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Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
ESRB Rating: M
What kind of game is it?
Bulletstorm is an over-the-top first person shooter where you command a large array of oversized weaponry and intense combat moves. Using these weapons, including the energy leash, players cobble together different attacks into "skillshots." At the heart of Bulletstorm is scoring points, and putting together these complicated ways of destroying the enemy nets you points, which are used to level up. The game encourages creativity and brutality by increasing your winnings based on how complex your kills are.
Who's the Developer?
Bulletstorm is the result of a collaboration between Gears of War creators Epic Games and Polish developer People Can Fly. While PCF has worked behind the scenes on the PC version of Gears, Bulletstorm marks their first foray into the mainstream spotlight. Epic Games, headed by resident videogame badass Cliff Bleszinski, continues its streak of incredible triple-A titles.
What's the story?
Drunken space pirate Grayson Hunt and his cyborg sidekick Ishi Sato crash land on the planet of Stygia. Kicked out of Dark Echo -- the organization who protects the Federation of Planets -- 10 years before, the duo must do battle with not only the general who betrayed them all those years ago, but also the meat eating plants, mutants, and monsters who call Stygia home. Ultimately, their goal is to find away off the rock without dying, but along the way, they find a few friends and have some fun.
While there's no direct competitive multiplayer in Bulletstorm, there are two modes that are considered multiplayer: Anarchy Mode and Echo Mode. Anarchy is a points-based four-player co-op hoard mode where you fight off waves of enemies, while trying to earn as many points as possible. To get to the next wave, you have to hit a certain point total. Echo takes 15 sections from the game, which are designed to allow you to rack up as many points as possible, for a chance to make the online leaderboards.
What'd we say?
You'll have to wait until 9:30am tomorrow morning (February 22nd) to read our Bulletstorm review written by TheFeed's very own, very talented, Jake Gaskill!
To pass the time until then, however, tune in to X-Play tonight at 6:30pm for their 30-minute Bulletstorm special!
See it in action: