop, then I will buy this game without reservation. Also, afaik these guys made Painkiller, which is great, so that gives me some hope.

#46 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Not especially excited, but I'll keep my eye on it.

#47 Posted by dudeglove (8689 posts) -

I'm not too wild on the 90s-MTV online promo vid, but it looks like it could be one of those so-amazingly-dumb-but-fun titles. Trailers look bright n'colourful, and the gameplay looks wild. Like Gerstmann said, too many headshots nowadays. I approve.

#48 Posted by Jeffsekai (7060 posts) -

You bet your dick I am.

#49 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

I absolutely loved Painkiller and it's save to say that I'm a People Can Fly fan. I still play it to this day (A 2004 game!). But...     
@natetodamax said:

"No. The marketing for it has really turned me off. "

PK had oodles of atmosphere. You were this one-man army against a horde of demons in a (mostly) gloomy setting (Cemetery, Catacombs, Asylum etc.). That's totally gone in this game. 
All this asinine 'bad assery' is not what I've been waiting for. Sure, I'll pick it up and play, but I have my doubts I'm going to enjoy it as much as PK.  

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