Dismemberment, venereal disease, incest, and drunken killing: Bulletstorm, or best Christmas party ever?

The staid, grey world of modern FPS is going to take a solid, Technicolor kick in the balls when Bulletstorm lands in February. Want to know just how amusing the shape of the bruise is going to be? It all starts out standard enough (for Bulletstorm) with a quick recap of the gameplay mechanics:

"Players use futuristic machine guns, shotguns, magnum revolvers, assault rifles, and chain guns to perform over-the-top kills that dismember and decapitate foes. Injured enemies emit large sprays of blood that stain the ground and surrounding walls"

So far, so good then, particularly considering the revelation that"players can consume alcohol and kill enemies in order to receive an Intoxicated Skillshot".But how, pray tell, ESRB, is the ludicrous tone of the gameplay going to be reflected in the game's script?

"The dialogue contains numerous jokes and comments that reference sexual acts, venereal diseases, and having sex with one's mother (e.g., "Guess I know where the ol' gal got that limp."). The names of some Skillshots are infused with sexual innuendo (e.g., Gag Reflex, Rear Entry, Drilldo, Mile High Club); one Skillshot (i.e., Fire in the Hole) allows players to shoot at enemies' exposed buttocks. Language such as "f**k," "sh*t," "p*ssy," and "c*ck" can be heard in dialogue"

Fantastic. In fact given that I'm 99.99% sure that a good proportion of said dialogue is going to come from the mouth of Tim "Convicted cocaine trafficker turned Buzz Lightyear" Allen (nothing's confirmed, but watch that trailer up there and tell me it isn't him), I'm going to raise you a "fantastic" and use the word "marvellous".

Who's with me?

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.