Before your eyes have had time to adjust and take in all that beauty however, you find yourself fending off the types of crazies which wouldn’t look out of place in a Mad Max movie. Luckily, Hunt has more than enough firepower to take the fight to them.
Blow 'em off with one lick
Weapons vary from the standard – fully automatic rifles – to the messy – the flail gun which wraps enemies in a cluster of explosives before detonating – to the downright cool, for instance the sniper-rifle, which fires fully guideable bullets – just watch your target run. That Hunt can only carry three weapons at a time is the only limit.
Hunt’s armoury doesn’t stop at guns either, sporting an energy whip, a heavy duty boot (you know, for kicking) and a slide attack, which rapidly closes the distance to would be dead guys, Hunt’s repertoire of attacks trumps that of most shooters. Should I shoot this cannibalistic hominid in the head or grab him with my energy whip… or maybe kick him into that crevasse?
Needless to say, after considering my options the answer became clear: pull him out of cover with my whip, shoot him a few times in the head at point blank range, before kicking him into the conveniently situated chasm. All in the interests of balance, of course.
Some kind of voodoo
Such physics-defying hijinks are made possible thanks to a Matrix style slowing of time which occurs whenever Hunt boots or whips an unlucky foe; theoretically giving you the time required to pull off all kinds of madcap attacks, or skillshots, as they’re known in Bulletstorm. The more outrageous the kill the more points rewarded, and points mean prizes in the shape of weapon enhancements.
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Lolz @ Sir Wiggum
The Jury is out because it's not set in a contemporary setting? The Jury is back in with thier decision about your commetns and have decided you are a plank.
Gaming is all about innovation and fun and having played the BETA for this I can assure you, it is absolutley brilliant. Set in the future or not, if a game sucks, it properly sucks. This is back to basics, good old fashined blasting. Remember the beserker power up in DOOM II? That massive smile you'd get at knwoing you were going to kick some serious arse? Thats this game through and through.
The only questions that really matter
1. Is this game, brought to us by those of Painkiller fame, as good or better than Painkiller?
2, Is it crippled with DRM?
3. Is there a gun that fires shurikens and lightning.
£25 at Play
>... the £50 odd SRP ...
and I think just under £30 on Steam.
Remember that the console kids like spending mum and dads money - the PC crowd will be spending their own, so it will be cheaper.
The REAL question for PC gamers is whether the (any) new game is nothing more than a console clone, or whether it is able to use the full range of PC features (normally things like cross-fire/ SLI, leaning etc.) from a little searching it does seem that the game is a console port, and there are a range of problems with it on PC.
Game is fantastic on PC
Admittedly, I'm playing on an i7 quad core with a GTX460 and 8MB of RAM, but what the hell? Bulletstorm is probably the best-looking Unreal3 game to date. God alone knows what Epic has been putting in People Can Fly's tea, but it seemes to have worked: it's a corker. Game play is totally bonkers and much of the dialogue is very chucklesome in a very infantile way. In other words, this is a bundle of fun - and a very good-looking one, at that.
Got my game via Steam. Absolutely no issues - plus the game is linked to Windows Live (with Achievements) and playing on the PC with the 360 controller is to be highly recommended. No, seriously: try it for yourself and see.
No, I'll kill your dick!