Who else bought Bulletstorm just for the Gears beta?

Posted by Duke_Lion (221 posts) -

So I went out and spent 60 bucks just to get into the Gears 3 beta...  I was mildly interested in Bulletstorm but was torn between it and Killzone 3 so I decided to just not get either and continue playing Starcraft II.  But when I found out that exclusive shit would be awarded to players in the beta I just had to go out and get it so that I am gaurenteed access to the gears beta!  I also got my moneys worth sense Best Buy has a deal where if you buy the epic edition you get the Gears of War triple pack for 5 bucks. 
 
Bulletstorm looks like an alright enough game and I love how over the top it looks.  I just don't care much for the repetitive just better your own personal score gameplay.  But if I decide to open it before April maybe I will be impressed.  Anyone else pick up the game mainly for the Gears beta?

#1 Posted by Duke_Lion (221 posts) -

So I went out and spent 60 bucks just to get into the Gears 3 beta...  I was mildly interested in Bulletstorm but was torn between it and Killzone 3 so I decided to just not get either and continue playing Starcraft II.  But when I found out that exclusive shit would be awarded to players in the beta I just had to go out and get it so that I am gaurenteed access to the gears beta!  I also got my moneys worth sense Best Buy has a deal where if you buy the epic edition you get the Gears of War triple pack for 5 bucks. 
 
Bulletstorm looks like an alright enough game and I love how over the top it looks.  I just don't care much for the repetitive just better your own personal score gameplay.  But if I decide to open it before April maybe I will be impressed.  Anyone else pick up the game mainly for the Gears beta?

#2 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

Nah don't think i will.  Gears 3 beta doesn't interest me either.  I usually only play Gears games for the single player campaign.

#3 Posted by CornBREDX (5105 posts) -

I did not. I don't think I'll even be playing the Gears Demo (its not a beta, it's a demo that pretends to be a beta).
 
I am interested in Gears 3, but i can wait til it comes out. That  being said I bought Bulletstorm to play Bulletstorm and I'm having a blast with it.
=)

#4 Posted by l4wd0g (1935 posts) -

I bought it because I loved the Pain Killer games. Now with more dicktits

#5 Posted by stafax (283 posts) -

Judging by your spending habbits, you're probably going to pick up the special edition of Gears 3, which will probably cost $120 or more.  Considering you spent $60 on this game just for Gears 3 beta access, which will only last about a month, you already made up your mind that you want to buy Gears 3.  You spent $60 for what's essentially a demo of a game that you already know you're going to buy.  So you're going to spend $180 on just Gears 3 (beta + special edition).  Think about that for a second and let it settle on your mind.  It's your money, you can do whatever you want with it, but is it really worth that much for one game?

#6 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

I bought it because it looks fun. I may not even play the beta when it starts.

#7 Posted by SuperSambo (2860 posts) -
@stafax
Judging by your spending habbits, you're probably going to pick up the special edition of Gears 3, which will probably cost $120 or more.  Considering you spent $60 on this game just for Gears 3 beta access, which will only last about a month, you already made up your mind that you want to buy Gears 3.  You spent $60 for what's essentially a demo of a game that you already know you're going to buy.  So you're going to spend $180 on just Gears 3 (beta + special edition).  Think about that for a second and let it settle on your mind.  It's your money, you can do whatever you want with it, but is it really worth that much for one game?
Yes.
#8 Posted by Duke_Lion (221 posts) -
@stafax said:
" Judging by your spending habbits, you're probably going to pick up the special edition of Gears 3, which will probably cost $120 or more.  Considering you spent $60 on this game just for Gears 3 beta access, which will only last about a month, you already made up your mind that you want to buy Gears 3.  You spent $60 for what's essentially a demo of a game that you already know you're going to buy.  So you're going to spend $180 on just Gears 3 (beta + special edition).  Think about that for a second and let it settle on your mind.  It's your money, you can do whatever you want with it, but is it really worth that much for one game? "
It honestly depends on whats in the collectors edition.  Most CE's are full of crap while some come with really neat stuff. We will just have to see.
#9 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

I got the best deal ever, a friend without broadband internet bought bulletstorm and said he would let me borrow it and use his beta code during the gears beta!

#10 Posted by onyxghost (306 posts) -

Yeah, totally just did that. The game itself is growing on me. It's better than crackdown was for Halo.

#11 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I bought a game to play the actual game - crazy, I know!

#12 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

I'm tempted. Bulletstorm seems pretty great anyway. Hell, I bought Crackdown for the Halo 3 beta and that ended up being one of my favorite 360 games.

#13 Posted by ESREVER (2682 posts) -

No way man. Gears does not have a fun competitive multiplayer. Horde was great fun, but anything other than that was worthless. 
I play Gears for the campaign/co-op. 
 
It also doesn't help that I have 0 interest in getting Bulletstorm. I'm watching a LP of it, and I'm so glad I didn't fall for all that hype and marketing.

#14 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

It was 50/50 for me. I really wanted the Gears 3 beta but after playing the demo for bulletstorm, I was definitely sold. And it didn't hurt that I had promo credit on amazon. :P

#15 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Not worth it imo. 
#16 Posted by stafax (283 posts) -
@Duke_Lion said:
" @stafax said:
" Judging by your spending habbits, you're probably going to pick up the special edition of Gears 3, which will probably cost $120 or more.  Considering you spent $60 on this game just for Gears 3 beta access, which will only last about a month, you already made up your mind that you want to buy Gears 3.  You spent $60 for what's essentially a demo of a game that you already know you're going to buy.  So you're going to spend $180 on just Gears 3 (beta + special edition).  Think about that for a second and let it settle on your mind.  It's your money, you can do whatever you want with it, but is it really worth that much for one game? "
It honestly depends on whats in the collectors edition.  Most CE's are full of crap while some come with really neat stuff. We will just have to see. "
Either way, even if you decide to get the standard edition, you spent $120 for Gears 3 and access to playing a demo for a month before it comes out.  That was my point that I was trying to get at.
#17 Posted by crzyhomer (26 posts) -

Bulletstorm stands on its own merits.  It's a fun and unique game experience.  The story is decent enough, but I had fun playing the moderate length campaign.  Of course its set up for a sequel, we'll see what happens with that.  I think, like Halo, the beta codes get people to cast their attention to a game that might otherwise not get as much attention on its own.  How many people thought Crackdown 1 (not 2) was actually a great game?  Personally I never would have noticed it if not for the Halo Beta inclusion.
 
Bulletstorm... a solid game.  As the OP said, $5 for the Gears triple pack was a nice bonus at Best Buy.

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