Bulletstorm Impressions

People Can Fly and Epic show off more of their over-the-top first-person shooter.

It seems like every time we see Bulletstorm, we see a new and incredibly brutal act of violence in the game. EA, at its press conference, took the time to show off more of the whacky first-person shooter, which a representative onstage described as a “blood symphony” where the player is the conductor and the weapons are the instruments. The symphony begins with the player and a teammate inside a nondescript building. It seems as though his buddy is having some problems, but after talking with him for a bit, the main character moves outside onto a balcony with an impressive view of what appears to be a loading dock area. After a few moments of taking in the scenery, he leaps up, grabs a zip line, and swiftly moves down to lower terrain.

Once there, we got our first glimpse of an actual firefight--this time with some kind of drone who was easily dispatched with a machine gun-like weapon. After defeating the drone and experiencing a quick drop, he made his way to a building where the door was closed. Because this is Bulletstorm, he not only kicked open the door, but in the process of doing so, he also caused the door to go flying backward toward a wall where an enemy was standing. That poor guy didn’t survive the impact of the door crashing down on his body, and the blood spatter was the proof. In fact, this room seemed to serve as an early indication of the kinds of kills you can perform just by kicking people. A few times, we saw the main character kicking enemies into circuit boxes, which then electrocuted the enemies to death.

Shortly thereafter, it seemed like all hell was breaking lose as explosions littered the immediate area. We then saw our hero run to a bridge area where we got a glimpse of a few other weapons in action. One that’s of particular interest was the electrical grappling hook that pulls enemies toward you, so you can either pump him full of bullets or perform some other kind of gruesome kill. We also saw what appeared to be a grenade launcher, which will no doubt come in handy when taking on groups of enemies. Needless to say, Bulletstorm is definitely living up to that whole idea of being a “blood symphony” with its crazy action and multitude of ways for enemies to die. Be sure to check back as we’ll have more on Bulletstorm from the show floor of E3.

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ZWIASTUN
ZWIASTUN

I still play in old, but realy good Painkiller created by the PCF, which is why I am waiting for Bulletstorm. It looks really good, I wonder just how it will look on multiplayer. And why do we have to wait so long. [URL=http://empeka.pkzone.org/]Multipainkiller[/URL]

Danthegamingman
Danthegamingman

The skill shot system and the lassoing and kicking moves could really offer some crazy gameplay.

drokmore
drokmore

Love the bloodyness, should be fun to play. Sound like the environment is really going to come into play.

rexona2412
rexona2412

top 3 of E3 so far... :D (metal gear solid: rising, and perhaps crysis 2 (just because it's console :D))

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

this is the best looking Unreal 3 engine game I've seen yet, including Gears. People Can Fly took Epics own engine and upstaged them.

silverstone_911
silverstone_911

i like blood-and-gore-focused games so i'll definetely get this, it looks really fun

JAHANGIRBALOCH
JAHANGIRBALOCH

i want games like carbon can anyone suggest which racing game is the best with some drama like carbon videos and carrier like carbon

CrookedCrown
CrookedCrown

Can't wait to find out more about this game. Looks amazing so far :)

cokpolian
cokpolian

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badlalo59
badlalo59

It's not out till Feb. so you can't score it for Xmas. :(

Devvy01
Devvy01

added to my xmas list

KingDre410
KingDre410

looks like a multiplatform gears

3yeman
3yeman

Every Epic's Games Are Good ^^

bumbum1991
bumbum1991

This year is for FPS fans. 2010 rocks!

47gunner
47gunner

another awsome shooter coming out of nowhere!

QtrArt
QtrArt

i like this game :)

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Day one buy on my PS3 for sure. It should cure me of my Gears of War lust. Same art style but with ten times the color, and much better controlls. Plus it's first person. Though Gears of War and this game are useing a much enhanced version of this engine I can tell by looking at it. The lighting was fixed up big time, the AA is now in use, and the AI was not just standing there or sitting behind cover in both titles waiting for the player to flank. All major improvements. I also liked the new Lens flare effects, and the new smoke, and dust effects (Things that the older versions of UE3 sucked at doing was high detail and lingering smoke, and dust, as well as high detail mid speed explosions/fire effects. Seems they fixed it all up those were my major complaints with UE3 games poor volumetric smoke, and fire effects in every single one of them.) Now that those issues are fixed and the color is back, it looks ten times better, and way more fun to play then the first games. Gears 2 did some of it better, but these 2 titles show the new UE3 4.0 version I think it might even be useing DX10 run times now for the Xbox, that would be a vary nice enhancement for PC gamers if they did that.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Definately on my watch list. If its as good as Painkiller was then its definately worthy of my hard earned cash. : )

Sir-Chibi
Sir-Chibi

Looks like an enjoyable fps, they really made sure to make this game a total bloodbath now didn't they :D

Sub0Xeros
Sub0Xeros

hmmm, not bad!, but i have seen better

Leg3nd4ry
Leg3nd4ry

Awesome, looks really fun, can't wait :)

Cryoteck
Cryoteck

Looks like a very solid fps, but after 10 years of shooters they are all starting to look the same.

PewPewNinja
PewPewNinja

Some "Real Fun Game" are coming this winter and early next year.This game look like pure fun!

the_wolf_7
the_wolf_7

This game and Brink...Are definitely on my list

jmpenn04
jmpenn04

This reminds me of Postal, but good.

rmv3882
rmv3882

When I saw this game, (on the live feed might I add) I was also reminded of Gears and Borderlands, but I am surprised that no one mentioned Mad World.

DuncanM908
DuncanM908

Borderlands meets Gears of War? Count me in times 100.

xmisto
xmisto

Looks okay, not sure if I'll buy it though.. Still more a fan of 3rd Person shooter, doesn't give me a headache.

ShadowXStorm
ShadowXStorm

Reminds me sorta of Borderlands in a way.

gardnan
gardnan

@RealHarry If you think Bulletstorm does not look like another generic shooter, I would hate to see your idea of a generic shooter.

gpuFX16
gpuFX16

Looks pretty intense, but I was cringing at all the foul language... not because I dislike it, but I felt it was there just to be there. Also, epic kicks! (And that energy whip is totally the grapple beam from Metroid Prime 3)

lrsp
lrsp

Yeah Bulletstorm!

y0ur_grandma
y0ur_grandma

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Hairygrim
Hairygrim

This sounds like the kind of game which is going to finally include crotch-shots. From the early preview videos it looks pretty good (kicking people into cactii=epic). It's good to know that developers are finally trying out some proper variation within the fps genre.

RealHarry
RealHarry

Plus points for not being a generic shooter.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Game play aside, the voice acting seemed pretty horrid. I know they're trying to be over the top, but it's like they're combining B-movie dialog with Sega arcade shooter voices. >_