E3 is here! Almost. There is a crapload of games both confirmed and rumored to be at the show this year, and if you're looking for a definitive list, well here it is. We know for sure Bulletstorm will be there, but you may be asking, what is this game? Have you not heard of it? Does a storm of bullets sound appealing? Let's break this puppy apart (sorry, cute little puppy)...
Above: While killing humans stylishly is the game's bread-and-butter, there are also weird creatures to fight
Why Bulletstorm is one to watch:
- Aside from Gears of War 3, it's Cliff Bleszinski's other favored child. It's being developed by People Can Fly, which did Gears 1 on PC. On the one hand, while it continues the Gears vein of violent and "gritty" it's going with a much less dour mood, with bright colors and more fun-for-fun's-sake gameplay.
- It's a first-person shooter, except you'll probably be seeing your boot onscreen almost as much as your gun. The game is all about rewarding stylish kills, and headshots are the least stylish way to kill. See, you've got to work in multipliers, so one approach would be to first kick an enemy so hard he flies through the air, and then pull off that headshot.
- There are many, many ways to get creative with your kills. You can use the environment to combo with your attacks, like knocking enemies into poison plants or impaling them on spikes.
Above: Each style bonus has a creative name. You can probably guess by the presence of fire what this kill's name is all about
Above: The slide can get you to places quickly, while also causing some bootsole-oriented world-of-hurt inducing
Will Bulletstorm be able to pull off its "gamey" concept? We're wondering if it will truly let us be creative and not just recycle the same few combo kills over and over. Does it sound like a refreshing twist on the same-old shooter? Let us know in the comments or through our portals on Facebook and Twitter.
Jun 12, 2010