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Genre: Action & Shooter / Release Date: 2011-02-25 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      18.06.2012 19:30
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      I liked the game very much.Played it several times.The jokes still make me laugh even now.

      Bulletstorm is a first person shooter.In witch you and your friend Ishi found yourself stranded on a deserted planet fighting the general that double crossed you.
      Story:

      The story starts with you and your best friends deployed on a mission to kill a reporter :they are told he would destroy the army.Instead he has found all the dirty secrets of the general.After that you desert the army becoming hunted with a huge price on your head .Your small ship meets the best ship of the fleet with the general aboard.You ram there ship and you bought drop on the abandoned planet.Your best friend Ishi wounded while saving you .You replace a part of Ishis head and chest with robot parts and doesn't remember you and wants to kill you first.You tell him what happened.He stays with you to escape.You find a special units leash witch pulls enemy's to you.As you kill the enemy you gain points to buy upgrades and ammo...I wont tell you how the story continuous but overall its very good and has some twist and turns
      Gameplay:

      Gameplay is great.You get points when you kill enemy's.But the way you do it the highlight.There are endless possibilities to kill.You can trow the to a cactus,shot the in the nuts,or push the to a spike wall,trowing off a clip......There are few boss battles they are great but rear and every one is unique.
      The typeof gameplay is just like in call of duty with the bloody screen when close death
      Graphics:

      They are very good mostly up close they aren't that great but when you see the panorama of the
      Abandon city it impresses you.The look of guns and objects has enough to look good.
      minimum configuration:

      Operating System Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
      Processor Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2, or equivalent, running at 1.6 GHz or greater
      Memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
      HDD Space 9 GB available
      Video Card DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro 256 MB, or greater
      Soundcard DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
      Disc Drive 16X CD/DVD Drive
      Network Internet (TCP/IP) connection

      recommended

      Operating System Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7
      Processor QuadCore 2.0 GHz
      Memory (RAM) 2 GB
      HDD Space 9 GB available
      Video Card DirectX 9.0c compatible, 512MB of VRAM; NVIDIA GeForce GTX260, or ATI Radeon 4870
      Soundcard DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
      Disc Drive 16X CD/DVD Drive
      Network Broadband Internet (TCP/IP) connection


      Sound:

      I think this is excellent.I know movies blockbuster witch had a weaker sound.Explosions sounds are good looking but even better is the voice over witch is done very good.Over all one of the better parts of the game.

      Humor:

      part is some great I ma giving it a whole section.The humor is "killing".Filled with jokes witch make you pause the game and laugh so hard it hurts.But this jokes are only for grow up.It isn't really made for kids.I think anyone older then 16 while enjoyed them.

      Installation:
      The installation is very simple no programs besides C and directx 9 are needed to play.I installed the game in 7 minutes with no problems.

      Overall:
      I liked the game very much.Played it several times.The jokes still make me laugh even now.The first time there were many bugs and those bugs really kill the moment and sometime make the game to crash.But now after some patches all most all bugs are fixed

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        27.04.2011 18:42
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        An awesome game.

        From developers People Can Fly and Epic Games comes Bulletstorm, an action packed, sinfully crude and brutal game that will leave you wanting more after each play. Similar to the Gears of War Trilogy (Epic Games biggest game franchise), it has the blood, the guts and butt ugly enemies, the only difference is that it's a hell of a lot brighter, and will have you in stitches with the hilarious crude dialogue.

        Gameplay:

        Set in a few years, well the 26th century to be precise, you play the character of Grayson Hunt who is a part of a Black Ops team - Dead Echo, part of the secret army which is formed to protect the confederation of planets. Dead Echo are tricked by their commanding officer - General Sorrano, into killing innocent civilians, who they were told were drug dealers and mass murderers.

        The game fast forwards a few years to the crash landing of Graysons The game is set on the planet of Stygia where you end up after crash landing after a bit of a drinking binge which involves Grayson ramming his ship into General Sorrano's. Your goal is to get off Stygia as soon as possible, but this isn't an easy task as you come across a number of challenging enemies including Sorrano's men and some of the rather unpleasant inhabitants of Stygia. You also come across new characters, some of which you may hate, some of which you may like. I won't say why, but I personally loved the mix of characters in game.

        When coming up against enemies you have can use a mixture of weapons and combat moves such as kicking and sliding, it's a brilliant mixture if you ask me. It's something a little different than normal first person shooter games where you can only shoot. You can boot your enemies, shoot at them, slide into them causing them to fly up into the air or use your leash to grab a hold of them, pull them closer where you can either boot them back up into the air or shoot the crap out of them. In game these combos are called skill shots, and you unlock new skill shots with every new weapon you unlock.

        You unlock new weapons and upgrades by earning the skill shots which are the "currency" needed at drop kits which are scattered throughout the game. You leache onto the dropkit and it opens up a list of menus enabling you to choose new weapons or upgrade the weapons you already have. You can also check what skill shots you have completed and have a look at what you need to do in order to complete new ones, some are easy and you will do without even trying, however there are some pretty tricky ones even I haven't got yet and I've spent a while on the game. Your hard work and efforts will be rewarded as the trickier the skill shot the more points you will get get enabling you to buy more upgrades and ammo.

        The campaign is great to play through, the levels build up and fit into place nicely and the story progresses really well. It took me around 6 hours or so if I remember rightly to complete the campaign on Normal, I'm about half way through completing it on the hardest difficulty, it's certainly proving quite difficult in parts.

        Echo is a separate game mode but is still similar to the main campaign, you aren't going for the story it is just the basic objective to earn as many skill points as possible throughout the level and do it in the quickest time. The more skill shots you do and the quicker the time the more stars you will be rewarded with at the end of the level. However, it isn't the full level you will be playing it is just a section of the original level which you need to play through.

        Anarchy Mode is similar to Horde on Gears of War and Firefight on Halo ODST, you fight off hordes of ugly brutes in ever increasing levels. You have your full arsenal of weapons and your leash available through the dropkits at the start of each round, you can play anarchy online with up to 3 other players. It's a great addition to the game but does get a little repetitive after a while. You can upgrade your weapons and leash as usual through the dropkits, and each level will increase in difficulty and require you to reach a target score if you fail to do so then you will have to restart the level. You earn XP throughout each level, which will rank you up enabling you to unlock new items for your character in Anarchy mode.

        Graphics:

        Stunning colourful and bright graphics are the main feature here, although the only thing I'd have to say is the lip syncing in cut scenes is pretty terrible, I'm not sure why this is but it's quite sloppy. Everything else graphically about the game is brilliant. It's like a cross between Gears of War and Borderlands for me, bright colourful, and brutal as sin. Arms, legs and various other body parts fly all over the screen as you plough your way through numerous enemies, I personally love the over the top-ness of the graphics in these parts of the game.

        Sounds:

        Great soundtrack which I expected really from the makers of Gears of War, not as moving as Gears but still as awesome. The in game sounds fit into place nicely and sound great, the best sounds for me is the characters and the dialogue. Grayson - voiced by Steven Blum who is a pretty familar voice in the video gaming industry, fans of Call of Duty will recognise his voice acting from World at War and Black Ops as he plays the character Tank Dempsey who is one of the soldiers fighting against the Nazi Zombie horde. The humour he brought to Tank Dempsey's character in Call of Duty is brought forward and enlarged somewhat making the character of Grayson absolutely hilarious.

        Longevity:

        The campaign itself takes a few hours to complete, it's not overly tricky on the normal setting, but there are some parts that may prove slightly tricky, the best way to play it is on hard or above for a real challenge. The longevity is definitely there though, with online multiplayer in Anarchy mode, Echo's and with downloadable content already available and more on the way which extends the gameplay there is hours of play to be had on Bulletstorm.

        Downloadable Content:

        There is a fair bit of downloadable content planned for Bulletstorm, the first downloadable content pack is available already on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and I'm assuming it is also available online and the Playstation Network (when it's back up and running ha-ha!). The first DLC Pack cost me 800 Microsoft points which is probably around £6.50, the pack features new echo levels and new levels for Anarchy Mode. There is more downloadable content planned for the future, hopefully with new multiplayer game types.

        Overall:

        The game has been given a bashing from some critics and even news stations in the US because of the sexual innuendos, the brutality and the crudeness of the game. For me this has totally been blown out of proportion and I think that the crude humour and sexual innuendos is well suited to the game and makes the dialogue and relationships between the games characters unique and highly entertaining. The game is rated an 18 so I personally don't see what all the fuss is about there are games on the market a hell of a lot more crude and brutal than this.

        The only downside for me is that there is currently only one mode of online play available and that is Anarchy. If they introduced more game types like objective based games or a Team Deathmatch style game I would spend more time online.

        I'd recommend this game to geeks who love games like Gears of War and Call of Duty, or for people who like their games bloody, brutal and grim with a dash of humour. Obviously the game is a bit too violent and "naughty" for younger players, but I'm sure that a lot of parents out there still let their kids play these kind of games anyway without even looking at what the game has in it first. tut tut! ha-ha!

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          11.03.2011 04:49

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          Bulletstorm is full of action and futuristic sci-fi storyline.

          Bulletstorm (Xbox 360) is a very fast paced game that keeps you playing, even if it isn't your style of game. Through the game you will keep coming across new "monsters" to fight, and new weapons to fight them with. You are given the option to carry only three weapons with you at a time, but you are given the chance to switch out with other weapons after just about every big fight, so ammunition and weapon choice is not a big decision. There is almost never a time when you are not running and (or) shooting.

          When the game starts out it can be a little bit confusing, as your character has a flashback midway through the current explosion of your ship, but once the confusion wears off (within a second or two) you understand a big part of the game's setting. Overall Bulletstorm is one of the most action filled games in my gaming experience.

          Ratings:

          Gameplay: 9/10 Very fast paced and full of action that keeps you playing, with new things of interest every minute.

          Graphics: 7/10 Very well designed weapons and mobile crafts, blood is a little too animated, and lip syncing lacks a little effort occasionally.

          Sound Effects, voices, and Music: 7.5/10 In my opinion the sound effects and music are well placed, and fit the game well. They give dramatic effects too the action of the battle. The voices on the other hand, are a little too unrealistic for being in the middle of battle, but this is probably fault on the scriptwriter's part.

          Overall Rating: 8/10 This game was full of action and exactly my kind of game. If you are looking for a game in FPS (First Person Shooter) then this is your game.

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          07.03.2011 01:01
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          An original, fresh shooter that is an eye opener for the genre. Cue the sequel.

          Bulletstorm (Xbox 360, PS3 & PC)

          Tested and reviewed based on the Xbox 360 version
          Review by Ben Nacca
          XBL GT: Darkeyes2k7 PSN ID: Darkeyes2k11

          There is always one game each year that causes some unrest with some form of disgraceful profanity or ill-advised gameplay that gives the news companies something to do. As far as 2011 goes and I know, we are not too far into the year yet, it looks like Epic Games and People Can Fly's Bulletstorm is likely to be the catalyst for anger this year.

          Featuring a new First Person Shooter that has some serious attitude, Bulletstorm is a futuristic shooter with variety being the main objective. Kill lots of things, in different ways, to get lots of points. Simple. Add some big guns, exotic locations, reckless characters and lots of swearing, blood and gore...you have yourself a very enticing game in your hands. Furthermore, include some comedy and create a "Horde-esque" style multiplayer gameplay and you have yourself some gold dust. There has been a lot of hype about this and even from me, when I played this back in October. I can tell you, it has come a long way but has lost none of its charm which is also a bonus.

          First off, I admit that I did not believe this would have such a substantial and rich campaign, or that it would be that fun to play story-wise. The game is about skillshots and combining different techniques, making you think about how you take your kills to get the best points. That said, the story was one of the most surprising factors for me, with the story being very indulging to be a part of, even if your main character, Grayson Hunt, has some serious ego issues. This helps you see your character, so full of himself, develop into a leader for survival and the change is fantastically implemented as the story progresses.

          So, after some disagreements with some certain ethical actions your General takes, you and your team decide to go AWOL and disappear. As an ex Assassin Group, you are now, 10 years on just dangerous mercenaries. Through insane bravery or drunken fervour, you crash down on to the lush, exotic world of Stygia. On this planet, you meet all sorts of enemies ranging from the plant life to the locals to building-sized creatures, but you also have an array of weapons from pistols to miniguns so you are never short of options.

          It is a shame that towards the end of the campaign, maybe the last 3 to 4 hours becomes very stale and the ending, not going to spoil anything, but the ending is so primed for a sequel, that is almost ruins the atmosphere thinking that they possibly plan to milk this franchise as well. That said, it is a rather satisfying, in a way, conclusion and if it wasn't for the game having skillshots, it would have been very dire in the final hours indeed.

          On Stygia, you have 7 weapons to use, each with an alternate attack/ability, the fair note would be to say that there is actually 14 weapons, with each ability being so different and adding to the skillshot idea in the game, so there is plenty of opportunities to spice things up. The environment plays a huge factor with explosive barrels, spiked plants and simple cliff edges can also help you overcome any ammo issues should you have the need. Though I must say, it is always fun to give someone a kick off a cliff and then realise that hey, they will land and die at some point but I will get 50+ points for a Vertigo skillshot.

          That is the premise of the game, using the infamous "leash" that lets you whip people from behind cover into the air, activating a "slow motion" with just those victims in the air, gives you time to then shoot them or kick them into an object or make them explode through a grenade etc. The possibilities are numerous and extensive with both originality and thought that makes this game at the end of the day, fun to play.

          With some jaw dropping visual effects and plenty of epic vistas to compliment the planet of Stygia nicely, Bulletstorm is one that keeps impressing with a variety of locations and numerous enemies and character models, People Can Fly have put a lot of effort into the game to give the feeling of variety and options in the game. Lighting and some impressive cutscenes also add polish to a fantastic game.

          Voice work is done well and is impressive on an overall basis. Some of the enemies' repetition with phrases and lip syncing can be an issue but they are not huge and barely noticeable. Sometimes can be a bit distracting but it falls back into sync quiet quickly so some people will not even notice at all.

          The soundtrack is superb and offers mixtures of pace and heart racing tension to emotional melodies that complement the story brilliantly. The weapons and explosions are spot on and there is no fault in the ambience of the game either; with plenty of background noises to make the world of Stygia feel alive.

          As for multiplayer, well there is no verses mode, no team deathmatch or capturing any sort of flag, linen or meat as the multiplayer is purely co-operative of sorts. The most competitive it can get is with the leaderboards for the Echoes game mode, which is extracting part of the campaign, a level or part of one and you have to run through that, getting as much points and skillshots as possible to rack up the highest score. Soon, with practice you will be hitting very respectable scores once you get into the flow of what to look for, who to kill and how to do it.

          The other mode is Anarchy which is also spelt Horde. This game mode lets you play co-operatively with friends to wipe out enemies coming to attack you. The catch is that you have to get a certain amount of points with the enemies you have. This can prove tricky because you have to make sure you score big with the kills each time and the waves can get pretty demanding as your progress. This is definitely a blast to play and offers some life to the game but with a lack of solid multiplayer functions, the game thrives on campaign and the modes it does have, but will unfortunately be finished and sold/traded in quite shortly after exhausting the other game modes.

          Achievements-wise? Pretty funny and successful to sum it up. Some original titles, tiles and achievements that really convey the dark humour of the game to perfection and it makes it even more satisfying to aim to collect them. Ranging from standard level based achievements to all skillshots done at least once leaves this one with quite a short accomplishment time, bearing in mind you can see what skillshots you have and haven't done and out of the 130 or so, you will/should have received about 100 of those after 1 playthrough.

          Visuals
          90/100
          Fantastic visuals with some solid lighting effects and cutscenes that definitely need to be seen. Although there is a skip button, do not press it!

          Audio
          95/100
          Although the lip syncing can be as AWOL as your character was at times, generally the voice work is sublime and there is no doubting the voice actors to that extent. Soundtrack and ambience is superb and weapons and explosions are realistically recreated.

          Gameplay
          100/100
          What an idea, adding a system that you can track and aim for different ways to kill people. Whether it is shooting them in the ass or stamping on their face, Bulletstorm has attitude and lots of it. The game play is fantastic and it handles really well as a First Person Shooter so hats off here for People Can Fly and Epic Games, job well done.

          Delivery
          80/100
          Lack of multiplayer hit this game hard, well ...competitive multiplayer where you shoot each other at least. Using the leash online, although fun is impractical I know but there was room for something to be done here. Maybe in the sequel there will be some? Follow suit of Dead Space and Assassin's Creed maybe? We will see.

          Achievements
          90/100
          What a bunch and a fun lot at that. This is one that I will not mind spending time over, with plenty of imagination and some humorous names as well, this checks all the boxes.

          Summary
          91/100
          A solid shooter that is above and beyond the expectations people presumed it to be. I knew as soon as I played this back in October that this would be big, and it has done just that. If you want a light hearted, ego boosting game to give you a laugh and have some fun, that so many games forget to do, then Bulletstorm should be your first stop


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