Bulletstorm (Xbox 360) Review.
This is a game that I had been looking forward to for months! I had first seen a bunch of Skillshot Trailers which intrigued me, this was going to be a game compared to no other, it was different to all other shooters and yet going to be so fun! At least thats what I thought, after having pre-ordered the Epic Edition months in advance so that I got the Gears of War 3 Beta, it arrived, I started playing it as soon as it came through the post, what can I say about this game? well here it is..
The games graphics are brilliant, even close up everything looks greatly detailed, the world (Stygia) is vibrant with lots of colours, its also HUGE! that is you can see lots of surrounding area in the horizon, this game had lots of different scenery to offer, underground, in buildings, in spaceships, outside, deserts and full foliage areas, that was one thing that made this seem like it was going to be great but yet, it still seemed lacking in diversity of landscape, even with all these different types, most of it (to me anyways) looked very similiar.
Graphics rating 7/10
The voice acting in this game is very well done but some people (including myself) noticed that Epic re-used some of the voices from their other games and just thrown them into this which i found a bit disappointing, not much but still worth mentioning, the way the characters talk is amazing, its how everybody wishes that their hero would talk, they all swear, curse and shout at each other, its great! there are some really amusing lines in this game (Usually coming from either Grayson or Sarrano).
Voice Rating 8/10
Storyline! now this game, for me, has a compelling storyline! it is filled with anger, passion and determination, I thoroughly enjoyed playing through this and listening to every part about the story, it was fascinating! This game has one of the best storylines in a game that I have every played, it kept me hooked the whole way through and there were several twists which I wasn’t expecting, in short I loved it!
Storyline rating 10/10
The weapons in this game were quite fun to use, especially the sniper as it let you control the bullet! this made it quite fun although what I did hate was that every time you shot at somebody they always tried to dodge it and usually succeeded, this annoyed me to no end so i gave up on using the sniper but other weapons such as the Bouncer and the Penetrator are so fun to use, especially the penetrator, it is one of if not the best weapon i have used in an FPS game. The weapons were quite diverse and each weapon had an alternate fire mode which was really interesting, it wasn’t your traditional grenade launcher or something it was wayyy more powerful and entertaining, these gave the weapons much more longevity.
Weapon rating 8/10
Now the A.I. in this game are sort of impressive, they actually work! unlike most A.I. in FPS games, your teammates will try to help you and they actually can kill the enemies! The enemies are very good at hiding and dodging although one bad point is that alot of the time you will have a couple of enemies just walking towards you not even shooting at you, just waiting to be shot but otherwise the A.I.
A.I rating 7/10
The multiplayer in this game consists of one thing: Anarchy, now this is a gametype that has waves of enemies coming to kill you and you have to do your best to get as much points as you can, this sounds ok BUT you HAVE to get a certain amount of points before you can progress to the next wave and if you dont you have to start the wave all over again, which can get frustrating. The online servers do not have a good connection at all so you constantly have BAD CONNECTION in the middle of your screen which is really annoying, the online in this game is abysmal.
multiplayer rating 3/10
Skillshots! now these little beauties are what made this game what it is! Kill with Skill! thats what was said about this game, you have to kill with skill, now some people may believe this but I myself don’t, this is due to the fact that after doing a load of skillshots you just seem to keep repeating them for one or two missions then finally unlock another set, it can get very repetitive and boring, which it did for me. There are 135ish skillshots so I have to admit it sounds impressive but after i completed the campaign i had done 130, now this i found quite disappointing as I expected to have to play through the campaign at least twice to get all of them. There were about 10 or so weapon specific for each weapon but I have to say that they were rather amusing though, such as MERCY! to get this you had to shoot an enemy in his balls then kill him by either shooting or kicking his head off! haha that one will never get old I must admit!
unique-ness rating 7/10
Overall this game is very impressive compared to most FPS games out there nowadays and this game is very innovative and just so different. Even though the multiplayer sucks ass, i still recommend you all get this! :)