I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical picking this game up when I first saw it laying on the shelf at GameStop. I wasn't that big of a fan of Gears of War or Unreal Tournament - titles developed by Epic Games. The reason being was that the graphics they generate with their engine are obnoxiously exaggerated and they have some odd fixation on subterranean environments. It wasn't really all that different when I played through the campaign the first time, spent a good hour getting lost under neon rock. Though, to be honest, in the grand scope of what the entire game came out to be I wasn't disappointed with Bulletstorm at all. In fact, I couldn't get enough of it. Steve Blum, my absolute favorite voice actor, who did works in Dragon Age: Origins as Oghren, First Enchanter Irving and Gorim - as well as Mass Effect 2 and 3 as Grunt - and in many numerous anime beforehand plays the main role in this game as Grayson Hunt. I don't know where the writers got their material, but he was just so laugh-out-loud funny with his antics and ridiculous rebuttals typical of a drunk which makes him more relateable by the time his back-story is revealed. On the way there, the developers incorporated many unique ways to dispatch the feral opponents you encounter through the campaign. Think Borderlands, but with the Cerberus whips in Mass Effect 3 and with a Battlefield 3 type of interface. A guaranteed recipe for fun, despite how crude most of the material is. The action almost never stops as well, and there are also many sitcom moments in the time between enemy encounters so you'll never get bored. It's a shame that Epic Games didn't find enough of a reason to keep making sequels to this franchise because it just incorporates a unique twist on the FPS genre that is greatly under-appreciated. As much as I enjoyed Battlefield 3, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and MAG: I'd gladly trade those away just to have a glimpse of Grayson Hunt's next chapter in his quest for vengeance. It just has what other FPS' don't...plain and simple. This is a jewel of the last generation and it absolutely shouldn't be passed up.
yes: I recommend this product